They Might Be Giants

Chameleon Club Presents...

They Might Be Giants

Moon Hooch

Fri, August 9, 2013

7:00 pm

Chameleon Club

$20.00 - $22.00

This event is 16 and over

This is an adult TMBG performance. No children's songs will be performed. Please see the age limits.

They Might Be Giants
They Might Be Giants
Brooklyn's alternative rock pioneers They Might Be Giants' barn-storming live act returns with a brand new show.
Spirits will be high as the band celebrates the release of their brand new 18-song album Join Us and their 30th year of
uninterrupted rocking. As always, They Might Be Giants' boundless energy and arresting melodies will engage all.

They Might Be Giants is a band from New York City founded by John Flansburgh and John Linnell. TMBG writes, records and tours continuously, has been involved in numerous television and film projects, and has an on-going podcast. They have won two Grammies. The John’s are frequently joined by Dan Miller on guitar, Danny Weinkauf on bass, and Marty Beller on drums.

They Might Be Giants have a brand new album entitled “Join Us” coming out in July. The band has just released four songs in advance of the project and you can get them here.

In the spring of 2012 They Might Be Giants will celebrate their thirtieth year in music. It is their pearl anniversary, and they are actively wondering what practical things are made of pearl.

For a complete history of everything TMBG have ever done go to www.tmbw.net, the fan-created They Might Be Giants wiki.
Moon Hooch
Moon Hooch
Cave Music / kAv myoozik / It's like House, but its more wild, more jagged, more free, more natural to live in.

"Whoever thought of a band with two saxophones and a drummer? That's the stupidest idea, right?" Moon Hooch saxophonist Wenzl McGowen asked the crowd at a recent gig. Well, Wenzl, James Muschler (drums) and Mike Wilbur (saxophone) never intended on forming a band together. The three guys graduated from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in Manhattan in 2010. Wenzl and Mike shared mutual contempt, each one thinking the other was a cocky sax-o-phony. And while they were both correctly judged each other, they eventually learned tolerance when Wenzl moved in to an apartment with James, next door to Mike.

The three began busking in the subway and in the city's parks. At the same time, Wenzl was producing House music and writing House for saxophone. When the guys played this music in the subway, people immediately began dancing.

One subway passenger asked, "What's your band's name?"

Mike blurted, "Moon Juice."

A Google search revealed that there were already multiple bands called Moon Juice. With the help of a thesaurus, the name Moon Hooch was selected, and more importantly, the trio now realized that they were, in fact, a band.

Since solidifying as a band, Moon Hooch has quickly gained a reputation for inciting "subway raves" (they were banned from performing at the Bedford Ave stop off the L line in Brooklyn for "starting too many dance parties"), their strange instrumentation and explosive live show. Their frequent presence in New York City subways and parks has brought them notice and fans which has led to appearances as the house band on Australian TV show "Hamish and Andy's Gap Year," and a national tour with Mike Doughty (Doughty saw them on a train platform and immediately invited to tour as his supporting act). They are now at the midpoint of a six month residency at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory, having sold-out all shows to date.

The band has already begun to expand its sound beyond just two saxophones and drums. Wenzl inserts a cardboard tube into his saxophone to create a Dubstep style womp, and switches between a contrabass clarinet and electronic wind instrument. They also have begun experimenting with various vocalists, inviting both singers and rappers on stage with them at shows.

Recorded in just a single day, their debut record, "The Moon Hooch Album," gives the listener a taste of what's to come for these guys. They seamlessly blend House, Dubstep, Drum & Bass, and Jazz into style that is uniquely Moon Hooch: Cave Music.
Venue Information:
Chameleon Club
223 North Water Street
Lancaster, PA, 17603
http://www.chameleonclub.net/