The beloved trio known as Moon Hooch began innocently enough, with three music students busking in the subways of New York City. Those days are long in the past now, however, as their approach to dance music has cemented their place as musical innovators. With two horn players, Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen, alongside drummer James Muschler, the band creates an intoxicating sonic display with each and every performance.With two albums in the books, Moon Hooch is gearing up for their third-ever release, Red Sky. Due out on June 10th, Moon Hooch’s new release pushes the boundaries even farther, using electronic technology to add mystifying effects to their organic instrumentation. The new elements of Moon Hooch’s music are almost too innumerable to count: Electronic Wind Instruments, a “Reverse DJ” setup with saxophone sounds running through Ableton, vocal contributions from Wilbur, and more.Not only that, but Muschler travelled to India to immerse himself in percussion-oriented music. The band also champions meditation and environmental causes, and themes of consciousness – both self and environmental – run rampant throughout the release. At the heart of Moon Hooch is dance music, which is the cornerstone of Red Sky.With the new album due out in just a few short weeks, the band has offered us a first listen single premiere. Tune in to “Booty House” from Moon Hooch’s upcoming Red Sky release, below.Wilbur spoke to us about the creation of “Booty House,” saying, “This track was made in our old basement in Brooklyn after smoking a large spliff. It was a time where as a joke I would blast happy hardcore music and dance around the house. I guess that influenced this track.”You can pre-order Red Sky by following this link. Be sure to check out the band on the road throughout Europe and North America; full schedule below.Moon Hooch Tour DatesMay 27 – Norwich, UK – Norwich Arts FestivalMay 30 – Bristol, UK – The LanternMay 31 – Liverpool, UK – Arts ClubJune 1 – Glasgow, Scotland – O2 ABCJune 2 – Bergen, Norway – Nattjazz FestivalJune 12 – Newport, UK – Isle of Wight FestivalJune 16 – Hammonton, NJ – BearfestJune 18 – Wurtsboro, NY – Destination MoonJune 24 – Londonderry, VT – Frendly GatheringJune 25 – Stratford, CT – Two Roads Brewing CompanyJune 27 – Edmonton, Canada – TD Edmonton International Jazz FestivalJune 28 – Vancouver, Canada – TD Vancouver International Jazz FestivalJune 29 – Victoria, Canada – TD Victoria International Jazz FestivalJune 30 – Montreal, Canada – Montreal Jazz FestivalJuly 2 – Lewes, UK – Love Supreme FestivalJuly 12 – Manchester, UK – Band on the WallAugust 11 – Darrington, WA – Summer Meltdown FestivalAugust 13 – Tamarack, ID – Huckleberry JamSeptember 17 – Liverpool, UK – Arts Club Loft
Greensburg, IN—Crafts and Occasions, a staple on the square in downtown Greensburg, has announced that they will have to close after serving the community for 27 years. They were notified that the building they lease was sold and have 30 days to vacate.Starting today they will have a closeout sale that includes everything in the store including fixtures.
GUYANA’s junior tennis players finished third in the ‘Cup of the Guyanas’ tennis tournament, which was recently held in French Guiana.The Guyanese finished on 81 points, behind champions French Guiana (125 points) and Martinique (121). Suriname finished last on 69 points in the four-team battle.According to one of two coaches who travelled with the team, Leyland Leacock, the Guyanese held their own.“The team did great. We lost 10 matches on tie breaks and some other closes matches, but all the players did well….” The squad of 11 players and two coaches, was joined by Soaya Ribal in French Guiana. The 12 players went on to earn 16 wins, with trump card Afruica Gentle leading the charge.Gentle won all six of her matches in the U18 division. She and Kalyca Fraser, who won five of her six matches, helped Guyana dominate that age division at the competition. Meanwhile, Saskia Persaud and Sekia Jones won two of their six games, while Vadeanand Resaul also claimed a win.Gentle told Chronicle Sport that she enjoyed her last year at the event. “For me it was an exciting few days of tennis with a lot of competitive matches.” The dominant teenage player stated that she was prepared for her opponents. “I’m very thankful, and I must give credit to my coach Rebecca Mitchell and the travelling coaches, Leyland Leacock and Andre Lopes, for helping me to prepare for the games and for being victorious.”Along with the players mentioned above, Gerald Scotland, Gabriella Alphonso, Ricky Romascindo, Devine Jeremiah Kalekyezi, Viraj Sharma and Joshua Kalekyezi also competed. The side was coached by Leacock and Andre Lopes.
Published on April 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm Zach Tomaselli is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday to a state prison for sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy in 2009.Tomaselli, 23, of Lewiston, Maine, accused Bernie Fine, former Syracuse University associate men’s basketball coach, of molesting him in a Pittsburgh hotel room in 2002 during an away game. He is scheduled to be sentenced at 8:30 a.m. in Superior Court in Auburn, Maine, according to an April 6 article in The Post-Standard.Justin Leary, Tomaselli’s attorney, said Maine Supreme Court Justice Robert Clifford is expected to sentence Tomaselli to three years and three months in state prison, according to the article. Tomaselli will begin serving his sentence April 18.Lewiston police arrested Tomaselli on April 13, 2011, on charges of having sexual contact with a boy who attended a camp where Tomaselli was a counselor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHowever, much of Tomaselli’s sentence was suspended after he pleaded guilty to gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact and two other sex-related counts on Dec. 20, according to the article. His plea was part of an agreement that allowed seven other counts to be dropped as well.Leary said it is hoped Tomaselli will be able to participate in a sex offender counseling program while he is in prison, according to the article. The sentence includes further counseling and six years of probation after prison. If Tomaselli violates the probation, he risks returning to prison for an additional eight years and nine months.On Friday, Tomaselli said he is ready to begin serving his sentence and hopes counseling will help him, according to the article. Fine has not been charged and denies all [email protected] Comments Facebook Twitter Google+