Friday, January 10, 2020

Tomorrow! YACHT @ Grog Shop

This is going to be an incredible show!  I’ve been posting YACHT videos for years, but have never had the chance to see them live. They rarely come to Cleveland!  I’m particularly intrigued at how they used AI to help create their newest album, which they will be playing in it’s entirety at the show.  I’ve been listening to it end to end and excited to see how they translate this live.  I wholly expect this to be a dance party!  Tickets are only $15, with Juiceboxxx and Damn the Witch Siren opening.  See you there!

YACHT is an acronym for Young Americans Challenging High Technology. They became well-known in 2009 with the release of their song “Psychic City” and released a subsequent on-slaught of bangers with their tunes “I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler”, “Where Does This Disco?”, and “Shangri-La”. - Grog Shop

 “At their best, YACHT gave us Devo's wit, Blondie's grace, and Tom Tom Club's playful energy, all wrapped in a knowing grin and a clever concept.” - Pitchfork

"Evans says the group enjoys a challenge and regularly takes on art projects that are way beyond its skill sets.

‘We fake it to make it and come out of the other end with musical skills,’ she says, adding the band was just nominated for a Grammy for Best Immersive Audio Album. ‘We love to learn. That’s why we took the AI project on. We wanted to learn what artificial intelligence is and how it works and what its implications are for artists and society at large. We then wanted to make something meaningful out of it. It’s not just an educational project for us, but it’s about showing out audience what we learned and educating them about how AI works and what the aesthetic boundaries are.’"

(Via YACHT Comes to the Grog Shop on Jan. 11 in Support of a Terrific New Album | Scene and Heard: Scene's News Blog.)

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