Review: Franz Nicolay Forgets His Mustache Wax, Goes Lite for ‘Luck & Courage’

Pretty clever album art though. The bunny embodies the name.

Franz Nicolay is a man of many hats. Founder of the World/Inferno Friendship Society. Former member of the Hold Steady. Current member of Against Me! and Guignol. Plus, he’s played with the Dresden Dolls, the Living End, Mariachi El Bronx, and Bouncing Souls, and probably written some books or plays too.  Many hats, but only one mustache — a fantastic handlebar that he willfully ignores on his latest solo LP, Luck & Courage.

“Fans hoping for some waxed-mustache melodrama of the Coney Island variety will be woefully disappointed: Nicolay has shelved his accordion in favor of shuffling folk.”

But what about the chops? Read more at The A.V. Club.

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BONNAROO 2010: Reporting from Day Four

Against Me! spreads love, punk rock style (Matt Kiser)

And finally, there was Day Four, a winding down of sorts that climaxed with Dave Matthews Band headlining. Of course, I wasn’t there for that. And I definitely wasn’t somewhere deep in the campgrounds shooting off fireworks. I’ll tell you where I was was, though: covering sets by Against Me! and Zac Brown Band. Read about that, and about a special appearance from one of the ice cream world’s few celebrities, here.

Check out days one, two, and three.