The Showbox Downtown
Thurs March 7, 8:30 pm All Ages
Recommended by Leilani Polk
Moon Hooch are a Brooklyn trio with a rather distinctive instrumental lineup and a sound that they’ve dubbed “cave music,” like house music but “more wild, more jagged, more free, more natural to live in.” (There are also some post-jazz, alt-rock, and indietronic influences in there, too.) James Muschler keeps the driving, mostly danceable beats steady while his bandmates juggle horns, trading off on experimental support and John Zorn–like solos. Mike Wilbur (tenor sax, synths, occasional vocals) and Wenzl McGowen (tenor and baritone sax, contrabass clarinet, tubes, electronic wind instrument synthesizer) are pretty epic showman, too; they don’t just play, they writhe and rage across the stage, and have a knack for wringing unrecognizable noises from their respective instruments.