Emily Kane, meet your new best Hoodrat Friend. Aside from the obvious fact that pairing up two charismatic bands renowned for their joyous and literate take on rock n roll is damn smart marketing, the real fruit of this union would be a documentary. Oh, to be a fly on those dressing-room walls night after debauched night. The pace of the dialogue between hyperintellectual Hold Steady leader Craig Finn and Art Bruts self-referential savant Eddie Argos could probably melt a speedometer, and the collective creative energy of such a talented and hilarious bunch is undoubtedly fueling late-night jam sessions on par with Festival Express. Boys, I hope youre keeping that video camera handy, cause I want to see the footage. The Blood Arm open.
Listen to a sample of Art Brut's "Direct Hit."
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Listen to The Hold Steady's "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."
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Sun., Nov. 4, 7 p.m., 2007