Good news for fans of the Hold Steady, 'Game of Thrones' or both: The Brooklyn indie rockers have recorded a version of 'The Bear and the Maiden Fair' -- a song that turns up several times in George R.R. Martin's 'Song of Ice & Fire' novels -- for the forthcoming third season of the HBO drama.
The Hold Steady
The Hold Steady's Craig Finn and Tad Kubler, Vampire Weekend's Chris Tomson and singer-songwriter Cass McCombs are among the musicians on board to perform during Move Me Brightly, a Jerry Garcia tribute concert that will be streaming live from TRI Studios tonight (Friday, Aug. 3) at 6:30PM PST / 9:30PM ET. The late Grateful Dead legend would have turned 70 today this week, and Dead guitarist Bob Weir organized the gig at his TRI Studios in San Rafael, Calif. to celebrate the life of his former bandmate.
One of the hardest-working bands out there, the Hold Steady, spent last week in Texas performing their first concerts of 2012. Rolling Stone is reporting that, during the shows, they treated their fans to the world premieres of two new songs, 'Wait Awhile,' which debuted in Austin, and another song that has yet to be titled, which they performed in Dallas.
Bottoms up. The Hold Steady frontman and noted rock 'n' roll storyteller Craig Finn is showing yet another side of his creativity. He is launching his own libation, a brand of beer called Clear Heart. Fans will notice that he borrows the title from his solo album 'Clear Heart, Full Eyes.' Finn has partnered with Signature Brew for the concoction.