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The HOLD STEADY - " Almost Killed Me / Separation Sunday " Reissues

Even on their first album, these Brooklyn-via-Minneapolis dudes had it all: drugs, sex, Catholic guilt, trashy bar-band guitars. Craig Finn splutters his crazed one-liners about killer parties gone bad, from “Mary got a bloody nose from sniffing margarita mix” to “I did a couple favors for these guys who looked like Tusken Raiders.” “Certain Songs” pays tribute to a bar where the jukebox has the perfect ratio of Meat Loaf to Billy Joel. 282 more words


Photos: Craig Finn @ Horseshoe Tavern

Photos by: Morgan Harris –

Indie Rock singer-songwriter Craig Finn, who is best known as the lead singer of The Hold Steady, and who released his third solo album, We All Want the Same Things, on March 24th, 2017 via Partisan Records, performed at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto last night (Oct. 163 more words


Concert Review: Craig Finn and John K. Samson at The Record Bar in Kansas City, MO 10/17/17

Seeing Craig Finn jolt to the side and point up in the air to emphasize his point is nothing unusual. His hand gestures are immediately noticeable and to be honest a little abrasive at first. 876 more words

Concert Review

Coming Soon: Craig Finn and John K. Samson at The Record Bar

WHO’S PLAYING?  Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers (of the Hold Steady) and John K. Samson (of The Weakerthans)

WHAT TO EXPECT? A showing of as much poetry as music. 387 more words


The HOLD STEADY - " Boys and Girls in America " Released 2006

Today marks the anniversary of the release of Boys and Girls in America. People often mention to me that this album had a huge impact on them. 618 more words


lyric poetry

steady craig talk-sings
your little hoodrat friend makes me sick
in my background

but after i get sick i just get sad

“what are you telling yourself?” 910 more words

New Music from the National and the Horseshoe Tarven turns 70

The Horseshoe Tavern is Turning 70 in Style

The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern at the corner of Queen and Spadina in Toronto, has had a long and storied history throughout its 70 years of existence. 363 more words