Cold War Kids @ The Piazza (with Capital Cities + Bad Books)

Photos by Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Neither the oppressive humidity nor the torrential rain were enough to put a damper on the third free Summer Block Party of the year at The Piazza at Schmidt’s on Saturday, 7/13. The folks at Radio 104.5 served up a high profile triple-bill which included Bad Books, Capital Cities, and a headlining performance by Cold War Kids.

With summer in full effect, the crowds were treated to an hour-long rain delay before Cold War Kids’ set; however, once they finally took the stage, frontman Nathan Willett expressed his gratitude to the crowd for braving the not-so-pleasant weather. CWK just played Union Transfer this past April and they’ll be returning again this October (show details here). They are currently touring non-stop in support of their most recent album Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. Below is a video for their latest single off of the album titled “Lost That Easy”. See all of their upcoming tour dates here.

90+ degree weather be-damned, Capital Cities showed full commitment with their matching black varsity jackets and signature dance moves (and beards). They just recently released their debut LP In a Tidal Wave of Mystery and are also touring non-stop. See all of their upcoming tour dates here.

Certainly you’ve heard of Bad Books (which features Kevin Devine and members of Manchester Orchestra) and you whistle along to their breakout song “Forest Whitaker” every time it plays on the radio. They released their sophomore album II last year. Stream that album on Spotify and see all of their upcoming tour dates here.

Be sure to check out our recent coverage of Cold War Kids @ Union Transfer and Capital Cities @ the TLA and stay tuned for Erika’s interview with Capital Cities.

FYI, the next free Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party is scheduled for Saturday, August 3rd and will feature performances by Panic! At the Disco, Alt-J, and Walk Off The Earth. Stay up to date with all of the upcoming Block Party announcements here. Also, check out our coverage of the previous block parties here and here.

Keep scrolling to see more photos from the show.

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Bad Books @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities crowd surfers | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities crowd surfers | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities crowd surfers | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities crowd surfers | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Waldo | © Erika Reinsel

Waldo | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Capital Cities @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids crowd | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids crowd | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids crowd | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids crowd | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids crowd | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids crowd | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel

Cold War Kids @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s (7/13/2013) | © Erika Reinsel