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YACHT

Performing Arts

Image courtesy of Sarah Meadows

YACHT

with Light Asylum

Next@Wex

This popular series introduces young indie scene music innovators in our intimate black box venues and welcomes breakout bands to larger theaters.

Wed, May 4, 2011 9 PM

"Brainy and block-rocking rarely coexist like this."—Entertainment Weekly

YACHT's core duo of Jona Bechtolt (formerly with The Blow) and Claire L. Evans bring their disco-with-a-smile action to the Wex. Aided by a full band they'll deliver the throbbing grooves of "The Afterlife" and "I'm in Love With a Ripper" to delight local fans itching to dance. The musical axis that links Portland, Oregon, with Marfa, Texas, is at the heart of YACHT's artful electro-sound. The name YACHT, says Jona "stands for Young Americans Challenging High Technology" and comes from an educational program in Portland "that I was enrolled in when I was 16, back in 1996."

Brooklyn duo Light Asylum fill the support slot with their industrial-edged synth-pop. Bobby Birdman of YACHT opens the show with a solo set.

Catherine Opie, Untitled #1, 2012

Be sure to RSVP for our Spring Exhibitions Preview on Friday, May 15—and don't miss a conversation with Catherine Opie and Jack Whitten right before the reception.

Stephin Merrit

Magnetic Fields front man Stephin Merritt brings an acoustic set (and longtime bandmate Sam Davol) to our intimate Performance Space on Saturday, May 16.

Hours

11 AM - 6 PM
9 AM - 6 PM
8 AM - 4 PM
10 AM - 6 PM