My wife was kind enough to record The Hold Steady’s appearance on Live from the Artists Den, a program on PBS that I’d never seen.
The band played to what looked like a fairly full house in the Old Emigrant Savings Bank Building in New York, a structure that has been granted landmark status by the city.
I was hoping to find embeddable video on the Artists Den site and, waddya know, there it was. Though the band’s rendition of Slapped Actress â€“ my favorite song on Stay Positive â€“ was tamer than I would have liked, this version of Constructive Summer gets a thumbs up.
Review: The Hold Steady, “A Positive Rage”
The Hold Steady, acoustic on KEXP
Favorite albums of 2008