Win FREE Tickets to Cold War Kids at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen on Thursday!

July 8th, 2013, 2:00 pm by Greg

Led by vocalist-keyboardist-guitarist Nathan Willett, Long Beach-based indie rockers Cold War Kids are on the road, touring in support of their new album, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts.

The new album – the band’s fourth – is the first to feature new recruit Dann Gallucci (formerly with Modest Mouse), who took over on guitar following the departure of founding guitarist Jonnie Russell earlier this year.

In support of the new album, Cold War Kids will be making a stop at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany at 7pm on Thursday (July 11), where they will play a short acoustic set happy-hour show. You can’t buy tickets for the show, however, which is sponsored by WEQX-FM. You can, however, win free tickets right here. We’re giving away three – count ’em, 3 – four-packs of tickets.

That’s right, you and three of your best friends can attend the show for free. To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12noon on Thursday (July 11), and the three winners will be selected at random and notified on Thursday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winners, who have been notified by email.


LIVE: Cold War Kids @ Higher Ground Ballroom, 3/21/11

March 25th, 2011, 2:30 pm by Greg
Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids

Every once in a while, we feel the need to venture beyond the Nippertown borders for a musical adventure, so here’s the first in our From the Fringe series of concert reviews:

A giant balloon caterpillar covered the ceiling at the Higher Ground Ballroom in Burlington, Vermont for Monday night’s concert by the Cold War Kids. Ribbed with purple and green stripes, it dangled its orange tentacles over the curious crowd as many stopped to point or snap pictures of the strange scene.

The Cold War Kids kick-started their set with rumbling bongos and a deep blue stage background befitting for their first song “Royal Blue.” The popular “Hang Me Up to Dry” was up next, with the crowd singing along with the chorus: “Now hang me up to dry, you’ve rung me out too, too, too many times…” Lead singer Nathan Willett’s often whimsical voice translated well on stage, sounding strong and clear, and not at all as capricious as it sometimes does on record. And “Skip the Charades” had an enjoyable, waltzy feel to it.

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