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Moon Honey at The Echoplex 6/26/17. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.
Moon Honey at The Echoplex 6/26/17. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

Echo Park, CA- The Los Angeles based band (via New Orleans) Moon Honey concluded their month long residency at The Echoplex on 6/26/17, and my my my …. it was glorious to behold. I had gotten myself acclimated to their musical stylings by listening to the tracks that are available on their Soundcloud account, but it’s one thing to hear their music through computer speakers, it’s another thing all together to hear them perform their music live. It was more that just a “Wall of Sound”, it was a Moon Honey “Wall of Sound”, and it was pretty, damn awesome.

Their sonics incorporate both psychedelic and progressive rock elements, but beyond just labels and classifications, their’s is a sound that touches on … and pardon the potential cheesiness of the statement … the mystical. It’s huge and grandiose and unpredictable … all without being gaudy, and as Jess Ramsey sings, her distinct vocal stylings almost gives the music a coy, fairy-like touch of mischievousness to it all. Andrew Martin was a magician casting spells with his axe, shredding like a machine and spraying us with unrelenting riff after riff after riff. And let’s not ignore their band mates, because they each had a part in giving the music that robust sound that enveloped you.

And it wasn’t just the sonics of their performance that swept you into their world. They had some tremendous stage production for this show that added to the mystical setting that they were creating. I mean, they had multi-colored laser beams for cryin’ out loud!

For the next few months, Moon Honey will be touring the west coast with residencies in San Diego (Casbah), Santa Ana (Constellation Room) and San Francisco (Bottom of the Hill). If you are still on the fence about going to see them in concert, all I can say is that if there is a band whose live performance will make you a believer, I think Moon Honey is that band. It made me one.

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