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Photo Essay: Cold War Kids Disarm Crowd at Corona

Posted by Jer / March 21, 2011

Cold War Kids Disarm Crowd at Corona Long Beach indie rockers Cold War Kids brought their unique brand of yelp rock (ok, that's not a genre, I just made it up, but his voice is pretty cool and that's my best attempt at pinning it down) to Montreal's Corona Theatre on Saturday night. Our special photo correspondent Shannon Heather - who's been getting some photo love from Rolling Stone - took time out of her busy schedule to take some pics of the show. If you were wondering what the show looked like, wonder no longer.

Cold War Kids at CoronaThe moody bass of "Royal Blue" (from their latest album, Mine Is Yours) rumbled through the renaissance-style Corona theatre Saturday night as Cold War Kids kicked off their set and set the tone for the evening.

Cold War Kids at CoronaVideo screens lined the back of the stage, adding to the experience with abstract visuals.

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Cold War Kids at CoronaThe medium-sized venue was far from capacity, creating an intimate feel despite the elaborate setting.

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Cold War Kids at CoronaWillet strikes a fine balance between interaction with bandmates and the crowd while losing himself to the feeling and meaning of the songs.

Cold War Kids at CoronaBassist Matt Maust creating a nice little pocket with drummer Matt Aveiro.

Cold War Kids at CoronaThe band members fed off of each others' energy repeatedly, sometimes ignoring the crowd completely, yet still riling them up.

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Cold War Kids at CoronaBeing a rockstar can come with sacrifices - like your hearing, for example.

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Cold War Kids at CoronaOther instruments make great drum sticks.

Cold War Kids at CoronaWhile they played many songs from their new album, Cold War Kids know it's best to pull out a classic - preferably one with lots of scratchy, wailing guitars á la "We Used To Vacation" - for the encore

Cold War Kids at CoronaVocalist and guitarist Nathan Willett and bassist Matt Maust augment their a very friendly stage presence by frequently connecting with fans throughout the set with eye contact and a farewell handshake.

all photos by shannon heather myers.

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