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Hot band may come here, or not.

Byline: BUZZWORTHY by The Register-Guard

We're days into the summer television season and already we're bored bored bored bored bored.

Bored by the thought of Trista Rehn Sutter and Evander Holyfield learning to ballroom dance. Bored by the idea of yet another Hilton hogging TV time. Bored (and a little horrified) to see Loverboy back on the scene.

So while we wait for new episodes of good TV shows to resume in the fall, there's time to do other things - like check out some new bands.

One show flying below the radar this weekend looks pretty intriguing. The Hold Steady, a rock quintet from Brooklyn, just might make an appearance at the Indigo District on Saturday night.

We say `might' because the folks at Indigo say the band will be there - at 10 p.m., and for free! The Pollstar concert Web site (www.pollstar.com) says the band will be there. But the band's own Web site - www.theholdsteady.com - has a big blank between today's gig in Portland and Sunday's show in San Fran.

The Hold Steady is a band that defines the phrase "buzzworthy." Leader Craig Finn and his cohorts rocked the crowd at the South by Southwest Festivals in March. It was dubbed "Brooklyn's best band" by the Village Voice, which went on to heap big praise for the band's new record, "Separation Sunday."

Pitchfork Media, at www.pitchforkmedia.com, also is aboard the Hold Steady train. Reviewer Tom Breihan praised Finn's band - guitarist Tab Kubler, drummer Bobby Drake, bassist Galen Polivka and keyboard player Franz Nicolay.

While noting that Finn's lyrics veer toward the edge, the band keeps it together, Breihan wrote: `This stuff would sound great behind just about any garage-rock hack, but it turns Finn's dirtbag chronicles into something epic and huge and molten and beautiful."

Sounds like the making of an epic night.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jun 10, 2005
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