Japandroids 

Japandroids

Craig Finn & the Uptown Controllers

Thu, February 23, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Terminal 5

New York, NY

This event is all ages

Craig Finn & the Uptown Controllers
Craig Finn & the Uptown Controllers
CRAIG FINN

"A poetic storyteller and portraitist of people adrift and clawing their way forward in a depressed American landscape.” - NY Times

"Craig Finn has created a universe as big as America, a stage that stretches from Minneapolis to Ybor City, from the bars of Chicago to behind bars in Memphis"
- Pitchfork

Perhaps best known as the singer of The Hold Steady, Craig Finn is a Minnesota-bred singer/songwriter and guitarist based in New York City. Finn's highly descriptive lyrical style has a focus on narrative, crafting whole worlds for the people in his songs to exist within. In 1994, he helped form Lifter Puller, refining his craft over the course of their three albums before the band called it quits in 2000. At this point, Finn relocated to New York and reunited with Lifter Puller bassist Tad Kubler to form The Hold Steady in 2003. While the band's whiskey-fueled bar rock sound was a departure from the angular, synth-filled sounds of Lifter Puller, Finn's lyrically dense storytelling style remained intact, making The Hold Steady the thinking man's bar band. After five critically acclaimed albums with the band, 2012 saw Finn release his first solo album Clear Heart Full Eyes. In 2014, The Hold Steady released its sixth album, and in 2015, Finn released his second solo album, Faith in the Future. FITF is drawn from a set of songs inspired by themes of loss and survival that Finn wrote in the wake of his mother's death. In its 4-star review of Faith in the Future, Rolling Stone said, “The arrangements trump Finn's 2011 solo debut, upscaling that album's roots rock with choral backdrops and horn charts that recall the Van Morrison gestures of The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle. It's a good call for a literary songwriter who deserves, and earns, a broad canvas.” FITF ranked #8 on American Songwriter magazine's Best Of...2015. For his dates supporting Japandroids, Finn will be joined by The Uptown Controllers to a create a straight up four piece rock experience that amplifies his unique storytelling. Finn is currently preparing his third solo album, which will see a release in early 2017.
Venue Information:
Terminal 5
610 W 56th St
New York, NY, 10019
http://www.terminal5nyc.com/