• EDM : VOLUME I / BOOK OUT NOW!
  • N A K I D T V
  • JOIN THE NAKID NEWSLETTER!
  • (OUT NOW!) NAKID MINI-ISSUE XIII NEON!
  • GROW YOUR BRAND/REACH WITH SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTIONS!
  • SUBMIT YOUR WORK FOR FEATURE! {CLICK IMAGE}
  • TOP POSTS & PAGES
    ART . SEX . MUSIC . CULTURE
    'INDACO IN RED' A NEW VISUAL STORY BY 'BRUNO ANGELO PORCELLANA' {NSFW/EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL}
    'IBIZA 2020' A NEW VISUAL STORY BY 'PAU KURAL' {NSFW/EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL}
    'GOLDEN HOURS' A NEW VISUAL STORY BY 'NATALIA SKOTNICKA' {NSFW/EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL}
  • WEARENAKID – STORE {CICK IMAGE}
  • NAKID INSTAGRAM FEED
    No images found!
    Try some other hashtag or username

_MG_3987

Cold War Kids gave a cabaret-style performance at the Fox Theater in Oakland last Friday. Despite a packed house, there was an emotional authenticity in the delivery of their music. It must have been the upright piano, and the way lead singer Nathan Willet ardently serenades his songs.

It also helps that Willet has an all star team: guitarist Dann Gallucci, drummer Joe Plummer (who also plays with Modest Mouse), bassist Matt Maust, and Matthew Schwartz on keyboards, guitar and percussion.

All these guys gave an upbeat and dramatic performance that blew away the audience and brought them to dance under the gaze of the theater’s gilded, green-eyed guardian statues that stand beside the stage looking on with affection over their Dionysian disciples.

The Kids’ newest album release, Hold My Home, and tracks from 2013’s Dear Miss Lonelyhearts are heard with more zeal live. When the first low chords of the band’s classic song “Hang Me Up to Dry” began, the air in the venue crackled and the audience sang along. The song was heard as if it was the first listen, yet everyone knew all the words.

The skeleton from the album art Loyalty to Loyalty loomed over the stage and changed color with the atmosphere. Appropriately, the band poignantly expressed their grit during “Mexican Dogs.”

The new song “St. John” has a summer anthem sound in the down beat and the lyrics: All the white boys in their stay-pressed slacks, they’re home for the summer from college / Stayin’ out late, getting rowdy at the bar, they’re looking for trouble uptown. An ode to hedonism but also an appeal for clemency.

Their music is just as relatable to their fan base now as when they debuted in 2006. Their live performance supplies the electric shock into the Frankenstein body that is Cold War Kids.

-Bridget Stagnitto, bridgetchanel.com

_MG_3962_MG_3941
_MG_3932
_MG_3923
_MG_3895
_MG_3883
_MG_3860
_MG_3818
_MG_3802
_MG_3791
_MG_3787





Tags:

You May Also Like

“GET YOUR KICKS” A NEW VISUAL STORY BY CLAY FIELDS {NSFW/EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL}

Photographer Clay Fields and model Madison Flowers teamed up for today’s exclusive NAKID feature ...

MOMENTS IN THE CAR – HANNES WINDRATH {EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL/NSFW}

Photographer Hannes Windrath mixes dark and sexy like milk and chocolate in this, the first editorial ...

PINK HUE- SCOTTY LIBERATORE{EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL/NSFW}

Scotty Liberatore, is a film photographer based out of San Francisco, CA. He likes ...

‘PROVE IT’ – IYVES {NEW MUSIC FRIDAYS / ARTIST TO WATCH}

  Following the release of her recent EP ‘Chromat‘ IYVES has returned with a ...

‘QUIXOTE’ – CRYWOLF {NEW MUSIC FRIDAYS}

The newest release from electronic producer and artist Crywolf is magnetic, deep and the ...