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The Hold Steady is a Brooklyn-based band formed by vocalist/guitarist Craig Finn (ex-Lifter Puller) in 2004. Wanting to capture the sound of bands such as the Replacements and the Grifters, he recruited guitarist Tad Kubler (also ex-Lifter Puller), drummer Judd Counsell, and bassist Galen Polivka. In 2005 the band grew to include Franz Nicolay (of The World/Inferno Friendship Society) on keyboards and Bobby Drake took over on drums following Counsell's departure.

Recording mostly live, the band… read more

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  • I caught The Hold Steady at their last of 4 nights at The Horseshoe in Toronto. Amazing show. Here are my pics and words:
  • this band is so bad lel
  • Hey guys, herkyjerky is, as Craig Finn would call it, "really clever"
  • wasted and blaring the shit out this band.
  • Heck of a zinger there sport
  • This band's music sounds like it was made for a TV commercial for a beer or mall retailer, and consists of little more than imitations and quotations from the "classic rock" repertoire, the worst of which is the smarmy, formulaic Bruce Springsteen schtick, but on the bright side the band uses very polished production techniques to make the best sounding version of their chosen form of rock and roll drivel. Recommended to alcoholics and regular TV viewers.
  • Check this Review in Portuguese for the new album, Teeth Dreams
  • good to know charlemagne's still on the run.
  • First listen to the new album and got to say it's great so far!!

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