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Brooklyn’s The Hold Steady have never shied away from the classic end of the rock spectrum. On their sixth album, however, they advance on their trademark blokeishness to embrace a…

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Hard-working Brooklynites stay true to their punk roots with spectacular results. This, the follow-up to their 2006 breakthrough ‘Boys And Girls In America’, is The Hold Steady’s fourth slab…

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Tonight’s venue is normally a piss-stained refuge for hyperactive teens performing a series of routines: acidic cut-price booze overkill, bountiful quantities of unprotected coitus and eventually vomiting up their spleen.…

There are, broadly speaking, two kinds of extreme hangover: the one where you lay whimpering in bed perspiring several pints of acidic sweat into your mattress, and the one where…

It’s always disappointing when a song isn’t about biscuits, but hey. The Hold Steady’s cranky lyrical genius has been making critics gush for three years now, but it’s only as…

“NME say we’re old,” said Hold Steady frontdude Craig Finn from a London stage recently. “But we’re just old school.” What japes! Yet, on the evidence of the reissued New…

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Never has Paul Westerberg, frontman of ’80s indie legends The Replacements, been showered as much with the “We’re not worthys” as he has from sturdy plagiarists The Hold Steady. But…

It’s a strange but enjoyable sight watching five, shall we say, mature men, who look like they’ve just dropped the kids off after a hectic school run, grinning like mental…