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State Liquor Authority Rejects Andrew W.K.’s Application to Party

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Andrew W.K., the oft-pit-stained rocker behind such jams as "Party Hard," "It's Time to Party," "Party Till You Puke," and "Long Live The Party," has a new music venue opening soon at 100 Lafayette that almost sounds awesome enough to make Vulture's editors leave their apartments for once (check it out in this video). According to Brooklyn Vegan, Santa's Party House is set to host a show by Handsome Furs — whom we love — on April 5. So, as usual, leave it to the perennial spoilsports at New York's Division of Alcohol Beverage Control to screw up our good time.

Our sister blog Grub Street reports this morning that Santa's liquor license was rejected last Friday on the grounds that the club hasn't yet acquired a bunch of official-sounding paperwork, and it's unlikely they'll be able to file the necessary forms in time for an April approval. Needless to say, this is an outrage and we are endlessly bummed that we'll have to wait to get our party on until Andrew W.K. submits a completed certification form for new licensees (till he pukes, presumably).

SLA Poops the Party at Andrew W.K.'s Soon-to-Open Venue [Grub Street]