The Cold War Kids seemed to explode onto the scene in 2006 with their major label debut album Robbers & Cowards. Their blues-rock influenced indie sound earned them a cult like following. As album sales quickly approached 200,000 copies, the band embarked on a worldwide non-stop tour that lasted two years.
Their live show at Utopiafest 2014 was full of energy and synergy that was nothing short of dynamic. Chris Hooper, a concert and festival photographer based in Austin Texas encapsulated the vibe in the following images:
Cold War Kids on Utopiafest’s Cypress Stage.
Dann Gallucci plays guitar while in a red-lit, smoke-filled, silhouette.
Joe Plummer on drums. Being bathed in lights and smoke makes an interesting, although nearly impossible, shot.
Matt Maust on bass guitar.
Matt Maust was all over the stage. He never stopped.
Matthew Schwartz on keyboard.with the Cold War Kids.
The live show is much more energetic than the studio albums.
Loved the classic stage lighting.
Nathan Willett on vocals and guitar with the ever present Matt Maust on bass.
Nathan Willett, vocals, piano, guitar.
Matt Maust and Nathan Willett rocking Utopiafest.
The strong back-lighting put the band in visually appealing silhouettes.
Cold War Kids jam together.
Did anyone hear the maraca over the amplified instruments?
The bass player was always in the right spot at the right time.
Beautiful lighting that is very challenging for a photographer to get a clear image of the band.
Cold War Kids performed non-stop—no breaks or idle chit-chat–just straight up go.
Dann Gallucci plays guitar and adds vocals for the Cold War Kids.
Matthew Schwartz of the Cold War Kids adds keyboard and vocals.
Nathan Willett concentrating on his guitar lick.
Hang me up to dry, All this could be yours…..
Cold War Kids – Rock, Soul, Punk Music
Be sure to check out their music on SoundCloud. My favorite stuff is their more rock/punk songs. I am not much into soulful ballads.
Cold War Kids
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Chris "AoxoA" Hooper is a photographer, retoucher, and blogger based in Austin, TX. As a photographer, he specializes in music, lifestyle, concert, and portraits. He enjoys the great outdoors with his lovely wife and amazing son.
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