StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Moon Hooch


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Today, let's check out some videos featuring Moon Hooch, who will be back in St. Louis to perform Tuesday, July 9 at the Old Rock House.

Since making the transition nearly ten years ago from NYC subway buskers to an international touring act, the saxophones-and-drums trio have been regular visitors to St. Louis, performing here most recently in October of last year at the Old Rock House. Though they haven't put out any new recordings since then, Moon Hooch has continued to tour relentlessly, bringing their self-described “cave music"- “it's like house, but more wild, more jagged, more free, more natural to live in"- to crowds across the USA, UK and Europe.

You should be able to get a pretty good idea of what their current live show is like from the first video up above, a full set of music recorded last Saturday during a gig at Terminal West in Atlanta.

You can see them doing a rather idiosyncratic cover of pop singer Ariana Grande's “God Is A Woman," recorded in February “live" at Q Division studios in Somerville, MA.

That's followed by two more live tracks, “Growing Up" and “Acid Mountain," captured on video last year during shows at Nectar's Lounge in Seattle.

The last two videos are two more full sets, the first from last December in Burlington, VT, and the second from April 30 of this year at an International Jazz Day 2019 celebration in Prague, Czech Republic.

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This story appears courtesy of St. Louis Jazz Notes by Dean Minderman.
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