After peeping this peculiar poster on Bowery, we can add another one to our list of parties in unusual locales. The poster points to a website for , which afflicts 1 in 10,000 people, “everywhere from the shores of Australia to the West Side Highway.” Another click takes you to info about a boat party, on Sunday, that will raise funds for “victims of coke yacht and other drug related yacht catastrophes.” There’ll be “absolutely no cocaine” aboard the boat, but if you bring your own, we double the folks at RINSED will blame victims of this unfortunate disease.
If you’re a landlubber and/or don’t want to be stuck on a boat for three hours with people who find coke humor funny, you can still live the boating life: on Sept. 26 at Irving Plaza, the Yacht Rock Revue will be playing mellow hits by Hall and Oates, Steely Dan, Kenny Loggins, and all the rest. It’s brought to you by Rocks Off, the folks who do concert cruises with Rage Against the Machine cover bands (coming up Oct. 17) and the like.
Oh, and how could we mention yachts without mentioning Yacht. The band, previously on DFA, just signed to Downtown Records and released a surprise single, “Where Do This Disco?” It’s an ode to Compact Discs, but — true to the times — it’s currently streaming online for free. Their shows at Rough Trade (Sept. 22) and Mercury Lounge (Sept. 20) are sold out (sorry you missed the boat), but you can listen to the single here.