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Craig Finn and Mount Moriah


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Thu., Feb. 23, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Doug Fir

Craig Finn, the Hold Steady's charismatic frontman, has gone solo and released a new album, Clear Heart Full Eyes. It isn't bad, but it doesn't grab you, either. It lacks the Hold Steady's hooks and Lifter Puller's humor. Finn is a great lyricist and storyteller (albeit a bit of a repetitive one), but musically Clear Heart Full Eyes falls short compared to his past efforts. Still, Finn is a fantastic performer—engaging, fun, funny—so tonight's show will still be worth attending, even if his first solo attempt leaves you wanting more. Let's hope the songs will shine a little brighter in a live setting. Or, at the very least, we can cross our fingers for a few Hold Steady tunes in the setlist. MEGAN SELING

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., Feb. 23, 9 p.m. 2012
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