Cold War Kids
Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont$24
Event Info: (773) 472-0449 victheatre.com
Praise indie purism all you like, but few bands make music designed to lessen fame and lose money. So perhaps we should give Cold War Kids credit for going the adult-contemporary route with their 2011 album, Mine Is Yours, a wan stab at inoffensive acceptance that we suspect was made to take the group to the next level. The Kids returned earlier this year with a concept record inspired by the 1933 novel by Nathanael West, Miss Loneyhearts, about the existential crisis of an advice columnist.