BY LISA MROCK
As a veteran of the Minneapolis indie and punk scenes, Craig Finn of The Hold Steady holds a special place in his heart for Chicago and a continued devotion to the Empty Bottle. And to help the legendary local venue celebrate its 25th year in existence, Finn and his Hold Steady bandmates are performing all weekend long in the city. The newest album from these iconic barroom rock poets Teeth Dreams came out in 2014, but remastered deluxe versions of earlier albums have come out since then to help tide you over until their next installment of bottle-soaked beauty that reaffirms your belief in the power of traditional rock and roll. Of course, why listen to those when you can hear them live with a few friends?