Under the Bridge welcomes explosive horn and percussion trio Moon Hooch and their thunderous brand of cult techno jazz. The three-piece were so popular as student buskers on New York’s subways that the NYPD famously banned their impromptu shows as a public-order hazard. They’ve since gone on sell out major US venues, tour globally and are due to release a new live album later this month.
Comprised of tenor saxophonist Mike Wilbur, baritone sax/bass clarinet Wenzl McGowen, and drummer James Muschler, the trio will deliver their high-energy, intoxicating sound, that merges elements of indie rock, virtuosic jazz and pulse-pounding electronic dance music with a DIY aesthetic.
Onstage, the band now plays through a “Reverse DJ” setup, in which the live sound from their horns runs through laptops to process recorded effects. In addition, they utilize Moog synthesizers, as well as an EWI (an electronic wind instrument that responds to breath in addition to touch) and other more traditional instruments like clarinets.