the hold steady

The Hold Steady to play ‘Boys and Girls in America’ anniversary shows

This coming October marks 10 years since The Hold Steady released their excellent third album, Boys and Girls in America. To honor this anniversary, the band announced today that they will be playing a series of live shows in the Fall to mark the occasion. No exact dates were announced today, but the band—through a […]

Mixtapes Release Gigantic Compilation Of Rarities, B-Sides, Non-Album Tracks

Mixtapes has always been a favorite around here at UTG, so it broke our hearts last year when the band announced that they’d be calling it quits. Today, the band has released These Are Us, an enormous collection of twenty-three songs from splits, b-sides, rarities, and non-album tracks that almost fill the Mixtapes-sized hole in our hearts. […]

The Hold Steady Premiere New Music Video, Announce Tour Dates

Fans of The Hold Steady get a double dose of excitement today. First, the band premiered the music video for “I Hope This Whole Thing Didn’t Frighten You,” which you can check out over at Rolling Stone. The clip was shot at New York’s Music Hall of Williamsburg during the band’s recent tenth anniversary shows. […]

Lorde, Neutral Milk Hotel, The National, The Replacements, Nas, The Roots to Headline Boston Calling in Fall

Boston Calling Music Festival will be returning to Government Center in Boston in a matter of weeks with their spring lineup, but the crew have already announced the roster for the fall edition and it’s pretty damn impressive. We’re talking headlining sets from The National, Lorde, The Replacements, Nas x The Roots, Neutral Milk Hotel, and […]

Summerfest Unveils Impressive Lineup

As a Milwaukee native, I’ll be the first to admit that, in recent years, Summerfest has left a lot to be desired. Waves of nefarious activity, coupled with expanding crowds and consistently lackluster lineups have made the annual, 11-day event sort of a running joke amongst my circle of friends—a place for teens to blackout […]

STREAM: The Hold Steady – ‘Teeth Dreams’

Brooklyn, New York indie rockers The Hold Steady are set to release their sixth album, titled Teeth Dreams, on March 25, and you can stream the record in its entirety right now on iTunes. The four years since the release of Heaven Is Whenever have seen the addition of former Lucero guitarist Steve Selvidge to […]

Watch The Hold Steady’s Performance On ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’

The Hold Steady are set to release their new album, Teeth Dreams, on March 25. Last night, the promotion cycle brought them to the studio of Late Night With Seth Meyers, where they performed their latest single, “Spinners.” From frontman Craig Finn’s trademark vocals to a ripping guitar solo from the band’s most recent addition, […]

Brand New, Circa Survive, The Hold Steady, Say Anything to Play Common Ground Festival

Some lineups seem unreal. Common Ground Festival is one of them. In its 15th year, the festival boasts an incredible lineup this summer that includes Brand New, Circa Survive, The Hold Steady, Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, and Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band. Other featured artists include 311, Justin Moore, and David Nail. Common […]

WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 1/26-2/1

As a site that covers both music and film, we always love seeing those two worlds cross paths. That’s the case in this week’s edition of Weekly Wax. Movie buffs who also happen to collect records are in, with a few new pressings on the way from Death Waltz Recording Company, including the classic Forbidden […]

The Hold Steady Announce ‘Teeth Dreams,’ Stream New Song

Four years after the release of their last album The Hold Steady have returned with a new record and a new label to call home. Teeth Dreams is the sixth studio album from The Hold Steady, and according to a new story on RollingStone this morning the record will be released March 25 through Washington […]

The Hold Steady Announce June Dates

According to an announcement on the band’s site, The Hold Steady will spend a portion of the month of June on the road. In a blurt from front man Craig Finn announced the plans. You can read the announcement and see the dates in full after the jump.

Review: Craig Finn – Clear Heart Full Eyes

Artist: Craig Finn Album: Clear Heart Full Eyes Genre: Americana/Alt-Country Album: Vagrant Craig Finn of The Hold Steady and Lifter Puller is known for crafting a sprawling mythos centered around the mythologized Twin Cities, Minneapolis and Saint Paul, with his rock ‘n’ roll yarns spanning the entire Midwest and the occasional trip down to Florida. […]