The Hold Steady: Stevie Nix

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Yeah, I know everyone that reads this blog is sick of me linking Hold Steady vids, but I just happen to think they might be the best rock band out there right now. Amazing lyrics, great players, and Craig Finn as one of the most fun front men to watch in a long time.

This song might not make a lot of sense if you haven’t listened to them in the past but one of their first albums was basically almost a rock opera about a junkie named Holly so when it talks about a woman it’s talking about her.

Btw, the interview at the beginning is only like 45 secs but skip if ya want. I’d just suggest you give this song a shot, it goes from rocking out to downright low key with some great transitions and the keyboardist solo is great

Okkervil River: For Real Live

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Alright, since I’ve spent the last couple of hours listening to new music on youtube I had to indulge myself and listen to some of my old favorites. And now I’m going to continue that indulgence by linking this song. This is literally one of my top five rock songs of all time: it starts out slow and yeah the lead singer looks a bit emo and his voice isn’t the greatest, but just give it a chance and it’s freaking amazing. The guitar solos alone make me pissed off that I’m not at all musically talented.