Hoots and Hellmouth
At our core, Hoots & Hellmouth consists of Sean, Andrew and Rob, frequently augmented by Aaron Blouin, Matthew Stein, Todd Erk or Tim Celfo on bass, but the people at our shows really drive us to the point that we consider them all to be a part of what’s going on. We wanna break away from the traditional roles of performer and audience…the exchange of music is a bond…a way to build community…an environment in which to share the experience of being human (ups, downs, all ways). Living in a void leaves one empty. So much in the culture of modern living has convinced us to cut ourselves off from human contact – that such interaction is unnecessary in the day-to-day transactions of life. Whether it’s the cold, lifeless embrace of technology or the “hipper than thou” clique-building attitude of society’s disaffected individuals, it seems the world is finding itself more and more isolated on an individual level. Which is kinda weird when the going trend is ostensibly “connectivity.” Connected to what exactly? We’d love to provide space at our shows (and in your own private listening/site-surfing experience there) where anyone and everyone can come and feel free to just be…free to check your job titles, family roles and “demographic buying habits” info at the door. No demands, no pressure. We’re not trying to sell you a product or influence you in any particular way. We’re not espousing any ideology other than that which builds community on a local level. All religions, no religions, political shades all across the spectrum (including the infrareds and ultraviolets)…we welcome you! We’re bringing what we know – music – to the party. What will you bring?