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    Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:39:55

    Moon Hooch to Support Lotus + They Might Be Giants - We have all the dates

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    New York City trio Moon Hooch will hit the road hard to start the new year, supporting Lotus from late January through early March, then They Might Be Giants through mid-April. Moon Hooch will also stop off at SxSW Interactive on March 10 and 11, with performances to be confirmed soon. See below for a complete list of dates.

    Moon Hooch are saxophone players Wenzl McGowen and Mike Wilbur and drummer James Muschler, three graduates of Manhattan's New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music who took their jazz jobs and merged them with house and dubstep beats and sensibilities to create a maniacal dance hybrid they call "cave music." Their self-released, self-titled debut album comprises 13 cryptically titled ("Number 9," "Low 2," "Tubes") instrumental tracks that give a glimpse into their propulsive sound. But it's not till you see them live, see Wenzl and Mike locked in, rocking back and forth, dueling and almost taunting each other, as James drives the fierce rhythms, that you understand how powerful this band can be.

    Moon Hooch supported a tour for singer/songwriter Mike Doughty in 2011, after he discovered them busking on the L train platform. They've since gone on to open for Galactic, Soul Rebels and others, and played at the All Good Music Festival, the Discover Jazz Festival and several CMJ showcases, as well as numerous headline dates at New York's Knitting Factory and Brooklyn Bowl.

    Moon Hooch supporting Lotus:

    Jan 24 -- S. Burlington, VT -- Higher Ground
    Jan 25 -- Boston, MA -- House of Blues
    Jan 26 -- New York, NY -- Best Buy Theater
    Jan 30 -- Syracuse, NY -- Westcott Theater
    Jan 31 -- Cleveland, OH -- Beachland Ballroom
    Feb 1 -- Royal Oak, MI -- Royal Oak Theatre
    Feb 2 -- Columbus, OH -- Newport Music Hall
    Feb 5 -- Grand Rapids, MI -- The Intersection
    Feb 6 -- Bloomington, IN -- Jake's
    Feb 7 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Turner Hall Ballroom
    Feb 8 -- Madison, WI -- Barrymore Theatre
    Feb 9 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Mill City Nights
    Feb 12 -- Lincoln, NE -- Bourbon Theatre
    Feb 13 -- Fayetteville, AR -- George's Majestic Lounge
    Feb 14 -- Oklahoma City, OK -- Diamond Ballroom
    Feb 15 -- Dallas, TX -- Trees
    Feb 16 -- Austin, TX -- Stubb's BBQ
    Feb 19 -- Tallahassee, FL -- The Moon
    Feb 20 -- Tampa, FL -- The Ritz Ybor
    Feb 21 -- Orlando, FL -- Beacham Theater
    Feb 22 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- Culture Room
    Feb 23 -- Jacksonville, FL -- Freebird Live
    Feb 26 -- Wilmington, NC -- Brooklyn Performing Arts Center
    Feb 27 -- Carrboro, NC -- Cat's Cradle
    Feb 28 -- Asheville, NC -- Orange Peel
    Mar 1 -- Atlanta, GA -- Terminal West at King Plow Arts Center
    Mar 2 -- Atlanta, GA -- Terminal West at King Plow Arts Center

    Moon Hooch supporting They Might Be Giants:

    Mar 5 -- Louisville, KY -- Headliners
    Mar 6 -- Nashville, TN -- Cannery Ballroom
    Mar 7 -- Birmingham, AL -- Workplay Theatre
    Mar 8 -- New Orleans, LA -- House of Blues
    Mar 9 -- Houston, TX -- House of Blues
    Mar 12 -- Dallas, TX -- House of Blues
    Mar 13 -- Tulsa, OK -- Cain's Ballroom
    Mar 14 -- Columbia, MO -- The Blue Note
    Mar 15 -- St Louis, MO -- The Pageant
    Mar 16 -- Chicago, IL -- Vic Theater
    Mar 17 -- Cleveland, OH -- Beachland Ballroom
    Mar 19 -- Detroit, MI -- Majestic Theater
    Mar 20 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Mr Small's
    Mar 21 -- Tarrytown, NY -- Tarrytown Music Hall
    Mar 22 -- Huntington, NY -- The Paramount
    April 3 -- Boston, MA -- Paradise Rock Club
    April 4 -- Boston, MA -- Paradise Rock Club
    April 5 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Theatre of Living Arts
    April 6 -- Baltimore, MD -- Ram's Head Live
    April 7 -- Richmond, VA -- The National
    April 9 -- Charlottesville, VA -- Jefferson Theatre
    April 10 -- Carrboro, NC -- Cat's Cradle
    April 11 -- Charleston, SC -- Music Farm
    April 12 -- Asheville, NC -- Orange Peel
    April 13 -- Atlanta, GA -- Variety Playhouse
    April 14 -- Atlanta, GA -- Variety Playhouse

    Will you see Moon Hooch?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    11.21.12



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