Andrew W.K. Archive

Andrew W.K. with Broncho

It all began with a feeling.
Of being alone and wanting to belong.
Of wanting to share that feeling of belonging.
And experience the euphoria of bonding with others.
The feeling became a dream.
To make the most exciting music imaginable.
Music that embraced and celebrated life in all its facets, electrifying and uniting everyone
who heard it.
The dream attained reality in major chords pounded out on piano, an unrelenting four-to-
the-floor beat, a set of dirty whites, a bloody nose.
And found its voice with these words:
“When it’s time to party, we will party hard.”
It’s safe to say, nobody has partied harder, longer or more fervently than the undisputed
King of Partying himself, Andrew W.K.. A one-man music machine possessed of a
single-minded, monomaniacal focus to spread a singular message:
That to party is to exist.
And to exist is to party.
This mission he embarked upon in 2001, with the release of his debut single and
signature tune “Party Hard,” and has never swerved from since. Released the same
year, his debut album I Get Wet, an instant, ageless classic, was a full-throated
declaration of that hedonistic intent. Twelve songs, no ballads, delivered at breakneck
speed and with maximum intensity from beginning to end. All the bluntness, passion and
classicism of rock ‘n’ roll, boiled down…

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Music Monday

Music Monday

Introducing MUSIC MONDAY, MusicBham’s weekly feature for Magic City Weekend. Every Monday we highlight the week’s shows performing in Birmingham! Check out our video and artist’s Spotify playlist below, and as always, don’t forget to follow us @MusicBham and @MagicCityWeekend on FaceBook and Instagram! In this edition, we preview the show’s for April 30 – May 6.
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Andrew W.K. / Girls Own Love

Andrew W.K. / Girls Own Love

Andrew W.K.

Andrew W.K.’s true will is to create feelings of pure joy, true fun, total love, endless freedom, and infinite possibility, using music, performance, visual art, lecturing, writing, nightclubs, television, and more.

Born in California in 1979, Andrew W.K. is a multi-faceted musician and performer. Starting his musical career at age 4 with classical piano lessons, then exploring experimental and avant garde interests, he went on to create his own extremely high-energy rock ‘n’ roll music. After having been accepted to The Art Institute of Chicago, Andrew instead to decided to bypass college, and move to New York City at age 18 to pursue art and music on his own.

Andrew has released four full-length albums, numerous EPs and special releases, including his now infamous debut album, “I Get Wet”, featuring the world-wide smash single, “Party Hard”. He’s more recently expanded into a Grammy-nominated record producer for artists such as, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Current 93, SIGHTINGS, Aleister X, Bad Brilliance, and Cherie Lily. And he co-owns the Santos Party House music venue and nightclub in Chinatown, Manhattan, New York City.

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