Franz Nicolay (ex-Hold Steady, World/Inferno)

Manic Productions and Asbestos Records Present:

Franz Nicolay (ex-Hold Steady, World/Inferno)

NYR, Dagwood

Wed, February 11, 2015

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm


New Haven, CT

This event is 21 and over

Franz Nicolay (ex-Hold Steady, World/Inferno)
Franz Nicolay (ex-Hold Steady, World/Inferno)
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 occasional touring member of agit-punks Against Me!; and recorded or performed with everyone from Leftover Crack to The Dresden Dolls. He was recently named #1 of “Punk’s 10 Best Accordion Players.”

His new record, "To Us, The Beautiful!" is out January 20th on Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club and Xtra Mile Recordings. It was produced by J. Robbins and features Andrew Seward (Against Me!), Ara Babajian (the Slackers/Leftover Crack) and guitarist Yoni Gordon, who will also be Franz's band on this tour.

"A natural-born star...really someting special." - Pitchfork
“Sad, wild folksongs...[an] unconventional multitalent.” – Rolling Stone
“Punk-tinged raconteur…mixes Americana and hip-hop flourishes with disarmingly honest lyrics and a sense of musical adventurousness.” – The New Yorker
NYR is an alternative/ southern rock band from Higganum, CT.

“From song to song, you might find yourself totally taken aback while they brandish both old-school bluesy leads and catchy choruses about hating your town and all your friends. It’s not a combination I’m particularly used to, but perhaps that’s a good thing. New Year’s Revolution does an amazing job of bringing together two styles that are stereotypically inaccessible to one another in a genuinely fun and creative way.” – Review from Paper + Plastick Records
Dagwood is a New Haven based punk band. Bubblegum punk melodies and a 'Raw Power' rhythm section energize their chronicles of clumsy and surreal suburban malaise. Princes of power pop and the greatest band of all time.

The band's second full length album was released on January 4, 2017 and follows a body of work that includes the Mindplow public access television show, various EPs, and the band's 2011 full length debut 'Paradise'.
Venue Information:
254 Crown Street
New Haven, CT, 06511