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The Hold Steady Are Coming to Bogart’s

Hold SteadyTouring in support of their new album, Teeth Dreams, The Hold Steady is playing Bogart’s on Tuesday, April 22. People like to compare The Hold Steady to Bruce Springsteen, but at times I hear a much stronger resemblance to Husker Du (who performed at Bogart’s at least once, on their Warehouse tour). Of the new Hold Steady album, one critic stated, “Blue-collar rock and gritty story-songs of desperation and sketchy connections infuse the Brooklyn band’s powerful sixth album….Ferocious, chiming guitars frame Craig Finn’s half-spoken narratives of lives on the edge.” A review of a Hold Steady concert that took place last week stated, “Folks don’t show up to a Hold Steady show looking for melody or crooning. They want sweat and shouting and all sorts of catharsis.” So, if you’re looking for a full-fledged musical catharsis, catch The Hold Steady at the better-than-ever Bogart’s next Tuesday. It’s possible, too, that this catharsis could be free: if you go to the Facebook page for Gaslight Property and “like” our posting about the Hold Steady, you’ll be eligible to win free tickets to the concert. Here’s a video of their lead-off single from Teeth Dreams, “I Hope This Whole Thing Didn’t Frighten You:”