YMMV: The Hold Steady
- Epic Riff: Lots of them.
- "Hot Soft Light"
- "Banging Camp"
- "Constructive Summer" in a pretty huge way.
- Fanon: Fans have made dedicated attempts to piece together the storyline and the general chronology, but there has never been any offical confirmation of the timeline. For instance, 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.
- More Popular Spin-off: The Hold Steady was formed by the singer and bassist of cult band Lifter Puller.
- The Woobie: Holly.