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Tuesday, October 31, 2006
TUL's Take: Cold War Kids @ DC9 (DAM! Fest)

By the time we got to DC9 last Thursday night, we arrived halfway through The Oranges Band's set. We were downstairs at the bar during most of Soft Complex's performance, sipping on Sparks and Schlitz in an effort to try to wake us the fuck up since the headliner hadn't gone on yet and it was nearly midnight. By around 12:30am, Cold War Kids took the stage and kicked the late night off with "Saint John." Seeing the band in the small confines of DC9 was a lot better compared to the last time we saw them, which if I remember, was mostly spent profusely sweating in the hot, Chicago sun. The band ripped through a dozen or so songs, a couple of which they said were new, amounting to approximately 40 or so minutes of upbeat indie rock that sent the overtired crowd home happy. Overall, Cold War Kids put on a great show and I'm pretty confident that'll be the last time we see them in a venue that small anytime in the near future.

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