SF Show of the Week (TIMF edition) // GO4FREE to YACHT at The Independent 10/17 (SAT)

YACHTWritten by Nik Crossman //

YACHT with Sage Caswell //
The Independent – San Francisco
October 17th, 2015 //

There exists a band, belief system and business coordinated by Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans under the acronym YACHT. Named after, but not affiliated with, an educational program in Portland, YACHT stands for “Young Americans Challenging High Technology”. The movement, which Bechtolt and Evans have dubbed “The YACHT Trust,” suggests the creation of an idea into form provides a spiritual high attainable by anyone willing to try.

Bechtolt began transmitting YACHT’s belief system into music and PowerPoint presentations in 2002 as a solo project before Evans joined in 2008. After Evans came on board, the dance-punk/electropop duo continued developing its personal philosophy and embodied the result in 2009’s See Mystery Lights and an ebook entitled The Secret Teachings of the Mystery Lights: A Handbook on Overcoming Humanity and Becoming Your Own God. The album, which was released on NYC label DFA Records, received rave reviews from critics, including a “Critic’s Choice” honor from The New York Times.

With support from Los Angeles solo artist Sage Caswell, The YACHT Trust will lead its community through another experience of discovery this Saturday at The Independent in what will serve as a late-night show for this weekend’s Treasure Island Music Festival. You can buy tickets for $22, or you could win a pair of tickets by submitting your full name and email below.

Contest ends this Friday at 3 p.m.

Follow Showbams on Twitter for more contest giveaways throughout the week. Be the first to respond to our contest tweets to GO4FREE to these shows:

Hinds: October 14th (WED) at Slim’s
The Districts: October 14th (WED) at Great American Music Hall
El Ten Eleven: October 15th (THUR) at Great American Music Hall
Guy Fox: October 15th (THUR) at Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Gang of Four: October 16th (FRI) at The New Parish
Deafheaven with Tribulation: October 17th (SAT) at The Fillmore


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