10PM. Golden West Cafe.
1105 W. 36th St.
This month Karaoke Is For Suckers visits the songs that inpired Yacht Rock - Kenny Loggins, The Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Hall & Oats...
Plus Late Night Happy Hour!
It was the late-70s/early-80s when a new smooth sound would take over the airwaves on Adult Contemporary radio stations from coast to coast - a sound that blended pop music with light R&B and very soft jazz. It was the sort of music that was the soundtrack to a night on a boat party - gliding across a bay with a full moon as lines of coke were done off a cutting board, right next to limes - freshly cut for cocktails. It was the time of what would later be known as "Yacht Rock."
Stereogum - Tim & Eric's 11 Favorite Yacht Rock Songs
IGN's Top 10 Yacht Rock Songs - from "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" to "Sailing"
Rate Your Music's Ultimate Box Set - from "Sailin' The Wind" to Steely Dan
Really Smooth Music - about Yacht Rock
Brighton Source - Six of the Best - Yacht Rock
NME's 10 Super Smooth Yacht Rock Tracks - from "Waiting For A Girl Like You" to "What A Fool Believes"
Jacobin Magazine - "The Yacht Rock Counterrevolution"
Hatesexy - "Why Yacht Rock Is Good"
Mirror 80 - "Yacht Rocker Fashion"
And, of course, the show that gave name to a genre we didn't realize existed...