Articles tagged franz nicolay

“I Always Considered Myself a Composer First:” An Interview with Franz Nicolay

Multi-instrumentalist Franz Nicolay established a name for himself in bands like Hold Steady and Against Me!. Here, the self-professed auto-didact discusses Kickstarter campaigns, Springsteen, and his sideline stint as a writer.

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Franz Nicolay: Major General

The Hold Steady's pianist mostly leaves the keyboards to the side and picks up a guitar for his solo debut. The uptempo songs work well, but the ballads, not so much.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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