NORTH ADAMS, MA — On Wednesday October 5th, 2016 Common Folk Artist Collective of North Adams, MA will present Moon Hooch at the Elks Lodge at 100 Eagle Street. Tickets are available in advance for $12 at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/9658 or $15 at the door. The doors will open at 7pm with the performance starting at 8pm.
Western Mass residents might remember Moon Hooch from a number of local gigs, such as Pearl St. in Northampton, and their first Common Folk show early in 2015. Now they are back for another performance on a tour to present their third album “Red Sky” which NPR Music claims is “mighty”. NPR also mentions that “the sound of the saxes feels new, vibrant and essential, the way great rock guitarists paved a path redefining the instrument in the 1960s”.
If any band is a poster child for turning the power of positive thoughts and intention into reality, it’s the explosive horn-and-percussion trio Moon Hooch. In just a few short years, the group—Wilbur, fellow horn player Wenzl McGowen, and drummer James Muschler—has gone from playing on New York City subway platforms to touring with the likes of Beats Antique, They Might Be Giants, and Lotus, as well as selling out their own headline shows in major venues around the country. On ‘Red Sky,’ their third and most adventurous album to date, the band uses everything they’ve learned from their whirlwind journey to push their sound to new heights, bringing together the raw, transcendent energy of their live performances and the sleek sophistication of their studio work into a singular, intoxicating brew that blends elements of virtuosic jazz, groovy funk, and pulse-pounding electronic dance music.
Currently based out of Massachusetts, the vocal cord conductor known as Honeycomb, will support Moon Hooch in the entirety of their tour. Honeycomb has quickly risen to the top of the food chain of northeast beatboxers, placing 13th in the 2015 American Beatbox Championships. With a unique approach as an equally versed music producer, and a frequent collaborator in both the live and studio settings, Honeycomb has built a sound fan base for himself through original productions and ear popping performances.
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