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Monday, March 24 2014

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.


Tuesday, February 19 2013

“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.


Wednesday, October 26 2011

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.


Monday, September 12 2011

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.


Tuesday, February 15 2011

The Hold Steady: iTunes - Live from SoHo

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


Tuesday, December 7 2010

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.


Wednesday, December 1 2010

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.


Tuesday, November 23 2010

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.


Friday, April 30 2010

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

A "gut reaction" to four upcoming big releases.


Craig Finn on the Zero Boys (Sound Affects) [24.Feb.09]
The Hold Steady (Reviews) [24.Aug.08]
The Hold Steady: Stay Positive (Reviews) [14.Jul.08]
Various Artists: This is Next (Capsule Reviews) [30.Sep.07]
The Hold Steady (Reviews) [17.Jun.04]
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