Archive: Hold Steady

Out With the (H)Old (Steady), In With the New: Disappears

The Hold Steady played in D.C. last night, but I wasn't there. Been there, seen that, wrote far, far too many words about it. Gotta keep things fresh. And since the Hold Steady had no new album to tour in support of and were already slipping into self-parody, freshness was...

By David Malitz | June 8, 2009; 06:27 PM ET | Comments (2)

I Turn My Camera On: The Hold Steady, Thao Nguyen and more

There were at least half a dozen worthwhile shows in and around D.C. last night. I made it to a pair and our intrepid photographer, Kyle Gustafson, managed make it to four. He snapped away so you can see what you missed, or maybe relive what you saw. The Hold...

By David Malitz | August 15, 2008; 04:27 PM ET | Comments (4)

Live Last Night, On TV

Time for a new Friday feature to replace the dearly departed Two-Minute Man. This concept is similarly simple, just using TV instead of radio. We've made it to the 1950s! There's certainly more variety than the 200 or so songs that populate 94.7's playlist as we get everything from the...

By David Malitz | July 18, 2008; 09:40 AM ET | Comments (10)

More on the Hold Steady

The Hold Steady, not quite like the first time. I started my review of the Hold Steady's "Stay Positive" with a bit of a backhanded compliment. The gist of it was: This is probably the worst Hold Steady album - but that when dealing with the Hold Steady, "worst"...

By David Malitz | July 15, 2008; 11:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Live Last Night: The Hold Steady/Art Brut/1990s

My review of last night's Hold Steady gig at the sold-out 9:30 club? Right here. It was pretty much the same show as last year's - almost identical setlist, same speech at the end, my same complaints about singer Craig Finn missing the timing on some of his best lines...

By David Malitz | November 21, 2007; 03:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

The A-to-Z Hold Steady Glossary

You don't just listen to the Hold Steady. You immerse yourself in the Hold Steady. The Brooklyn-via-Minnesota quintet plays fist-pumping, glass-raising bar band rock, and does it damn well - classic rock as done by folks weaned on the Replacements. If it was just killer riffs and tight songs the...

By David Malitz | November 20, 2007; 09:45 AM ET | Comments (0)


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