Wednesday 01 Aug // 21:00

FRANZ NICOLAY [New York]
Support by: RANDY ABEL STABLE

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, gypsy-klezmer carnies Guignol, outlaw orchestra Anti-Social Music, and agit-punks Against Me!; and performed or recorded with everyone from Leftover Crack to Bruce Springsteen. His first story collection, “Complicated Gardening Techniques,” was published by Julius Singer Press in 2009.

“One of today’s master singer/songwriters and musicians.” – Philadelphia Examiner

“A performer with a real streak of genius.” – Maverick Magazine

“Nicolay’s skill at playing punk sage on one song and slightly troubled troubadour on the next is really something special.” – Pitchfork

“Recasting the windswept folk artist as someone with piratical swagger…like Nick Cave leading an American Pogues,” – Q Magazine

 

  • Start: 21:00
  • Tickets: Rmb 50
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