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Behind The Scenes Of Andrew W.K.’s New TV Show

Over a career that’s seen him evolve from outsider musician to outlandishly infectious personality, Andrew W.K. has covered his pop cultural bases: writing and producing his way through a master list of musical genres, appearing on talk shows and his own shows, spreading the Joy Of Life one seminar at a time. And he’s only… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 2, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Indie Rock Karaoke With Ted Leo & Andrew W.K. @ Studio B, Brooklyn 12/3/08

Last night Studio B hosted New York mag’s third NYxNY Indie Rock Karaoke jam. Following in the steps of previous installments with of Montreal and the Thermals, this one featured Ted Leo + RX, with emceeing duties falling to the joyful Andrew W.K. As usual, it was memorable: Ted delivered a fun, full set of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 4, 2008 - 12:05 pm

Ted Leo’s Indie Rock Karaoke Playlist

As mentioned, New York Mag’s all set up for the third installment of their too-much-fun Indie Rock Karaoke series: Andrew W.K. as host, with a full set + a karaoke jam by Ted Leo + RX. After losing it to host Michael Showalter alongside Paul Rudd, Craig Wedren, and random audience members singing with ofMore »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2008 - 6:19 pm

Vampire Weekend And Andrew W.K. Cover Tom Petty In The Rain

Two days after their ‘Roo debut, VW played Summerstage (with Born Ruffians, Kid Sister, and host Andrew W.K.) in NYC’s Central Park for free. That’s Ezra Koenig drenched by rain, not sweat, captured by photog Kim Funk. It rained a lot! Vampire Weekend only have one album out (you may have heard about it?) so… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 15, 2008 - 6:37 pm

New Baby Dee Video – “The Dance Of Diminishing Possibilities” (Stereogum Premiere)

The transgendered cabaret harpist Baby Dee first bleeped on our radar via her associations with David Tibet and Antony a few years back, but it was her third album, Safe Inside The Day that’s resulted in the closest listening. It could be argued that it’s partially because Dee crammed the collection with indie-rock all-star guest… More »

By: brandon / May 19, 2008 - 1:18 pm

Andrew W.K. Covers The McLaughlin Group

Sort of. He actually turns host John McLaughlin’s words into a catchy little song (that sounds strangely similar to other catchy little W.K. songs). You don’t need to tell us Andrew’s multi-talented — on top of being a fine video host, he sounds great on radio. How’d this happen? Fair Game host Faith Salie explai… More »

By: brandon / March 6, 2008 - 3:00 pm

Your Friend, Andrew W.K. & Our CMJ Superlatives

CMJ 2007 will be remembered for … not a lot, sadly. And not just ’cause everybody was boozed up. Folks will probably hold on to how it was every bit as exhausting as years past but not every bit as exciting, and the hype-train surrounding Black Kids, particularly as we wait to see how it… More »

By: Stereogum / October 22, 2007 - 5:20 pm

CMJ Party School! With Stereogum And Andrew W.K. (Part Two: Backstage At Bowery)

With the help of Andrew, we’ve already uncovered what partying at CMJ’s like for the fest folks parading around the Lower East Side; for the second and final installment of the Stereogum + Andrew W.K. Study of Partying at CMJ, we introduced Andrew to the bands on the stacked Windish Agency Showcase lineup at BoweryMore »

By: Stereogum / October 22, 2007 - 5:28 am

CMJ Party School! With Stereogum And Andrew W.K. (Part One: The Streets Of The L.E.S.)

CMJ: The chance to have your eardrums bludgeoned by a thousand bands. Of course we’re trying to catch as many acts as possible for you … but the seedy party underbelly of the fest isn’t confined just to the rock clubs. So we invited Andrew W.K. for a walk through the Lower East Side to… More »

By: Stereogum / October 19, 2007 - 10:59 am

Stereogum Does CMJ: Ponytail/White Williams/No Age/Dan Deacon/Deerhunter @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 10/17/07 (Windish Agency Showcase)

Left to right: Andrew W.K., Bradford Cox.

Right, so let us explain. When the CMJ scheds first came out, the Windish Agency showcase at Bowery immediately stood out as the night with most party potential. Band to watch No Age? Band to watch White Williams? Dan Deacon? So, who better to… More »

By: Stereogum / October 18, 2007 - 2:50 pm

Santogold @ MSG & Rebel, NYC 9/22/07 (& Afterparty Pics, Starring Spank Rock, Diplo, Amanda Blank & … Andrew WK?)

Expected to be blown away, by Björk on Monday at MSG, and of course we were blown away by Björk on Monday at MSG. But next to a bananas afterparty, the night offered much more than a chance to reaffirm our Björk worship: A chance to see our latest obsession, Brooklyn’s Santogold. A… More »

By: Stereogum / September 27, 2007 - 5:11 pm

Band To Watch: Sightings

It would be pretty misleading to call Sightings new– the NYC trio’s six albums deep into their post-Pussy Galore DNA shredding. But with the forthcoming Through The Panama, their strongest album so far, the boys are ready to leap beyond the noise scene to a larger audience (think Wolf Eyes, Lighting Bolt, or Pissed Jeans’… More »

By: Stereogum / September 20, 2007 - 2:24 pm

Kathy Griffin’s Date With Andrew WK

Not sure how we end up watching Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List every week. Always forget when Top Chef is on and then get stuck with Kathy and her crazy plastic face. But this week was actually sorta enjoyable: She went on a date with Andrew WK! Actually, it was more of a… More »

By: Stereogum / July 26, 2007 - 6:41 pm

Andrew W.K. Discusses The Joy Of Life

Maybe you heard about Andrew W.K.’s recent turn as a party-loving Tony Robbins. If so, it’s likely you heard that the Andrew’s seminar stretches over four hours. That already seems to test the notion of “joy,” so reader Steven W. saves you some time with this report from Monday night’s Joy-In with motivational speaker AWK.Last… More »

By: Stereogum / March 21, 2007 - 10:58 am
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