The Hold Steady Currently in Search of New Keyboardist


Well, this is certainly disappointing news. After five years of tickling the ivories keyboards for the Hold Steady, Franz Nicolay has decided that now's the time to move on to other projects. "I told the band I'd be leaving in early September, played my last show with them in Minneapolis around Thanksgiving, and dotted the t's and crossed the i's this week," he wrote on his website. Both his exquisitely waxed mustache and his ability to fill out the rollicking bar band's sound will be greatly missed. [AV Club]