NPR logo 'Hello Brooklyn. We're the Hold Steady.'


'Hello Brooklyn. We're the Hold Steady.'

The introduction was a little tongue-in-cheek, of course, since The Hold Steady has called Brooklyn home since before its inception four years ago. So it was a special night for the band, playing a jam-packed free show in Brooklyn's Prospect Park that drew everyone from hardcore devotees to folks from the neighborhood who just wanted to check it out. The BPP caught up with frontman Craig Finn and lead guitarist Tad Kubler in their dressing room and since we were already there, we figured we might as well stick around for the show. (Call it one of the perks of the job.) Needless to say, it rocked. But don't take our word for it. Watch the video.