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The Hold Steady and Morning Teleportation

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Wonder Ballroom (map) Northeast
Thu., Oct. 20, 9 p.m. 2011 21+

Wonder Ballroom
$17-20

The Hold Steady's latest record, Heaven Is Whenever, was a pile of blah (with the exception of "The Weekenders," which I like despite the fact that it's about as interesting a rock song as anything Kings of Leon have done). That being said, I've cherished everything singer Craig Finn has touched since his days in Minnesota rock band Lifter Puller. Heaven Is Whenever falls short—way short—and the absence of Franz Nicolay's brilliant keyboard riffs is just the beginning of its problems. Still, the Springsteen-loving rock band has something to offer live. Their old stuff will make you party and dance, and watching Finn spazz around like the grown-up version of that kid in the documentary Spellbound who thinks he's a robot is ridiculously entertaining. MEGAN SELING

Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
503-284-8686
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
http://wonderballroom.com

Venue Hours
  • Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., Oct. 20, 9 p.m. 2011
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