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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
Teeth Dreams
Released: 2014
Label: Washington Square
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On their last album, 2010's Heaven Is Whenever, the Hold Steady felt like a band in a state of transition as they found their footing after parting ways with Franz Nicolay. On Teeth Dreams, it feels as ...Read full review
More The Hold Steady albums: Main Albums (6), Compilations (6), Singles & EPs (8)
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