Alec Ematrudo –A&E Editor
Around a month ago, my assistant Jonathan Weaver brought to my attention that a band called Too Many Zooz was coming to perform at the Fete Music Hall in Providence. I had no clue who they were, but he assured me that they were awesome and that I had definitely seen their viral video that made them a global sensation. I was hooked and we immediately fell down a very enjoyable YouTube hole of their music videos.
Weirdly enough, three days later I received an email from someone involved with the band or the venue, asking if the paper wanted to do a preview piece for the show and get some press passes. Long story short, we agreed and were able to interview one of the members of Too Many Zooz, Leo Pellegrino. The phone interview was a lot of fun and you can find that in our April 8 issue.
Finally, this past Thursday, after listening to their music, we were able to see Too Many Zooz in person, as well as a similar band called Moonhooch. I haven’t been to many concerts, but I have been fortunate enough to see bands such as Green Day and U2 live.
I have a bold statement to make: the nearly four hour set performed by both Too Many Zooz and Moon Hooch was one of if not the best performances I’ve seen in person. Weaver and I were fortunate enough to be as close as we could possibly get to the stage and the guys from both bands really left everything out on the stage. The bass that emitted from the speakers on the stage and around the room, was the kind that you really feel throughout your body. That, coupled with an extremely well done lightshow, amazing performances, and a really good energy in the crowd, added up to be an amazing time.
Moonhooch opened up the night with an hour and twenty five minute set that was high energy the whole time and really set the mood for the rest of the night. Then after a short break, Too Many Zooz came out and played for another hour and a half with some amazing solos from each member. The night ended with both bands playing together in what can only be described as a symphony of awesome.
I highly recommend that if you haven’t listened to the music from either band, you definitely should. It’s such a unique sound and energy that there really isn’t anything else like it.
Music from Too Many Zooz and Moonhooch is available now on iTunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp.