Of his next broadcast (Monday, April 9), Ted Coe, producer/host of “The Freak Power Ticket,” writes:“I’ll never forget the first time I saw Franz Nicolay perform at a hardcore punk-music festival in Philadelphia, PA, in 2005. Everyone seemed to be adorned in black on that hot summer night: wearing screen-printed black tees and black shorts, sporting what seemed to be mostly black ink in their tattoo work.
To my surprise, amidst this scene, out walks an incredibly natty punk-rock orchestra, The World/Inferno Friendship Society, from Brooklyn, NYC!
Years removed from that life-changing musical experience, I find myself greeting a now old-friend, Mr. Nicolay (and his trademark waxed-mustache), into the KCSB studios for a solo set of his cabaret-inflected music (typically accompanied by accordion, piano, banjo, or guitar).
I’m excited to share Franz’s music again with KCSB listeners! He comes with some terrific stories to tell, too, including involvement with the experimental collective, Anti-Social Music, the popular indie-rock band The Hold Steady, and the gypsy-klezmer troupe, Guignol.Joining the on-air festivities this Monday, from 11am-12noon, will be the multi-instrumentalist, all-female “Cabaret Warbler” trio The Debutante Hour, also from New York. The band features Maria Sonevytsky, a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology (and the wife of Mr. Nicolay). It should be a memorable hour!”
Both groups will be joining local folk-punk band One Perfect Crime later Monday night at the Biko Garage Showspace (6612 Sueño Rd. in Isla Vista) from 730-10pm, an all-ages concert that’s open to the entire public.
“The Freak Power Ticket” airs on Mondays through the spring from 11am-12noon on KCSB.