Articles tagged the hold steady

Craig Finn: Faith in the Future

Craig Finn’s second solo album Faith in the Future perseveres in hard times, thanks to Finn’s dark humor.

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24 Mar 2014 // 2:06 AM

The Hold Steady: Teeth Dreams

While the Hold Steady's catalog has consisted of detailed character sketches and scenarios extolling the virtues of indulging the devil whispering in your ear, Teeth Dreams deals with the demons left in the wake.

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“I Always Considered Myself a Composer First:” An Interview with Franz Nicolay

Multi-instrumentalist Franz Nicolay established a name for himself in bands like Hold Steady and Against Me!. Here, the self-professed auto-didact discusses Kickstarter campaigns, Springsteen, and his sideline stint as a writer.

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26 Oct 2011 // 5:30 AM

The 10 Best Hold Steady Songs

The Hold Steady's music represents a delightfully perverse amalgamation of the Rolling Stones’ unbridled sexuality, Jack Kerouac’s open-road spirit, and the Replacement’s independent sensibility. No doubt, any of these 10 songs would make a great “gateway drug” for anyone interested in discovering the charms of the group for the first time.

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The Hold Steady + The Donkeys: 31 August 2011 - Carrboro, NC

Lead singer Craig Finn dances like a 12-year-old who has forgotten his Ritalin.

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The Hold Steady: iTunes - Live from SoHo

An acoustic session that tilts understandably towards a playlist of deflated and sadly-knowing ballads.

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The Hold Steady + Company of Thieves: 6 November 2010 - Houston

Despite the departure of keyboardist Franz Nicolay at the beginning of the year, the band still more than lives up to their reputation as a great live act.

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Top Ten Tracks for Your Holiday Playlist

Weary of Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” for the 567th time? Here's an alternate selection of songs to consider spinning during the holiday season.

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The Hold Steady + Company of Thieves: 19 November 2010—Dekalb, IL

Without a doubt, the Brooklyn-based Hold Steady are one of the most consistently rewarding live bands performing today.

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First Impressions: LCD Soundsystem, the Hold Steady, the New Pornographers and the National

A "gut reaction" to four upcoming big releases.

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The Gary - “(Eyes in the) Taproom” (MP3)

I miss regular-guy music. While I certainly appreciate arty, and theatrical, and over-the-top, sometimes I just want to rock out to some dudes who look

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The Hold Steady -  Heaven Is Whenever (new album / stream)

The Hold Steady Heaven Is Whenever (Vagrant) Releasing: 4 May The Hold Steady have been dropping pre-release tracks from their forthcoming album, Heaven Is Whenever, like

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The Hold Steady: A Positive Rage (DVD)

The world's best bar band kick out the joys in this live CD/documentary DVD package.

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TOUR DATES: Secretly Canadian’s the War on Drugs plans tour with the Hold Steady

At the end of March The War On Drugs will finally embark on their first full nationwide U.S. tour since the release of their debut album -Wagonwheel Blues- last June.

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24 Feb 2009 // 10:30 AM

The Hold Steady frontman illuminates the importance of this '80s MOR Midwestern hardcore band.

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A rock ‘n’ roll two-fer: Hold Steady and Drive-By Truckers hit the road together

Of all the storytelling rock ‘n’ roll frontmen out there, Craig Finn and Patterson Hood probably spend more time than anyone singing and talking about

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24 Aug 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Hold Steady

For all of the junkies, hoodrats, overdoses, and blood to be found in the Hold Steady's songs, the entire point of the band's output is to cast an unflinching eye and lend a sympathetic voice.

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22 Jul 2008 // 3:55 AM

The Hold Steady enjoy their status as the world’s biggest bar band

Tad Kubler says it happened backstage at England’s mammoth Glastonbury Festival last summer, when 177,000 attendees were introduced to the Hold Steady. ‘We walked off-stage

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14 Jul 2008 // 11:01 PM

The Hold Steady: Stay Positive

If there's a nagging conviction behind Stay Positive, it's a constant refusal to be pinned down on E Street, revealing a toxic indulgence to revel in the spit and swagger of the punk side of town.

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30 Sep 2007 // 10:58 PM

Various Artists: This is Next

The world is better for every new pair of ears that gets turned on to Of Montreal and Ted Leo. The only real question is this: do you really need this album to begin with?

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