The funky trio managed to build up a fan base by integrating its beliefs regarding environmentalism, philosophy, and even veganism within its music—and one of its founders, Wenzl McGowen, has even gone full social media star as @trafficconesaxman.
Besides performing benefit gigs and volunteering to clean rivers and parks, band members also encourage fans to avoid giving up on making the world more like they want it to be, and to never take any shit from naysayers who think otherwise.
Drink it all in when, the Hooch—along with trumpeter Balkan Bump—lands in Tampa this weekend.
Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.