The Hold Steady Will Play Your Party For $15,000 — Cool, Right?

The Hold Steady are putting out a fans-only covers EP, and they’re raising money for the family of the late Mike Van Jura, aka “Jersey Mike,” who died unexpectedly late last year. “Jersey Mike” was the organizer of the group’s fan club, The Unified Scene.

The Hold Steady have set up a Pledge Music page and they are offering a range of packages depending on the amount of your pledge.

$15 gets you membership in the fan club (you get access to cool stuff) and a download of the EP.

$15,000 brings the band to your house to play a party for you and your 100 closest friends. You can get a tour of Minneapolis locations mentioned in The Hold Steady’s songs, a haircut from Kubler, a private two-song acoustic performance and much more.

Check the scene out, including a video featuring Finn and guitarist Tad Kubler here.

About Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael has had three novels published that comprise the "Freak Scene Dream trilogy": "True Love Scars," "The Flowers Lied" and "Untitled" which can be ordered here. His new book, "Wicked Game: The True Story of Guitarist James Calvin Wilsey," can be pre-ordered from HoZac Books. In November Backbeat Books will publish "Addicted To Noise: The Music Writings of Michael Goldberg," which can be be pre-ordered here.

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