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Posted on Tue, Mar 13, 2012 : 10:52 a.m.

Ann Arbor's Andrew W.K. starring in new scripted web music series

By Bob Needham


Andrew W.K.

photo by Atiba Jefferson

Show-biz publication Billboard reports that Andrew W.K., the nationally known party rocker who grew up in Ann Arbor, will star in a new, scripted Internet series aiming to provide exposure to deserving bands.

Called "Let's Big Happy," the series launches March 28 on MySpace (yes, apparently it's still functioning) and digital download sites. It will initially run for seven episodes and feature music from acts like Chiddy Bang (hip-hop duo from Philadelphia who played Hill Auditorium last year), We Are Scientists (New York indie rock) and the Gay Blades (UK pop).

Andrew W.K. gained national attention in 2001 for his first full-length album, "I Get Wet." He has since become a regular presence on music TV and branched out into motivational speaking, nightclub ownership and more, while continuing to release new music.

Read the full Billboard article, including a trailer, here.

Bob Needham is director of entertainment content for Reach him at or 734-623-2541, and follow him on Twitter @bobneedham.


Basic Bob

Tue, Mar 13, 2012 : 5:47 p.m.

Scripted Internet. Yeccch.


Tue, Mar 13, 2012 : 4:38 p.m.

Andrew W.K. is also playing a show at St. Andrew's Hall on March 24th to celebrate the 10th anniversary of "I Get Wet."


Tue, Mar 13, 2012 : 4:24 p.m.

Hey "party rocker" Andrew WK! My friend's mom used to play tennis with your mom. Haha. You're still from Ann Arbor.