The Hold Steady Rock Uncuts 10th Birthday Party
The Hold Steady dropped in to help us celebrate Uncut's 10th anniversary last night (July 2) with a storming 30-minute set of their Springsteen-esque rock songs.
Playing in a specially set up area of Uncut's 10th floor canteen at the Blue Fin Building, Craig Finn and the guys played to a intimate crowd of 250 people just prior to shooting off across town to play a headline show at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire.
They played 'Milk Crate Mosh', 'Stuck Between Stations', 'The Swish', Chips Ahoy', 'How A Resurrection Really Feels' - though possibly not in that order, and we think they played a few other numbers too. It was such a killer party, with a fair old amount of Jagermeister and Red Stripe consumed, that out of a room that held at least 30 journalists, not one person can remember... including the band.
The Uncut 10th birthday bash kicked off with an impromptu acoustic set by The Felice Brothers in our office foyer, where music biz guests where greeted on arrival.
Uncut editor Allan Jone's speech was greeted with much applause. He said : “The last 10 years have been an incredible trip for everyone who's been involved with Uncut - especially those of us who have been here from the start. We've seen massive changes in the music world in that time, some of which we couldn't have imagined when we launched. But what hasn't changed much since we started is what's always inspired us and that's the great music we love and which - from Bob Dylan to The Arctic Monkeys - will always have a home in our pages."
For more on the Uncut birthday bash, click here to read John Mulvey's blog:
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The special tenth anniversary issue of Uncut hits the news stand today (July 3).
Look out for a big red box - the magazine comes with a free CD of Bob Dylan's favourite tunes, and a free book - a compendium of the finest rock facts, no less - called The Uncut Book Of Revelations.
Inside the magazine, you'll find all the regular Uncut features, plus more rock superstars than ever.