Opening for Yacht that night was Johnny Headband. They've been lying low for a while, (probably having to do with Keith being a part of Electric Six, which tours constantly) but now their back, and they're going to be releasing a new album soon. I've seen Johnny Headband play several times before, but this time it seemed like they were kind of phoning it in. I'm used to seeing them work themselves into a major sweat. I'm talking about fat guy stuck in a sauna levels of sweat. They've set the bar pretty high with their previous energetic performances, and they didn't meet it this time. They'll be playing this Thursday for the Blowout, 11PM at Small's Bar. Maybe they'll be more into it when it's not a Monday night.
Yacht didn't have a projector get-up like they did they last time they were in town, but that probably would have made the smaller Pike Room seem cluttered. The overall crowd numbers were probably less than their appearance last August, but the crowd still filled out the room, which isn't a bad turnout at all for Michigan on a Monday night.
The band still goes with the theme of Jona in black, and Claire in white. Claire even goes as far to make sure that the microphone, microphone stand, and cowbell she used is white. That's dedication.
From the first song, Yacht threw themselves into their performance. Claire was always doing her ephemeral dancing during the music (unless she was playing the keyboard), and Jona never let up with his intensity. During one song, Claire walked amongst the crowd, placing her hand on the foreheads of the fans. It was as if she were giving her blessing.
They ended the set with crowd-pleasures "Psychic City", "Dystopia", and "Shrangi-La". Unlike most other bands who just let the "merch guy/girl" work the table all night. After the performance the band hangs around at the table so long as there's still fans. They chatted with fans, signed autographs, and posed for pictures. Why aren't they famous yet?
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