Moon Hooch Drops Gritty, NYC-Centric Music Video For “Rough Sex”

first_imgThe innovative horn-and-drum trio that is Moon Hooch has just released a brand-new music video for their song “Rough Sex” off the album Red Sky. The Brooklyn-based band has made waves with its unique and groovy take on electronic dance music, consistently blowing minds with their new and ingenious ways of playing their instruments. The band is always a pleasure to see live, with their bold mix of jazz, funk, and rock over a pounding beat guaranteed to get folks dancing and their unique, inventive playing guaranteed to captivate (and sometimes, confuse—I’m looking at you, traffic cone, and how you make the sounds that you do).While the band has become a beloved institution of the festival circuit and beyond, in their early years, the trio was known for the legendary dance parties that they would spontaneously throw in the subways of New York City, which eventually earned them a ban from the Bedford Ave L train stop in Brooklyn by the NYPD. The new video for “Rough Sex” riffs on the group’s humble origins, showing how the band has risen out of the subways and to the rooftops of NYC, where even the NYPD cannot shut them down.As saxophonist Mike Wilbur explained in a press release, “Our performances really take on a life of their own and we feed off of a shared energy with our audience every night.  This video shows that energy and the unstoppable force that it is.”You can check out Moon Hooch’s brand-new video for “Rough Sex” below, which was directed by Lucas McGowen. To see Moon Hooch in action, you can catch them on the road, as the band just kicked off the second leg of their North American tour. Peep their upcoming tour dates below or on the band’s website here.Moon Hooch Upcoming 2017 Tour DatesOctober 18 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *October 19 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *October 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts *October 21 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *October 22 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry *October 24 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater *October 25 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall *October 26 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West +October 27 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall +October 28 – Charleston, SC – The Pour House *November 9 – Chatenay-Malabry, FR – Le PediluveNovember 10 – Beauvais, FR – La Maladrerie Saint LazareNovember 11 – Les Deux-Fays, FR – Salles Des FetesNovember 12 – Angers, FR – Le JokersNovember 14 – Manchester, UK – Band on the WallNovember 15 – Hull, UK – FRüITNovember 16 – London, UK – Under the BridgeNovember 17 – Auxerre, FR – Le SilexNovember 18 – St-Germain-En Laye, FR – LaClef StgermainNovember 29 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt ^November 30 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom ^December 1 – Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s ^December 2 – Covington, KY – Octave ^December 6 – Utrecht, NL – De HellingDecember 8-9 – Rennes, FR – Trans Musicales FestivalDecember 27 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair ^December 28 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall ^December 29 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground ^December 30 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street Nightclub &December 31 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works &* Co-headline with Marco Benevento+ w/ Jackson Whalan^ w/ Gnomedad& w/ Gnomedad and Honeycomblast_img read more

Hall rectors’ pets brighten dorm life

first_imgOf all the tearful goodbyes between students and their friends and family at the beginning of a new school year, one of the saddest is saying goodbye to the family pet.But sometimes, students are welcomed to their on-campus phones by a furry friend, for rectors have the privilege of keeping a pet. Photo courtesy of Noel Terranova Keenan Hall rector Noel Terranova and his wife Jaclyn pose with their dog, The Goose, who lives with them in the dorm.“People will walk past him, stop, turn around and suddenly say, ‘Can I pet the dog?’” Carol Latronica, rector of Welsh Family Hall, said about her six-year-old labradoodle, Lucca.In many dorms, dogs are some of the most popular residents.“Everyone knows The Goose — he’s just one of the guys in Keenan,” Noel Terranova, the current rector of the hall, said of his dog.If Terranova had to guess, he said The Goose is probably a mix of a boxer, a lab and a shepherd. Over the years, Terranova has trained a number of seeing-eye dogs for the organization Leader Dogs for the Blind — Bacon and Champion were well-loved by Keenan residents.Students will often come by to spend time with The Goose, even taking him for walks, Terranova said.“I’ll write a note on the whiteboard and leave the leash outside the door. … And they take him out — and it works great,” he said. Visits to see The Goose often coincide with visits to see the rector.“They stop by to see the dog, and then they end up talking to me,” Terranova said, The same is often the case in Welsh Family Hall, Latronica said.“People will come by and say ‘I need a dog fix, can I come in and see Lucca?’” she said. “Also, he’s good [for comfort], if people need to come in and talk to me about something.”Amanda Springstead, the rector of Howard, has a special situation with her standard poodle, Lola. Since Springstead has family in South Bend, Lola stays with them and visits Howard every other week. “I host ‘Cookies with Lola’ whenever she is here,” she said. “People come and pet Lola and chat about their days.”Rules need to be set when rectors have pets, Terranova said. Certain issues, such as allergy concerns, need to be addressed.“If [The Goose] wants to roam the building, I trained him not to go into students’ rooms,” Terranova said. “I never allow the dogs in my office, so it’s a space where guys can meet with me.”Although Lucca and Lola are hypoallergenic, hall staff still needs to be considerate of residents, Springstead said.“Lola is always on a leash,” she said. “She’ll go in the other room if someone needs to see me, or I’ll meet [them] in my office.”All three of the rectors said any student who feels uncomfortable about the dogs is encouraged to come and speak with them to find a resolution.As for whether other rectors should get pets — often a request made by residents — it’s all up to the rector, Terranova said.“A dog is a lifetime commitment. … At the beginning and the end of the entire proposition, there is one human that will take care of [the dog] for its whole life — not a group of students,” he said. “When it gets cold, I don’t see guys taking the dog for a walk.”Despite the difficulties, animals bring something special to the dorm community, Terranova added.“[The Goose’s] best buddies in Keenan are the housekeepers,” he said. “He knows exactly when their breaks are, and he runs [to each] and gets a treat, and they love it.”It’s just one more thing that makes the residence halls feel like home, Springstead said.“Every time [Lola] leaves, she is so exhausted. This is more excitement than she’s used to,” she said. “She’ll go home to my family and sleep all the next day.”And for many, a little time with a dog makes the day a little brighter, Latronica said.“[Lucca] loves to smile,” she said. “I’ll have him in the lobby, and people will go up to him and say, ‘Do you have a smile for me?’”Tags: dog, dorm, pet, rectorlast_img read more

Syracuse edged by Cincinnati in conference matchup on road

first_imgIn the 10th minute of the second half at Cincinnati’s Gettler Stadium, Bearcats midfielder Matt Bahner launched a shot past leaping Syracuse goalkeeper Alex Bono from the top of the box to push the Bearcats ahead.That lone goal separated Syracuse (8-3, 1-1 Big East) and Cincinnati (5-4-2, 2-0) when the game ended 36 minutes later. The Orange lost its first Big East match this season 1-0 on the road Saturday night. Bahner’s goal and a bevy of SU fouls kept the Orange a win away from earning its most wins in a regular season since 1999.“The difference between winning and losing is so small when conference play starts up,” head coach Ian McIntyre said in a phone interview. “And it turned out that the difference tonight was that great goal from their guy, No. 17 (Bahner).”McIntyre said sloppy play and crucial fouls limited SU’s chances against Cincinnati. The Orange held the advantage in shots and corner kicks on Saturday night, but it couldn’t rally past Bahner’s score for an equalizer.The Orange was called for 14 fouls in the game. One of those fouls — a yellow card on midfielder Louis Clark — forced SU to play portions of the game without one of its top scorers. A red card on forward Tony Asante put the team in a man-down scenario for the last 56 minutes of regulation.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBahner, a senior midfielder, received the ball at the top of the box, squared up his shot and fired. Despite a diving effort from Bono, it hit the back of the net for the game’s first and only score.McIntyre said that there was nothing Bono could do on such a “well-struck” ball.“You could tell that the team that struck first was going to have a better chance at winning tonight,” McIntyre said. “That team wasn’t us, but we’ll learn from this game, regroup and get ready for Rutgers at home on Wednesday night.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 29, 2012 at 11:05 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nicktoneytweetslast_img read more