“Raising a toast to Saint Joe Strummer” and Craig Finn

Tonight the 40 Watt club of Athens, Georgia lit up with strings of anthemic sing-alongs and guitar solos. Just don’t mistake those taking the stage for cubicle cohorts on the path to the water cooler. The short-sleeve dress shirt, costello-glasses, crew cut, and calculator watch clad singer is his own boss, leading the Hold Steady (every ‘9-5’er fantasy rock and roll band). Started at 32, Craig Finn’s lyrical social satire of America’s youth consistently delivers albums of “sing-along scriptures” that come to life at the Hold Steady’s live shows.

Raise a toast to saint Joe Strummer
I think he might have been our only decent teacher
getting older only makes it harder to remember
we are our only saviors
we’re gonna build something this summer

xx-biggles

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~ by 63antics on 05/28/2010.

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