Hanson’s Weird Night Out

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When it’s time to party, they will always party hard: Last night at New York City’s Supper Club, Hanson invited some special guests onstage – among them a winter-white-clad Andrew W.K. and Adam Green, formerly of scuzz-folk outfit the Moldy Peaches. The oddity was compounded by their collaborating on the set’s encore, a cover of Cat Stevens’s “Peace Train.” Who said there was nothing new under the sun?

W.K. is the keyboard-playing metal artist renowned for giving himself a bloody nose on the cover of his debut. Green first rose to prominence on the strength of a song called “Who’s Got the Crack?”, which, of course, was a sunny ditty about crack. Their interests and those of Hanson wouldn’t necessarily seem to connect. But the universe is a bizarre place and the two had participated in Hanson’s annual Oklahoma songwriting sessions, wherein the band invites people home to collaborate.

Last night the sugar-rock trio was playing to promote the upcoming release of their fourth album, The Walk, and the audience was estro-jamming. The predominantly female crowd shrieked hysterically as Taylor, Zac and Isaac ripped through their hits. (When they played “MMMBop” – it’s the song’s 10th anniversary – the guys turned the microphones out to the audience. Said Taylor, “This one’s yours!”) Despite yesterday’s deep freeze, the Supper Club was packed. In fact, The New York Post reported on the fans who’d camped out to see Tuesday’s show since Sunday night, regardless of frigid temperatures. The universe is a bizarre place.

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