With their 2006 debut, Robbers and Cowards, a record whose unique stripped-down, off-center chord progressions, and intricate narratives earned the unique genre tag “soul-punk,” Cold War Kids secured a place for themselves in the indie rock world. However, frontman and dramatically emotive vocalist Nathan Willett seems to be hoping for more than a time slot at music festivals, with each successive album broadening into palatable arena rock, leaving comparisons to the Black Keys behind and opening the doorway to Madison Square Garden, or so they hope.
Sat., April 13, 7 p.m., 2013
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