Franz Nicolay Announces A Whole Fucking Ton of Stuff

Franz Nicolay Announces A Whole Fucking Ton of Stuff

Franz Nicolay (I feel inclined to reference his mustache because everyone else is doing it) recently left The Hold Steady, which is a good thing because The Hold Steady aren’t actually that good at “making listenable music,” and has already set into motion a whole fucking lot of things to do now that he’s livin’ single.

Let’s do this list-style!

1. Franzy will be releasing a collection of short stories, titled Complicated Gardening Techniques, via Julius Singer Press on February 11.

2. An East Coast tour has been announced in support of last year’s debut album Major General and St. Sebastian of the Short Stage. (You can also buy Nicolay’s new book on the tour.) Tourdates:

02.19.10 - Alfred, NY - Alfred University, Knight Club
02.20.10 - Washington, DC - DC9 (Roman Kuebler of Oranges Band) *
02.21.10 - Charlottesville, VA - Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
02.22.10 - Richmond, VA - The Camel
02.24.10 - Baltimore, MD - Otto Bar (Roman Kuebler of Oranges Band) *
02.25.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Khyber (Ha Ha Tonka, Peasant) #
02.26.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory (book release party) ^

* Roman Kuebler
# Ha Ha Tonka, Peasant
^ Tim Fite

3. Guignol, Nicolay’s “gypsy-punk” (is that an actual genre now?) band, who recently recorded an album with “anarcho-folk” (is that a genre?) hero Mischief Brew, have also announced a tour. The collaboration album, Fight Dirty, is currently waiting for a physical release date, but digital and cassette versions can be bought at the Cottage Records online store..

Dates:
03.04.10 - Boston, MA - TBA
03.05.10 - Bennington, VT - Bennington College
03.06.10 - Barrington, MA - Bat Barn - Great
03.08.10 - Lowell MA - Live on WUML

• Franz Nicolay: http://www.franznicolay.com
• Cottage Records: http://www.thecottagerecords.com

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