Pleaserock Presents The Yacht Rock Holiday Special!
Sat December 15, 2012
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Cost: $20 Adv/$25 Day Of Show
About the Event:
The Yacht Rock Revue brings the Yacht Rock Holiday Special back to Variety Playhouse on Saturday, December 15th! Smooth, jolly times to be had by all with both the Yacht Rock Revue and Yacht Rock Schooner, Mixtape Atlanta photo booth supporting the Atlanta Community Food Bank, and several special guests.
We’ll also celebrate the release of our Self Titled EP: The Yacht Rock Revue, which will feature Toto’s “Africa” plus four YRR originals. That’s right, you can take home our version of “Africa” on compact disc that night before it drops on iTunes, Amazon, the PleaseRock store, etc. Hello, stocking stuffer.
You’re Welcome and Happy Holidays from PleaseRock!
Yacht Rock Revue
You’re Welcome! The Yacht Rock Revue is the Greatest Show on Surf and the finest tribute to ‘70s light rock to ever perform anywhere. Ever. Their spot-on renditions of Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan, and the rest of the Time-Life Infomercial Catalog have enthralled fans across the United States. It goes without saying they have taken their act to the high seas, performing showcase sets on music cruises with Weezer, Kid Rock, Train, Zac Brown Band, Sister Hazel, and fitness guru Jillian Michaels.
By blurring the lines between a tribute, an original act, and a comedic troupe, the Yacht Rock Revue has forged a unique niche market and a special bond with their fans. The band attacks each song as if it were their own, and the energy exchanged between the band and the crowd has more in common with a stadium U2 show than that of a typical bar band.
The band has won accolades ranging from “Best Place to Get Drunk With Your Dad” to “Best Overall Music Act in Atlanta” to “Best Place to Start an Extramarital Affair,” and has been name-dropped by the New York Times, Pitchfork, the Guardian UK, Spin, TimeOut New York, Billboard, MTV.com, and (probably) your mom at her last cocktail party.
Speaking of name-dropping, members of the band have played on-stage with members of Weezer, Billy Joel, Walter Egan, .38 Special, John Mayer, Zac Brown Band, Little River Band, Sheryl Crow, Noel Gallagher, Starbuck, Sarah McLachlan, Don Henley, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Finn, Jellyfish, Devo, Nine Inch Nails, Joan Jett, Wet Willie, Bon Jovi, Skid Row, and the Saturday Night Live Band. (None of those were a joke.)
The Yacht Rock Revue has packed out shows at historic venues including the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, the Knitting Factory in New York City, Athens’ famed Georgia Theatre, Washington DC’s State Theatre, and Nashville’s Mercy Lounge. They played at the finish line of the Peachtree Road Race for 50,000+ two years running; played on Turner Field for 30,000 fans on July 4; and sang the National Anthem at Braves Manager Bobby Cox’s last game.
The Yacht Rock Revue goes beyond the smooth to perform under many aliases: Please PleaseRock Me (Beatles), Reagan Rock (Smooth ’80s) Uno Dos Tres Catorce (U2), Dazed and Confused (’70s Stoner Rock), Rock Fight (Led Zeppelin vs. the Who, Tom Petty vs. Fleetwood Mac, etc.) and so forth.
YRR also performs many classic albums in their entirety, including Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Prince’s Purple Rain, the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, XTC’s Black Sea, and Led Zeppelin IV.