Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:00

The Hold Steady 1/30/14 + Video

The Hold Steady at KDHX The Hold Steady at KDHX Nate Burrell
Written by Derek Schwartz
Rate this item
(2 votes)

Related Video

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: January 30, 2014
  • Artist / Band: The Hold Steady
  • Hosting Show: Feel Like Going Home
  • Sound: Dan Kinney
  • Video: Ed Kleinberg

The Hold Steady's Facebook page, where the band lists their musical genre, simply states: "Straight up Rock & Roll."

Streaming Audio

With six studio albums already under their belt and a seventh around the corner, there is no confusion about how to label these Brooklyn veterans' sound. Their tone is rugged, and timeless, and they manage to put a thousand words into a single guitar slide.  This is, in fact, "Straight up Rock & Roll."

The band might have left the amplifiers and distortion pedals in the van for this exclusive acoustic set, but none of the attitude and grittiness that define the band's sound has been lost. Craig Finn lays down some mean vocals while Tad Kubler and Steve Selvidge keep the music grounded with masterful guitar work. The sound may be stripped down from the monumental rock that you'll find on their albums, but the acoustic set packs the same punch with a much more intimate feel.

The rockers bookended this live set with songs from their last record, "Heaven Is Whenever," opening with "The Sweet Part of the City" and closing with "We Can Get Together." In between were two new songs from their upcoming album. "The Only Thing," is a love song with a tough kick to it, and "Almost Everything" is a beautiful slow jam about pretty waffle house waitresses and muffled religious conversations from the back of a movie theater.

If these songs are any indication, the new album, "Teeth Dreams," is going to be one hell of a record.

All photos by Nate Burrell

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

Local Artist Spotlight


Lida Una

Sun October 5

Brian Owens

Mon September 29
Brian Owens is an American soul singer and songwriter from St. Louis. His new album Preach combines grooves, with soul touching lyrics.. Preach is a well produced album that speaks to the modern times,…

KDHX Recommends

October
Thursday
23

Discovery Series: Crossroads in the Blues

KDHX presents "Crossroads in the Blues" as part of the Discovery Series. Series passports can be bought online. Ron Edwards of KDHX's "Nothin' But the Blues" provides a guide through pivotal moments in...


October
Saturday
25

KDHX Reggae Soundclash

St. Louis area DJs and sound systems meet at the Stage at KDHX for a reggae soundclash. The event pits Dub Prophecy vs. Massive Hi Fi in a “friendly clash” – alternating sets of the toughest sounds and the best of...


November
Thursday
06

Discovery Series: All The News That's Fit To Sing: The State of Protest Music in...

KDHX presents "All The News That's Fit To Sing: The State of Protest Music in 1968" as part of the Discovery Series. Series passports can be bought online. This event looks at the music and activism of 1968, through...


Get Answers!

If you have questions or need to contact KDHX, visit our answers portal at answers.kdhx.org.

Online Users

7 users and 13568 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook