Take a drink of Moon Hooch

. May 19, 2015.
Take a drink of Moon Hooch

Moon Hooch is a furious, fast-paced sound described by the band as “cave music”, blending elements of jazz, rock and EDM. Their bandcamp page goes on to describe: “It's like House, but its more wild, more jagged, more free, more natural to live in.”  Toledo is getting hooked up with the opportunity to see this up and coming act at the end of May.

Two saxophones and a drummer make up the Brooklyn-trio that got its start in playing for the commuting masses subway tunnel. Their sound is not what you’d expect from three guys with instruments that you could find in a high school band class. Their rave inciting sound caused the NYPD to ban them from the MTA, forcing them to take this act on the road. We’re glad they did, because their road leads to Frankies on May 31st. You don’t want to miss this.

When Moon Hooch takes the stage, a dance party is sure to ensue when the dueling saxes create a musical frenzy, one playing heavy bass while the other sax screams like a gaggle of sorority girls at a drunken college party. The pounding bass drum and the one-two punch of a snare and hi-hat round out the sonic hysteria. It’s a high energy sound that makes you want to boogie.

The group formed while all three were students at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. Skilled musicians, they are able to create an analog, organic sound that evokes the same emotion as a DJ on the 1’s and 2’s. It’s refreshing to hear a new take, a new genre entirely, in a musical climate where homogeneity has recently prevailed.

The bottom line is that this is a must-see performance. Head over to Frankies and take a swig of Moon Hooch, for a dance experience unlike ever before. Toledo locals, The Groove Protocol, will open with Michigan band Jack & the Bear.

$10/advance, $12/door. Frankies Inner City, 308 Main St.