On Monday, January 15, Los Angeles based dance-pop trio YACHT will be hitting The Great Scott in Allston, MA with their rhythmic and focused tunes. The concert is an 18+ event, tickets are $15 at Great Scott Boston and the doors open at 8:30 pm. The group is kicking off 2018 with as twelve-date tour in support of their most recent EP, Strawberry Moon.
YACHT began as the solo project of Jona Bechtolt, a musician and multimedia artist who dropped out of high school in the 90s to play drums in a touring punk band. In the early 2000s, he brought his DIY sensibility to laptop production, partnering with vocalist Khaela Maricich to release two albums with The Blow, a wonky pop group that gained a loyal following after 2006’s breakout Paper Television.
YACHT transformed from a solo project to a duo with the addition of writer Claire L. Evans, who was on board for their critically-acclaimed album See Mystery Lights, named “Best New Music” by Pitchfork and a “Critic’s Choice” by the New York Times in 2009. The pair have collaborated closely since, forming the nucleus of a nervy and experimental live band which has expanded and contracted on tours with LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Vampire Weekend, M83 and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
You can check out their music here and follow them on their journey via Twitter. If you do not get the chance to see them in Boston, check out one of these other shows:
YACHT 2018 TOUR DATES
01-12 Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
01-13 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
01-15 Boston, MA – Great Scott
01-16 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
01-18 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
01-19 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
02-03 Seattle, WA – Baboza
02-05 Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret
02-06 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
02-07 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
02-09 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
02-10 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
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