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ROCK | Andrew W.K.

"Party Hard" might be the most genius of all party anthems. Released in 2001, it swung mightier than, say, Todd Rundgren's "Bang on the Drum All Day" or even "Rock and Roll All Nite" by Kiss. "Party Hard" felt like a testosterone-fueled motor for raging post-grunge males hooked on bungee jumping. The mega-hit was also a launching pad for this nice-guy rocker's career as a party philosopher: Andrew W.K.'s pontifications on partying are particularly interesting. If such mundane things as reading or petting your dog count as partying, score that a win. Like Violence and Sexy Teenagers open.

Andrew W.K. performs on Monday, December 7, at Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $25.;