Fantastic! The Head and the Heart at Huntington Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island (October 1, 2022)

It’s a 60 degree night in Chicago, but it feels much colder on Northerly Island tonight. Surrounded by water with a constant breeze, it feels more like 50 degrees. The weather is no issue for The Head and the Heart, an indie folk band from Seattle.

Early on they sing “All We Ever Knew” from their 2016 release, Signs of Light. It’s a great fun song that is perfect for starting the energy off high in their set.

Midway into the set they play “Lost in My Mind” from their self titled 2011 release. It’s such a catchy song that is so fun to sing along to and the entire audience does.

Later on, the lead singer comments how this is the first time he and his wife have to returned to Chicago since they met here 7 years ago, at Lollapalooza.

The penultimate song, Virginia (Wind In The Night) features some fantastic work on the keys. The keyboard player is met with a great applause when he is introduced.

To close out the night, they play “Rivers and Roads”, their biggest hit to date, which has 198 million streams on Spotify. It’s such a great slow build to the climactic chorus: “Rivers and roads / Rivers and roads / Rivers ’til I reach you!” It was a fantastic close to a great season at Northerly Island.

See the full setlist here.

Cost of a ticket: $45 (200 Section)

PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It

Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother

Quinn Delaney


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