Cobalt & the Hired Guns is a cool, Chicago based band that plays "punk Americana with horns." They are a fun little band that you'd be into if you dig The Hold Steady, The E-Street Band, Say Anything or Motion City Soundtrack. The lead song on their album Everyone Wins 'Like You Like Me Like Me" is a great song about trying to figure out if someone "likes" you or just likes you like a friend. " A secret you keep makes you weak in the knees /Bit my lip till it bleeds, but keep it concrete."
They play this Friday at Bowery Electric in NYC with Futurist, Bam and Xylofaux. More info here: http://www.theboweryelectric.com/futurist-cobalt-the-hired-gunsbam-xylofaux
You can listen to their fun jams here: http://cobaltandthehiredguns.bandcamp.com/