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Performing Arts

Image courtesy of Sarah Meadows

with Light Asylum


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.

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

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