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19 Essential Hold Steady B-Sides

One of the first things we hear Craig Finn snarl on his band's 2004 debut album is a simple declaration of intent: "We gotta start…
Patrick Hosken | August 27, 2018 - 2:13 pm

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The Hold Steady Announce Boys And Girls In America Hometown Shows

The Hold Steady have already had a great album turn 10 with Separation Sunday hitting the decade mark last year. That means their followup behemoth,…
Collin Robinson | July 18, 2016 - 2:39 pm

Franz Nicolay Rejoins The Hold Steady For Anniversary Shows

Back when the Hold Steady were the best rock band in the world, one of their most crucial members was keyboardist Franz Nicolay, who added…
Tom Breihan | May 5, 2016 - 10:55 am

Franz Nicolay Joins Against Me!

The Hold Steady's loss is Against Me!'s gain? Looks like it. Per a press release that went out this afternoon: "Against Me! has welcomed a…
Brandon Stosuy | May 20, 2010 - 3:44 pm

Franz Nicolay On Why He Quit Hold Steady

The keyboardist/backing vocalist, aka "kind of a [mustached] fox in a hedgehog band," told Paste the Hold Steady have "one big idea -- making literate,…
Brandon Stosuy | January 28, 2010 - 9:19 am

Franz Nicolay Quits The Hold Steady

Yes, Brooklyn's preeminent bar rockers just got one mustache lighter. The keyboardist/accordionist/backup vocalist explains his departure at Stay positive.
Brandon Stosuy | January 21, 2010 - 1:29 pm

New Franz Nicolay Video – “Jeff Penalty” (Stereogum Premiere)

Jeff Penalty fronted the reformed Dead Kennedys for a bit and all he got was this eponymous tune by Hold Steady keyboardist and World/Inferno Friendship…
Brandon Stosuy | April 10, 2009 - 10:56 am