Albums Of The Week: The Hold Steady | Live In Seattle 8-16-19 + Live in Chicago 8​-​23​-​19

Craig Finn and co. share two more massive nights from the Midwest U.S. in 2019.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Live In Seattle 8-16-19 was recorded at The Crocodile in Seattle. We had an amazing West Coast weekend in Seattle in August 2019, holing up at The Crocodile for three super-fun shows. We’d just released Thrashing Thru The Passion that day and were in the mood to celebrate. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for listening. Thanks for understanding. Stay Positive.”


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Live in Chicago 8​-​23​-​19 was recorded live at the Empty Bottle in Chicago. In the summer of 2019 we did three shows in Chicago. Due to availability of the rooms we started at Thalia Hall, moved to the Empty Bottle, and then came back to Thalia for Saturday night. This recording is from the middle show on Friday night at the Empty Bottle, the third summer in a row that we played this room. These shows are always hot and sweaty and packed tight, and it’s one of our favorite places to play. It was a great crowd and a cool set list which featured a couple songs from Thrashing Thru the Passion, only about a week old at this point. Enjoy!”