The Yacht Rock Revue & Friends
Sat January 19, 2013
Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 8:30 pm
Cost: $15 Adv/$20 Day Of Show
About the Event:
BREAKING: Instead of the Easy Rider soundtrack, “we will perform the ANCHORMAN SOUNDTRACK in its entirety at Variety Playhouse on Saturday, January 19!
We want to be in Anchorman 2, it’s filming in Atlanta, and this is the most obvious stunt we can pull.
Get ready for Afternoon Delight, Carry On My Wayward Son, Use Me, Treat Her Like a Lady, more funky tunes and fine suits!”
Performing Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon, The Soundtrack To Anchorman & XTC’s Black Sea – All 3 Albums In Their Entirety
The Dark Side of the Rainbow (DSOTR) is the debatably coincidental pairing of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon as a sound track to the first 43 minutes of The Wizard Of Oz. PleaseRock will let you experience the stoner myth in live performance via a giant projection of the film and a precise recreation of the album. When you press play on the Dark Side on the third lion roar before the movie begins, there are dozens of eerie ways in which the music and movie match up. It’s a musical tightrope act, since the entire band has to stay precisely lined up with the film to maintain the pacing.
Easy Rider captured the energy and turmoil of the counter culture of the late 1960s. Music by Jimi Hendrix, Steppenwolf, The Band, Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, and the Who helped define the hippie generation and lends weight to the literal and figurative trip of bikers Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, and Jack Nicholson. A man went looking for America. And couldn’t find it anywhere… but PleaseRock will rediscover some of the magic by pairing this epic soundtrack with a screening of scenes from the film. British new wavers XTC created some of the most progressive and challenging music of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, and their album Black Sea is a favorite among critics and devoted fans alike. Nigels With Attitudes will perform the album, featuring Tim Smith (Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds, Jellyfish, Sheryl Crow), Peter Stroud (Sheryl Crow, Don Henley, Sarah McLachlan), Kevin Spencer (Yacht Rock Schooner), and Nicholas Niespodziani, Mark Bencuya, and Mark Cobb (YRR).
Yacht Rock Review
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.