The Hold Steady returns

The Hold Steady

New York rock band The Hold Steady packed the Railyard to capacity in July 2008, and the band returns to the venue Monday for another rock-your-face-off performance.

A sweaty, rollicking bunch of Brooklyn boys, lead singer Craig Finn and his roving band have been described as “America’s bar band,” and onstage Finn tells the tale of a man that’s had one too many sour girlfriends and surly encounters in the bar.

The Hold Steady carry a lot of great influences in their music, including a bit of the Clash, a heavy dose of punk from bands like Jawbreaker and a lot of classic rock from Bruce Springsteen.

The band performs an all ages concert at the Railyard (doors are at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $16) and moves on to Bozeman for a performance on Tuesday at the Filling Station. Columbus, Ohio-based rock ban Two Cow Garage will open both performances.

About Anna Paige

Anna Paige is a writer, photographer, and educator and the co-founder of Billings Area Literary Arts, an organization dedicated to building and enhancing literary arts in and eastern Montana. Read More >>>