Monday, October 02, 2006

"Boys and Girls in America Have Such a Sad Time Together"

The Hold Steady at Irving Plaza, October 1. While I may have some minor quibbles with lead singer Craig Finn's distracting, frenetic mannerisms on stage, they put on a damn good show. Seriously...they were great and wonderful, although I'm pretty sure I broke a toe somehow.

And this is how to get an audience in your corner from the start, by saying the following: "We suggest you call out of work tomorrow, because we're heading to Hi-Fi afterwards and drinking 'til we can't stand. Come join us." Genius, guys.

(Photo by Steve Rogovin)

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