Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Hold Steady

Celebrate Galen Polivka's Birthday (And Another Holiday)

The Hold Steady

The So So Glos

Wed, December 31, 2014

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

$75 (Birthday Ticket*), $45

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The Hold Steady will be celebrating bass player Galen Polivka's birthday in extra special style to end 2014, by having a Birthday Bash at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 31, 2014. Special Guests The So-So Glos will start the evening off right before The Hold Steady blast through their 111th (and last) live show of 2014. Join in for a birthday toast at midnight as Galen enjoys day two of a new year. There are a limited number of tickets for the post-show Birthday Bash to be held downstairs at Music Hall. The Birthday ticket includes a limited edition numbered and THS-signed show poster and access to the Birthday Bash, where The Hold Steady will be DJ'ing from 1am until the streets are clear from that other holiday happening on December 31.

*Birthday ticket includes screened poster signed by the band and an invite to post-show birthday celebration downstairs where The Hold Steady will be DJ'ing

The Hold Steady
The Hold Steady
The Hold Steady presents MASSIVE NIGHTS: four nights of The Hold Steady at the Brooklyn Bowl.The six members of The Hold Steady (Bobby Drake, Craig Finn, Tad Kubler, Franz Nicolay, Galen Polivka, Steve Selvidge) will be joined by surprise openers for four shows to celebrate the music, community, and positivity that defines The Hold Steady.
The So So Glos
The So So Glos
You may have gone to, or heard about, The Market Hotel in Brooklyn. It's that way out-of-the-way party place that puts on all those crazy energetic shows (like No Age and Dan Deacon and The Black Lips) that are all DIY and entertaining and, well, punk. Shows at The Market Hotel can turn into "a happening" at a crappy amp's notice. You go there knowing you're going into the great unknown, ready to rock to whatever is hurled your way.

Not only did The So So Glos start that performance space (with Todd P), but they used to reside there too. Now that's living the lifestyle. These four guys, born and bred in Brooklyn, mix a wonderfully sloppy blend of angular punk, jangly pop and a little bit of surf-rock. I hear lots of Richard Hell (especially in the vocals) and a little bit of The Clash too.

The So So Glos definitely seem to be influenced by the glory days of punks past. But by looking backward, these guys are helping to make punk's present a much more entertaining musical era to live in, especially in NYC. Their shows are a sweaty and, perhaps most importantly, FUN good time. -Oh My Rockness
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/