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The Hold Steady

Formed: 2000 in Brooklyn, NY
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Group Members: Bob Drake, Craig Finn, Franz Nicolay, Tad Kubler, Judd Counsell, Galen Polivka, Bobby Drake
Biography: Resisting the musical trends in New York City, vocalist/guitarist Craig Finn (ex-Lifter Puller) formed the Hold Steady after moving from Minneapolis in 2000. Wanting to capture the sound of bands such as the Replacements and the Grifters, he recruited guitarist Tad Kubler (also ex-Lifter Puller), drummer ...Read full biography
Almost Killed Me
Released: 2004
Label: The Orchard
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"The '80s almost killed me," admits the Hold Steady's Craig Finn on "Positive Jam," one of ten rock & roll confessionals on the band's debut. That sets the tone for the rest of Almost Killed Me, as Finn ...Read full review
Heaven Is Whenever
Released: 2010
Label: Vagrant
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After the departure of keyboardist Franz Nicolay, it seemed almost inevitable that the Hold Steady would return to the dollar pitcher fueled, bar-rock stomp of Almost Killed Me and Separation Sunday. Instead, ...Read full review
More The Hold Steady albums: Main Albums (5), Compilations (7), Singles & EPs (7)