Brooklyn-based Moon Hooch is bringing a polished jazz, funk, and organic electronic sound to The Charleston Pour House on March 1st. Since they met playing in the New York City subway, this horn-percussion trio has been building quick bass lines and fast paced melodies across North America. Percussionist James Muschler leads the trio on the treble by starting beats from seemingly nowhere. Soon after Micheal Wilbur leads the band and crowd into a rhythmic saxophone rift followed by Wenzl McGowan, whose leading saxophone brings their foundation to fruition.
Check out their NPR Tiny Desk series for a taste of Moon Hooch:
The Moon Hooch philosophy is perhaps their most interesting aspect as a band. Moon Hooch made an appearance at the TedX Atlanta opening, but contrary to what you might expect they didn’t discuss their success. Instead they told about a time where they almost broke up because of many other forces in their lives. They realized once they blocked out the noise from their ego and behavior, they could channel the energy that their music was initially intended If there is any reason to see these guys, it’s to witness their comradery and see how they mold chaos into positive harmony. Tickets are $12, doors at 9pm.