Andrew W.K.

Andrew W.K.: live in Pittsburghlive in Pittsburgh (2003)
live show

Reviewer Rating: 5

Contributed by: MagicianMagician
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"We don't play concertsâ?¦we throw parties!" Well, Mr. W.K., that couldn't be more true. Allow me to preface this by saying; I have never been compelled to write a review before (neither album nor show). I can't say whether I will ever write one again, but I do know one thing: this show deserved a review. I should state that the only reason I came to the show was to see Andrew W.K. I had seen him perform one other time at the 2002 Warped Tour and I knew he would not disappoint. I did not know at the time that Andrew W.K. would exceed every expectation.

As for the show as a whole, I saw 2 songs of the opening band "Die Trying", watched Andrew W.K.'s magnificent set, and then left before Hoobastank came one. I mean let's be reasonable here, who really wants to see Hoobastank anyway? Of the few songs I witnessed from Die Trying I really don't know that I can make a judgment call. I had never heard of them before. Apparently they are from Sacramento, CA, but I'm not sure they were really my cup o' tea.

After their set, there was a significant lull in the show. The crowd began chanting ANDREW!" as soon as Die Trying finished, but he didn't begin his set for probably thirty minutes. This was somewhat annoying, but I found that it would be totally worth the wait.

Everyone but Andrew W.K. took the stage and played a quick instrumental, and then before our eyes, the man, himself, appeared before us on stage, in all his grungy reverie. He stepped to the keyboard, and they opened with "Victory Strikes Again" the opening track of his newest album, "The Wolf". Now my memory isn't the best, and personally I don't own any of his CDs (I know some songs from listening to my girlfriend's), so I don't know the titles of all of the songs he played. However, that is not really what was important. The important thing is, the guy was extremely entertaining. He was genuinely happy, and as I quoted at the beginning of the interview, they really did throw a party. Tons of fans were on stage all the time and this usually irks me, but it didn't seem to this time, due to the general atmosphere Andrew W.K. created. He danced around in his goofy fashion and was so much fun to watch. Some of the songs he played that I remember are as follows (in no particular order): "Your Rules", "Party Hard", "Girls Own Love", and "She is Beautiful". As stated before, these are not ALL of the songs he played. Either my memory is failing me at this moment, or I was too awed to register the titles in my memory bank.

Either way, I recommend going to see him whenever he comes near you, with whomever he is touring with (even if you don't stay for the other bands) because Andrew W.K. will make sure you have such a good time that you will surely have that smile glued to your face, far past the time you have been compelled to write a show review.


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (November 24, 2003)

Omfg !!! teh andrew w. K. Rocks out like he has a cocks out !!! the wolf is rock for good. He is the bettre than the simple plans and teh not very good charlots. Lars r.

Magician (November 24, 2003)

No Bryan, I do not know Brian. Sorry.

Anonymous (November 24, 2003)

Do you know Brian Hurley. He lovesthe wolf and attends Duquense.

-bryan styles

Magician (November 22, 2003)

You do know that Saves the Day didn't invent the word "reverie", right? Please tell me you knew that.

Anonymous (November 22, 2003)

no it's that you're a savestheday freak.

Magician (November 21, 2003)

You're exactly right. Come to think of it I meant "reverence", or something like it, but the only word that could come to mind was reverie. It's that stupid English language. The words are so similar yet have completely different meanings. My error.

boldredletters (November 21, 2003)

unless you meant andrew wk was in a state of daydreaming, i think you might've misused reverie.

good review otherwise.

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)

Well what are you waiting for?

Anonymous (November 20, 2003)


Andrew W.K. sucks so fucking much I want to shit my pants and run around with my shirt off screaming like a chimpanzee.

Magician (November 20, 2003)

I think it's fairly self-explanatory.

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

"in all his grungy reverie"

...what does that mean?
decent review. i enjoy andrew wk.


Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

boooooo. Death to nostalgic cock rockers.


Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

his set for this tour (if anyone cares)

victory strikes again
its time to party
take it off
girls own love
she is beautiful
ready to die
your rules
never let down
we want fun
party hard
i get wet

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

Sat. January 17, 2003 CC.COM
The Machine (Pink Floyd Tribute Band)
Tix: $18.50 / $20.50 Doors: 7:30PM Show: 8:30 PM All Ages TICKETMASTER.COM


they aren't done at the end of DEC, so that is a good thing

Anonymous (November 19, 2003)

muahahaha. The Steelers are gonna lose to my Brownies this week then go off and win the division

(yeah, yeah, our division sucks, but still, we can't have Cincy win it, right?)

boba_fett (November 19, 2003)

yes. yes you are a fag.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Andrew W.K. sucks a big fucking COCK

- Me
(I'm a fag)

SpamMan (November 18, 2003)

Suburb of Pittsburgh yep thats me....

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

The Steelers... man, this is a tough year. I like Tommy Maddox and all, but I have got to say that I never lost faith in Kordell Stewart. But this yearit isn't a question of the QB, it's EVERYTHING. Sigh. At least Penn State is doing well... oh wait. No .... miserable.

Magician (November 18, 2003)

Concert review, superdude. Concert review. I, too, reside in the Pittsburgh area. I go to Duquesne University, but I'm not originally from the 'Burgh. How 'bout them Steelers?

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

"I was too awed to register the titles in my memory bank.

Thats bullshit

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

old pitty as i call it. yep i live here, and i am going to die here. i can feel it.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

I live a little bit outside of Pittsburgh, but spend most of my time in Friendship (right by Oakland).


slippy (November 18, 2003)

what the hell is with this superdude character?

FortyMinutesWest (November 18, 2003)

So who here is from Pittsburgh/the Pittsburgh area?

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

what the fuck are you talking about superdude?

superdude (November 18, 2003)

This review was good, but here's how I would make it better:

1. I never in knew Andrew W.K. had a live album. Crazy!

2. Can I get it at Hot Topic? And does it come with a studded wrist band?

3. That's weird, because usually opening acts aren't included on live cds/

4. Is this 3D? Must be.

5. You should have just skipped Hoobastank if you don't like them so much. That's what the button is for.

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

Scott, do you know when Laga is closing? I can't seem to find a date, although I've heard as of 12/31 is will be no more.


Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

You should have offered them BJ supremes!

Anonymous (November 18, 2003)

I was standing outside of this show w/ a handful of my friends for one of their birthdays. I gave it my best to try and get 'em to go in, but since it wasn't by Joker Productions they couldn't get in free and didn't want to see AWK.

Oh well, maybe next time.

- Scott
(it's a whole new thing)

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