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Andrew W.K. / Sahara Hotnights / Ikara Colt

Andrew W.K./Sahara Hotnights/Ikara Colt: live in Orlando, FLlive in Orlando, FL (2003)
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Reviewer Rating: 5


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By definition, Andrew WK is a rock star, participating on big tours with such acts as Aerosmith, his popularity has risen tremendously over the past year or so. So when it was announced that he would play with the Sahara Hotnights, Ikara Colt and Washdown at The Social in Orlando, my curiousity got .


By definition, Andrew WK is a rock star, participating on big tours with such acts as Aerosmith, his popularity has risen tremendously over the past year or so. So when it was announced that he would play with the Sahara Hotnights, Ikara Colt and Washdown at The Social in Orlando, my curiousity got the best of me and i bought a ticket a few weeks in advance, as the show would eventually sell out about 2 weeks before the date.

The first band of the night was Tampa, Florida's Washdown, who started of the night with a solid 30 minute set, which seemed bland at times but for the most part was a decent preformance, the singer wanted to be the dude from Thursday really badly, but that flaw didnt hurt the band too much.

Next was London's Ikara Colt, after reading mediocre reviews of the latest album "Chat And Buisness", I was not expecting much. However from the very first note i was hooked, a GREAT set. Dominick's drumming was the best i have ever seen (NOT an overstatement). The singer at some points jumped into the crowd and mingled with the moshers. Every member of the band played extraordinary which added up to an amazing set.

Have you ever want to know what The (international) Noise Conspiracy would sound like if a girl was singing? No, i didnt either, but thanks to the ladies of The Sahara Hotnights, i now know. The feminists and flamboyant dudes were totally stoked on this band. These Swedes were (No sexism intended) the stereotypical girl band. The bassist looked pissed she missed the cut for the Donnas, the 2nd guitarist got beat out by 20 years by Joan Jett on the "Looking exactly like Joan Jett" thing, the singer looked like a fat version of Sara from T(i)NC and the drummer kept putting her fist in the air like there was some sort of revoloution going on. There was nothing revoloutionary about the Sahara Hotnights, they sucked, plain and simple.

After a 30 minute Delay Andrew WK's back up band took the stage, they resembled more of a cast of of a circus then a band...After they took the stage the packed social crowd began to chant "Party Hard" (i know...lame) and Andrew took the stage, once the first note of some song that sounded exactly like all his others started, i knew i was instore for something i have never experienced, everyone in the fucking world knew everyword and it most certainly triggered my "what the fuck?" sensors. He played a few more before the radio hit "She Is Beautiful", and you havent seen a show untill you have seen 500 kids in coverge shirts singing a radio hit, absolute greatness. Anyway, everyone got on stage for this song, and no one left, resulting in about 50 kids being on the stage for the entire rest of the set. It was fucked up, he blazed through the rest of his set with intense energy and played more radio hits such as "We Want Fun" and mega-hit "Party Hard".

This was without a doubt the wildest show i have ever been to. I would recommend seeing Andrew WK, however understand this, i saw him in a small club, so i have no idea how his act translates into a bigger setting, take him on a case by case basis. By the way FOR SURE see Ikara Colt, they are not to be missed.

 

 
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Anonymous (June 3, 2003)

Yeah I have to agree with this one. I saw him in a smaller club and it was really fun. All these hardcore kids dancing around to pop rock music. He dedicated She is Beautiful to my friends and I cause we were wearing A, W, and K on our shirts. So gay, but so fun.

Anonymous (March 13, 2003)

"welcome to hardcore..."

that was lame as fuck

Anonymous (March 12, 2003)

oh, the show was in orlando. FLORIDA. all that head running makes sense now.

Anonymous (March 12, 2003)

hmmmm. anyone runs on me (sweet jesus) the get tossed. head first. then kicked. man, shows are lame. at least i have an excuse to throw "hardcore" kids on the ground now. sigh.

Anonymous (March 12, 2003)

headwalking is sweet

Anonymous (March 12, 2003)

i must say, for all you kids that kept saying ikara colt was rocking, why weren't you rocking out? the crowd was fucking dead for them and people were just shit-talking and heckling those whacky cats. then again, the singer's whole "i'm better than the crowd" attitude didnt help. this show was fun, and get used to head-walking at a show with hardcore kids, try it sometime, its fun.

Anonymous (March 12, 2003)

"haha..... welcome to hardcore... "

eat my balls

Anonymous (March 12, 2003)

"i never seen people running on top of people before this show. i've seen shit at shows that looks like karate before... but people were RUNNING ..ON PEOPLE!! they were running across people's shoulders and heads! holy shit"

haha..... welcome to hardcore...

- BITTER

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

Never trust someone who doesn't like Andrew WK. most of the Sahara Hotnights stuff sucks. they do a good cover of Rockaway Beach. and i went to their site.. they are kinda hot.

WussEmoRock (March 11, 2003)

I love AWK, but seriously, I cannot distinguish one song from another, they all have that high picked guitar part in the beginning. It's funny.

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock*****

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

Andrew WK is the feel good artist of the year - yeah, his songs are basically the audio equivalent of a light bulb (you've heard one and you've heard them all), but they're fun. And altough I can't say that I've met him personally, he seems to be a great guy, and have a great outlook on life, to simply enjoy it as much as you can. Unless, having FUN constitutes selling out.. - Lil Guy

(PS - Did anyone see the AWK special on either mtv 1 or 2 when he went to that college and stayed the night in a girls dorm? I pretty much hate all the programming they usually have, but that was GREAT! They need to just show THAT over and over again, as opposed to reruns of the Osbournes and Jackass)

(PPS - did anyone see this tour (minus AWK) at Maxwells in Hoboken? I was thinking about going, but it sold out)

sk8punx4evr (March 11, 2003)

i'd give both my thumbs and my firstborn child to see andies. well, maybe not my thumbs.

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

yea! those retarded kids would jump into the fucking crowd like it was grass and try to run across them until they fell through! my shoulder got hurt so bad and im not a small guy. im 5'10". sexy. long blonde hair. 6". anyways tho,ikara colt rocked. OK id write more but i just got the new Impossibles DVD dropped in my freaking lap! GOOD BYE!

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

"This is my new friend Murphy!!!"- AWK, that sucks he didnt give you the interview. Good to see others reviewing the show, woo hoo!

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

Yeah, it does hurt. My neck & back are still killing me. I was at that show, they were talking to me on the mic & stuff during the set (I'm the infamous Murphy, if the author is reading) and then AWK denied me a promised interview. fucker. you can read my full review at www.411mania.com/music

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

All I will say is this:
Sahara Hotnights are better than your typical all girl band. I dunno if they suck live, but I dig the studio stuff.

Andrew WK is an inspiration to us all. Everyone should share his awesome life-loving positive attitude.

p.s. Thats not AWK on the kit-kat commercial. It's whats called a "sound-alike". When they shoot a compercial they put temporary music on it, just for a rough idea. Then if they can't get the rights to the song on thr rough cut, they'll have a composer or someone come in and change it just enough to avoid a lawsuit.
I've heard tons of these before. Anyone remember the "Green Day" Party of Five commercial?

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

Seeing Andrew WK in a small club is one of the most wildest, most fun experiances you could ever have. He is one intese motherfucker and puts on a show like very few can.

This score is for Andy.

pope_schlomo (March 11, 2003)

andrew WK music is now being played on kit kat commercials. god i want one.

Ramo

CallingLondon (March 11, 2003)

people running on people's shoulders? that's gotta hurt really bad, especially with some of the shoes people must have been wearing with spikes sticking out the sides and shit or whatever those silly punk rockers wear.

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

"The bassist looked pissed she missed the cut for the Donnas, the 2nd guitarist got beat out by 20 years by Joan Jett on the "Looking exactly like Joan Jett" thing, the singer looked like a fat version of Sara from T(i)NC and the drummer kept putting her fist in the air like there was some sort of revoloution going on. There was nothing revoloutionary about the Sahara Hotnights, they sucked, plain and simple."

Good God that was funny!

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

i never seen people running on top of people before this show. i've seen shit at shows that looks like karate before... but people were RUNNING ..ON PEOPLE!! they were running across people's shoulders and heads! holy shit

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