Live review: The Head with Sydney Eloise & The Palms and Chelsea Shag at the Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta, 11/28/15
It’s been said before but bears repeating that The Head are on the verge of breaking out. The Atlanta trio possesses the rock and roll trifecta: impressive musicianship, thoughtful and intelligent lyrics and a lead singer with a voice. Bundle this all up in a force field of pure energy and you have a great band.
Guitarist Jacob Morrell, Drummer Jack Shaw and singer-bassist Mike Shaw provided fans at the Drunken Unicorn a memorable record release show featuring songs from the new EP Millipedes. A visit to the group’s merchandise table found the release on vinyl – including a CD – for the rock-bottom price of twelve bucks. Now that’s a deal.
The real surprise came when the show started, and the boys performed new new material for the first several tunes. Fans showing up already had streaming access to the five excellent songs from Millipedes, and now have something more to look forward to. Jack Shaw says the band will be heading back into the studio this winter to begin work on a full-length LP for release in 2016. When asked how the songwriting process works with the trio, Shaw replied, “It’s a three-part collaboration for all our songs.”
This record release show was a sort of homecoming, as The Head have been on the road for more than a month, playing gigs in several major cities in the eastern half of the U.S. While this will most likely be the band’s last show of 2015, the momentum is building. To keep up with The Head, check out their Facebook page.
Openers Sydney Eloise & The Palms and Chelsea Shag showed fans what a truly great place Atlanta has become for original talent. Eloise and her band have just released Faces and were a worthy predecessor to last night’s headliner. Chelsea Shag has an eclectic sound that must be experienced live. For more info on these bands, visit Sydney Eloise & The Palms and Chelsea Shag.