The Cold War Kids are an amazing live band. Even moreso when it's free, eh? While I'm ashamed to admit that I don't have a single one of their tunes -- not even the intensely catchy, "Hang Me Up To Dry" -- I've gone out of my way to see Cold War Kids twice. And both times I was wowed out of my socks. So I can personally vouch for the power of their playing. Catch them tonight at Prospect Park Bandshell and see for yourself... free!
Cold War Kids @ Bowery Ballroom, NY 4/7/07
Per the peeps at FreeNYC:
Unleashing “cave-stomp drums, barroom piano and chiming post-punk guitars,” (Rolling Stone) Cold War Kids eschew preciousness for grit. Live, they’re all smoldering energy and raw power. Joining them are local favorites Elvis Perkins in Dearland
with their dream-like folk rock “drenched in equal parts sunshine and
cloudy grey skies,” (Drowned in Sound) and the tuneful but hard hitting
Sam Champion, “an absolute force of nature.” (Sterogum) All Ages.
Cold War Kids @ Madison Square Garden, NY 8/6/07
MORE COLD WAR KIDS:
--See Photos: Cold War Kids Live at Madison Square Garden
--Watch Video: Cold War Kids Live at Madison Square Garden
--See Photos: Cold War Kids Live at Bowery Ballroom
--Watch Video: Cold War Kids Live at Bowery Ballroom
--Read Up: Brooklyn Vegan on Cold War Kids' 2008 Tour