Cold War Kids Warehouse Live March 31, 2011
"HOUSTON: A BRACKET TOWN," read signs posted around downtown last night. HPD had begun arranging road-closures and tents were already stocked with T-shirts and Final Four swag, as the city prepared itself for this weekend's inevitable mass of tourists and March Madness basketball fans.
Cool that hoopla may be, but we (as usual) were just trying to make our way to a rock show. One detour later, we arrived at Warehouse Live for Long Beach, Calif.'s Cold War Kids - without a basketball jersey in sight.
After fellow Californian opener Baths ended his electronic set (watch this guy; we dare guess he'll be "big"), CWK took the stage to a loud crowd (and distinct scent of freshly-lit joints).