Category Archives: Hold Steady

SXSW: The Hold Steady rocks old and new at IFC

Craig Finn didn’t pick up a guitar during The Hold Steady’s entire set Wednesday afternoon at the IFC Fairgrounds. Usually he at least has one slung over his shoulders even if lead guitarist Tad Kubler is doing all the heavy … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2013 may have been the biggest ever

Happy Record Store Day! It’s like Christmas. Except instead of getting presents, we pay lots of money for records. In fact, it’s not much like Christmas at all. It’s more like the day after Thanksgiving when people line up outside … Continue reading

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Live Review: The Hold Steady at the Waiting Room

I was excited for Friday night’s The Hold Steady show for two reasons: 1) They were going to play new music, as frontman Craig Finn told me last week and 2) It was Friday and I could sleep a little … Continue reading

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Rock Candy Interview: Craig Finn of The Hold Steady

  The Hold Steady comes through town again tonight, but this time is at the Waiting Room Lounge. I’ve seen the band a ton of times, but never in that small of a venue, and I think they’ll do well … Continue reading

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Live Review: Craig Finn of the Hold Steady at Slowdown

Finn performs with his band on Slowdown’s front room stage. With a big snowfall iminent, I wondered how many people would actually show up to see Craig Finn on Friday night. Granted, the snow wasn’t supposed to start falling until … Continue reading

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Rock Candy Interview: Craig Finn of The Hold Steady

Craig Finn (Photo by Mark Seliger) Normally when Craig Finn steps up to the mic, the crowd raises cups of beer, sings along about characters like Sal Paradise and girls that predict winning horses and belts out lyrics such as … Continue reading

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Live Review: The Hold Steady in Lincoln

Last night, we hopped in the car around 8 p.m. in Omaha, picked up Matt Whipkey and a friend in Lincoln around 9 p.m. and made it to the Bourbon Theatre shortly afterward. We were there to see the Hold … Continue reading

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