Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday video - The Hold Steady

This Friday I've decided to post a video of a much more obscure band than yesterday's generation-defining Nirvana, but rest assured that the musicians The Hold Steady great in their own right.  The band writes and sings songs that are more stories than anthems*.  This particular one is pretty great.  If you've ever been to a big outdoor rock show or festival, you're probably familiar with the "chillout tent," which is where you go if you've taken more recreational pharmaceuticals that you probably should have ;)  In any event, this song sings to the virtues of the "chillout tent" in The Hold Steady's best bar-band way:

*  More than one rock critic has compared them to Bruce Springsteen in that regard and the comparison is not unjust. 

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