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New Music: Craig Finn’s Faith in the Future

This one comes to us from new Mockingbird writer, Luke Wilson.  You either love or hate The Hold Steady. From Craig Finn’s voice, which sounds like a mix between Paul Westerberg and an IT technician at a karaoke bar, to lead guitarist Tad Kubler’s unapologetically massive riffs, they leave little room for middle ground. I, […]

New Music: The Hold Steady’s Teeth Dreams

“So maybe [anxiety]’s just a part of who we all are, and always were. My worry now, though, is that we are starting to nurture these neuroses of ours, and treating them like pets. That can’t be a good thing.” –Craig Finn, in The Independent I don’t often remember my dreams, yet for some reason, […]

Top Ten Albums of 2012

In 2012, I easily listened to more new music than I have in the past 3 or 4 years combined, due in large part to my writing music reviews for Mockingbird (although not as many as I would have liked—curse you grad school!) as well as my newfound Spotify addiction. The variety and scope of […]

New Music: Craig Finn’s Clear Heart Full Eyes

“I always say it’s never too late to be saved.” -Craig Finn (interview in Paste) To long time listeners of The Hold Steady, Finn’s statement about salvation, redemption and forgiveness will come as no surprise. Throughout The Hold Steady’s five albums Finn has managed to weave these themes into his rough and tumble stories of […]

We’re All Good, We’re All Bad, We’re All Loving Craig Finn’s “Honolulu Blues”

Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn dropped the first single from his forthcoming FNL-inspired debut, Clear Heart Full Eyes, today and man if the lyrics aren’t absurdly awesome. Funny, frank, disillusioned but hanging on, at the mercy of something that doesn’t always make sense, but very much in the same boat as everyone else, and unable […]

Another Week Ends: King of Human Error, Open-Ended AA, Hollywood Junkies, Trollhunter, Craig Finn, Community and Muppets

1. Irrepressible Moneyball author Michael Lewis profiled new Mbird fave Daniel Kahneman for Vanity Fair in his recent piece, “The King of Human Error,” providing perhaps the clearest and best overview of the great social psychologist’s research yet. The anchoring effect makes for a particularly terrific addition to our ongoing catalog of human fallibility. But […]

Another Week Ends: Zombied Church, The Hill and Wood, Full Eyes, Soda Bans, (The Paradox of) Dysfunctional Families, Joe Pa and Scandal Love

1) Something’s in the water at The Atlantic lately, because inspired after inspired article seems to be finding its way into the proverbial stream, including an intriguing article about tv show The Walking Dead‘s “Come-to-Jesus Moment.” As the review is aware (and mind you, if you’re not caught up on the show, spoilers), it’s certainly […]