“Cave Music / ˈkāv myo͞ozik / It’s like House, but its more wild, more jagged, more free, more natural to live in.”
That is the music Moon Hooch claims to play. And everyone who has ever seen this Brooklyn trio knows that this description is 100% accurate. This is full-frontal throw-down punk-metal-jazz-something. What it is in concert is… riveting. You just get caught up in this unrelenting wave of sound, propelled by Ginger Baker-like drumming.
These guys are so damn good.
Their recent tour hit California for four dates before stopping in Virginia and South Carolina. Tonight is the first of three Florida shows (Ybor City at The Crowbar), then three in Texas. They’ll work the West Coast in April and May, with festivals in Norway and more this summer.
Wenzl McGowen plays tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, contrabass clarinet, tubes, and EWI. Mike Wilbur plays tenor saxophone and synth, and he adds vocals. James Muschler is behind the drum kit.
If “full-frontal throw-down punk-metal-jazz-something” sounds like YOUR kind of something, you’d better find out!
MOON HOOCH ON TOUR
Mar 02 Crowbar | Tampa, FL
Mar 03 Changeville Festival | Gainesville, FL
Mar 04 The SideBar Theatre | Tallahassee, FL
Mar 07 Stubb’s Jr. | Austin, TX
Mar 08 Gas Monkey | Dallas, TX
Mar 09 White Oak’s Music Hall | Houston, TX
Apr 01 Nectar Lounge | Seattle, WA
Apr 06 The Capitol | Bend, OR
Apr 07 Doug Fir Lounge | Portland, OR
Apr 08 HiFi Music Hall | Eugene, OR
Apr 21 Top Hat Lounge | Missoula, MT
Apr 22 Filling Station | Bozeman, MT
Apr 28 Great American Music Hall | San Francisco, CA
Apr 29 Tocadero Room | Reno, NV
May 04 The Bartlett | Spokane, WA
May 05 Nectar Lounge | Seattle, WA
May 06 The Wild Buffalo | Bellingham, WA
Jun 02 NATTJAZZ FESTIVAL | Bergen, Norway
Jun 12 London Omeara | London, United Kingdom
Jun 16 The Ballroom @ Outer Space | Hamden, CT
Jun 29-Jul 1 Frendly Gathering | Waitsfield, VT
Jul 22 Molde Jazz Festival | Molde, Norway
Aug 17-23 Oregon Eclipse | Ochoco National Forest, OR
Sep 22 Resonance Music & Arts Festival | Thornville, OH