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Cold War Kids

  • Music

    November 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 25, 2013

    Cold War Kids - The Fonda - May 24, 2013

    Cold War Kids The Fonda 5/24/13 The Cold War Kids were blessed cursed with releasing an acclaimed debut album. Sure, 2006's Robbers & Cowards ascended the OC bred indie rockers to underground stardom with the snap of a few hipster music critics' fingers, but that's a lot to live up to, and in the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Cold War Kids - Berkeley Studios - March 6, 2013

    Cold War Kids Berkeley StudiosMarch 6, 2013Over the past month or so, the Cold War Kids have been playing small shows in Southern California, highlighted by a local show at The Observatory late last month. They've been showcasing new material from their forthcoming album, Dear Miss Lonely Heart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, February 18 DJ Hype The Observatory Pre-iPods, pre-laptops, pre-everyone's-a-DJ, DJ Hype was circling the globe, bringing his turn table skills to millions of party people. Born in Belgium, Kevin Ford began as a DJ on Fantasy FM, a pirate radio station in London. But he hit mainstream ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 29, 2012

    Love Nail Tree Make Cool Tees

    [Trendzilla] Tyler and Michelle Madsen make their mark with hipster tees and jewelry

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: 14-6

    14. Reel Big FishZany, wacky, ska-rooted (though they rock harder now) Reel Big Fish elevate self-deprecation to an art form, thanks to a malcontent lead singer in Aaron Barrett, who beats you to the punch with peppy lyrics like "I'll never be anything, anything at all." He lays down these anti-What ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 2, 2012

    The Silent Comedy

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Cold War Kids Announce New Guitarist, Free Singles

    ​Late last year, we found out that Cold War Kids' guitarist Jonathan Russell was quitting. Our source told us not to break the news; there were tours and albums to be released. Not wanting to burn our source, we waited to see what happened--and today, the LA Times reports that former Modest Mouse ... More >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    Coachella 2011

    Why You Go

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    Cold War Kids Go to Coachella

    Artist Matt Maust is also a bass player!

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    [UPDATED With Concert Info and Jimmy Kimmel Live] Cold War Kids Get No Love From Spin Magazine

    Myspace.com​UPDATE, 6:52 P.M., Jan. 19: The Cold War Kids will have time to redeem themselves and prove they still have the talent. The band will perform at the Bootleg Theater on Jan. 24 and inside Amoeba music store in Hollywood on Jan. 25. These, along with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 4, 2010

    Cold War Kids

    Glass House

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Cold War Kids Try to Get Over the Sophomore Slump With 'Mine is Yours'--Will They Make It?

    Lilledeshan Bose​Nope, not a Christian rock band. But that's a label that much of the music press would attempt to tag the Cold War Kids with following their breakout success in 2006. When they were new, the Cold War Kids dominated pop and indie radio with a pair of quirky hits-- "Hang Me Out t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Cold War Kids' New Album, 'Mine Is Yours,' Out January

    ​Cold War Kids today announced that they're releasing their third studio album, Mine is Yours (Downtown Records) on Jan. 25, 2011. The 11-song set was recorded in Nashville and LA. While we weren't really that impressed with 2008's Loyalty to Loyalty, we're crossing our fingers and hoping that Min ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2010

    Rumspringa

    Alex's Bar

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Cold War Kids at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach

    John Gilhooley/OC Weekly​Check out our Cold War Kids slideshow!Cold War Kids August 3, 2010 Huntington Beach Blinded by the glare of the Pacific Ocean and of the thousands of fake Ray Ban sunglasses sported by seas of preteen hipsters, the Cold War Kids sailed through a 13-song set y ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2010
  • Calendar

    July 29, 2010

    Cold War Kids

    Huntington Beach Pier

  • Music

    July 8, 2010

    Weezer to Play Surfing Event

    [Mental Notes] Also, Yellow Red Sparks have residency in LA, Pinback sucked live, and Guided By Voices reunites

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Interview: We Barbarians Talk About Making A Video With Aveiro

    ​If you've read today's interview with  Matt Aveiro of Cold War Kids, you'll know that Long Beach-based indie/psych rock trio known as We Barbarians--singer/guitarist David Quon, bassist Derek Vanheule and drummer Nathan Warkentin--have just released their newest video. "There's This There's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Cold War Kids' Drummer Matt Aveiro Directs We Barbarians Music Video

    ​There's more to Matt Aveiro than meets the ear. Besides drumming for Long Beach band Cold War Kids, he's also an auteur. He debuted his independent short film Jen In The Painting last year, and is now trying his hand at music video direction. Fellow LBC rockers, We Barbarians asked him to helm th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2010

    Fingerprints' Top 10 This Week

    Top 10 selling records from last week at Fingerprints in Long Beach. The shop specializes in a wide variety of underground music, introducing customers to new bands while still selling mainstream stuff. The shop even holds live performances from some of their favorite bands. 1) Massive Attack, Heli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Fingerprints' Top 10 Selling Records From Past Week

    Fingerprints in Long Beach specializes in a wide variety of underground music, introducing customers to new bands while still selling mainstream stuff. The shop even holds live performances by some of their favorite bands. If you love music, it's pretty much the place to be. But you already knew t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Cold War Kids on Friday at the Wiltern, Los Angeles

    The Hype: Armed with their superb new EP, Behave Yourself, Long Beach-based Cold War Kids (featured in current OC Weekly) kicked off a short tour at the Wiltern with a highly anticipated sold out show. Hordes of fans wrapped around the LA venue, huddled together in the chilly temperatures in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Show of the Day: Cold War Kids at the Wiltern, Los Angeles

    Long Beach (by way of Fullerton) band Cold War Kids celebrate their freshly minted EP Behave Yourself with a gig tonight at the Wiltern. Yeah, we wish the show was taking place down here in OC territory but will gladly make the trip. Check out the thumping, slinky, sexy rocker "Audience," which open ... More >>

  • Music

    January 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    In Case You Missed It: Cold War Kids on Morning Becomes Eclectic

    ​Original Fullerton darlings the Cold War Kids stopped by the KCRW studios this morning and performed on everyone's fave program, Morning Becomes Eclectic. The group performed fresh material off their newly released EP, Behave Yourself, and even threw in an awesome Maxence Cyrin cover of the Pixie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Today in Music News: Cold War Kids, the White Stripes, Lil Wayne, Eminem

    The White Stripes unveil trailer--click above--for upcoming tour doc Under Great White Northern Lights and release new song "Let's Shake Hands."Long Beach-based Cold War Kids talk to Billboard about new EP Behave Yourself. It drops January 19 but we have been totally rocking it out for the past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Cold War Kids Update: New EP and Shows on the Way!

    ​Mondays aren't usually known for being full of good news. But if you're a Cold War Kids fan, today is a joyous anomaly. It's come to our attention that the band announced the upcoming release of their new EP, Behave Yourself, out on Jan. 19 (Downtown Records). And they plan to celebrate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Before it Gets Old: Cold War Kids Interactive Music Video

    Okay, so there's plenty of reasons to be a jaded Cold War Kids fan in the OC these days. Besides getting plenty of ink from hipsteratti media outlets (including this one) and praise for just about everything they do from an ever growing fan base world wide, they haven't been that "super underground ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Long Beach's Crystal Antlers Face Critics, Aren't Obliterated

    It's a surprisingly rare that a band in the Weekly's Orange County-Long Beach-Glasshouse jurisdiction has enough heft to get its debut reviewed nationally. On the strength of their 2008 self-titled EP and a few rounds of live performances at industry showcases like South by Southwest and CMJ, Crysta ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Cold War Kids, Matt Costa to Tour with Death Cab for Cutie

    Death Cab for Cutie--led by the newly slimmed down (and engaged to Zooey Deschanel) Ben Gibbard--are going back on tour this spring in support of last year's Narrow Stairs, and they're getting help from two acts from 'round here; Long Beach-based Cold War Kids and Huntington Beach singer/songwriter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Even Our Sister Paper Thinks Orange County Is Lame

    I'm not naive--I knew before coming here that Orange County didn't have the best reputation among outsiders (too conservative, not hip enough, not enough to do, etc.). I didn't think it was a big deal; where I come from doesn't exactly have the most street cred, either, and I've really enjoyed my ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    'Mexican Dogs' by Cold War Kids on 'Gossip Girl' Tonight

    It's not every day that my love for serialized teen dramas intersects with my sworn duty to cover our local music scene, but a wonderful thing occurred during tonight's Gossip Girl on The CW: Blair's fateful late-episode meeting regarding her Yale application was scored by "Mexican Dogs," a song fro ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2008

    Come Together

    ONE Celebration

  • Music

    October 2, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    To Do Tonight 9/23

    Cold War Kids, 7 p.m. In store performance Fingerprints Music 4612 E. Second St. Long Beach, CA 562-433-4996 It Happens, 9 p.m. Sometimes... Gallagher's Pub & Grill 300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. 113 Huntington Beach, CA 714-536-2422 Patrick Henry Democratic Club, 6:30 p.m. Discuss current political ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2008

    Bonnets Off

    Rumspringa

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2008

    Last Night: The Alex Benefit at the Detroit Bar

    The Alex Benefit at the Detroit Bar, April 19, 2008 with We Barbarians, Nathan Willett, Delta Spirit, and Jonnie Russell from the Cold War Kids Better Than: Donating money to the Presidental Election Campaign Fund. Download: Delta Spirit's "Trashcan" from Ode To Sunshine Benefit concerts often re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008

    Last Night: Cold War Kids at the Samueli Theater

    Cold War Kids at Samueli Theater, March 26, 2008 A review by Andrew Youssef Better Than: Seeing the Cold War Kids open for the White Stripes at The Forum. Download: Heavy Boots from their long out of print Mulberry St. EP Cold War Kids dropped by the Samueli Theater for the third installment of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    Coachella lineup announced

    Via Coachella.com: FRIDAY, APRIL 25: Jack Johnson, The Verve, Raconteurs, The Breeders, Fatboy Slim, Tegan and Sara, Madness, The Swell Season, The National, Animal Collective, Slightly Stoopid, Mum, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Stars, Battles, Aesop Rock, Midnight Juggernauts, Does it Offend yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2007

    Shins-ing the Night Away: A Sounds Eclectic Evening

    [photo by Marc Goldstein] Making a classic SoCal newcomer mistake, I only gave myself 45 minutes to drive from Costa Mesa to Universal City's Gibson Amphitheatre, where influential public radio station KCRW was holding its sixth annual Sounds Eclectic concert; this year proceeds go to help convert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2006

    Letterman, Success!

    So I'm a little late on this, but I went to go check out Cold War Kids at Detroit after the Weekly's Christmas party (on a stationary riverboat?) this past Saturday night. It was the third time I've seen CWK at Detroit—and probably the last (I mean, really, at this rate, you kids can sell out ... More >>

  • Features

    October 19, 2006

    No Marshall Stacks!

    No. 2: In case you havent heard, OC has a new sound

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    New Song

    Better things for Cold War Kids

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2006

    Running with Rockers

    The Cold War Kids are playing a very special Orange County show on Sept. 24, and anyone can go. Anyone, that is, who's willing to walk five kilometers for tickets. The 24th is also the day of the Orange County Race for the Cure - namely the cure for breast cancer. The Race, held at Fashion Island i ... More >>

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Live Review

    Strawberry Fields Forever: Neighborhood Festival, Queen Mary Events Park, Long Beach, Sat., May 20


  • Music

    August 11, 2005
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