Updated: Dec 12, 2022
Ringing out the New Year in the midst of their Midwest Winter Tour, local band Moonbeau finished their first jaunt with a hometown gig at Top Cats, Saturday night. Fronted by Christian Gough and Claire Muenchen, Moonbeau took the city by storm in 2018 with the release of their debut self-titled album, playing venues and spreading love with their radiant pop tunes. Debuting a lineup of new 80’s inspired tracks, the band announced their plans to release a second full length album in the coming year. Earlier this week, CityBeat premiered the band’s long-awaited music video for their funky jam, Hair So Wild. Filmed at Clifton Barbers, the video features familiar faces of fans, and community members alike. Filling the room with wavy synth vibes, Moonbeau won the hearts of Cincinnatians, yet again.
Opening the show, Houston based indie pop outfit, Wild Moccasins performed a DJ set. The band is currently in the middle of their US tour, stopping in Cincy for a show at MOTR on Friday. Additionally, up-and-comers Sun Delay rocked the crowd with angsty punk anthems and indie rock riffs. With the recent release of their first single, Live or Die, Sun Delay has grown from a small facet of the local scene, to an act to keep your eyes on. Following Sun Delay’s set, fans were serenaded by boyish indie-pop melodies from Indianapolis band Tri Patterns. With a lineup reminiscent of genre staples like COIN and LANY, Tri Patterns brings an energy to the stage unmatched by contemporaries.