Franz Nicolay

Brooklyn, NY

Franz Nicolay is that multi-instrumentalist and man-about-town peddling a modern vaudeville with full-throated songs and stories shamelessly strident, stentorian and more than a little sentimental. He’s been a member of cabaret-punk circus World/Inferno Friendship Society, world’s best bar band the Hold Steady, Balkan-jazz carnies Guignol, founded the outlaw orchestra Anti-Social Music, was a touring member of Against Me!; and recorded or performed with everyone from Leftover Crack to The Dresden Dolls. Dying Scene named him #1 of “Punk’s 10 Best Accordion Players.” His most recent album, Do The Struggle, was released by Xtra Mile Records.