by BBG

The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady inject another 1.21 jigowatts of electricity into "The Power of Love", the 80s Back to The Future soundtrack fave by Huey Lewis & The News. Check out an AV Club video of The Hold Steady's doing a boozy, Stones-influenced version below, and look for The Hold Steady on the road in late September, including at the Popped! festival in Philadelphia.

The Hold Steady just finished a run of dates with The Donkeys who will play Knitting Factory in Brooklyn TONIGHT (9/2) with The Latebirds and Brooklyn's own Dinosaur Feathers. Tickets are still available.

The show is one of a select few dates for The Latebirds, who are touring in support of the US release of their new LP Last Of The Good Ol' Days (out now). If you just take the band's clearly American-sound for granted, you might not realize that The Latebirds are actually from Finland....

Blurt -Online: Americana really informs much of the sound.

Latebird Markus Nordenstreng: My first introduction to rock music came from Bruce Springsteen when I was eleven years old and that's when I got plugged into the great amp of life, as they say. I became a big fan of American popular culture, from Jack Kerouac to John Coltrane, from Hank Williams to Bob Dylan, from Paul Auster to Patti Smith, from Peckinpah to Scorsese, from the MC5 to Snoop Dogg, from Mother Maybelle to Marlon Brando. I think there is a common thread all along.
In the past ten years I've spent lots of time in the U.S. - not only touring or recording with the Latebirds, but on my own as well. I prefer spending my winters in Southern California instead of Southern Finland for sure...

All Latebirds and Hold Steady dates, plus that video and some other goodies are below.


The Hold Steady covers Huey Lewis & The News - "The Power of Love"

The Latebirds - Summer Becomes Fall

September 2nd 2011 Brooklyn NY Knitting Factory (w/ The Donkeys)
September 3rd 2011 Arlington VA IOTA
September 5th 2011 Chicago IL Martyr's
September 7th 2011 Los Angeles CA Bootleg Theatre (w/ Wheelhouse)
September 8th 2011 Los Angeles CA PRIVATE EVENT
September 9th 2011 Hollywood CA AMOEBA MUSIC (Free instore at 6pm)
September 10th 2011 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall (w/ Mark Eitzel)

The Donkeys -- 2011 Tour Dates
09/02/11 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
09/10/11 San Diego, CA - San Diego Music Thing @ Casbah

Fri 2nd Sep Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater
Fri 23rd Sep Philadelphia, PA Popped! Music Festival
Sat 24th Sep Canton, Massachusetts Life is Good Festival
Sat 15th Oct Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
Sun 16th Oct San Francisco, CA Treasure Island Music Festival
Tue 18th Oct Boise, ID Taco bell Arena
Thu 20th Oct Portland, OR Memorial Coliseum
Fri 21st Oct Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Sat 22nd Oct Seattle, WA The Neptune

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