His best work to date has been with the Blow, Khaela Maricich’s sublime laptop-pop project, but these days YACHT’s Jona Bechtolt works alone. Last year’s I Believe In You. Your Magic is Real was an absurdly new-agey and tinny rap-radio pastiche—a fact that hasn’t prevented him from touring nonstop since it came out. In concert, he makes up for the often uneven songs with a marathon multimedia live show: PowerPoint presentations, back flips, relentless audience participation. At Studio B, he’ll be joined by local pop-punk oddballs Parts & Labor, perhaps the only band in the history of music to lose their drummer—occasional Voice contributor Christopher Weingarten—to the extremely dubious siren song of rock criticism. His replacement can’t write as well, but the band bashes on nonetheless.
Wed., April 16, 8 p.m., 2008