One of our personal favorites, The Hold Steady threw a tenth birthday party for their best album, Boys and Girls in America and it was a god damn blast. We have seen them a bunch and all their shows aren't like this one, a pure joy from pillar to post. The mood needs to be right, the band tight and loose, the crowd ecstatic, all those boxes were checked off on Friday night.
Thanks to our friend Whitey for hooking it up, Brooklyn Bowl is a hell of a venue and we didn't even get a chance to eat the amazing deviled eggs and oysters...here's hoping tHS are back for good now. This was a hell of a night of purely joyful rock and roll.