Here are the 28 most-anticipated albums of March

New releases really ramp up for March, with a glut of offerings from veteran rockers (The Breeders, The Decemberists, Yo La Tengo), underground rap icons and stoner-rap legends (MF DOOM & Czarface, Jean Grae & Chris Quelle, Curren$y, YoungBoy NBA), and boundary-pushing electronic artists (Lost Girls, DJ Taye). Here…

Andrew W.K. pens a thoughtful, joyful response after being named "person of the year" by a suicide prevention group

Recognizing his seemingly boundless talent for positivity in the face of adversity or pain, a national suicide prevention group has named Andrew W.K. its person of the year. W.K.—whose new album of life-affirming party anthems, You’re Not Alone, arrives on March 3—has been recognized by the American Association Of…

Andrew WK offered to pay a speeding ticket for fan driving too fast to his new party anthem

Once again establishing his bona fides as the patron saint of partiers everywhere, rocker Andrew WK has offered to pay a speeding ticket for a fan who was too moved by the spirit (of partying) to obey his local traffic laws. Per BBC News, British citizen Luke Mitchell was rocking out to WK’s new single “Music Is Worth…

Our most-anticipated albums of 2018 (that we know of)

With confirmed releases from the likes of Tune-Yards, Lucy Dacus, and Superchunk—plus expected new albums from My Bloody Valentine, Kanye West, Vampire Weekend, and more—2018 is already shaping up to be another strong year for music. Here are the albums we most look forward to hearing this year (or, at least, that we…

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Andrew W.K. releases his first-ever EDM track, which naturally has “party” in the title

It would be insane to say Andrew W.K.’s music doesn’t encourage dancing—this is, after all, a man capable of using the word “party” as every possible part of speech—but he’s never wandered into the world of electronic dance music before. At least, until today, when W.K. took time off from nosebleeds, blowing shit up,…

Andrew W.K., The Falcon, and others tell us about the last meal they loved

At the Chicago edition of this year’s Riot Fest The A.V. Club put together a questionnaire for bands to answer. They were four open-ended questions followed by a round of word association, and then a shot of Chicago’s favorite beverage, Malort. We’ll be releasing a video each day with answers—and grimacing faces— from…

Andrew W.K., Dan Deacon, and others play a game of word association

At the Chicago edition of this year’s Riot Fest The A.V. Club put together a questionnaire for bands to answer. They were four open-ended questions followed by a round of word association, and then a shot of Chicago’s favorite beverage, Malort. We’ll be releasing a video each day with answers—and grimacing faces— from…

Andrew W.K.’s New York club shut down after hosting controversial Oi! festival

According to DNAinfo New York, a music club co-owned by Andrew W.K. has been closed under mildly mysterious circumstances. The club is called Santos Party House—because “party” has to be in there somewhere if Andrew W.K. is involved—and it suddenly closed for good on Monday despite having a few events scheduled for…