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Slideshow: Sled Island Festival 2012 - Nardwuar and Andrew W.K.
Slideshow: Sled Island Festival 2012 - Nardwuar and Andrew W.K.
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By: James Oborne
July 26, 2012
 
Nardwuar and the Evaporators with Andrew W.K. @ Ship and Anchor
Leaving early from Broken City meant I had about an hour to get over to the Ship and Anchor to see Nardwuar ‘the Human Serviet’ and his band the Evaporators. Turns out that wasn’t enough time; the ship was packed to the sails with people dying to get a glimpse of Nard and party with the television celebrity and his pop rock band. So I lined up and hoped for the best. About 10 minutes before the Evaporators were scheduled to come on stage, who walks right in the front door, but Nardwuar himself followed by Andrew W.K. and some other rock stars. I knew Andrew W.K. and the Evaporators had done some work together, and the fact that they could be very well performing it together just a few feet away was driving me crazy. Luckily after about two songs I was allowed in and I rushed to the front of the stage as kindly as I could. The next song Nardwuar introduced Andrew W.K, and the all-white, long haired, party rock keyboardist jumps up on stage. They kick it off with Andrew W.K.’s party anthem, “Party Hard” and the energy in the building increases tenfold. Everybody and their girlfriend is headbanging and singing along to the addictive as heck, keyboard-laden, party track. The Evaporators carry on into more of their own music while still being accompanied by Andrew W.K., but playing more of their silly pop rock songs about cheese, and rashes.

Also try:
Sled Island Music Festival Photo Slideshow: Day One
Sled Island Music Festival Photo Slideshow: Day Two
Sled Island Music Festival Photo Slideshow: Day Three

 
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