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Gawker Thread Unearths High School Yearbook Photos Of Eddie Vedder, Grimes, Beyoncé, More

A Gawker post yesterday asked readers to post high school yearbook pictures of famous people, and the response unearthed movie stars, politicians, reality TV notables and, most importantly, some music celebs. People who may have sat in the same room as them during biology sophomore year flocked to the comments to post pictures of… More »

By: James Rettig / December 31, 2014

Watch Jonah Hill Cover Drake, Scarlett Johansson Cover New Order, Stephen Malkmus Cover The Black Crowes, Jarvis Cocker Cover Celine Dion For Vice’s 20th Birthday In Brooklyn

There was a not-entirely-common sight down around the Brooklyn Navy Yard last night. Dozens of cabs lined the street, because depending on where you're coming from the Navy Yard can kind of be a pain to get to, and also because NYC's been doing this thing where it's decided to just rain constantly in December,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 6, 2014

Vice Turns 20 Party Brings Insane Lineup Feat. Karen O, Lil Wayne, Stephen Malkmus, Pussy Riot, Jonah Hill & Spike Jonze, Jarvis Cocker, Many More To Brooklyn Tomorrow

Vice is throwing an invite-only party tomorrow night in Brooklyn to celebrate their 20th anniversary, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner -- who will be part of the house band along with Andrew Wyatt, Pauli PSM, and Jack Lawrence -- posted the lineup for the event on his Twitter account tonight. It's pretty… More »

By: James Rettig / December 4, 2014

Uber Partnering With Spotify

According to The New York Times, Uber is partnering up with Spotify. Soon, the taxi service will allow passengers to play music from their phones during their ride. The service will apparently work whether or not the Uber car has an AUX output, but it's unclear at this point exactly how the two service… More »

By: James Rettig / November 15, 2014

Q&A: Andrew W.K. Discusses His New Kids Show, Meredith Graves’ Essay, & Being A Male Model-Turned-Role Model

Andrew W.K.'s new family television show Meet Me At The Reck premieres tomorrow. The six-part series follows W.K. with a group of kids at a rec center in Los Angeles as they work on different projects. The show has a Sesame Street feel and brings along some guest stars like NASA scientist Michael Meacham and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 3, 2014

Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves Shares Essay On Andrew W.K., Lana Del Rey, Double Standards, & Authenticity

Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves gave a spoken word performance at Basilica Soundscape this past weekend and read an essay she wrote, which has now been published in full on The Talkhouse. It addresses the idea of authenticity as it relates to musical acts like Andrew W.K. and Lana Del Rey and, more specifically,… More »

By: James Rettig / September 15, 2014

Check Out Young Andrew W.K.’s Hunky Modeling Headshots

Andrew W.K. wears many proverbial hats. There's Andrew W.K. the patron saint of partying, there's the children's show host, there's the one time Wolf Eyes member and producer for noise bands like Sightings, there's the motivational speaker. Now we can had model to that list. It appears W.K. spent a period in the '90… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 20, 2014

Andrew W.K. & Lil Bub – “Star Party Animal” Video

Human party machine Andrew W.K. and celebrity cat Lil Bub both seem like certain corners of the internet made flesh, so it makes sense to see them, um, duetting on a new song called "Star Party Animal." A music video for this particular jam, a Meat Loaf-esque operatic piano banger, will air on the Animal… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 2014

Run The Jewels – “36” Chain” Video

El-P and Killer Mike have a proud history of making cartoonishly violent music videos, both alone and together, and the first video for their Run The Jewels collaborative project ups the gore content once again. The video for "36" Chain" opens when marauders kidnap Mr. Killums, the sociopathic puppet from El's "The FullMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2013

Watch Andrew W.K. Break The World Drumming Record

Since last night people all over have been tuning in to watch Andrew W.K. attempt to break the record for "longest drum session in a retail store" by playing drums for 24 hours straight. The craziest part is that he's actually closing in on the final hour! You can watch the stream on O Music'… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 20, 2013

Andrew WK Is The Face Of Playtex Wipes

Way before Andrew W.K. was the dude who clogged your Facebook timeline with inane PARTY TIPS, he was making some of the best music of the aughts, namely his 2001 debut I Get Wet and its follow-up, 2003's The Wolf, which were loaded with music ostensibly purposed to soundtrack -- yes -- parties, but which… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 6, 2013

Andrew W.K.’s Trip To Bahrain Cancelled By State Department

Andrew W.K. broke news last week that he would be visiting Bahrain as part of a State Department delegation devoted to spreading American culture overseas. Unfortunately, the trip has now been cancelled (according to DCist). A spokesperson for the State Department made this statement:… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 26, 2012

Watch Andrew W.K. Play One Million Volt Keyboard Solo With David Blaine

I kinda stopped paying attention to illusionists when Gob Bluth was kicked out of the Alliance of Magicians, and while I do remember some aspect of that movie The Prestige involving Nikolai Tesla, I'm not entirely sure how being continually shocked by bolts of electricity produced by giant Tesla Coils qualifies as "magic."… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 8, 2012

Watch Andrew W.K. Speak At My Little Pony Convention

A few months ago, news circulated that relentlessly positive party monster Andrew W.K. would speak at a My Little Pony convention, and the reaction was pretty much universal: "What is that going to look like?" Well, the convention, complete with AWK panel, happened this past weekend, and now we can answer the question for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 1, 2012

Andrew W.K. Talks Bronies, Comic-Con, I Get Wet Reissue

Name: Andrew W.K. Progress Report: The undisputed king of partying talks about comics, reissuing I Get Wet, making new music, and what it means to become an official “Brony.” In addition to being an expert in the fine art of making a party, Andrew W.K. could also teach everyone a thing or two about… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / August 15, 2012

Andrew W.K. To Speak At My Little Pony Convention

It's hard to even imagine what a My Little Pony fan convention might possibly look like, but there's one coming to Strongsville, Ohio 9/28-30. It's called Canterlot Gardens, and one of the events that the convention promises is a motivational-speaker talk from Andrew W.K., which is weird and unexpected from about a million different… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2012

Win Win – “Pop A Gumball” Video (Feat. Spank Rock, Andrew W.K. & Matt Sweeney)

Last year, Win Win, the dance trio led by former Spank Rock producer XXXchange, released their self-titled debut album. Today, their track "Pop A Gumball" gets a video, and it stars Spank Rock, Andrew W.K., Chavez's Matt Sweeney, and a girl who dances expressively while wearing a slip. Given that cast of characters, you'd expect… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 29, 2012

Andrew W.K. – “Go Go Go” Video

Andrew W.K. recently wrote a song for the World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo, which is not a thing I know anything about. However, this is a guy who's written about 18 amazing songs with "party" in the title, so he's obviously the guy you want doing your triumphant sports anthems. In the song's video, AWK… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2011

Matt & Kim, Soulja Boy, Andrew W.K. – “I’m A Goner” Video

In addition to allocating corporate funds to underwrite "I'm A Goner," created and produced by Matt & Kim and featuring Andrew W.K. and Souja Boy, Converse gave director Rodney Ascher the means to make it a video. Which means all of the aforementioned principals hung out in an ER smeared in corpse paint… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 22, 2011

Matt & Kim, Soulja Boy, & Andrew W.K. – “I’m A Goner”

Matt & Kim & Soulja Boy & Andrew W.K. are the latest triple-billing for Converse's corporately underwritten original MP3 project "Three Artists, One Song." (Previously: Julian Casablancas, Santigold, and Pharrell; later, Best Coast, Kid Cudi, and Rostam.) Matt produced. The project attempts to fuse these three artists styles, but succeeds in fusing together… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 17, 2011
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