Johnson State College presents the “cave music” trio Moon Hooch at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Dibden Center for the Arts.
The band’s second album, This Is Cave Music, is to be released by Hornblow Recordings and Palmetto Records on Sept 16. “Cave music” is a term Moon Hooch coined to describe its unique sound: like house music, but more primitive and jagged and raw.
The three band members – saxophone players Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen and drummer James Muschler – met while students at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City.
They captured attention when playing and busking on subway platforms and elsewhere in New York City, resulting in dancers’ furious, impromptu raves. Moon Hooch’s regular stints at the Bedford Avenue station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, created such a stir that the New York Police Department banned the band from playing there.
The trio’s subsequent tours, including those with They Might Be Giants, Lotus and Galactic, have only broadened Moon Hooch’s appeal.
The JSC concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Dibden Box Office, 802-635-1476 or JSCDibden.BoxOffice@jsc.edu.