Yacht Rock Revue **POSTPONED**

Scout Bar Presents

Yacht Rock Revue **POSTPONED**

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Scout Bar

Houston, TX


Off Sale

This event is all ages

Yacht Rock Revue
Yacht Rock Revue
Like a flood, middle school make out, or amateur adult film, it all began in the basement. The
now-famed Yacht Rock Revue was once a band called Y-O-U, pursuing dreams of indie rock
fame, when they were given free reign over Thursday nights at 10 High. In the VirginiaHighland’s
subterranean music lair, they did everything from original tunes to theme sets like
Led Zeppelin vs. The Who to comedy (which bombed). But it was the impulse idea to
smoothly croon ‘70s light rock (Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Linda Ronstadt, etc.) whilst
wearing polyester, aviators, and captain’s hats that captured the people’s hearts. In early
2008, Yacht Rock became a weekly occurrence; by 2009 the city’s cool kids were packing out
10 High on Thursdays nights and tossing back PBRs in their own captain’s hats, and by 2010,
the eight guys (only one of whom has since left the band to join Blackberry Smoke) quit their
day jobs and began stockpiling polyester suits.Did the indie rockers dream of being a cover
band? About as much as a Rich Girl wants to get a job at Shoney’s. But they were tapping
into an underserved genre of music, captivating folks both young and old, and their legions of
cultish fans are glad they stayed swayed with it. When they finally moved the tunes up to sea
level, it was for a holiday show at the Variety Playhouse in 2009. They’d never heard of a
local band renting out the place for a concert, so decided to give it a whirl…and it sold out.
Yacht Rock was legit.
Larger gigs poured in (corporate events, weddings, Park Tavern) and the band wondered if
they could get the very artists they covered to join them on stage while they were out on tour.
Spoiler alert: They could (everyone has a price). It started with Walter Egan at a show in
Nashville, and they have since shared the stage with Eddie Money, John Oates, and Bobby
Kimball from Toto, to name just a few. They’ve played at the Playboy Mansion (obviously),
sang the national anthem at the Atlanta Braves game on Fourth of July (complete with Greg
and Nick jumping off stage and rounding the bases), opened for Ludacris and Macklemore
and Ryan Lewis during the Final Four, sailed on music cruises with Kid Rock, Train, Heart,
Weezer, and Kiss (for the record, they do NOT drive the boat), and have packed out shows in
NYC, Nashville, Los Angeles, and more.
The guys (who actually like each other in real life) have developed a flawless, signature style
with spot-on renditions, refreshing comedy, and energetic stage presence any band would
covet. They’ve received accolades like “Best Place to Get Drunk With Your Dad” to “Best
Overall Music Act in Atlanta” to “Best Place to Start an Extramarital Affair,” and have 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 Tupperware party.
And it’s not always pure AM Gold glory, as they 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. Yacht Rock Revue 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. But no matter what they’re playing, it’s always a license to let loose.
Smooth rock on, y’all.
Venue Information:
Scout Bar
18307 Egret Bay Blvd
Houston, TX, 77058