Yacht Rock Defined: AxelF RLTW2 (05.24)

Yacht Rock Defined: AxelF RLTW2 (05.24)

What is yacht rock? It is hard to describe, but oddly enough we felt Wikipedia actually did a good job:  “In the musical sense, yacht rock refers to the highly polished brand of soft rock that emanated from Southern California between 1976 and 1984. The term is meant to suggest the kind of smooth, mellow music that early yuppies likely enjoyed while sipping champagne and snorting cocaine on their yachts. Significant “yacht rockers” include Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, and Toto.”

We all know the songs, even if many of us weren’t old enough to drink champagne or imbibe in other yuptastic behaviors. These were the songs we heard on the radio and just sang along to while going about daily life. While the above definition has a hint of ironic cynicism, the tunes associated with the genre, are AxelF favorites. Everyone sings along while pretending to play air keys and all is right with the world. As we re-imagine ourselves as yacht rockers for the night, let’s raise a glass to those iconic tunes that evoke images of  wind-blown feathered hair, manicured beard, espadrilles and guys in soft pastels.  With that in mind, we leave you with our all time favorite and inspiration for this Saturday’s gathering-Christopher Cross’s- “Ride Like the Wind”. Enjoy!


Saturday, May 24, 2014

AxelF-Ride Like the Wind 2
Liv | 2001 11th Street, NW-WDC
Doors @10PM | $5 before 12mid, $10 after



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