Riot Fest After Party
Andrew W.K. (Full Band)
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
Doors 10:30 PM / Show 11:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Andrew W.K. (Full Band)
Andrew W.K. is the KING OF PARTYING. Infamous for his bloody nose, famous for his high-life attitude, beloved for his songs like, "PARTY HARD", "WE WANT FUN", and "YOU WILL REMEMBER TONIGHT", Andrew's true will is to use all forms of entertainment to create feelings of pure joy, fun, love, freedom, and possibility.
Born in California in 1979, Andrew W.K. is a multi-faceted musician and performer. Starting his musical career at age 4 with classical piano lessons, then exploring experimental and fine art interests, Andrew went on to create his own brand of extremely high-energy rock 'n' roll. His father, James E. Krier, is a Law Professor at the University of Michigan, and Andrew grew up in the open-minded Midwestern city of Ann Arbor. At age 18, after being accepted into The Art Institute of Chicago, Andrew decided instead to move to New York City and pursue art and music on his own.
With the release of his first full-length album in 2001 - the controversial, "I Get Wet" - Andrew was quickly recognized not only as a powerful musical performer, but also as an exhilarating and uplifting personality for a new generation. Using his feel-good abilities, Andrew released many more albums, singles, videos, a DVD, and expanded his work to include T.V. shows on MTV and VH1, motivational speeches at Yale, New York University, The Cooper Union School, and Carnegie Mellon, and a monthly advice column and book in Japan. As he continued to record and release his own music, he also began producing musical recordings for other artists, including the Grammy Award nominated album, "Repentance", for reggae music legend, Lee "Scratch" Perry.
In 2008, Andrew and his friends opened a large downtown New York City music venue and nightclub called, Santos Party House - the club won numerous awards in its first year. In 2009, Andrew began his own record label, SKYSCRAPER MUSIC MAKER, based in London, England and released an album of all instrumental piano improvisations called, "55 CADILLAC". In June 2009, he started filming Cartoon Network's hit live-action TV show, "Destroy Build Destroy", currently enjoying its second season. And in March 2010, Andrew released a 2-CD album, containing his "lost third album", "CLOSE CALLS WITH BRICK WALLS", as well as a 2nd disc of rare and unreleased material called, "MOTHER OF MANKIND".
2010 and 2011 will see Andrew hitting the road with his full band, as the headliner on the entire summer 2010 Warped Tour. This will be Andrew's 2nd time on the Warped Tour, and his first North American concert tour since 2005, when a variety of legal and personal issues first turned Andrew's life upside down and took him off the road. With his past behind him, Andrew is very excited to finally have another chance to play with his band and bring the party back stronger than ever.
Due to the variety of his pursuits, Andrew continues have an impact on an extremely diverse range of mainstream and underground culture. As Andrew continues to push the boundaries of entertainment and his own life, he brings into play a wide range of ideas, all the while working to create a joyous experience for his audience. Andrew lives in Manhattan, New York City. He's currently recording a new rock 'n' roll album and a book for 2011. He has never been more ready to party.
MAGAS (aka James Marlon Magas) has been creating unconventional music since 1992, with avant rock bands COUCH and LAKE OF DRACULA, and since 1999, as solo electronic artist, MAGAS.
In the late ’90s, Magas became very interested in electronic dance music and set out to create his own. Humble beginnings with an MC-505 Groovebox attracted the attention of Detroit’s ADULT., who gave Magas a crash course in analog production, as well as releasing his Bad Blood (2002) and Friends Forever (2003), on their Ersatz Audio imprint.
Magas soon began touring North America and Europe and becoming known for wild, energetic performances. He gradually expanded his own studio and began producing his own work, as well working on remixes for other artists. His sound gradually became heavier and wilder, culminating in May I Meet My Accuser (2006, Wwilko Records) and Violent ARP (2009, Punch Records). Magas also busied himself with family life, playing with the short-lived Violent ARP Band and remixing other artists.
Over the past couple of years, Magas has shifted focus from performance to production, favoring an instrumental, semi-improvised direction over vocal-based theatrics. Several productions are in the can and will be announced when the time comes. Later this month, February 2013, Notes and Bolts will release the Magas cassette entitled ‘Pspoilers’.
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