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.
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