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The Hold Steady

Craig Finn - FUV Live Guest DJ - 2014

by Eric Holland
Eric Holland and Craig Finn, photo by Caroline Inzucchi

From the lyrics he sings, it's plain that Craig Finn is a wordsmith and someone who enjoys language and storytelling. And as Sydney Greenstreet said to Humphrey Bogart in "The Maltese Falcon," I'm a man who enjoys talking to a man who likes to talk! The Hold Steady are wrapping up this year with two shows (December 30 and 31) at the Music Hall of Williamsburg with fellow Brooklynites The So So Glos. As a lead-in to those spirited shows, enjoy some on-air conversation with Craig as he joins FUV Live for a guest DJ stint.

The Hold Steady - FUV Live at Hill Country Live - 2014

by Dennis Elsas
The Hold Steady, photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV

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."

FUV's New Dig: The Hold Steady

by Darren DeVivo

Teeth Dreams
The Hold Steady
Razor and Tie / Washington Square / Positive Jams Records

The Hold Steady are based in Brooklyn. Their music was born on the streets. It was schooled in tenement apartments, neighborhood bars and the backseats of cars. It developed its streetwise attitude by observing life and experiencing what it’s like to be alive. It’s tough. It’s loud. It’s aggressive. It’s emotionally charged. And it’s real, just like the characters in the songs.

WFUV at SXSW 2014: The Hold Steady

by Rita Houston

Brooklyn in the house! There isn't much that's more fun in this world than a Hold Steady show. The first note of their set at the Public Radio Rocks showcase worked like a dog whistle, bringing their sing-along fans to the Convention Center to squash into the photo pit and generally wreak merry havoc.

Craig Finn - Words and Music - 2012

by Dennis Elsas

You know Craig Finn as the frontman of The Hold Steady, but he's stepping out solo on his debut album 'Clear Heart Full Eyes.' Learn about the songs and what this album means for The Hold Steady, as Craig talks with FUV's Dennis Elsas. [recorded: 12/12/11]

The Hold Steady - Words and Music - 2008

by Rich McLaughlin
After reaching international audiences with its 2006 album 'Boys and Girls in America,' Brooklyn's The Hold Steady is back with album #4, 'Stay Positive.' It's chock full of anthemic, sing-a-long, storytelling rock, and during an interview with Rich McLaughlin the guys made it clear that high volume songs don't mean low quality writing.