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Andrew WK Takes Over Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, Shares New Track “Ever Again”

posted by Oscar January 29, 2018

Andrew WK is taking over Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show right now [apple.co/zane] and the ambassador to all rocking, hard partying made use of his time there to share his new track “Ever Again” as today’s World Record.

The sit-in host for today covered a number of topics, including how his new song “Ever Again” explores the idea that music is the answer to everything (and worth living for), the beauty of partying, and he also shared an Elton John story. The story was about how his very first performance was a terrible live audition during which he played a song he absolutely didn’t know: “Rocket Man.”

Andrew WK isn’t everyone’s spiritual animal for nothing, and he always finds a way to prove why he’s worthy of that title. This was best exemplified when he said the following: “I want to empower you with the feeling of pure optimistic energy so you can climb the mountains of life and plant your flag proudly at the top declaring it’s good to not be dead.”

Hear “Ever Again” below. Continue Reading

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Riot Fest Chicago 2016 Daily Schedule Is Out

posted by Oscar August 30, 2016

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We all know #RiotFestSucks, so how about a little something to have you complain about it some more? Well today we finally get the daily schedule for Riot Fest Chicago, featuring tons of sweet, delicious time conflicts between some of our favorite acts playing this year!

These are some of toughest set overlaps we’re going to be fighting over:

  • Friday: Ween vs. Refused; The Flaming Lips vs. NOFX vs. Highly Suspect
  • Saturday: Motion City Soundtrack vs. The Hold Steady; The Hives vs. GZA; Death Cab For Cutie vs. Method Man & Redman; Nas vs. Morrissey
  • Sunday: Dee Snider vs. Juliette Lewis & The Licks vs. Andrew W.K.; The Julie Ruin vs. Joey Bada$$; Jake Bugg vs. Deftones; Rob Zombie vs. Sleater-Kinney vs. Death Grips

Check out the schedule in full here. For real tho, #RiotFestSucks. See y’all there.

Some tickets are still available, so get yours now: riotfest.org/chicago/tickets/

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Event: Revolution Brewing 5 Yr Anniversary Party feat. Andrew WK + The Orwells

posted by Oscar January 26, 2015

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The good people over at Revolution Brewing have announced that they will be celebrating their fifth anniversary with a rock show!

The 21+ party will go down Friday, March 13, at the The Riviera Theatre and it boasts featured acts Andrew W.K., The Orwells. Joining them are The Beer Nuts as well as the Superfriends, but most importantly the event will feature party-priced brews all night long (all niiight!). I know what I’m doing in two months!

Tickets on sale Friday, Jan. 30. Tickets on sale now at Jam Productions.

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Stream The New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Volume Zero’ Mixtape

posted by Oscar November 21, 2014

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One of the biggest surprise hits of the year was the soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy, which set a record this year by being the first to top the charts without any new songs on it, and the album eventually got certified Gold.

The man behind Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 was director James Gunn, and now he’s put together a playlist for a new mixtape he’s calling Awesome Mix Volume Zero. This new mix, which Gunn delivered on Facebook, features music by more contemporary artists like Andrew W.K. and the Old 97’s.

Hear the new mixtape below. Continue Reading

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Riot Fest & Carnival 2014 Chicago Daily Lineup

posted by Oscar July 24, 2014

Riot Fest 2014 Daily Lineup

One of our favorite music festivals, Riot Fest, has today announced the daily lineup for Riot Fest & Carnival 2014 Chicago. The fest will take play Friday, 9/12 to Sunday, 9/14 at Humboldt Park. Friday will see acts like Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Slayer and The Offspring. Saturday has The National, The Flaming Lips, the Wu-Tang Clan, The Orwells and Skaters. Finally, Sunday’s lineup boasts The Cure, Weezer, Cheap Trick, Andrew W.K. and ShowYouSuck.

The image above shows the entire lineup so you can see when bands like Pussy Riot, GWAR, Metric, Taking Back Sunday, The Used, and Dashboard Confessional will be playing.

Buy your single day and 2-day tickets here:http://goo.gl/SVgQ5k

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Top 10 Artists To See at Riot Fest ’13

posted by Oscar September 11, 2013

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If you ever paid attention to the name of the authors on P.O.D. you may have noticed by now that I’m “the Rock guy” around here and that should have made you expect me to write up a list of the top 10 acts you just can’t miss at Riot Fest (Chicago) ’13.  This is my third Riot Fest in a row, my first covered on this site (in our traditional fan-view way, of course), and I’m already planning for this to be another tradition of mine. We’re just days away from rocking Humboldt Park and without a single note yet to be played, the music festival and carnival is already looking like it may be one of the best they’ve ever organized.

Hit the jump for the Top 10 Artists to see at Riot Fest ’13. Continue Reading

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Riot Fest ’13 After Shows feat. Sublime and Andrew W.K.

posted by Oscar August 28, 2013

Riot Fest '13 After Shows

Riot Fest is bringing a badass festival to Chicago featuring Blink 182, The Replacements, Public Enemy, and AFI among many others. The fest organizers have announced a series of Chicago After Shows taking place every night (Fri-Sun) after the fest is over plus “a Sunday matinee.” Some of the acts with after shows include Sublime with Rome, Against Me!, and Andrew W.K.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 30 at 11am on their website.

Click over to Do312 for chances to win tickets: http://do312.com/riotfestafters