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Friday, Dec. 31, 2010

at the Riverside

...The Hold Steady with special guests So So Radio and JAILL. The show starts at 9pm at the Riverside Theater, plus a midnight countdown with a ball drop...
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 1, 2010

With their forceful classic-rock riffage and affable stage presence, The Hold Steady has deservedly earned the title “world’s greatest bar band.” They're exactly the type of group that inspires you to lift a beer in appreciation and buy a round for the guys after the set. And don’t those same qualities make them Summerfest’s greatest band, too? Nothing's better than listening to loud music and drinking among...
Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Hold Steady, Roots, PBR Street Festival and Modest Mouse

We’re assuming that anybody reading this blurb doesn’t need to read yet another Bruce Springsteen comparison, so instead here’s a bit of trivia about the Milwaukee ties of Brooklyn’s The Hold Steady. The band’s bassist Galen Polivka is a Whitefish Bay High School alum who for years played in the...
Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tonight @ U.S. Cellular Connection Stage, Summerfest, 10 p.m.

We’re assuming that anybody reading this blurb doesn’t need to read yet another Bruce Springsteen comparison, so instead here’s a bit of trivia about Milwaukee ties of Brooklyn’s The Hold Steady. The band’s bassist Galen Polivka is a...
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

April 11, 2008

While many of their indie-rock contemporaries remain mired in gloom and doom, The Hold Steady demonstrated with a sold-out Turner Hall Ballroom that there is still a place for fun in rock ’n’ roll. In fact, it appears as if the band’s genuine warmth and love of music has helped to grow an even larger audience. No longer just a secret among in-the-know hipsters, the group attracted a remarkably diverse crowd. And those in attendance . . .
Friday, April 11, 2008

Tonight @ the Turner Hall Ballroom - 8:00 PM

Considering the number of pejoratives leveled at The Hold Steady, it’s hard to believe that the group’s last release, 2006’s Boys and Girls in America, garnered such a warm public and critical response (including an increasingly difficult 9.4 rating from Pitchfork). Often derided as little more than a glorified bar band, The . . .

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