Recommended by Joseph Schafer
Carrying the twin traditions of Detroit rock and DIY hardcore Positive Mental Attitude into a new century is a tall task, but Andrew W.K. does it admirably. Though he hasn’t put out an album in years, W.K. remains relevant thanks to a hit advice column and an endless stream of optimistic commentary on pop culture and society at large. His cult of personality looms so large that it’s easy to forget that he knows how to kick out the jams. On this particular tour, the white-garbed wailer will perform with a live band composed of Floridian death-metal veterans.