The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady

In the 2000s, the Hold Steady developed a rabid fanbase and a reputation as the best bar band in America — even though they graduated from playing bars early in their career and opened for the Stones in 2007. The band’s songs worked sly updates on classic rock, mixing huge riffs and shout-along choruses. Singer Craig Finn’s spluttered and often hilarious lyrics chronicle the lives of hard-drugging rock & rollers and damaged young persons tramps seeking salvation, religious or otherwise.

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