Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Hold Steady to Play Exit/In, Sept. 21

Posted By on Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 4:39 PM

Y’all better start practicing your “whoa-oh-ohs,” because The Hold Steady are returning to Nashville on Sept. 21 with a show at Exit/In, according to a post in the Twitzone by Janet Timmons.

If you’ll remember, the last time that Craig Finn & Co. brought their songs about getting drunk at Twin Cities parties, lapsed Catholicism and obscure literary references to town, it was Halloween 2008, and they opened for Drive-By Truckers at The Ryman. They dressed up as founding fathers and The Spin seemed concerned by the amount of dudes in attendance. Since then, they’ve released a new album of Springsteen-y jams and parted ways with keyboardist/mustache aficionado Franz Nicolay. But most meaningful in my digital-age opinion is the “Fake Craig Finn” Twitter account that got started up a couple months ago.

Here’s a fun game — I’m going to list three lyrics, and you try to figure out which one’s the real deal:

A) “She played me 'Blood on the Tracks' / and washed the blood off my hands / yeah, she's got dangerous promise”

B) “She mouthed the words along to 'Running Up That Hill' / That song got scratched into her soul / He's never heard the song before”

C) “She told me Ian MacKaye was her savior / I said there's nothing straight about any of my edges / That night I found out hers were curvy too”

Tickets cost $18 and will go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. Get them at the Exit/In website.

The answer is "B," that's a line from "Hornets! Hornets!" off Separation Sunday.

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