Craig Finn and The Uptown Controllers will perform at House of Independents


originally published: 07/13/2022

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) — Craig Finn is a Minnesota-born singer-songwriter based in New York City, best known as the lead singer of The Hold Steady. He will perform at House of Independents in Asbury Park on Friday October 14 with The Uptown Controllers. Doors are at 7:00 p.m. Anika Pyle is the opening act.

Finn spent the 90s leading the Minneapolis indie band Lifter Puller, which released 3 albums and an EP. After moving to New York, he joined Lifter Puller member Tad Kubler to form The Hold Steady in 2003. The Hold Steady quickly garnered critical acclaim and a worldwide fan base for their unique combination of lyrical storytelling. dense with big rock guitars. The Hold Steady have released eight albums, including Open door policy in February 2021.

Finn released his first solo album in 2012 with three additional solo albums released since 2015 – faith in the future, We all want the same thingsand 2019 I need a new war — which merged into a musical trilogy sign of the times. Finn’s first book I can’t keep saying thank youa collection of his song lyrics, was also released in 2019. A double album of B-sides/outtakes, All those perfect crosses, was released in 2021 alongside a limited-edition graphic novel/comic book. Pitchfork described Finn as “a born storyteller, who chose rock as his medium”.

Craig Finn’s fifth solo album, A Legacy of Rentalswas released on May 20, 2022. Tickets are available for purchase on line.

House of Independents is located at 572 Cookman Ave in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

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