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Friday, September 19, 2008

Banking with The Hold Steady

Last night I was invited to attend a private party at an old Emigrant Savings Bank building in lower Manhattan, sponsored by Grey Goose, and featuring a free concert by The Hold Steady. Put together by Artists Den, who have been putting on shows in unique settings since 2004, the show completely changed the way I think about banks! Complimentary Grey Goose Coctails were served from old fashioned marble teller windows, and the ornate central fixture of the large open space, where deposit slips were typically stored and filled out by bank patrons, turned into a bar table, where concertgoers rested their drinks and leaned their elbows.

The Hold Steady rocked the tiny crowd beneath cathedral ceilings, that housed the first crowd-surfing in the building's long history with hits like Chips Ahoy, Sequestered in Memphis, and Party Pit. If you are a fan of anthemic sing-alongs, rythmic clapping, or banking in general, you should have been with us last night!

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