One of the best ways to celebrate a new album from The Hold Steady is to experience the songs live, and a lucky crowd of WFUV Marquee Members got to do just that at Hill Country Live. Teeth Dreams is The Hold Steady's sixth album over their ten-year span, and it incorporates some significant changes that lead singer Craig Finn described to me as "The Hold Steady 2.0."
Guitarist Steve Selvidge has replaced keyboardist Franz Nikolay, and on the album, producer Nick Raskulinecz has enhanced the band's distinctive sound. On stage, the guys tore through new, old and a few rarely played songs in a slightly stripped down (but definitely not quiet) set, and let us in on some rock 'n' roll wisdom along the way.
More from The Hold Steady:
- FUV's New Dig: Teeth Dreams
- WFUV at SXSW: The Hold Steady 
- Craig Finn in Studio A 
- The Hold Steady in Studio A 
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