Sink or Swim Promotions presents Franz Nicolay + Aaron Cometbus + Nowhere Club + King of The Alps

7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£8adv (+ booking fee)

Franz Nicolay is a musician and writer living in New York’s Hudson Valley. In addition to records under his own name (“a natural-born star”—Pitchfork), he has been a member of cabaret-punk orchestra The World/Inferno Friendship Society, “world’s best bar band” the Hold Steady, Balkan-jazz quartet Guignol, co-founded the composer-performer collective Anti-Social Music, was a touring member of agit-punks Against Me!; and recorded or performed with dozens of other acts. He was once named #1 of “Punk’s 10 Best Accordion Players.” His new record New River is out now on Don Giovanni Records.

His first book, The Humorless Ladies of Border Control: Touring the Punk Underground from Belgrade to Ulaanbaatar, was named a “Season’s Best Travel Book” by The New York Times. His second book, the novel Someone Should Pay For Your Pain, was called “a knockout fiction debut” by Buzzfeed; and was named one of Rolling Stone’s “Best Music Books of 2021”

Support from: Aaron Cometbus (Spoken World), King of The Alps & Nowhere Club

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