‘Red Sky’ at Night, Moon Hooch Fans’ Delight

“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!


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

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