Best known for a single “Party Hard” that also summarizes his creative ethos, Andrew W.K. is a hard rocker who got his start in the cradle of Michigan’s punk scene. Once claiming he wanted his music to sound like freedom, W.K. writes anthemic rock songs with pounding piano, brash guitar, and repeated mantras about drinking and partying. Appropriately, his songs have ended up on everything from frat party playlists to beer commercials and Jackass. Now with six studio albums and a handful of EPs out, he’s got quite the repertoire of simplistic but wildly catchy rock songs.
Wed., March 6, 8 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 27, 2013