MOON HOOCH

Neighborhood Theatre & MaxxMusic present

MOON HOOCH

Nathan-Paul & The Admirables

Wed, June 19, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Neighborhood Theatre

Charlotte, NC

$12 adv/$15 dos

$3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door (Valid ID required for entry into venue. Under 18 permitted with parent.)

Accepted forms of ID: State Issued ID or Driver's License, Military ID, Passport.

MOON HOOCH
MOON HOOCH
Cave Music / ˈkāv myo͞ozik / It's like House, but its more wild, more jagged, more free, more natural to live in.

“Whoever thought of a band with two saxophones and a drummer? That’s the stupidest idea, right?” Moon Hooch saxophonist Wenzl McGowen asked the crowd at a recent gig. Well, Wenzl, James Muschler (drums) and Mike Wilbur (saxophone) never intended on forming a band together. The three guys attended The New School for Jazz and contemporary music. James is the only graduate.

The three began busking in the subway and in the city’s parks to pay off the New School's extreme tuition costs. At the same time, Wenzl was producing electronic music. One day he wrote a simple tune with two part harmony. When the guys played this music in the subway, people immediately began dancing.

One subway goer asked, “What’s your band’s name?”

Mike blurted, “Moon Juice.”

A Google search revealed that there were already multiple bands called Moon Juice. With the help of a thesaurus, the name Moon Hooch was selected, and more importantly, the trio now realized that they were, in fact, a band.

Since solidifying as a band, Moon Hooch has quickly gained a reputation for inciting “subway raves” (they were banned from performing at the Bedford Ave stop off the L line in Brooklyn for “starting too many dance parties”), their strange instrumentation and explosive live show. Their frequent presence in New York City subways and parks has brought them notice and fans which has led to appearances as the house band on Australian TV show “Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year,” and a national tour with Mike Doughty (Doughty saw them on a train platform and immediately invited to tour as his supporting act). They have also held residencies at The Knitting Factory and Brooklyn Bowl.

The band has already begun to expand its sound beyond just two saxophones and drums. Wenzl inserts a cardboard tube into his saxophone to create a Dubstep style womp, and switches between a contrabass clarinet and electronic wind instrument. They also have begun experimenting with various vocalists, inviting both singers and rappers on stage with them at shows.

Recorded in just a single day, their debut record, “The Moon Hooch Album,” gives the listener a taste of what’s to come for these guys. They seamlessly blend House, Dubstep, Drum & Bass, and Jazz into style that is uniquely Moon Hooch: Cave Music.
Nathan-Paul & The Admirables
Nathan-Paul & The Admirables
ʜᴀɪʟɪɴɢ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ ғᴜɴᴋʏ ʀᴜsᴛ ʙᴇʟᴛ ᴛᴏᴡɴ ᴏғ ᴄʟᴇᴠᴇʟᴀɴᴅ, ᴏʜɪᴏ, ɴᴀᴛʜᴀɴ-ᴘᴀᴜʟ & ᴛʜᴇ ᴀᴅᴍɪʀᴀʙʟᴇs ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴄʀᴇᴀᴛᴇᴅ ᴀ ʟɪᴠᴇ ᴇxᴘᴇʀɪᴇɴᴄᴇ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɪs ᴀʟʟ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ ɢᴏᴏᴅ ᴠɪʙᴇs! ɢᴏɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ᴀɴ ᴀᴅᴍɪʀᴀʙʟᴇs sʜᴏᴡ ɪs ᴀ ᴘᴀʀᴛʏ. ʙᴏʟᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ғᴜɴᴋʏ ᴇᴀʀᴛʜ ᴛᴏɴᴇs ғʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴏʀɴs ᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ғʀᴏɴᴛ ʟɪɴᴇ ʟᴇᴀᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ ᴅʏɴᴀᴍɪᴄ ᴛᴡɪsᴛs ᴀɴᴅ ᴛᴜʀɴs. ʜʏᴘɴᴏᴛɪᴄ ɢʀᴏᴏᴠᴇs ғʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ ʀʜʏᴛʜᴍ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ ɢᴇᴛ ʜᴇᴀᴅs ʙᴏʙʙɪɴɢ ᴀɴᴅ ʙᴏᴅɪᴇs ᴍᴏᴠɪɴɢ. ᴀɴ ᴀᴅᴍɪʀᴀʙʟᴇs sʜᴏᴡ ɪs ᴀ ʜᴇᴀʟɪɴɢ ᴀɴᴅ ᴇxᴄɪᴛɪɴɢ ᴇxᴘᴇʀɪᴇɴᴄᴇ. ᴡʜᴇᴛʜᴇʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀᴅᴍɪʀᴀʙʟᴇs ᴀʀᴇ ᴊᴀᴍᴍɪɴɢ ᴏɴ ᴀ ᴛʀᴀᴘ ɢʀᴏᴏᴠᴇ ᴏʀ ʟᴀʏɪɴɢ ᴅᴏᴡɴ ᴛʜᴇ ғᴜɴᴋ, ᴛʜᴇɪʀ #? ɢᴏᴀʟ ɪs ᴛᴏ ɢᴇᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ᴍᴏᴠɪɴɢ. ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴀɴᴅ ᴄᴀʟʟs ᴜᴘᴏɴ ᴍᴀɴʏ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ғᴇᴇʟ-ɢᴏᴏᴅ ᴍᴜsᴇs ᴏғ ɢʀᴏᴏᴠᴇ ᴍᴜsɪᴄ sᴜᴄʜ ᴀs ᴋᴏᴏʟ & ᴛʜᴇ ɢᴀɴɢ, ᴊ-ᴅɪʟʟᴀ, ᴊᴀᴍᴇs ʙʀᴏᴡɴ, ᴇʀʏᴋᴀʜ ʙᴀᴅᴜ, ᴍɪʟᴇs ᴅᴀᴠɪs, ʜᴇʀʙɪᴇ ʜᴀɴᴄᴏᴄᴋ, ᴘʟᴜs ᴍᴀɴʏ ᴍᴏʀᴇ. ᴀs ᴛʜᴇ ᴏʟᴅ ᴀᴅᴀɢᴇ ɢᴏᴇs ᴍᴜsɪᴄ ɪs ғᴏᴏᴅ ғᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ sᴏᴜʟ. ᴛʜᴇ ᴀᴅᴍɪʀᴀʙʟᴇs ᴡɪʟʟ ɢᴇᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ғᴇᴅ!
Venue Information:
Neighborhood Theatre
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205
http://www.neighborhoodtheatre.com/