The Hold Steady
“Almost Killed Me”
“Wait, is that the voice of the guy from Lifter Puller?!” – Exact thought upon hearing this for the first time in a record store in 2004.
The story of Craig Finn’s musical journey is well-documented. But this chapter is one of straight-forward, in-your-face rock and roll, with great sing-talked stories of a bleak but hopeful world that Craig is so good at describing. This band might technically be New York City born, but the Minneapolis connection is still the bedrock – callbacks to streets, stores, and locations that only a Minnesotan could know allows us trapped next to one of the 10,000 lakes’ snowy embrace to call it (and The Hold Steady) our own.
Favorite Track: Killer Parties