Entries tagged with: Andrew WK
First Lil Bub and now Gary Gnu...
Westchester's second Pop Goes the Culture variety show, a colorful evening of meaningful performances and meaningless awards recognizing favorite pop culture acts, was held Saturday, March 2 at the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers. The event, which honored everyone from Broadway star Gregory Jbara to Capitol Theatre owner Peter Shapiro, was presented by Mamaroneck author Jon Chattman and his A-Sides brand Pictured (L-to-R) Chattman, honorees - rocker Andrew W.K. and Great Space Coaster puppet Gary Gnu (with Jim Martin). Photo by: Lindsay Burdick WittsYou might not consider this news, but no gnews is good gnews!
Internet cat celebrity Lil Bub moves to cable for Lil Bub's Special Special which airs on Animal Planet this Saturday (2/8) at 9 PM EST. It's bound to be weird -- guests include Amy Sedaris and Andrew WK (who's got Grand Piano parties in NYC in April). Get a taste, with help from AWK and a dude playing a "saxitar," via the video for single "Star Party Animal." It's pretty much what you'd expect, which is a good thing. You can also pre-order the single on iTunes and net proceeds will go to a charity of Lil BUB's choice.
Watch the video -- and a couple other clips from the Special Special -- below...
Andrew WK at Santos in 2013 (more by Dan Bracaglia)
At the tail end of 2013, Andrew WK celebrated New Year's Eve at Irving Plaza, and we weren't there but it unsurprisingly sounds like it was pretty wild. Whether you were there or not, you can remember it forever by purchasing one of Andrew's new limited edition New Year's Eve posters. For $10 more, you can get it autographed by Andrew. Available to purchase here. Also check out a video from NYE below.
Andrew also has some other dates coming up, including more of his solo Grand Piano Parties at Subculture like the ones he did in November. He'll be at Subculture on April 25 and 26, and tickets for night 1 and night 2 are on sale now.
All upcoming dates are listed, along with that video, below...
Baby Dee at Brooklyn Masonic Temple in 2010 (more by Greg Cristman)
Performance artist/multi-instrumentalist/singer Baby Dee, known for collaborations with Andrew WK, Antony and others, plus another Antony collaborator who Baby Dee often shares the stage with, Little Annie, are teaming up for a Christmas Eve show at Joe's Pub, a place they've played together before. It's probably one of the only shows in NYC that night, so if "an evening of depressive snowmen, disgruntled reindeer, incontinent Santas, washed up hermaphrodites and yuletide sobstresses" sounds like your way to spend Christmas Eve, then this is not to miss. Tickets are on sale now.
Little Annie and Baby Dee released the collaborative album, State of Grace in 2012. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy features on the title track, and you can stream that song, along with the rest of the album, below...
Flatbush Zombies at North Coast Festival 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
Thanksgiving is upon us, and in addition to stuffing your face on Thursday, it also means looking for good deals on all your holiday shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (and probably the rest of December). NYC music venues Irving Plaza and Gramercy Theatre are getting in on the Black Friday/Cyber Monday fun, and offering no Ticketmaster fees for all shows happening in December and January at Irving and Dec-Feb at Gramercy.
Starting at 12:01 AM on Friday (11/29), and running through 11:59 PM on Monday (12/2), you can get fee-less tickets to Flatbush Zombies (tix), A$AP Ferg (tix), Gwar (tix), Andrew WK (New Year's Eve) (tix), Mykki Blanco (New Year's Eve) (tix), Los Campesinos!/Speedy Ortiz (tix), and more.
confetti at Amanda Palmer's NYE show last year (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The fact that Phish will play the refurbished Madison Square Garden again this New Year's Eve is old news already, but Barclays Center just announced today (10/31) who will be playing the Brooklyn arena's second-ever New Year's Eve show, and the honor goes to.... Billy Joel (UPDATE: and the recently reunited Ben Folds Five) (last year was Jay-Z and Coldplay).
Here are a few already-announced New Year's Eve shows we're rather be at this year...
Andrew WK parties at Irving Plaza.
Mykki Blanco will help make Gramercy Theater ghetto fabulous.
Moon Boots plays Output.
Delta Spirit plays Brooklyn Bowl.
DIIV, Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth and Nothing play Baby's All Right.
Patti Smith doesn't play on NYE proper, but does play year-end shows right before that on December 29 and 30 at Webster Hall.
Browse more NYC NYE Concert Options in our new year-round concert calendar.
Or maybe just head to Mexico!
P.S. If you're in Austin, you'll want to catch the Breeders.
Back in September, the NY Mag-affiliated blog Bedford + Bowery opened up a pop-up called the B+B Newsroom on Grand St, just off Bedford in Williamsburg, a space that hosts panel discussions, artists talks and screenings. (Some people were disappointed that it didn't turn out to be a cat cafe like posters promised.) They've hosted discussions on the state of nightlife and DIY venues, did some stuff during CBGB Fest and other events. The space is popping down at the end of the month but they do have a few interesting things -- all free -- planned before they do, including the previously-mentioned Andrew WK lecture on partying on 10/29. Here's a few highlights:
Tonight (10/23) they're screening documentary Dirty Old Town which is about Billy Leroy of the iconic and Billy's Antiques & Props which was at Bowery and Houston until last year. (You may know him from from cable reality shows Baggage Battles or Storage Wars.) Billy will be in attendance at the screening.
On Thursday (10/24) they're hosting a screening of The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations, a documentary about the beloved children's book which just premiered at The New Yorker Festival.
Sunday (10/27) is "Comedy Night" with BV contributor Dave Hill, plus Greg Barris, Sara Armour, Matteo Lane and Neal Stastny.
And on October 30, they'll host a panel discussion titled "How to Grown an Indie Label" with the heads of local indie record labels labels Captured Tracks, Loma Vista, and Cascine.
You can see the full rundown of events over at B+B. Trailers for Dirty Old Town and The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations below...
Andrew WK at Santos in May (more by Dan Bracaglia)
If you're wondering if Andrew WK ever stops partying, no, he doesn't. He's got 'The Party Bible' coming out, and there's still a few European dates left on his tour with Marky Ramone (which hit NYC twice). And now he's announced a headlining NYC show to happen on one of the biggest party days of the year: New Year's Eve (12/31) (not his first time). Andrew and his band will ring in the new year at Irving Plaza, and you can probably count on this getting prettttttty crazy. Tickets are on Live Nation and Music Geeks (password: "musicgeeks") now, and the general on-sale begins Friday (10/18) at 10 AM.
Andrew WK is also giving a lecture on partying (seems kind of contradictory, no?) in Brooklyn on October 29 at Bedford + Bowery Newsroom (155 Grand St), and he'll be doing a solo "Grand Piano Party" at NYC's Subculture on November 15 and 16. Tickets for night 1 and night 2 of the Grand Piano Party are on sale now.
All dates are listed below...
Andrew W.K. @ Riot Fest Chicago earlier this month (more by Cory Dewald)
Party aficionado Andrew W.K., who is hard at work on his tome, The Party Bible, is also starting his tour with Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg this week. (Maybe you saw them at Santos back in May.) When we originally posted about this tour, they were to have played Irving Plaza on October 3, but that show has since been moved a couple days later and is now happening Saturday, October 5 at Irving Plaza. All tickets from the original will be honored, and are still available. If you'd like to go for free, we've also got a few pairs of tickets to give away! In addition to tickets, winners will also be able to meet Andrew, Marky, and the band.
All Blitzkrieg dates and contest details can be found below...
If there is a word that is synonymous with Andrew WK, it is "party." It's in his signature song, it's in the name of the NYC venue he owns (where Joan Jett is playing soon), it is woven throughout the very fibre of his white-wearing being. If you've ever tried to party as hard as Andrew WK and failed, he is now here to help via his first book, The Party Bible. Says AWK:
This book is the culmination of my entire career as a professional partier. In fact, this book is the culmination of my entire life. Everything that has ever and never happened has led to me being in the perfect position to receive the contents of The Party Bible and write it down, once and for all. This is a powerful and dangerous feeling, but it is definitely meant to happen. I'm grateful to all my party friends for requesting this book. This is our book.How did Andrew come to write this book? Who can really say, but a video dramatization (some might call it promotional material) is in this post.
Andrew WK, who played Riot Fest Chicago recently, is currently finishing up his "Party Messiah" solo tour. The Party Bible, which will come with a soundtrack CD, will be published by Simon & Schuster, date TBA.
Tour dates are listed, along with video, below...
photos by Kirstie Shanley
Gwar / Danzig
Not long after [Andrew W.K.'s set], on the Roots Stage, part-time UCLA professor and full-time punk rocker Greg Graffin joined his band Bad Religion. The great thing about the California punk veterans is that the majority of their songs (in true punk rock fashion) rarely pass the two-minute mark. We were treated to a nice variety of songs from their 30+ year career, including classics like "I Want to Conquer the World," "We're Only Gonna Die," and "Infected." They also performed a few tunes from this year's True North, such as "Fuck You," "Dharma and the Bomb," and the LP's title track. The members threw around some self-depreciating humor, poking fun at their age. "We've been around since the 80s!" said Graffin, now fully greyed. Their songs are timeless, and some are even more relevant now than ever. Just go re-listen to "21st Century Digital Boy." [BV Chicago]Chicago's Riot Fest (the second of three Riot Fests this year) is currently underway. It's on its third and final day (9/15) as we speak (set times). The festival began this past Friday (9/13), and on the first day we caught sets by Danzig, Joan Jett, Bad Religion, Gwar, Atmosphere, Andrew WK, Smoking Popes, Saul Williams, Dessa, and more. Pictures from that day are in this post, and there's more pictures, plus a review, over at BV Chicago.
More day 1 pics below...
Pixies, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Suicidal Tendencies, Andrew W.K., Hatebreed, T.S.O.L., Off With Their Heads, The Flatliners, Nativ, Hostage Calm, The Interrupters, New Beat Fund, and Pet Symmetry will all be joining us this September to round out this rock and roll carnival!Bummer about the cancellations (feel better Lemmy!), but nice additions, Kim Deal-less Pixies included. Get your tickets, stay cool, and check out the just-released map of Lollapalooza this year.
Regrettably, a few bands have had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. Motörhead, Bad Brains, and Attack Attack! will not be able to make it this year.
Keep an eye out for the daily schedules and individual day passes for all of this year's Riot Fests Wednesday, July 24.
Andrew WK at Santos in May (more by Dan Bracaglia)
Black Sabbath, whose current lineup includes Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk, are going on a tour this year in support of their new album, 13, and they've just announced that professional partier Andrew WK (who just broke a world drum record) will be joining them on tour to open each night with a DJ set before Sabbath play. Regarding being asked to join the tour, Andrew said:
I'm just shocked. It's just the most incredible dream come true! This is the greatest honor I could be given. I remember when the phone rang and I first heard that Black Sabbath wanted me to be their exclusive opening act. I was really in a state of disbelief - almost sick with amazement and excitement. It took about 3 days until I fully mastered the reality of this opportunity and realized it was really going to happen. Black Sabbath's music changed my life from the first time I heard it, and this tour will change my life all over again. I couldn't be more thankful or humbled by this one-in-a-billion miracle. Can this really be real!? What kind of adventure will this be!?The tour never actually hits NYC but it comes close on August 4 at PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel, NJ) and August 8 at Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT). The NJ show appears sold out at the moment, but tickets are still available for the CT show.
All dates are listed, along with a video of Andrew WK performing with Ozzy's daughter Kelly Osbourne, below...
Andrew WK at Santos in May (more by Dan Bracaglia)
Professional partier Andrew WK is in the midst of some shows singing in Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg (he already did one in NYC), and today he'll attempt to set a drumming world record. At 7 PM today (6/19), Andrew will head to the Oakley Store in Times Square and attempt to drum for 24 hours straight until Thursday at 7 PM, to set the record for "LONGEST DRUM SESSION IN A RETAIL STORE."
Throughout his session, he'll be joined by other drummers, including Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Marky Ramone (Ramones), Questlove (The Roots), Liberty DeVitto (former drummer for Billy Joel), and some serious hard hitters like Nick Jonas (Jonas Brothers) and Zac Hanson (Hanson). Plus there will be some surprise guests joining him along the way too.
The session will be hosted by OMusicAwards.com, aka the people who were also behind the Flaming Lips world record attempt. If you can't make it to Times Square, you can also watch the session stream live at the O Music Awards website. More information on O Music Award's blog and Andrew WK's site.
photos by Dan Bracaglia
Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg with Andrew WK @ Santos, 5/3/2013
There is a good chance that Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg featuring Andrew WK are packing for (if not already on their way to) Serbia now (they play there on 5/9), but the band warmed for their tour with a show on Friday at Santos Party House (May 3). Playing a 90 minute set of Ramones classics with the party-animal on vocals (and Marky on drums), Santos became a mass of singalongs, stage-dives and general insanity.
If you missed out on Santos, fear not. Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg will play another NYC show on October 3 at Irving Plaza as part of a string of dates. Tickets are still available. More pictures from Santos, and a video too, are below.
This Saturday (5/4), NYC's New Museum is presenting "New Museum Untapped: Music in the Park," a day of free music happening as part of the "IDEAS CITY StreetFest," which goes down from 11 AM to 6 PM, occupying more than a square block around the New Museum. The musical performances will take place on the basketball courts in Sara D. Roosevelt Park from noon to 4 PM. Artists playing include La Big Vic, Maria Minerva (whose new Bless EP is out now), Pearl Necklace, Erika Spring (of Au Revoir Simone), Lorna Dune, and Michael Alan.
Saturday night, Andrew WK will use his keyboard to control the lights on the outside of the New Museum.
Show flyer and a newish Maria Minerva demo below...
photos by Greg Cristman
"A night of Round Robin improvs and Julia Holter just adjusted her sheet music??? #undeadjazz #redmusicacademy" - Bill Bragin
"James Chance. You too with the sheet music?" - Bill Bragin
Andrew Bird & Joe Lavano / Kim Gordon / Julia Holter & Thundercat
The Red Bull Music Academy NYC residency continued last night (5/1) with the sold-out Night Of Improvised Round Robin Duets, which went down at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. The night featured a ton of incredible performers, including (in order of appearance) Jameszoo, Questlove, Matana Roberts, Mary Halvorson, Thundercat, Julia Holter, Kim Gordon, Dosh, Roy Hargrove, James Chance, Kim Gordon, Andrew WK, Bernie Worrell, Glenn Gotche, Erik Friedlander, Vijay Iyer, Robert Glasper, DJ Spinna, Don Byron, Andrew Bird, and Joe Lovano. Pictures from that night are in this post.
Many of the performers have other upcoming Red Bull Music Academy events (or non-RBMA shows) in NYC too. Kim Gordon plays tonight (5/2) at Knockdown Center in Queens as one half of the duo Body/Head with Bill Nace. Other artists on the bill include Stephen O'Malley, Prurient, Vatican Shadow, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, Noveller, Mick Barr, Pharmakon, Pete Swanson and many more. That show
appears sold out is back on sale.
The "Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets" also doubled as part of the Undead Music Festival, which includes another Andrew Bird and Martin Dosh show on Saturday (5/4) at Shapeshifter Lab, where he'll be playing as a duo with Martin Dosh. The rest of that bill includes Jeremy Ylvisaker and Todd Sickafoose. Tickets for that are still available.
More pictures from the "Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets" below...
(photo via facebook)
Abby: They were so much fun. We had been looking forward to them for a long time.In that same interview, Potty Mouth mentioned that they're planning to tour this June, and though that tour hasn't been announced in full yet, we know that it includes day 1 of Ladyfest Philly, which goes down from June 7 - 9. And before that, they'll return to NYC for a show at Cake Shop on June 5 with Pretty Greens. Even sooner, they'll open for Andrew WK in Hartford, CT this Friday (4/19) at Arch Street Tavern (tickets).
Ally: They were both so different. The Indie Pop Prom was an insanely packed party at 285 Kent, so many fucking people, everyone was drunk, and then the next show at the New Museum was a very nice space with older people who might not necessarily come to our shows--a museum-y type of vibe. But it was cool because they were really different, but they were both in New York.
Potty Mouth are currently working on their debut full length. Not much info has been revealed about that, but the album is set to include their killer single, "Damage." Check out the video for that song, a full set video of their recent Cambridge Elks Lodge show, and all currently scheduled dates listed below...
It goes without saying, but our thoughts and prayers are going out to all those in Boston right now, and to all those affected everywhere.
Marky Ramone, who drummed in the Ramones from 1978-1983 and again from 1987 until the band called it quits in 1996, is still kicking and currently doing his own project, Mark Ramone's Blitzkrieg. Marky is taking that band on tour this October, but what's most interesting is that for this tour lead vocals will be handled by Andrew WK. The tour hits NYC on October 3 at Irving Plaza, but you can also catch them in NYC much sooner than that when they play a pre-tour one-off at Andrew's venue, Santos Party House on May 3. Tickets for the Santos show go on sale Wednesday (4/3) at 10 AM and tickets for the Irving show go on sale Friday (4/5).
All dates are listed below...
"On May 1 the Brooklyn Masonic Temple will welcome a host of artists to participate in a unique evening of live improvisation. No Wave pioneer James Chance, Wilco's Glenn Kotche, ?uestlove of The Roots, Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth fame, and Parliament Funkadelic founding member Bernie Worrell are among the more than 20 artists slated to perform together on stage. The show is part of the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy festival that will touch down in New York from April 28 to May 31 with an unprecedented series of 37 concerts, club nights and special events in 34 venues around town."Tickets are still on sale. The just-announced list of performers and more information is below...
Montreal duo Blue Hawaii will release their debut album, Untogether, next week (3/5) via Arbutus Records. That's the cover art above. Alex Cowan and Braids' Raphaelle Standell-Preston have crafted a lovely record, airy with skittering beats and Raphaelle's otherworldly harmonies. (Aphex Twin covering the Cocteau Twins is an apt, if reductive, description.) You can check out a couple tracks below and stream the entire album at Pitchfork.
Blue Hawaii, who are little more of a party live than on their new record, will spend much of this spring on tour, starting in Austin for SXSW. The pair will then hit the road for a few dates with their Arbutus labelmates Doldrums on the West Coast, followed by a stint opening for Purity Ring. While none of those dates hit NYC, Blue Hawaii will be here next week, having been added to Andrew WK's show at 285 Kent on March 6 that also features DOM, Cities Aviv and DJ Dickpic. Tickets are $16 but include an open Brooklyn Brewery bar.
All dates are listed below...
Andrew W.K.'s Super Bowl 2013 halftime show at Santos (more by Dan Bracaglia)
If you live in NYC and want to see Andrew W.K., the question isn't ever really "when will there be a show?" as much as it's "which one should I go to?" with pretty much new Andrew W.K. shows popping up by the minute. He just did a Super Bowl halftime show at Santos and has a slot at upcoming pop punk festival Skate and Surf.
But this upcoming 285 Kent show on March 6 that he just scheduled is looking like one of his cooler appearances in a while. That venue's been hosting some pretty great bills lately, and for this one, Andrew W.K. will be joined by DOM, CIties Aviv, Dickpic (aka the collaborative project of DJ Dog Dick and Pictureplane), and Cool Serbia. That should make for an all-around crazy night and tickets to be part of it are on sale now.
Andrew W.K. will also be at IFC Center on February 28 (323 Avenue of the Americas) for a screening of David Lynch's The Elephant Man. Not sure what he'll be doing, but he'll be there.
All dates are listed below...
by Andrew Sacher
Marnie Stern at Santos in 2011 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
The February 2013 taping of the "Beginnings" podcast at UCB East (2/5) is set to feature a pretty stellar lineup with musicians Andrew W.K. and Marnie Stern, comedians Opus Moreschi (The Colbert Report) and Chris Gethard, and "special unnameable guest." $5 reservations are available now.
As for Marnie Stern, she doesn't have too many dates coming up, but she will release her new album, The Chronicles of Marnia, on March 19 via Kill Rock Stars. The album is her first without drum maniac Zach Hill (who is now occupying his time in Death Grips) and was instead recorded with Kid Millions of Oneida behind the kit. Two of the tracks, "Year of the Glad" and "East Side Glory," have been revealed from the album, and while they don't sound as mathy and all over the place as her previous material, they're just as characteristically weird in their own way. You can listen to both, check out the album art and tracklist, and see a list of upcoming shows below.
Andrew WK at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Super Bowl XLVII is around the corner (February 3), and you already know that in between the Ravens taking on the 49ers and all the (hopefully) funny commercials, Beyonce is playing the halftime show and she'll also be bringing out her reunited Destiny's Child for a portion of it.
But if you're in NYC and seeing Beyonce on TV isn't your thing, you can head to Santos Party House to watch the game and catch venue owner Andrew WK performing live during halftime. That show also includes MC Todd and Aleister X and tickets are on sale now, and include a free drink (so needless to say, admission is 21+) and Roberta's pizza (not free).
Andrew WK has a few other dates coming up, including a solo set at Skate and Surf Festival in New Jersey, and all of those are listed below...