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Moon Hooch

Wednesday, June 20 @ 5:30pm
TD JazzLab @ Manitoba Music

Wednesday, June 20 @ 10pm
Old Market Square

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 — horn players Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen and drummer James Muschler — has gone from playing on New York City subway platforms to touring and 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. Though the band is heavily inspired by electronic music, they made a conscious effort to use as little in the way of “studio tricks” as possible on Red Sky, aiming instead to capture the sound of their live show, which promises to utterly demolish any and every possible barrier that could stand between you and the dance floor.