This Friday, Celebrate Brooklyn will warmly welcome hipster band Cold War Kids. The show will take place in the Prospect Park Bandshell, is free, and will begin at 7:00 PM.
The only reason I know about Cold War Kids is because I once had a subscription to Rolling Stone Magazine and I believe they once called them the best band or the hottest band, or some other kind of superlative relating to their inevitable rise to fame and awesomeness in the coming year. That was a few years ago.
Nevertheless, the reason I am going to go see them is because their name reminds me of a Billy Joel lyric from the song Leningrad:
And cold war kids were hard to kill
Under their desk in an air raid drill
Haven’t they heard we won the war
What do they keep on fighting for?
It’s really quite a lovely song. And thus I believe Cold War Kids will be a lovely band, who obviously need our support given the likelihood of their having recurring thermonuclear war nightmares.
Some other important information: According to the band’s Wikipedia page, “Cold War Kids are keen backers of organic farming.”