How's that for a headline? Of course Franz Nicolay is more than a Rollie Fingers waxed stache, he's an accomplished solo artist, writer, and lover of amuse-bouche. You'll get all those things when you catch Nicolay at a free house party reading from 6-9 pm on Thursday April 8, at 5536 NE 27th Ave.

Come visit our living room for a relaxed evening of stories and songs from writers who musician! Itinerant accordionist and ex-member of The Hold Steady Franz Nicolay (of Guignol, World/Inferno Friendship Society, and others) will read selections from his upcoming story collection Complicated Gardening Techniques. Ivories may also be tinkled.

In support of Franz, Famous Author and trashcan-drummer Mykle Hansen (of such bands as The Golden Greats and The Bad Mintons) will read selections from his in-process story collection Hooray for Death. Strings may also be strummed.

The event is open to the public, but the hosts request that you wipe your feet (it's a house, not a barn) and feel free to brings snacks as well.