GET HAMMERED! Tad Kubler Of The Hold Steady On The Deadcast

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This week's Deadcast guest is Hold Steady guitarist Tad Kubler (Listen here, iTunes here.) DOUBLE WHISKY COKE NO ICE.

I ask Tad all the tough questions, and submit him to a deadly gauntlet of asskissing, the likes of which he may never recover from. I also ask him questions from Deadspin readers, and he was nice enough to answer all of them with honesty and good humor.


Is the band working on a new album? YES!

Does he still drink? NO! Because he almost died from pancreatitis! RAWK

Do double guitars serve any other purpose than to look awesome on stage? YES!

Was the song "Slapped Actress" written to inspire Tony Parker? NO!

Is he a Packer fan? YES! FUCK HIM!

Has he ever trashed a hotel room? SEVERAL!

What the fuck is the deal with Ybor City? NO ONE KNOWS!

How does Craig Finn keep his glasses on while going bonkers on stage? HE DOESN'T! HE LOSES THEM! MAYBE HE SHOULD GET LASIK!


Does he watch True Blood strictly for the tits and ass? YES!

Does he work harder on stage than the keyboardist? FUCK AND YES!

When's the last time the band got tits flashed at them? IN NEBRASKA!

Will you, the listener, be disappointed when "Constructive Summer" fades out at the top of the podcast and a civilized conversation takes its place? YES!

This week's Deadcast is available for your listening pleasure right here. You can also find the new Deadcast in the iTunes Music Store here. The Hold Steady is back on the road this Friday in Jersey, along with numerous festival dates the rest of the summer, and they have gigs lined up in Alaska and Canada for the fall. Full itinerary here.

Next week, we're going to have our first annual Deadcast fantasy football draft preview with Andy Behrens of Yahoo. Got a question for us you want read over the air next week? Send it to me here. Special thanks to Liberated Syndication for hosting us. Now sit back, relax, and listen to the story of how Ybor City almost killed us again.


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