Craig Finn

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    June 2, 2014

    Death Cab for Cutie to Headline KXT Summer Cut 2014

    This morning, 91.7 FM KXT announced the lineup for the third annual installment of Summer Cut, the local radio station's summer music festival at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Given the folkie vibe of last year's bill, which featured the likes of the Avett Brothers and Dawes, the headliners shouldn't come a ... More >>

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    May 1, 2014

    The Hold Steady Bring a "Real Good Time" to the Granada

    The Hold Steady With Oil Boom Granada Theater, Dallas Wednesday, April 30, 2014 As Craig Finn and his four bandmates in the Hold Steady walked out on the stage to the sounds of Lou Reed's "Real Good Time Together" Wednesday night, there was a change that rippled through the Granada. Finn, dressed i ... More >>

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    April 28, 2014

    The 11 Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, April 28 - May 4

    Well look at that, the weekend came and went without a single supercell tornado in sight. If you let the old Texas weather fearmongering song and dance get to you, and spent the weekend in the fetal position in your bathtub, waiting for the end of days-- you missed out on what was probably the nices ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    The Case Against Supergroups, Even if They Feature Will Johnson and David Bazan

    Late last month, indie-loving fans of the globe, and especially here in Texas, finally received a single, but major, piece of news regarding the project that's surely to be slapped with the ubiquitous "supergroup" label. Overseas, consisting of David Bazan (Pedro the Lion), and former Dallasites Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Craig Finn Stays Positive at Dada

    Craig Finn, Mount Moriah, Beau Jennings & the Tigers Dada Wednesday, February 1 Craig Finn stepped on stage with his four bandmates and declared, "I'm Craig Finn. This is my band. We need a name." Serving as the opening date for a two-month tour ahead of them, the erstwhile Hold Steady frontman wa ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012
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    January 26, 2012

    This Week in Print: Shelby Lynne, Craig Finn and Lydia Loveless Are Your Holy Trinity

    Shelby Lynne's show at the Kessler Friday night is just about sold out, and with good reason. We also talked with Craig Finn and Lydia Loveless, two artists who channel religion in different ways on their latest albums. North of the Dial interviews Andrew Barton about that kooky "Heart Throb" vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    10 Albums To Not Overlook In 2012

    In case you're already blinded by the golden aura of 2012's major releases -- The Shins, T.I., Soundgarden, Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons, Muse, Sigur Ros -- we want to make sure you don't forget about some other sure-to-be-top-notch albums that will see release next year. They may not shine on the iT ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Parade of Flesh Has Got a 2012 Deal For You

    If that 2012 movie was right -- and it surely was because, ya know, Hollywood knows science -- then we're all going to die in a spectacularly crappy tidal wave of CGI effects next year. Huzzah. However, that movie came out in 2009. C'mon, Hollywood. We need to be more terrified going into the new ye ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    New Year's Eve Spectacular With The Polyphonic Spree, and a Very Dense List of Show Announcements

    ​The Polyphonic Spree certainly loves the holidays. It makes sense, seeing as they're the most joyful band on the planet. And only three weeks after they throw their annual Holiday Extravaganza at Lakewood Theater, they're throwing a New Year's Eve bash at House Of Blues on December 31. Which show ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Concert Foul No. 32: Shouting Out Requests

    ​ "Meltdown! Meltdown!" He wouldn't stop shouting it. No, not Brent Best or anyone in Slobberbone. Some dude in the crowd during a recent gig.It was constant. Consistent, too. Always "Meltdown! Meltdown!," never just "Meltdown!"This was a guy that I had already moved away from once, yet somehow fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    The Descendents Ascend And Polvo Pulverize To Cap The Festival Weekend

    Jesse HugheyPolvo Sunday, November 7, at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin.​I kept repeatedly asking myself the same question on Sunday: "Why can't Dallas do something like this?" Seriously: It's high time Dallas music fans let their Austin friends couch-surf for a change -- we certainly owe them for all ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Over The Weekend: The Hold Steady, The Whigs at the Granada Theater

    The Hold Steady, The WhigsJuly 10th, 2010Granada TheaterBetter than: sitting at home and watching that episode of Lost where Hugo mentions The Hold Steady.All photos by Evan ClintonThe Hold Steady got the Granada rockin' on Saturday. Check the slideshow for proof.​There were a few understandable q ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Giveaway: Two Pairs of Tickets To See The Hold Steady and The Whigs at Granada on Saturday Night

    The Brooklyn-based bar rockers in The Hold Steady, having just dropped their latest, Heaven Is Whenever album in May, are knee-deep in their national summer tour, with stops all over the U.S. and even the occasional dip across the Canadian border. Their new album has met widely positive reviews, and ... More >>

  • Music

    July 8, 2010

    The Hold Steady, The Whigs

    Saturday, July 10, at Granada Theater

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    August 6, 2008

    Last Night: The Hold Steady at The Loft

    The Hold Steady The Loft at Palladium August 5, 2008 Better Than: Jay Reatard on $55 worth of acid. The biggest spazz in the best bar band in America. (Noah Bailey) Craig Finn is a total spazz. On stage Tuesday night with his band the Hold Steady, he was seemingly care free, dancing like a go ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008

    Die Young, Stay Positive

    The Hold Steady navigates through the art of punks aging awkwardly

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    July 24, 2008

    Crapping Out

    What happens when a music journalist listens to Bryan Adams' newest release, 11, on loop for 11 straight plays?

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    November 22, 2007

    Getting Gossip on The Replacements

    A new oral history reads like a family member wrote it

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    November 15, 2007

    Last Night: The Hold Steady at Palladium Ballroom

    The Hold Steady with Art Brut and 1990s Nov. 14, 2007 The Palladium Ballroom Better than: Watching the Project Runway premiere. Big time. Download: Watch our video of The Hold Steady from last night's show at the end of the review. Or just check out the slideshow. Review: As a brisk change in we ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007

    Steady Rockin'

    The Hold Steady hit the Palladium

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    January 25, 2007

    Cred Sheet

    Stuff you need to know to avoid cultural ostracism

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    December 28, 2006

    Independence Day

    What's indie rock? Who cares? Here are 10 great CDs that will blow you away, no matter your definition.

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    February 9, 2006

    Hold, Please

    How 34-year-old Craig Finn became famous singing about drug-huffing 20-somethings

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    February 2, 2006


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