Trivia Week, Day Five: Great Moments in Live Music

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It's Trivia Week on The Current's Morning Show! Each day at 8:30 a.m., Sean McPherson and Jill Riley will attempt to stump special guests in a live trivia competition.

Day Five: Great Moments in Live Performance


The theme for Friday, June 18, is great moments in live performance. Going head to head on this topic are the Craig Finn of the Hold Steady and Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie! Don't forget to scroll down to the quiz below to test your own knowledge with five bonus questions that Craig and Adam won't field themselves.

About the Contestants


Craig Finn is the frontman and lead singer-songwriter of the band the Hold Steady. As a solo artist, Finn has released four studio albums, the most recent being 2019's I Need a New War. Finn grew up in the Twin Cities metro area (Edina, Minn.) and has lived in New York City since 2000. Known for his narrative lyrical style, Finn's lyrics frequently include references to the Twin Cities area.

Adam Weiner is the frontman and principal songwriter for Low Cut Connie, who have released six studio albums, the most recent being 2020's double-length Private Lives. During the pandemic, Low Cut Connie gained global attention with their twice-weekly "Tough Cookies" concerts, streamed from Weiner's home in Philadelphia. A compilation album from those shows, Tough Cookies: Best Of The Quarantine Broadcasts, released on May 23.

Your Turn: Take the Quiz


Here are five bonus questions that Craig and Adam were not asked — test your knowledge!

 

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External Links

The Hold Steady - official site

Craig Finn (solo) - official site

Low Cut Connie - official site

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  • Craig Finn
    Craig Finn performs a MicroShow at the James J. Hill House in St. Paul, Minn. (MPR/Jules Ameel)
  • RTG 2012
    Craig Finn of the Hold Steady greets the crowd at Rock the Garden 2012. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie
    Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie (Chris Sikich)
  • Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie at Rock the Garden 2018.
    Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie at Rock the Garden 2018. (Nate Ryan/MPR)