July 17, 2012 | The Hold Steady at Royale
by Miles Howard
| July 09, 2012
If your ears have ever had the pleasure of encountering Craig Finn, front man of The Hold Steady, then you know this as well as we do: the dude rocks. Sure, Finn resembles the kind of spectacled, button-down-shirt-clad specimen one might encounter at a dot-com startup convention. But since 2004, the Boston-born guitarist and his band mates have been crafting balls-to-the-wall rock riffs like “Sequestered in Memphis” and “Stuck Between Stations,” capable of filling a stadium with rambunctious energy. Now, after Finn’s first solo stint, the Hold Steady are back on the road in full — and on Tuesday they’ll play an 8 p.m. show at Royale (279 Tremont Street, Boston, 617.338.7699). Grab tickets ($20) at ticketmaster.com.