March 12, 2009

“Most people in the world don’t believe that rock and roll can save your soul…”

“…I don’t think any one of those people have seen The Hold Steady. And that’s all I’ve got to say.”

The part of this trailer from 2:53 to 3:28 made my insides ignite, remembering how great indeed a Hold Steady show is. Loud, soaring, sweaty and redemptive. My new plan for SXSW is going to be just seeing these guys as many times as I can.

Hold Steady’s A Positive Rage is due out April 7th on Vagrant.

[via Stereogum]


  • Same day as Bob Mould’s new album. All sorts of happy goodness right there.
    And that trailer not only makes me believe in rock and roll again, it makes me believe there is, in fact, a god.

    Courtney — March 12, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

  • Wow – thanks for posting this! Awesome.
    LHR – St Paul MN

    Lex Ham Rand — March 12, 2009 @ 8:12 pm

  • Man, I needed that. Thank you.

    Dainon — March 12, 2009 @ 11:20 pm

  • [...] Check out a preview of The Hold Steady’s new DVD, A Positive Rage.  When it’s realeased on April 7th, there’ll undoubtedly be more than a few Madison fans scanning the screen to catch a glimpse of themselves getting blown away by the band’s amazing show at The Majestic last year. [...]

    Media Roundup: What Will Spring Bring? « True Endeavors- Music for Madison — March 13, 2009 @ 12:10 am

  • You’ve just nailed my SxSW plan right there. This’ll be my sixth visit but I’ve got a really great feeling about this one. See you at the shows Heather. Stay Positive!

    Dave — March 13, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

  • I am SOOOO ready to see them – Bloomington, IN, on April 4th. It’ll be my first time… all because of you Heather! I first heard them hear (a few months back during your fave lyric contest for them), bought Stay Positive, then bought all the rest, and have been in love ever since. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    Dusty — March 13, 2009 @ 1:12 pm

  • My three man-crushes: George Clooney, Jon Hamm, and Craig Finn…

    Dave Lifton — March 13, 2009 @ 2:06 pm

  • Hey Rosie – come out tonight…….that’s the party,the swellegant,elegant party that is redemptive.necessary,vital and why music matters…

    Russell — March 13, 2009 @ 5:56 pm

  • Hey, what is the song that plays during that segment you really love where everyone is jumping on stage?

    Simon — March 15, 2009 @ 10:37 pm

  • Simon- it’s the end of a live version of Killer Parties, off their first album …Almost Killed Me

    Doug — March 16, 2009 @ 5:21 pm

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
"Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel."
—Hunter S. Thompson

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