The Hold Steady

The Horseshoe Tavern's 67th Birthday Celebration

The Hold Steady

PKEW PKEW PKEW (gunshots)

Sat, December 13, 2014

Doors: 9:00 pm

The Horseshoe Tavern

Toronto, ON


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This event is 19 and over

Advance Tickets available at: Rotate This

The Hold Steady - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
The Hold Steady
Formed in 2003, The Hold Steady have released six albums, numerous singles and played over
1000 shows during the past 15 years.
The Brooklyn-based band has performed in all 50 states in the USA, nearly every province in
Canada and throughout Europe and Australia.
In November 2017, The Hold Steady released their first new music in over three years when
they put out the songs “Entitlement Crew” & “Snake In The Shower” ahead of their (now)
annual week-after-Thanksgiving four night stand at the Brooklyn Bowl. In March 2018, ahead
of a sold out weekend at The Electric Ballroom in London, the band released two more new
songs, “Eureka” and “Esther”.
2018 will see The Hold Steady re-issue a 10th Anniversary Edition of their fourth studio album
Stay Positive, featuring b-sides and previously unreleased outtakes.
The band will play a series of special weekend shows beginning in July called “Constructive
July 25 — Stay Positive 10 Year Anniversary Show @ White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, NJ
July 26-27 — @ Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA
July 28 — @ Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ
August 2-3 — @ Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA
August 4 — @ Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, CA
September 12-15 — @ Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Hold Steady is: Bobby Drake (drums), Craig Finn (vocals), Tad Kubler (guitar, vocals), Franz
Nicolay (keyboards, vocals), Galen Polivka (bass), and Steve Selvidge (guitar, vocals).
PKEW PKEW PKEW (gunshots) - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
PKEW PKEW PKEW (gunshots)
I told them that I needed them to send me a band bio for the website. What they sent me instead was, as far as I could tell, just a description of what they did for the rest of the day. Here it is:

“So, we were working on “Mid 20’s Skateboarder (I Hope I Don’t Get Hurt)”, and we got pretty fuckin’ excited, so we hit The Beer Store and then headed out to the skate park in the Toronto Beaches. It was a nice day, but school was out, so the place was packed with children and we got scared ‘cuz we had a lot of beers with us and we didn’t feel like making fools of ourselves in front of those judgy little bastards. We did what any mature adults would do when faced with such a problem and got real drunk and waited until it was dark out and there was nobody around. Things were going okay at first but then we got ourselves into the pool and Jon went down. Broken arm. We dropped him off at the hospital…he thinks he’ll be able to start working again soon!”

That’s probably the best response I’ll get out of them regarding a bio, and I’m just realizing that maybe this is the best way to describe them. Drunk, impulsive, and desperate to have fun at any cost.
Venue Information:
The Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2A2