Welcome to Left of the Dial, I bring you the music because the radio won’t. A few months ago I was leafing through the latest issue of The Scene, a Cleveland based alternative newspaper, when I saw an article on the top 25 best Cleveland concerts in the past 30 years. One of the shows listed was a 2006 gig at a club called the Grog Shop (where 90% of the concerts I’ve been to took place) with a band called The Hold Steady. The name alone piqued my interest so I decided to check out some of their songs. From the first song, I was hooked. A few months later I got to see them live and experience first hand what they were all about. And now I would like to share my love for this band with you.