For nearly two decades, Craig Finn has sought comfort amid cranked amps and heavy riffs. First, here in the Twin Cities to cult acclaim as frontman of ahead-of-their-time skewed-punk pranksters Lifter Puller, and then on to global accolades as head poet of classic-rock revivalists the Hold Steady in Brooklyn. Seeking to reinvent himself away from the roaring rock 'n' roll din for the first time, Finn turned a five-month break from the Hold Steady in early 2011 into a launching pad for a solo career pitched at distinctly lower decibels than he's... More >>>