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Storytelling Series: The Hold Steady

June 16, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Drawing Room

Chicago Athletic Association hotel and Empty Bottle have come together to bring you an afternoon of up-close and personal conversation with Brooklyn-based rock band, The Hold Steady. Passing through Chicago for a series of shows entitled “Chicago Seemed Wired Last Night,” including a sold out Empty Bottle 25th Anniversary show on 6/17, The Hold Steady will take some time to sit down with Alex Dowd of The A.V. Club to chat about their experiences and dynamic as a band.

Listen in on this exclusive interview by joining us in the Drawing Room Library on Friday, June 16 at 1:00pm. Attendance is complimentary, with seating first come, first served.


THE HOLD STEADY is an indie-rock band formed in Brooklyn in 2004. Known for their lyrically-driven storytelling, the band consists of Craig Finn (vocals, guitar), Tad Kubler (guitar), Galen Polivka (bass), Bobby Drake (drums), Franz Nicolay (keyboards) and Steve Selvidge (guitar).

THE CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION HOTEL’S STORYTELLING SERIES shares compelling stories and interviews from inspiring movers, shakers and visitors making an impact in Chicago and beyond. From artists to musicians, innovators and adventurers to visionaries with a great story to tell – the series gives an inside look into the experiences that have shaped the speakers’ work and lives. While our 124-year-old walls may not be able to tell tales of the past – and boy if they could – the Storytelling Series honors the tradition of welcoming the world’s finest into its halls by capturing today’s tales. The ongoing series takes place fireside in the Drawing Room and is complimentary to attendees. To withstand the test of time, sessions are recorded for our Storytelling Series Podcast, available for download and listening at

June 16, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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