How Moon Hooch Went From Subways to Ted Talks

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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.