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


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.

  1. Michelle Lax says

    I’m so excited for this;)

  2. jackie says

    Pick me pick me!

  3. Korey White says

    I love cold way kids and the Hollow Bar + Kitchen! to top it off EQX is the best radio station in the country!!!

  4. Andrea DC says

    Nice return since their set a Tulip Festival 1+ year ago..

  5. Ellen Claire says

    Best secret show to come around!

  6. David Giardono says

    Should be a great show…. EQX is the BEST !!!!

  7. Joe says

    Nice show! Would like to check them out in this venue!

  8. Kendra says

    me me me me me

  9. Cindy McRae says

    Saw them at Tulip Fest (2011?) and they were great despite the rain. Love the Hollow; they have great food and music. I’ve had a blast at all of the EQX shows there.

  10. JessL says

    *bats eyelashes*

    that kind of thing works….right?

  11. Beth says

    I would love to see them!

  12. Julie Jones says

    I’ll be alright if I could just see them…..

  13. Terry says

    I wasnt able to see them at Tulip Fest in 2011 due to my son being born! Tix please!

  14. Evan says

    Pick me, pick me! Would love to see these guys.

  15. Lindsay says

    Meeeeeeeeeeeeee. 🙂

  16. Jack Delaney says

    CANT WAIT for this show! Really hoping I can get tickets!

  17. Janis Gaunay says

    Don’t “hang me up to dry”, lets “skip the charades”. I’ll “let my hair down” & be ” louder than ever” . Will the “miracle mile” lead me to the hollow bar & kitchen? I’ll “come up for air, if I could just see you” !! A little cliché? Probably!! That is what I do to be in the “Audience” to see the Cold War Kids. 😀

  18. Caitlin says

    I have been trying and trying to win tickets to this show! I am desperate to be there, I hope I win!!!

  19. Kevin says

    Going to be amazing!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Jon Gatewood says

    Old Saint Jon on death row
    I’m just waiting on a pardon!

  21. Mike says

    Would lllloooovvveeee to be able to go to this!

  22. innae says

    hoping I get chosen!

  23. sara boner says

    pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. ethan bmcd says

    been tryna win for 2 weeks!

  25. jake D says


  26. kristy p says

    i love cold war kidsssssss

  27. asha says

    pleaaaaaasssseeee pick me

  28. beth says

    dont hang me up to dryyyy

  29. mack says


  30. lucas says

    hope i win!

  31. asha says

    called every day and never got through! please pick me!

  32. renee says


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  34. hadley says

    pick me !

  35. Josef says

    Cold War kidsss

  36. jodi says

    love this band would love to see them

  37. Joshua says

    My name is josh and I will freak out if I am picked!!!!! Please pick me!!!!

  38. Juan lago says

    Old Saint Juan!

  39. Jessica says

    Excited for this!

  40. Danie says

    Me and a few of the girls from ECCO would love to see this show. It would be totally worth calling in sick…*cough cough*

  41. Jon says

    This would be fun. I think this is the most comments I’ve ever seen for a nippertown post.

  42. Sarah says

    Who wouldn’t want to go to this show?!

  43. ajw93 (@ajw93) says

    I can’t think of anyone, Sarah! At least no one around here. (Whew, this is a LOT of comments!)

  44. Justin says

    I would like tickets.

  45. Jolina says

    Acoustic shows are acou-awesome!

  46. Mineisyours says

    I have been trying to get tickets to this acoustic show through WEQX all month to no avail. The Mine is yours album lives in my car CD player 🙂 . My plan right now is to stand outside the bar listening to the show!!

  47. eric breton says

    In Soviet Russia, air comes up for you

  48. Anne says

    Would love to go to this show

  49. Pete says

    I’d love to be one of the lucky guests!

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