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250 word album review: The Hold Steady – The Stove & The Toaster

  The opening line “Let’s just say they owe me a favor…” is probably about as good as Springsteen’s “They blew up the chicken man in Philly last night…” The line leads to a typically twisted Craig Finn penned tale … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Craig Finn and John K. Samson at The Record Bar in Kansas City, MO 10/17/17

Seeing Craig Finn jolt to the side and point up in the air to emphasize his point is nothing unusual. His hand gestures are immediately noticeable and to be honest a little abrasive at first. The normally calm Finn may … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Craig Finn – Faith & The Future

I didn’t want this album to happen. Finn’s first solo record after a career’s worth of work with The Hold Steady was simply mesmerizing. The perfect mix of humor, positivity, negativity and acceptance made “Clear Heart Full Eyes” better than … Continue reading

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