“Evening rises, darkness threatens to engulf us all, but there’s a moon above it’s shining and I think I hear a call, it’s just a whisper through the trees, my ears can hardly make it out, but I can hear it in my heart vibrating strong as if she shouts. Oh Ariadne, I’m coming I just need to work this maze inside my head, I came here like you asked, I killed the beast that part of me is dead. Oh Ariadne, I just need to work this maze inside my head, if only I had listened to you when you offered me that thread.”
Imagine the most amazing dance party you’ve ever been to, but instead of a DJ keeping the party bouncing, it’s two saxophones and a set of drums. The dance party you’re imagining is a Moon Hooch concert. We talked to band member and saxophonist Mike Wilbur before his show in Dallas.
Q: First, can you tell me about the name Moon Hooch?
A: This band was almost a joke, it was just a way to make money, and we weren’t serious. So when people started asking our name I said “Moon Juice” then we went home and checked out Moon Juice and there were like six Moon Juice bands so we flipped through a thesaurus and found hooch. It was very symmetrical.