Entries tagged with: Cold War Kids
I'm personally not a Kooks fan, but Bao Nguyen is. His photos and review of last night's show (Feb 12, 2008) at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, are below....
Two young girls from Japan waited outside in the falling snow and freezing temperatures, hoping to get a ticket to the last night's sold out Kooks show. They were not alone as a small line formed outside, most of them hoping that the miserable weather would open up some room inside the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Unfortunately for them weather was a non-factor, and the Kooks played to a packed house. A mother and her daughter drove over 4 hours in the snow from Philadelphia to catch one of the handful of dates that the band was playing in the States. The mother told me the last time she'd seen them was when they were opening up for the Rolling Stones in England. Well that seemed like a very appropriate bill. Lead singer Luke Pritchard pranced around onstage like a young Mick Jagger (or perhaps even modern day Mick). The Arctic Monkeys comparison are less apparent when they first came into the spotlight, as Pritchard is proving that he is much more of a showman compared to the Monkeys' lead singer Alex Turner. The band played mostly songs from their debut album Inside In/Inside Out, with a few songs from their forthcoming album, Konk, due out on April 15th. The crowd was energetic throughout, dancing and jumping to irresistibly catchy songs like "She Moves in Her Own Way", forgetting the bitter cold that awaited them outside. At the end of the night, I asked the mother preparing to drive back to Philadelphia if it was worth the trip. She smiled at me and simply said, "Yes, it was". -BaoLuke Pritchard from the Kooks is playing an acoustic set at Sound Fix in Brooklyn tonight (Feb 13) after or part of this:
Sound Fix and Write Bloody Books present a "What it Is" book release soiree featuring a reading by author Paul G. Maziar, images by Maust of Cold War Kids and live tunes by Chase Pagan and Matty Charles, plus a special premiere of T"he Last American Valentine" by poets Derrick Brown and Friends.It starts at 8:00. Luke goes on around 11:30. The Kooks play Conan O'Brien tomorrow (Feb 14), and will be back in the States for a proper tour in May. More of Bao's photos from last night below....
* KEXP:Song of the Day: Delta Spirit - Gimme Some MotivationNeither of the above MP3s are from Ode To Sunshine (Delta Spirit's new album).
* Daytrotter: Free Songs: Delta Spirit
* Rock Insider: Delta Spirit - I Think I've Found It
* IGIF: Delta Spirit Return with Ode To Sunshine LP
I'll do anything for $ right now! play at your grandma's house! play while you make out with your brother in the bathroom! play in suit made of cucumbers while you film it! or theatrical work, (just did a lot of work for 365 july fest at the public theater in NYC, and in june wrote music for susan simpson's puppet play in LA ) --- I can do anything with my banjo for your money. I'll even busk in your living room right when you wake up in the morning! just like having your own personal slave!! i'll write you a wake up song!A bunch of Dr. Dog videos, and all tour dates, below....
someone holding up a rooster during CWK @ Lollapalooza 2007 (CRED)
Cold War Kids are playing a bunch of headlining shows in November and December after they get done with all the opening they've been doing for Muse & the White Stripes. Two of the dastes are November 30th & December 1st at Webster Hall in NYC. I wonder why not Terminal 5 - everyone else seems to be doing it. All tour dates below....
The band everyone loves to hate is opening up for the other band lots of people like to hate on - Muse - @ MSG tonight. Here's Cold War Kids' new video (director's cut) for 'Hospital Beds'....
Alec Ounsworth, the Cold War Kids, and Elvis Perkins jammed for the press at Bonnaroo....
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah just announced a whole bunch of tour dates and a presale for them. That includes September 11th @ the Gramercy Theatre in NYC. Regular on-sale Friday. All tour dates below....
Tuesday June 19th?
Stream 'Icky Thump', The latest White Stripes tour dates, including many with the unstoppable Cold War Kids, below....
DOWNLOAD: Tokyo Police Club - Be Good (live on Daytrotter) (MP3)
Montreal's BrooklynVegan Mike sat down with Toronto's Tokyo Police Club at a show they were playing in Montreal in early April. They talked about such topics as how the band got their start, Pop Montreal, Daytrotter, Pitchfork, Cold War Kids, NME, and they may have even started a feud with UK buzz band the Horrors. Full transcript below.....
(BrooklynVegan Mike in BOLD...)
I read the bio of the band on the website, and I had a couple questions about it. If you read enough one sheets, you get a romanticized view of how a band comes together. On yours, it mentions how when you first formed, no one was really into your stuff at all, and then this Pop Montreal invitation came about. Is that accurate?
Graham: Yeah. I wrote the bio. I was trying to copy one-sheets as much as I could. I was trying to be pro. That's entirely true.
Josh: It wasn't that no one was into it, just that we weren't playing at all.
Graham: Right. And then playing Pop Montreal was the only thing that made us be a band. In all seriousness, if it wasn't for that Pop Montreal festival, we wouldn't have done anything. Ever. I cannot overstate the importance of Pop Montreal.
Josh: Before Pop Montreal we played a few low key shows in Toronto, for other bands, you know? Pop Montreal was the first time we played to a crowd, at all, that was there to see us.
So how did you get the invite? Did you know someone?
Dave: We just sent our application and twenty bucks in the mail.
Graham: We had always talked about applying for things like CMW and North By Northeast and other stuff around Toronto but we never got around to it. We are lazy guys. For whatever reason, the Pop Montreal thing actually got done. I don't know why. We actually had to do work for it. I guess it was just the hand of fate.
Josh: It was the best twenty bucks we ever spent.
Are Muse as big as the White Stripes? Are the White Stripes as big as Muse? The White Stripes are playing Madison Square Garden on July 24th. Muse and the Cold War Kids are playing Madison Square Garden on August 6th - right after they both play Lollapalooza in Chicago (August 3-5).
White Stripes tickets go on sale Friday at 9am.
Muse/CWK tickets on sale Sunday at 11am.
GIRL TALK @ MERCURY LOUNGE, NYC | AUG 19. 2006 (MORE BY BAO)
Go here (thx all) to find out how to RSVP to a SPIN party at Hiro Ballroom in NYC on Monday December 18th that will have performances by Gogol Bordello, Cold War Kids AND Girl Talk (plus guest DJ Nick Zinner). It's a few days before Gogol plays Irving Plaza (which I heard is sold out). SPIN is also still collecting votes for their end of the year poll.
Cold War Kids have a couple shows coming up - strangely, all sold out immediately.