Sunday, April 18, 2010
Cold War Kids @ U.C. Berkeley 4.17.10
"i know you all skipped coachella to be here," joked nathan willett. he didn't say much, but when he did i listened. it's strange how much stage presence that band has. even in the most awkward of stage settings like the steps of a library during the middle of the day, the cold war kids hold their own. they played all of their hit songs starting with 'i've seen enough.' however, it's always nice to see which of their lesser known tunes they choose to play. 'mexican dogs' was especially good that afternoon, as was 'dreams old men dream'. the thing i love about this band is that they don't play their songs live exactly like the recordings, and they're not afraid to mess them up a little bit. yesterday for an hour the cold war kids really did make me believe i skipped coachella to be there, and i wouldn't have had it any other way.