Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What Not To Hear: Andrew W.K.

Friday, Feb. 19: Andrew W.K. @ Hartford, I Love You - Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

We are as impressed as anyone else with the success of the hilariously named Hartford Party Starters Union, and congratulate them on one year of excellent party starting. We are excited that they landed a gig at the very respectable Wadsworth Atheneum, and amazed that they landed such a high-profile (and appropriately "party" obsessed) headliner as Andrew W.K. We understand this FREE(!) show has a limited capacity (700) and is expected to fill up. Some of our friends have expressed concern as to whether they will be able to get in.

And to them we say: Don't worry about it. Andrew W.K. may be handsome (in a long lost relative of Katie Scenic kind of way), and seems very likable and sweet, especially in those hyperactive interview modes he gets into where he talks about how awesome it is when the crowd goes wild and everyone is just getting up on stage and hugging it out and stuff. But let's face it, his music is just not good. It's very funny that he says "party" like a million times, his titles are amusing, and if it's true that he is "classically trained" (we played in the orchestra in middle school, does that make us classically trained too?) then, ok, sure it's slightly interesting/ironic that he should choose to play silly dance rock trash. But seriously, what are you going to do with that? Start a mosh? Hug some random dude with plugs and a hoodie? Gross.

"Hartford, I Love You," is sure to be a seriously rowdy party - maybe the last the the Atheneum will ever want to host. But we aren't going to sweat it if we miss out.


  1. I'll be sure to fill you in after I rock out w/ Mr W.K.

  2. Uh oh! Sounds like someone gets out of work late! You know we've also got Japanther, Ninjasonik, Lemonade, and Rizzla coming too? They're serious.

    And please be sure and check out our ticketed shows - Teeth Mountain + D. Gookin on the 27th, and Tanlines + Washed Out + Small Black on the 6th - both at the Warehouse and both only $5!

    Thanks for posting about the show.