An enthusiastic crowd of all ages packed the Showbox SoDo last week for a show from Long Beach, California’s Cold War Kids. The indie favorite has amassed a large following since forming in 2004, and their set reflected their more than decade long catalogue. Frontman Nathan Willett deftly switched between guitar, tambourine, and piano, all the while delivering lyrics without missing a beat. The band sounded tight, and seemed comfortable on the stage and with each other whether rocking out at the front of the stage together or otherwise moving about during their energetic set. The crowd responded in kind, dancing and singing along. Cold War Kids delivered a strong set to a venue more than happy to receive them.
The Strumbellas (who hail from Canada) opened for Cold War Kids, their indie-country sound drawing its own set of cult-like fans. Much of the crowd sang along to the chorus of fan favorite “Spirits.” Keyboardist David Ritter was seen working the crowd down in the pit directly after the show. The Strumbellas are touring in support of their latest album, entitled Hope. All in all, it was a great night for indie rock.
All This Could Be Yours
Hang Me Up To Dry
Can We Hang On