Posts tagged "The Hold Steady"

Concert Preview: Taste of Randolph (Friday, 6/15/12 - Sunday, 6/17/12))

Concert Preview:  Taste of Randolph (Friday, 6/15/12 - Sunday, 6/17/12))
The West Loop's signature outdoor street fest returns this weekend featuring live music by Los Campesinos, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The Hold Steady and many more... ...

Friday "On Shuffle" - Random Musings On The Rock Week That Was: 5/4/12

Friday "On Shuffle" - Random Musings On The Rock Week That Was: 5/4/12
This week, random thoughts on a stellar lineup for the Do-Division street festival headlined by Besnard Lakes and The Hold Steady's Craig Finn and details on a performance by onetime American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox for a great cause as part of Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster's third annual Dempster Family Foundation Casino Night on Wednesday, May 9th...

The Hold Steady Live at Metro - 8/25/11

The Hold Steady Live at Metro - 8/25/11
“It ain’t braggin’ if you can back it up.”  Those were the words of Dizzy Dean spoken by WXRT’s Ken Sumka who introduced The Hold Steady Thursday night at Metro. The Hold Steady’s reputation as one of the best live acts in rock tends to precede them.  Having released five albums since 2004, the band has toured relentlessly.  Despite several recent Chicagoland appearances though, this was the first time I had the opportunity to catch them live… and back it up they did. ...
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