Franz Nicolay is a New York musician who has played with myriad acts including the Hold Steady, Against Me!, and the Dresden Dolls and was a founding member of the composer/performer collective Anti-Social Music. "Dying Scene" recently named him #1 of Punk s 10 Best Accordion Players. He teaches at Bard College and this is his first book."
Praise for The Humorless Ladies of Border Control
"A pleasing romp: punk in attitude but literary in execution and a fine work of armchair travel for those unwilling to strap on an accordion on the streets of Rostov for themselves."