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The first lines of Craig Finn’s first Great American Novel: “She says, ‘Always remember never to trust me’/ Ah, she said that the first night that she met me/ She said, ‘There’s gonna come a time/ When I’m gonna have to go/ With whoever’s gonna get me the highest.'” The characters that populate Separation Sunday,… More »

As you might’ve heard, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers scored their first #1 album this year, with Hypnotic Eye. Thing is, it’s merely pretty good in the grand scheme of the Petty canon. It garnered a lot of positive of reviews, but when it comes down to it, the fact that Petty just now got… More »

Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late ’90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for the most part, giving way to legions of awful post-grunge and nu-metal bands soundtracking extreme energy-drink commercials and extreme-sports video games. These were dark times. This was at a time… More »

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Stream Craig Finn Faith In The Future

As frontman for the Hold Steady, Craig Finn frantically sprays artfully written short stories over huge, gratifying rock riffage. When he's on his own, though,…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2015 - 9:18 am

Listen To The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn On The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast

Bret Easton Ellis has a podcast now, and he recently had Craig Finn of the Hold Steady as a guest. Ellis has previously enlisted musicia…
Caitlin White | September 2, 2015 - 11:17 am

Titus Andronicus Cover Classic Rock Hits With Craig Finn And Ted Leo In Brooklyn

This week brings the release of Titus Andronicus' outstanding new album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, and to celebrate, the band did a five-night stand at…
Michael Nelson | July 29, 2015 - 10:22 am

Craig Finn – “Maggie, I’ve Been Searching For Our Son”

The Hold Steady's Craig Finn recently announced plans to release Faith In The Future, his second solo album, and we've already posted first single "Newmyer's
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2015 - 11:23 am

Craig Finn – “Newmyer’s Roof”

Back in 2012, Craig Finn took time off from his main gig as frontman for the Hold Steady to release Clear Heart Full Eyes, hi…
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2015 - 11:49 am

Photos: Boston Calling

This past weekend brought the second Boston Calling Festival of 2014. This edition featured the Replacements, the National, and Lorde as the major headliners, along…
Miles Bowe | September 9, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Watch The Hold Steady Play Conan

Since approximately 2008, Craig Finn's been sounding less and less like the crazy drunk guy accosting you on the street and more and more like…
Peter Helman | July 23, 2014 - 11:17 am

Watch Tommy Stinson, Bob Mould, & Craig Finn Give A Rock Tour Of The Twin Cities

Noisey's Made In America series travels to different cities around the country to discuss the local music scene with native musicians. The newest installment, "Made…
Peter Helman | July 9, 2014 - 2:17 pm

The Replacements Announce NYC Show With The Hold Steady

The Replacements have begun playing shows again so gradually that we wouldn't blame you if you forgot. They've hit half a dozen festivals so far,…
Miles Bowe | June 16, 2014 - 6:07 pm

The Hold Steady – “I Hope This Whole Thing Doesn’t Frighten You” Video

The Hold Steady celebrated their 10th anniversary earlier this year with a show at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg. Footage from that special night make…
Miles Bowe | April 28, 2014 - 11:25 am

The Hold Steady – “Easy” (Deer Tick Cover) & Deer Tick – “Constructive Summer” (Hold Steady Cover)

To celebrate the kickoff of their tour together the Hold Steady and Deer Tick have covered each other's music. The Hold Steady took on "Easy"…
Miles Bowe | April 17, 2014 - 4:56 pm

The Hold Steady – “Spinners” Video

On the afternoon of the last day of SXSW, I saw the Hold Steady on the patio of Red 7, at the Brooklyn Vegan showcase,…
Michael Nelson | March 25, 2014 - 11:55 am

Watch The Hold Steady Play “Spinners” On Letterman

Today, the Hold Steady release Teeth Dreams, the album on which they once again affirm their status as one of our greatest working rock bands.
Tom Breihan | March 25, 2014 - 9:48 am

Stream The Hold Steady Teeth Dreams

Earlier this week, I posted a Premature Evaluation of the Hold Steady’s excellent new album Teeth Dreams, but there was one slight problem with it:…
Tom Breihan | March 19, 2014 - 10:23 am

Premature Evaluation: The Hold Steady Teeth Dreams

There are two different ways to experience a Hold Steady album for the first time. There is, of course, the first time you throw the…
Tom Breihan | March 17, 2014 - 11:29 am

Watch The Hold Steady Play New Song “The Ambassador” At SXSW

The Hold Steady's new album Teeth Dreams is about a week and a half away from entering your life, and we've posted the album-starting rager…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2014 - 1:58 pm

The 10 Best Hold Steady Songs

Rumors of rock and roll's demise have been greatly exaggerated for almost as long as there's been rock and roll, so it's not like thi…
Brad Sanders | March 11, 2014 - 1:10 pm
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