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In Conversation: The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn and Franz Nicolay on Rock Music for Endless Days

The Hold Steady not only abides, but thrives in 2021. After their big comeback with 2019’s Thrashing Thru the Passion, the Brooklyn-based six-piece kick open the barroom doors with the more cohesive and adventurous Open Door Policy. They hit a bit of a mid-career rough patch from 2010’s Heaven Is Whatever to 2014’s Teeth Dreams, but piano man Franz Nicolay is back on the stool and surrounded by old Hold Steady friends Craig Finn (vocals, guitar), Tad Kubler (lead guitar), Galen Polivka (bass), Bobby Drake (drums), and new guitarist Steve Selvidge. They all seem to be brimming with ideas and contributing those to the band’s ever-growing Dropbox folder.
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