CONCERT REVIEW: PARTYING HARD WITH ANDREW W.K.! IN ALL CAPS!
BE THANKFUL! I DON'T WRITE! LIKE ANDREW W.K. PERFORMS! OR IT'D BE! JUST! LIKE! THIS!
My first-ever byline for esteemed West Michigan music site Local Spins happened to be an occasion worthy of partying. Partying hard. Hard! HARD! Former Ann Arbor musician-clown-artist Andrew W.K. stopped by Grand Rapids club The Pyramid Scheme and shouted in the faces of a sold-out crowd, and I was on hand to try to deflect the spittle. Here's an excerpt:
His outsized persona will not be eclipsed. He’s all teeth (smiling) and thumbs (up) and muscles (pumped). He will shout his rah-rah hooray-for-now pro-partying slogans above any din. His high-decibel W.K.-ness will force itself into every corner of any room. He won’t just reach the back row – he’ll obliterate it with nuclear zeal.
Photo courtesy Local Spins/Anthony Norkus