Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on August 13, 2009

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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Comments (15)

MEH-ndrew W. K.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2009 12:43 PM

WIN-drew W.K. more like.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2009 1:18 PM

PARTY!

Posted by party | August 13, 2009 1:27 PM

Im so sad I'm going to be out of town for this :(!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2009 1:36 PM

god, his 15 minutes have turned into 15 years.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2009 2:13 PM

^^
Seriously, I wish he'd just go away. Such a tool.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2009 4:51 PM

come party in new orleans!! we'd love to have you!

Posted by stacey | August 13, 2009 5:32 PM

the guys who are badmouthing Andrew must have pretty awful lives. Who would want to be friends with them!?

Seriously, how can anyone hate Andrew WK? How is that even possible?

Posted by davy | August 13, 2009 7:05 PM

Hating Andrew WK is like hating life, or fun. Which tells you a lot about these anonymous sphincters' taste in music, doesn't it?

Posted by Daniel Lyons | August 14, 2009 1:04 AM

god, his 15 minutes have turned into 15 years.

Posted by mantolama | August 14, 2009 3:37 AM

I've only ever heard that one record, you know, where every second word is "party." That record fucking sucks. Listen to Fugazi, you vapid cunts.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2009 11:25 AM

Andrew WK just worked with this band Renminbi on their new EP. Check out the interview http://blog.indiepit.com/2009/08/11/fine-print-renminbis-surface/

Posted by kristin almonte | August 14, 2009 4:08 PM

I LOVE ANDREW WK. FUCK YOU HIPSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by SEAN | August 15, 2009 1:30 AM

i like!

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 1:12 PM

Andrew!!! Please come to Israel!

Posted by chord finder | May 27, 2010 2:25 AM

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