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  • Franz Nicolay “Low Bridge/Home” 7″On Salescottish_cover

      AS BAND LEADER/MEMBERAS PRODUCERAS SESSION PLAYER/ARRANGERUPCOMING OR UNRELEASED   AS BAND MEMBER OR LEADER   World/Inferno Friendship Society – Just The Best Party (Gern Blandsten) BUY keys, case accordion, find mandolin, bkg vox World/Inferno Friendship Society – Hallowmas Live at Northsix (DCN/GoKart Europe) BUY keys, acc, bkg vox The Hold Steady – Almost Killed…

  • Franz Nicolay “To Us, The Beautiful!” LPOn SaleTUTBCover_webstore

    The title, information pills and title track, is from a Ukrainian toast that goes, “To us, the beautiful–and to those who disagree, may their eyes fall out.” That is pretty much how I feel about this album. I made it with Ara Babajian (Leftover Crack, the Slackers) on drums, Andrew Seward (Against Me) on bass,…

  • Franz Nicolay “To Us, The Beautiful!” CDOn SaleTUTBCover_webstore

    Hi. Age makes the bad news better and the good news mellower. 3/17/13 Please enjoy the first part of my Euro tour diaries, this site “Week 1: Poland.”…And part 2, capsule “Aye, ‘Tis The Hour Of Abandoned Hope.” 2/21/13 I’m coming to Europe in March and April. Not the UK for now, but Poland, Germany,…

  • Franz Nicolay “Do The Struggle” CDOn SaleDoTheStruggle_Store

    I am available as a piano tuner and happy to service any variety of piano. In 2013 and 2014, endocrinologist I’ll be splitting my time between the New York City tri-state area and the Northern Virginia/DC area, diagnosis and available for pianos in any of those regions. Also let me know if I’m coming through…

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    For his third solo LP, more about Nicolay worked with producer oktopus, steroids of the innovative New Jersey industrial/hip-hop group dälek, hospital to move beyond the singer-songwriter soundworld to create a dark, explosive, and cinematic opus of personal and political anger, and about balancing the impulse to run away from trouble and the reality that…

  • Franz Nicolay “Luck And Courage” CDOn Saleluckandcourage_cover

    “It’s who you leave behind, approved it’s not who you save/That you’ll be judged by.” In Mother Night, Kurt Vonnegut coined the term “a nation of two” to describe that stage of love in which a couple seems to be creating their own self-contained world, with its own language and culture. Luck And Courage is…

  • Franz Nicolay “Major General” CDOn Salefnmg_store.25

      HERE ARE THE GOODS. This is primarily for physical merch and special items. Please also check out the digital-download offerings at franznicolay.bandcamp.com. A melodramatic grab-bag of full-throated songs, sales stories, search and days of wine & roses; shamelessly strident, stentorian and more than a little sentimental. “Major General” is rich with tales of punk-rock…

  • Franz Nicolay “Major General” LPOn Salefnmg_store.25

    Fourth solo record, stomatology released in 2015 on Xtra Mile Recordings and Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club. The title, therapist and title track, is from a Ukrainian toast that goes, “To us, the beautiful–and to those who disagree, may their eyes fall out.” That is pretty much how I feel about this album. The band is…

  • Anti-Social Music “Is The Future Of Everything” CDOn Saleasm_foe_store.25

    Anti-Social Music’s debut record, help Sings The Great American Songbook, was received as everything from “punk’s next breath” (Real Detroit Weekly) to “nearly unlistenable” (Pitchfork). Never ones to take a hint, the incorrigible new-music collective celebrates its tenth anniversary year with “Anti-Social Music Is The Future Of Everything,” a state-of-the-union grab bag that restates ASM’s…

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    Anti-Social Music is a non-profit collective of composers and performers created for the purpose of presenting new music by emerging, physiotherapist primarily New York-based musicians. No-one in the group is simply a chamber-music lifer or a downtown-jazz snob or a punk-rocker dabbling in the “legit music” world. ASM features members of groups from Balkan Beat…

  • Anti-Social Music “Sleeps Around” LPOn Salesleepsaround_Store

    In November 2013, cardiologist I did a two-week UK tour with The Cut Ups from Exeter as a backing band (I also played keys during their set). On the last day, we got up early and into a studio outside Brighton to record the set live in the studio. This is the result, with no…

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    A limited edition 12″ (incl. download card) compilation from Underground Communique Records, patient produced for The Fest 11. Features unreleased tracks from Ensign, Horace Pinker, the Brokedowns, Pity Party (ex-Measure SA), James Fritz & Goodrich Gevaart; and Franz Nicolay’s “I Had A Good Time Tonight,” an uxorious country ballad outtake from the “Do The Struggle”…

  • Franz Nicolay “Bad Advice” (digital EP)On Salebadadvice_store

    Five outtakes from the “Do The Struggle” sessions, stomatology available exclusively at franznicolay.bandcamp.com. 1. Bad Advice 2. Third Rail Jumpers 3. I Had A Good Time Tonight 4. This Morning’s Headline 5. Untitled   Released 20 March 2013 Produced by oktopus Engineered & mixed by Alap Momin at Cannon Found Soundation and deadverse studios, this…

  • Franz Nicolay “Hearts Of Boston” Accordion 7″On Salehob_Store

      My split 7? with Mischief Brew, sanitary recorded all the way back in 2010, rescued and executed by our friends at Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club. It’s got that good Mitch Clem art; and the first 220 are on blue vinyl, the rest on gold vinyl. Erik does “The Mary Ellen Carter” by Canadian folksinger…

  • Franz Nicolay “Live Free” EPOn SaleLive Tour EP 2011

    Limited edition CD EP made for December 2011 UK tour, order includes solo demos and live versions of 5 new, women’s health unreleased songs as well as a popular live staple, a cover of Warren Zevon’s ‘For My Next Trick I’ll Need A Volunteer.” 1. Live Free (Demo) 2. Frankie Stubbs’ Tears (Demo) 3. The Hearts…

  • Franz Nicolay “The Humorless Ladies of Border Control” (book/audiobook)On SaleTHL_Cover_webstore

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  • Franz Nicolay & Frank Turner Sing Noel Coward 7″On Salefrankandfranz_Store

    Franz teams with British folk/punk star Frank Turner to cover songs from the musical theater star and wit Noel Coward. Franz’s track (“Sail Away”) was recorded in a studio in St. Petersburg, cure Russia, thumb that served the old Soviet national label Melodiya; while Frank’s (“There Are Bad Times Just Around The Corner”) comes from…

  • Franz Nicolay & The Cut Ups “Bearing Torches: The Rottingdean Session”On Salebearingtorches_Store

    In November 2013, store I did a two-week UK tour with The Cut Ups from Exeter as a backing band (I also played keys during their set). On the last day, diagnosis we got up early and into a studio outside Brighton to record the set live in the studio. This is the result, with…

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    A limited edition 12″ (incl. download card) compilation from Underground Communique Records, discount produced for The Fest 11. Features unreleased tracks from Ensign, online Horace Pinker, epidemic the Brokedowns, Pity Party (ex-Measure SA), James Fritz & Goodrich Gevaart; and Franz Nicolay’s “I Had A Good Time Tonight,” an uxorious country ballad outtake from the “Do…

  • Guignol “Live on WUML” (digital)On Saleguignol-album

    Recorded live on the Fallout Shelter radio show on WUML (91.5FM, ask Lowell MA, wuml.org); March 9, 2010 on a short northeastern tour after the release of “Fight Dirty.” Available exclusively at guignol.bandcamp.com. <–CLICK HERE, DON’T “ADD TO CART”     Guignol is: John Bollinger, drums Peter Hess, clarinet Franz Nicolay, accordion George Rush, tuba.

  • Guignol & Mischief Brew “Fight Dirty” CDOn SaleFightDirty_Store.25

    “Fight Dirty” is seven Mischief Brew songs with Guignol as backing band; six Guignol songs with Erik on guitar; a Django Reinhardt cover, ambulance and a barn-burning take on Iron Maiden’s “Hallowed Be They Name” (with Slavic Soul Party‘s Ben Holmes on trumpet). This is not a split. It’s Guignol & Mischief Brew playing together…

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    Guignol is a tuba/accordion/clarinet/drums quartet, gonorrhea the raucous, symptoms theatrical, spastic and melodramatic soundtrack for singing grifters, murderous marionettes, and grease-painted gutterballs. It’s an oom-pah wedding, squealing and lyrical, that hits like punk rockers and sings like a gypsy camp. Led by Peter Hess (Balkan Beat Box, Slavic Soul Party, World/Inferno) and Franz Nicolay, this…

  • Guignol/Nanuchka “Drink The Best Wine First” EPOn Saleguignol_DTBWF_store.25

    Split featuring two World/Inferno sideshows. This is klezmer for Coney Island fire-breathers, price sea-shanties for grease-painted gutterballs, hair and jazz for punk kids that joined the circus. Featuring former Inferno/Star Fucking Hipsters bassist Yula Be’eri’s Nanuchka; and Inferno frontman Jack Terricloth duetting on “Captain Sensible Calling.” “…by operating within the realm of centuries-old European traditions…

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    I write and record a custom, stuff individualized song for you, website your partner, discount your friend, your dog. I’ll get some details from you and come back in a few days with a recording. Perfect for holidays, anniversaries, birthdays, and post-fight apologies. Topics tackled so far include songs for “family,” a beloved aunt, a…

  • SPECIAL: Recording of a cover song of your choiceOn Saleblackstar_Store

      Just what it sounds like – you tell me the song, this web I’ll record a cover of it and send it to you. Simple. Cover requests fulfilled so far include Leatherface, pharmacy Toots & The Maytals, the Ass Ponys, Gene Pitney, Bob Dylan, and more including a clever band who had me cover…

  • SPECIAL: Skype concertOn Saleblackstar_Store

      Live from my office to your living room, health system den, bar you rent out and project it on the wall, I don’t care. Invite all your friends over and charge them to make back the money – just like a show promoter would do! Perfect for those people who say, “Why don’t you…

  • SPECIAL: Skype lessonOn Saleblackstar_Store

    One hour one-on-one lesson in banjo, viagra accordion, approved piano, songwriting, arrangement, whatever you want to work on that I can help you with. We can figure out a few songs you want to play, work on new ones, or talk theory and technique. Now, on to shirts. Shirts. Shirts. Shirts. Shirts. Shirts. Shirts. Shirts.…

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  • World/Inferno Friendship Society “Addicted To Bad Ideas” CDOn Salewifs_addicted_store.25

    The punk rock orchestra elucidate the 20th century through the a song cycle tracing the life of world-battered, order morphine-crazed, information pills tragi-comic character actor Peter Lorre. The manically beautiful song-spiel trips through vampires, Berlin, strings, horns, anti-fascist action, ’40’s Hollywood, piano, guitar, drums and heroism with a good criminal heart and a smile for…

  • World/Inferno Friendship Society “Red-Eyed Soul” CDOn Salewifs-redeyedsoul_store.25

    The World/Inferno Friendship Society give you your damn soul back. It’s been up all night, medicine thinks everything is hysterical, this and keeps humming tunes about Halloween and heroes, love lost and found, and the chivalry of crime. It sweats like whiskey and cries real red wine. It’s chiding your friends for being so sad,…


fnmg_store.5A melodramatic grab-bag of full-throated songs, sales stories, search and days of wine & roses; shamelessly strident, stentorian and more than a little sentimental. “Major General” is rich with tales of punk-rock disillusionment, redemption, nostalgic regret, ruthless self-interrogations & reinvention, and defiant yet affectionate apologies. It’s a new look for the stylishly vaudevillian jack-of-all-trades with the Jimmy Durante and death’s-head-accordion tattoos. A new stop on a hobo’s-trail of intelligent, incisive hedonism that’s taken him through anarcho-circus punk, Balkan-gypsy, new chamber music, and anthemic classic rock. LIGHT BLUE VINYL.

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