* EpicRiff: Lots of them.
** "Kuckles"
** "Hot Soft Light"
** "Banging Camp"
** "Constructive Summer" in a pretty huge way.
* {{Fanon}}: General consensus seems to be that Sapphire from "Yeah, Sapphire" is the psychic in "Chips Ahoy," "Both Crosses," and "The Weekenders," but Craig Finn has never outright said this.
* MorePopularSpinoff: The Hold Steady was formed by the singer and bassist of cult band Lifter Puller.
* TheWoobie: Holly.