History Music / TheHoldSteady

7th Dec '16 1:50:20 PM Lucymae2
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!!!Live Albums
* ''A Positive Rage'' (2009)
7th Dec '16 1:45:13 PM Lucymae2
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[[caption-width-right:350:I got bored when I didn't have a band, so I started a band, man.]]

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''The Hold Steady'' is a highly-acclaimed 21st-century bar-rock band known for the complex and intertextual lyrical mythology woven throughout their albums, following the adventures of an (occasionally) apostate streetrat, a quasi-Rastafari delinquent, an occasionally precognitive pyschic and a ne'er-do-well pimp through the eyes of various, mostly hedonistic narrators, and built over old-school [[EpicRiff epic riffs]].

After the breakup of Craig Finn and Tad Kubler's previous band, ''Lifter Puller'', the two went on and formed ''The Hold Steady'' in 2004 with more variable and therefore much more broad lyrical influence (cited by Finn as ranging from [[Music/TheMountainGoats John Darnielle]] to Music/JayZ). While not every one of their albums is connected to their iconic MythArc, they are connected thematically through drugs, parties, religious allusions, and the occasional redemption. Craig serves as the band's leading vocalist and Kubler as lead guitar and backup vocals. Their current lineup also includes Galen Polivka on bass guitar, Bobby Drake on drums, and Steve Selvidge on guitar.

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[floatboxright:Influences:
+ Music/HuskerDu, Music/BruceSpringsteen, Jim Carroll, Music/TheMountainGoats, Brother Ali, Music/{{Atmosphere}}, Music/AesopRock, Sage Francis, Murs, Music/JayZ]

''The Hold Steady'' is a highly-acclaimed 21st-century bar-rock band known for the complex and intertextual lyrical mythology woven throughout their albums, following the adventures of an (occasionally) apostate streetrat, a quasi-Rastafari delinquent, an occasionally frequently precognitive pyschic psychic and a ne'er-do-well pimp pimp. Songs are typically told through the eyes of various, mostly hedonistic narrators, and built over old-school [[EpicRiff epic riffs]].

After the breakup of Craig Finn and Tad Kubler's previous band, ''Lifter Puller'', the two went on and formed ''The Hold Steady'' in 2004 with more variable and therefore much more broad lyrical influence (cited by Finn as ranging from [[Music/TheMountainGoats John Darnielle]] to Music/JayZ). While not every one of their albums is connected to their iconic MythArc, they are connected thematically through drugs, parties, religious allusions, toxic relationships, and the occasional redemption. Craig serves as the band's leading vocalist and Kubler as lead guitar and backup vocals. Their current lineup also includes Galen Polivka on bass guitar, Bobby Drake on drums, and Steve Selvidge on guitar.
28th Nov '16 2:49:06 PM Lucymae2
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A highly-acclaimed 21st-century bar-rock band, known for the complex and intertextual lyrical mythology woven throughout their albums, following the adventures of an (occasionally) apostate streetrat, a quasi-Rastafari delinquent, an occasionally precognitive pyschic and a ne'er-do-well pimp, through the eyes of various narrators, mostly extreme hedonists, and built over old-school [[EpicRiff epic riffs]].

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A ''The Hold Steady'' is a highly-acclaimed 21st-century bar-rock band, band known for the complex and intertextual lyrical mythology woven throughout their albums, following the adventures of an (occasionally) apostate streetrat, a quasi-Rastafari delinquent, an occasionally precognitive pyschic and a ne'er-do-well pimp, pimp through the eyes of various various, mostly hedonistic narrators, mostly extreme hedonists, and built over old-school [[EpicRiff epic riffs]].
riffs]].

After the breakup of Craig Finn and Tad Kubler's previous band, ''Lifter Puller'', the two went on and formed ''The Hold Steady'' in 2004 with more variable and therefore much more broad lyrical influence (cited by Finn as ranging from [[Music/TheMountainGoats John Darnielle]] to Music/JayZ). While not every one of their albums is connected to their iconic MythArc, they are connected thematically through drugs, parties, religious allusions, and the occasional redemption. Craig serves as the band's leading vocalist and Kubler as lead guitar and backup vocals. Their current lineup also includes Galen Polivka on bass guitar, Bobby Drake on drums, and Steve Selvidge on guitar.

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28th Nov '16 1:56:07 PM Lucymae2
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-->''The last guy didn't really die; I just lied''
-->''And the first four didn't really die; I just lied''

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28th Nov '16 1:45:15 PM Lucymae2
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* ILied: A pretty notable example comes from "Knuckles."
-->''The last guy didn't really die; I just lied''
-->''And the first four didn't really die; I just lied''
28th Nov '16 6:27:00 AM mightylikearose
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**Northern Irish poet Colin Dardis sometimes uses the phrase 'hold steady' or a variation of it in [[http://www.munsterlit.ie/Southword/Issues/30/dardis_colin.html his poems]] as a shout out to the band.
21st Nov '16 9:52:41 AM Lucymae2
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21st Nov '16 9:51:36 AM Lucymae2
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-->''"I got bored when I didn't have a band, so I started a band, man. We're gonna start it with a positive jam."''
-->--'''Craig Finn''', "Positive Jam"

-->''Your songs are known for their kind of narrative arc, they're stories, you have characters who recur, you're telling these stories about Minnesotans...You realize that you've become a kind of younger, hipper [[Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion Garrison Keillor]], don't you?"

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-->''"I [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the_hold_steady.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:350:I
got bored when I didn't have a band, so I started a band, man. We're gonna start it with a positive jam."''
-->--'''Craig Finn''', "Positive Jam"

man.]]

-->''Your songs are known for their kind of narrative arc, arc; they're stories, you stories. You have characters who recur, you're telling these stories about Minnesotans...You realize that you've become a kind of younger, hipper [[Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion Garrison Keillor]], don't you?"
9th Apr '16 4:01:54 PM moloch
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A highly-acclaimed 21st-century bar-rock band, known for the complex and intertextual lyrical mythology woven throughout their albums, following the adventures of an (occasionally) apostate streetrat, a quasi-Rastafari delinquent, an occasionally precognitive pyschic and a ne'er-do-well pimp, through the eyes of various narrators, mostly extreme hedonists, and built over old-school epic riffs.

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A highly-acclaimed 21st-century bar-rock band, known for the complex and intertextual lyrical mythology woven throughout their albums, following the adventures of an (occasionally) apostate streetrat, a quasi-Rastafari delinquent, an occasionally precognitive pyschic and a ne'er-do-well pimp, through the eyes of various narrators, mostly extreme hedonists, and built over old-school [[EpicRiff epic riffs.
riffs]].
15th Aug '15 12:33:55 PM moloch
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