Versatility by definition is an adjective used to describe something or someone as a variable or changeable, as in feeling, purpose or policy. I could not think of a better term to describe the three piece band out of Brooklyn known as Moon Hooch. Each member is from a completely different background. Wenzl McGowen (Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone and Contrabass) was born in the Canary Islands. Mike Wilbur (Tenor Saxophone, Vocals and Synth) was born and raised in Brockton, MA. James Muschler (drums) was born and raised in Cleveland. They came together while studying at New York’s prestigious New School. This is where Moon Hooch found its feeling, purpose and the policy with what they call Cave Music in the city’s subways. Fresh off a European tour, James Muschler took some time to culture Mother Plug Music on Cave Music and just how versatile Moon Hooch is!
Hey James, how are you doing?
JAMES: I’m doing great, how are you?
I’m good! Thank you for asking. So you guys just got back from touring in Europe?
James: Yea we did. It was awesome! The crowds were really receptive and crazy! And actually the first time we toured over there was about three years ago and we’ve been to the…
Floco Torres and Shawty Slim, ft. Charles Davis, Valente Keen
Playing Secret Stages on Friday 8/5 (Rogue Tavern, 8pm)
Floco Torres’ The Porsche EP
Floco Torres is full of contradictions. Georgia has been good to the New Jersey native and he has certainly returned the Southern hospitality. After an internship opportunity in Atlanta fell through, Floco Torres found himself in Macon, where he quickly landed gigs and love from the local scene. He even became somewhat of a city spokesman, releasing his popular “Cherry Street,” a love song to Macon, in 2011. He made lemonade out of lemons. He is young, but his positive outlook seems mature. This duality is present in Floco Torres’ music, and The Porsche EP is no exception. The opening track, “Can’t Stop Me,” is braggadocios and bass-heavy, but also sincere. “87 911” is reminiscent and uplifting, while “Back Home” seems to pick up where “Cherry Street” left off. This is the track that encapsulates the best of Macon-repping Floco Torres and fair warning, the hook that sticks with you. Produced by Shawty Slim, The Porsche EP seems to explain, “This is who I am,” “This is where I’ve been,” and “This is where I’m going.” I suggest…
This week Mother Plug features 4 tracks from The Quaildogs’ debut album, The Getting Old Factory, released earlier this fall. The Quaildogs are Michael Barnhart, Lee Berg, Paul Brandon, Robert Josephs, Marvin Moate, and Graham Terban of Atlanta, GA.