Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers

Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers

Cassandra Jenkins

All Ages

Craig Finn is a Minnesota-bred singer/songwriter based in New York City,

perhaps best known as the singer of The Hold Steady. Finn spent the 90s

leading Minneapolis indie band Lifter Puller, which released 3 albums and an

EP. After relocating to New York, he joined with Lifter Puller member Tad

Kubler to form The Hold Steady in 2003. The Hold Steady quickly achieved

critical acclaim and a worldwide fanbase with their unique pairing of dense

lyrical narratives with big rock guitars. The Hold Steady has released seven

LPs, including Thrashing Thru the Passion in 2019. Finn released his first solo

album in 2012 with three additional solo LPs put forth since 2015 - Faith in

the Future, We All Want The Same Things, and 2019's I Need a New War - which

coalesced into a sign-of-the-times musical trilogy. Pitchfork has described

Finn as “a born storyteller, who has chosen rock as his medium.” Recent

tours have seen Finn backed by a robust group of musicians known as The

Uptown Controllers.

Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA, 94110