Franz Nicolay
Franz Nicolay

Franz Nicolay is a musician and writer from New York. His first book The Humorless Ladies of Border Control: Touring the Punk Underground from Belgrade to Ulaanbaatar was named a New York Times “Season’s Best Travel Book” in 2016.

Wide Angle
Feb. 1 2018 4:00 PMThe 21st-Century Family BandFacing both the economic imperative to tour and social pressure to spend time at home, many rockers—from Mates of State to Amanda Palmer to the Flaming Lips—are bringing home on the road.
June 23 2017 5:51 AMWas This It?Every generation of New York rockers romanticizes its era. In the juicy new book Meet Me in the Bathroom, the early 2000s was the golden age.
July 28 2017 5:56 AMThe Rise and Decline of the “Sellout”A history of the epithet, from its rise among leftists and jazz critics and folkies to its recent fall from favor.