Moon Hooch In Pittsburgh @ClubCafe – Sun. 10/9

To Headline CLUB CAFE

New Album ‘Red Sky’ Out Now

“‘Red Sky’ is Moon Hooch’s third album, and it’s mighty. The sound of the saxes feels new, vibrant and essential, the way great rock guitarists paved a path redefining the instrument in the 1960s. And this stuff is serious fun.”NPR MUSIC

“…this successful third foray into the studio finds Moon Hooch with only one objective: ‘Let’s dance!'” – CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“…they sound like music from another planet, one where James Chance battles Ornette Coleman in an epic jam session.” THE BIG TAKEOVER

“[Moon Hooch] have been known to bring the party to wherever they play.” BROOKLYN VEGAN

Listen”Psychotubes” | Watch “Something Else” (live video)
Watch Mini Doc from Later…With Jools Holland


Doors 6PM

56 S 12th St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 431-4950

21+ // more info

After spending the better part of the summer touring Europe, Brooklyn-based band, Moon Hooch, return to the U.S. in late summer and early fall for an extensive tour. Supporting their new studio album, ‘Red Sky,’ which was released in June, the run includes a performance on Sunday, October 9 at Club Cafe in Pittsburgh.

With the exception of a handful of U.S. festival appearances, Moon Hooch—the explosive horn-and-percussion trio featuring Mike Wilbur (horns), Wenzl McGowen (horns) and James Muschler (drums)—have spent the majority of this summer touring Canada and Europe, which led to an invitation to perform on BBC Two’s Later…With Jools Holland. Watch the short film about that experience here.

Mixing elements of indie rock, virtuosic jazz and pulse-pounding electronic dance music with a DIY spirit, Moon Hooch’s latest album ‘Red Sky’ captures the spontaneous, manic energy of their live shows, while at the same time demonstrating the marked evolution from their early days busking in the New York City subway system with just two saxophones and a drum kit.

The collection was recorded at The Bunker studio in Brooklyn. In a previous song premiereDiffuser described the album as “…a return to their more organic sound, but with no less ambition.” The collection opens with the tribal urgency of the title track and proceeds, over the next 45 minutes, to utterly demolish any and every possible barrier that could stand between the music and the dance floor.

Never content to stay in one sonic place too long, “Psychotubes” finds the trio at their heaviest, channeling apocalyptic fire. The staccato intro of “That’s What They Say” gives way to a gritty, late-night come-on of a saxophone line that’s far more suggestive than any whispered words ever could be. Wilbur’s expanding role as a vocalist is once again felt on the haunting “Sunken Ship,which points to an evolving depth and maturity in Moon Hooch’s sound, while “Shot” finds Wilbur delivering a stream of consciousness vocal line over an airtight groove. NPR Music wrote: “We also hear this mostly instrumental band tackle a handful of songs with Wilbur singing; in the past, those tracks felt like a nice break from all the relentless energy, but on ‘Red Sky’ his vocals feel integral and expansive.”

‘Red Sky’ available now at: 
iTunes // Amazon // Direct from the band // your local record store

Moon Hooch
U.S. Fall Tour Dates

September 20Wolverhampton, UK – Newhampton Arts Center
September 21Plymouth, UK – The Junction
September 22Exeter, UK – Phoenix
September 23Cardiff, UK – Clwb for Bach
September 25London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
October 3Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
October 4Bridgeport, CT – The Acoustic
October 5North Adams, MA – Elks Lodge
October 6Allston, MA – Great Scott
October 7Albany, NY – The Hollow
October 8Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
October 9Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
October 11Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern
October 12Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
October 13Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
October 14Chicago, IL – Martyrs’
October 15Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theatre
October 16Minneapolis, MN – The Triple Rock
October 19Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
October 20St. Louis, MO – The Old Rock House
October 21Urbana, IL – The Canopy Club Red Room
October 22Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
October 23Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
October 25Omaha, NE – Slowdown
October 26Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
October 28Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
October 29Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
October 31Jackson Hole, WY – Pink Garter Theatre
November 3Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
November 4Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
November 5Portland, OR – Dante’s
November 6Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall
November 7Bend, OR – The Capitol
November 9Arcata, CA – Humbrew’s
November 11San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
November 12Chico, CA – Lost on Main
November 13Reno, NV – The Saint
November 14Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Nightclub (Atrium)
November 16Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
November 18Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
November 19San Diego, CA – The Music Box Theater