((The Hold Steady)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

photo by Alexis Scherl
(photo by Alexis Scherl)

Dirty rockers The Hold Steady rose out of the ashes of front man Craig Finn's previous band, the highly respected and innovative Lifter Puller (the coolest Minnesotans if you don't count Prince).

Finn and The Hold Steady aim to reclaim the past glory days of boozy, sleazy rock and roll. There's nothing emo, electro, or anything "core" about this band's agenda. They just want to rock like The Boss once did. And with song titles like "Positive Jam" and "Killer Parties," they make no effort to hide their intentions.

Perhaps they aren't hip with the kids yet, but that's because they are way ahead of the game. Come 2006, when all those scenesters will be listening to the latest buzz bar-band on their 500-gig iPods, Craig Finn will be two leaps in front yet again and on to something new, something different, something better.
Published April 12, 2005
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