Cold War Kids
Friday, Sept. 26, 2008
Great American Music Hall
Notes by Jessica Swesey, Photos by Mekuria Getinet
Cold War Kids + the Great American Music Hall = one of those rare music events where the band and the venue fit together almost perfectly. The GAMH is just the right size for the sound and you come away feeling like you actually spent an evening chilling out with the band rather than smashed between two of the tallest people in the city, happy to get just a glimpse of an elbow here and there.
Kicking off their new album, Loyalty to Loyalty, which was released the Tuesday before, the Cold War Kids played many of their shiny new gems including "I've Seen Enough," "Mexican Dog" and "Something is Not Right." The typical CWK energy was in full swing with both band and audience each finding it impossible to sit still throughout the whole night.
Opening bands Richard Swift from Portland and We Barbarians out of Long Beach set up the evening. Click here for a full slideshow.