Thursday, June 5

The Hold Steady coming to the 40 Watt, August 9

This news will excite others more than me, but indie rockers The Hold Steady will be at the 40 Watt in Athens on August 9. They'll be supporting their forthcoming Stay Positive, due July 14 from Vagrant Records. Tickets are available now.

The Hold Steady - Your Little Hoodrat Friend
The Hold Steady - The Swish

The full set of tour dates is available on their Myspace.


Blogger Paulie said...

I've seen them twice and they were fun, but their music sounds like they are a "one trick pony."

Do you know if there is anything on "Stay Positive" that doesn't sound like their other discs?

12:28 PM

Blogger Rich said...

No idea, Paulie, but I feel the same way about them. Their fans will think I'm nuts, but I get bored with them pretty quickly.

12:35 PM

Blogger WEB SHERIFF said...

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Hi Rich / Cable & Tweed,

On behalf of Rough Trade, Beggars Digital and The Hold Steady we would kindly ask you not to post copies of "Stay Positive" on your site (or any non-preview tracks from the band’s new album – street date 14th July).

We do appreciate that you are fans of / are promoting The Hold Steady, but Rough Trade, Beggars and the artist would greatly appreciate your co-operation in removing your links to the pirate files in question.

Thank you for respecting the artist's and label's wishes and, if your readers want good quality, non-pirated, preview tracks, “Sequestered in Memphis” is available for fans and bloggers to stream / link to on the band’s MySpace ... .. check-out and for details on “Stay Positive” and the band’s 2008 shows and keep an eye out for details of further, preview material and exclusive content.

As you will appreciate, this e-mail is written on a without prejudice basis and, as such, all of our clients' accumulated, worldwide rights and remedies remain strictly reserved : please excuse this required formality.

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3:04 AM

Blogger Rich said...

Looks like Web Sheriff didn't read the post or comments. The two tracks I posted are from their older albums and are hosted ***on the Hold Steady website***. I didn't post 'Stay Positive' or anything from it.

9:37 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

rich - sorry :-(, i'm the anonymous tipster from earlier who mentioned that tix were on sale. and then you are nice, and make a post about a band you aren't even that into in the first place... and this is what you get? oh man, well take care!

2:40 PM

Blogger Paul said...

uh-oh Rich busted by the Web Sheriff, lol.

One of the best comments i've received from the Sheriff, actually thanking me for posting a stream for The Ranconteurs' album.

3:00 PM

Blogger Rich said...

No sweat, anon. At least there's nothing here to actually get me into trouble!

PJ, that's hilarious. I bet you were among the few. I don't post streams if I can avoid it, as I think they're annoying.

5:15 PM

Anonymous Mike White said...

I feel the same way about the Hold Steady, I can take about 30 minutes max of their music.

11:19 AM


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