Live Bands

Moon Hooch, Jackson Whalan

When: Thu., May 4, 8 p.m.

The guys in New York’s Moon Hooch are loud and proud jazz geeks, though they’re just as obsessed with EDM, funk and prog rock, and they combine elements from all those disparate genres into a bold musical cocktail that you wouldn’t expect to go down as smoothly as it does. They got their start busking in Brooklyn subways — you can find videos of them honking on saxophones with orange traffic pylons stuffed into the bells — and they’ve transplanted that restless, sweaty energy into their live shows. The trio’s latest release is a 20-minute EP titled Joshua Tree, which was recorded in a rental house in the California desert. It’s a freewheeling, mostly improvisatory collection of songs that should give you a good idea of what they’re like in concert.

Nathan Weinbender

Price: $15/$18

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