Even though the band members all live in Brooklyn, The Hold Steady's lyrics are peppered with references to Minneapolis/St. Paul, where singer Craig Finn and guitarist Tad Kubler lived for many years while playing in their previous group, Lifter Puller. Never again be mystified by mentions of places like Lowry Avenue, Crystal Court and the Quarry shopping center with The Hold Steady Guide To The Twin Cities, a cool Google Maps-aided reference guide put together by Minneapolitan blog More Cowbell.

You might also want to check out the blog Littourature , which has been using Google Maps to recreate Sal Paradise's journey from Jack Keroauc's On The Road.