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Late-night show at Alfred University will feature keyboard specialist

Franz Nicolay, multi-instrumentalist from Brooklyn, will visit Alfred University for a late-night performance Friday, Feb. 19 from 10 p.m. to midnight in the Knight Club, Powell Campus Center. The performance is free and open to the public.

Nicolay is best known for playing the accordion and piano in “The World/Inferno Friendship Society” and playing keyboards in “The Hold Steady.” He is also the founder of Anti-Social Music, a composer/performer collective based in New York City, and has performed in the gypsy-klezmer troupe, Guignol.

Rolling Stone noted, “His new solo album, ‘Major General’ looks to catapult him to start status.”

Questions about Nicolay at Alfred University can be directed to the Student Activities Board at