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Andrew WK played a John Hughes show @ LPR (MP3), releasing a piano album (art), touring w/ a quartet (dates)

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Radio Happy Hour 8/8/09 Featuring Andrew W.K. (MP3)

Andrew W.K.

Andrew W.K. adds another page to his rapidly growing repertoire with an album of “spontaneous solo piano improvisations,” 55 Cadillac, due out on September 8th. The record will be the first full-length release on his Skyscraper Music Maker label (after the amazing DAMN: The Mixtape! earlier this year). He’ll accompany its release with a set of tour dates alongside the Calder Quartet, a contemporary classical group that he’s gigged with before. Last year, A.W.K. and the Quartet played a November 15th Wordless Music show at (Le) Poisson Rouge, performing a set that included compositions by Philip Glass, Bach improvisations and a closing set of A.W.K.’s I Get Wet material.

The tour kicks off September 29th, and visits NYC’s Joe’s Pub on Friday, October 2nd. Tickets will be go on sale this Saturday.

Andrew W.K. appeared as the featured guest at LPR’s monthly Radio Happy Hour on August 8th. The podcast of that episode, which is John Hughes themed (planned more than a month before the bad news), is posted above. There’s also a video of Andrew W.K. on piano from that gig, with videos from his Calder Quartet performance, 55 Cadillac info, and all tour dates, posted below…

Andrew W.K. – I LOVE NYC w/ Calder Quartet

ANDREW W.K. – I GET WET w/ CALDER QUARTET NYC

Andrew W.K. – PARTY HARD w/ Calder Quartet

Andrew W.K. at Radio Happy Hour

Andrew W.K.

55 Cadillac tracklist
1. Begin The Engine
2. Seeing The Car
3. Night Driver
4. Central Park Cruiser
5. 5
6. City Time
7. Car Nightmare
8. Cadillac

Andrew W.K. – 2009 Tour Dates
Sat Aug 22 Folkets Park – NYKVARN, Stockholms län
Wed Sep 16 Columbia, SC – University of South Carolina – Russell House Ballroom
Tue Sep 29 Brookline, MA – Coolidge Corner Theater #
Wed Sep 30 Washington, DC – Sixth & I Synagogue #
Thu Oct 01 Chicago, IL – Lakeshore Theatre #
Fri Oct 02 New York, NY – Joe’s Pub #
Sun Oct 04 Toronto, ON – Trinity St. Paul’s Church #
Wed Oct 07 San Francisco, CA – The Swedish American Hall #
Thu Oct 08 Los Angeles, CA – Largo #
# w/ the Calder Quartet

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