CONCERT REVIEW: Andrew W.K. & the Evaporators
Neptoon Records in-store performance
Vancouver, British Columbia
June 23, 2009
On Tuesday in Vancouver, Andrew W.K., wearing a t-shirt with his own name and a fake blood stain, rocked an overpacked record store, joined by the Evaporators, whose quirky singer Nardwuar was someone Andrew idolized for years.
The Evaporators hit the stage first, playing silly but catchy punk songs with titles like “Addicted to Cheese" and "I Gotta Rash." Nardwaur was bizarrely funny, changing clothes several times before ultimately settling on a maple leaf sweater and a maple leaf motorcycle helmet. He also crowd surfed around the tiny venue.
Andrew W.K. made his first appearance during “I.D.N.M.F.T.T.M.W.M.F.A." ('I Don't Need My Friends To Tell Me Who My Friends Are'). Though the crowd was already digging Nardwaur's performance, Andrew's appearance really got them jumping around moshing. He played his biggest hit "Party Hard" next, and closed with "She is Beautiful," again running all around the store and even out onto the sidewalk to party with everyone.
Andrew W.K. = brilliant performer. If this man comes to perform in your town, go!
Setlist (The Evaporators):
Where's the Butter Knife?
You Got Me Into This, Now You Get Me Out!
I Gotta Rash
Addicted to Cheese
Setlist (The Evaporators with Andrew W.K.):
Ready to Die
Don't Sell Hot Dogs Tonight
The Bomb's in My Pants
Oh Canaduh (Subhumans version)
She is Beautiful