If I told you that two saxophonists and a drummer from a jazz program in New York City put on one of the best live performances I’ve seen in the last decade, you’d probably give me a healthy dose of side eye. If I then told you that their music was a mix of jazz, EDM and progressive rock all tied together with complex sampling tech, you would ask me to get off your porch and stop bothering you about Moon Hooch.
Serh and I caught these guys about a year ago at Tipatina’s where they were opening for Mike Doughty’s re-vamped Soul Coughing tour. Moon Hooch ended up blowing the doors off of the building. We were enjoying the show, getting interested in the music, then it happened. They dropped a ridiculous dub step bass line one saxophone. For a moment I feared that we were hearing the elusive brown note. That shit dropped LOW. I could actually see Seth’s mind being blown, and mine was blown as well.
This music isn’t for everyone, but if you see them live, it will be music for you. They’re playing Hogs for the Cause on March 27th.