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Craig Finn, Mount Moriah 

When: Thu., Feb. 23, 9 p.m. 2012
Price: $12-14
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

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