Craig Finn has announced the premiere of That’s How I Remember It, an original new podcast examining the connection between memory and creativity. Co-produced and distributed by Talkhouse, each episode of That’s How
After wetting his feet as a solo artist with 2012’s Clear Heart Full Eyes, Craig Finn put together what works out to basically a strong, thematically linked, a triple album
Craig Finn has announced the release of his eagerly awaited new album. The Hold Steady frontman’s fifth solo LP, A Legacy of Rentals arrives on CD and digital download via Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers
There are many things to love about the way The Hold Steady does business in the live setting. Among them: The no-nonsense equipment setup, the case or so of Tecate that waits on stage, and the band's apparent inability to offer anything less than maximum effort. They can turn any situation into a dizzying life experience full of the vibrant characters and relatable tribulations that inhabit Craig Finn's songs.
Despite a lackluster ending, the Popped! Festival overcame a large number of difficulties to provide Philadelphia with an enjoyable, if non-traditional festival experience. It may pale in scope to festivals like Lollapalooza, Sasquatch or Outside Lands, but this year’s show proved that Philadelphia can make a festival work.
Dave Grohl. Ryan Adams and Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard are among the artists gathering in Los Angeles this fall to honor punk pioneer Bob Mould. Mould’s legacy is
When a band sells out their esteemed hometown club, in this case, First Avenue in Minneapolis, it’s a sign that proclaims –“yeah, we made it.” Such is the theme of the Hold Steady DVD/CD combo – A Positive Rage – where the crowds get bigger and the band is running fast on momentum.
Stay Positive is supposed to represent the creative peak of a band that’s earned more Springsteen comparisons than Mellencamp. Guitarist Tad Kubler even told Rolling Stone- "There are some bands that do five records that all sound similar. We've tried to avoid that." Unfortunately, except the talk boxes, harpisichords, mandolins and horns, this is still the same Hold Steady.
By continuously “throwing it all out there,” saturating the market with catchy rock tunes that are driven from the heart, and making more top ten of 2006 lists than can be counted, the Hold Steady are showing the rock world what their fan base already knows. They’re not necessarily going to “save rock and roll,” but they’re definitely giving it a long needed jump-start.