Hold Steady fans — a devoted lot — need no encouragement or further inspiration to attend frontman Craig Finn's upcoming concert at RecordBar
on February 11 (9 p.m., 18-and-older, $12). But for a tease of Finn's debut solo record, Clear Heart Full Eyes
, head over to NPR
, where the hope-tinged, pleasantly sad alt-country album is streamable all week. (It's out next Tuesday, January 24.)
Also, you've heard that Ryan Adams is coming to Kansas CIty, right? It's at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 1. Tickets cost $36.50 + $8.65.
If you aren't familiar with his new album, Ashes & Fire, here's your chance. Take a listen/watch Adams' video for "Chains of Love," via Stereogum.