Last Night: Cold War Kids play “loud” for their hometown on Kimmel

If you’ve ever tuned into Jimmy Kimmel Live! to watch an artist play music for ol’ Jimmy Kimbel, then you know how many commercials one has to sit through to get to the good stuff, and even though 127 Hours does look like a good movie, nobody wants to watch the 30-second TV spot 30 times. So while you were sleeping, we suffered through it and are here to tell you that despite receiving less than stellar reviews (and a few good ones)  for their latest LP, the Cold War Kids still do pretty well in the live setting.

Playing in front in front of their hometown crowd for the one of the first times since Mine Is Yours dropped on Tuesday, Nathan Willet & co. took to the Bud Light stage and played “Louder Than Ever” from one of our most important albums of 2011. Jonnie Russell has kept the Kids’ jangly guitar sound intact, and despite the more upbeat nature of the band’s new songs, Matt Maust’s bass is still as ominous as ever. Check out the video above, and if you’re feeling saucy, then you can watch the boys playing “Royal Blue” too. If you like what you see, also be sure to catch the band on one their upcoming tour stops. Tickets are available here.

Cold War Kids 2011 Tour Dates:
03/03 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
03/04 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
03/08 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
03/09 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
03/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
03/11 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
03/15 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
03/16 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
03/17 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall
03/18 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
03/19 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
03/21 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
03/22 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
03/24 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
03/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
03/26 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
03/28 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
03/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
03/31 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
04/01 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
04/02 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
04/08 – Tahoe, CA @ Harrah’s
04/09 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
04/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival


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