Brooklyn "Acoustic Techno" Trio Moon Hooch to Play Northern Kentucky This Week

The adventurous Jazz-meets-EDM (minus the "E") threesome plays Covington's Madison Live Thursday, Jan. 30

click to enlarge Moon Hooch at Urban Artifact's beWILDerfest in 2018 - Photo: Kellie Coleman
Photo: Kellie Coleman
Moon Hooch at Urban Artifact's beWILDerfest in 2018
Brooklyn instrumental trio Moon Hooch crafted its unique sound while busking in the streets and subway stations of NYC. With two horns (saxophonists Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen) and drums (James Muschler), the group’s adventurous Jazz stylings began to take on a dancier form as they noticed it engaged listeners more.

With the EDM (minus the E) elements taking stronger hold, those subway sessions started to become makeshift raves and Moon Hooch was well on its way to becoming a popular touring act, sharing worldwide a unique style McGowen has called “Acoustic Techno” (though they’re known to incorporate elements from a wide range of other genres).

The band's eponymous 2013 debut album was followed the next year by This is Cave Music (referring to another affectionate descriptor the musicians have given their music) and 2016’s Red Sky. After dropping EPs in 2017 and 2018, Moon Hooch just released its anticipated new album Life On Other Planets, another alternatingly fun and hypnotic 10-tracks’ worth of horn-driven, synth-laced dancefloor jams.


Moon Hooch is the Dance music act for the Apocalypse — even when the electrical grid goes down, there’s no stopping them.

8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. $15; $18 day of show. Madison Live, 734 Madison Ave., Covington, madisontheater.com

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