The Hold Steady and The Thermals
The Hold Steady and The Thermals are playing at Off Broadway on March 15, 2007. Both bands put on a blistering live show. The Hold Steady play straight-ahead, bluesy, boozy midwest rock'n'roll. The Thermals definitely have a more "punk" approach to their politically-inspired rock than The Hold Steady, but to be sure, both bring the Rock. The Thermals latest album, The Body, the Blood, The Machine, found itself in dozens of "best-of-2006" lists.
The Hold Steady - Your Little Hoodrat Friend
The Hold Steady - The Swish
The Hold Steady - "Stuck Between Stations", live at the Warsaw in Brooklyn:
The Hold Steady - "212 Margarita", live at the Sound Fix in Brooklyn:
The Thermals live:
Bonus: Kwaya Na Kisser has the recent "secret" Arcade Fire performance at St. Michael's Chuch in Montreal available for donwload here.