Moon Walker Interview & Show Review
Harry Springer created the musical project Moon Walker almost entirely by accident: when one frustrating election night turned into a snarky politically charged rock song that he just couldn’t give away. This song, Tear Down the Wall, became the first ever Moon Walker track and inspired a project that is now on its third record.
On Monday, July 17th, 2023 Moon Walker performed at The End in Nashville, TN to a completely packed house. This was one of the last three shows of the summer tour and also one of the few to sell quickly. It was hot and bodies were packed tightly as we all waited for Moon Walker to take the stage. The crowd was clearly filled with avid Moon Walker fans who passionately scream-sang almost every word to every song; surprising Moon Walker himself when they confidently knew the words to a song that hasn’t even officially been released. It was clear how much this touched and surprised Moon Walker, who, as stated in an interview with Haley Solomon, has only just started experiencing this phenomenon on his 2023 summer tour.
As a stage performer, Moon Walker is a sarcastic showman with a deep voice. Though every now and then the endearing quirks of Harry Springer peek through, such as when he asked the crowd if the frequency of him pulling up his pants had reached “too distracting, yet” or when he admitted, with a smirk, that he had clearly been wrong about the crowd “definitely not knowing” the new song.
Despite Moon Walker creating all his music on his own, he was joined on stage in Nashville by a bassist and drummer who seemed as if they had always been part of the band. Together they executed the giant sound of Moon Walker’s music with perfection. All three musicians had great chemistry on stage and each lent something important to the set. The drummer thumped the beats with a fervor that resonated perfectly with the crowd, while the bassist provided luscious falsetto backup vocals that amplified the texture of each song. Moon Walker himself took a number of incredible guitar solos that ranged in feel from Cage The Elephant’s “Lotus,” to Arctic Monkey’s “Arabella,” and even The Grateful Dead’s “Alligator.” He often would shred out these solos from his back on the floor or while bouncing around the small corner of the stage between the amps and the crowd.
Despite there being absolutely no stage décor or light show, Moon Walker and his band put on a rock show you don’t want to miss, and in late October, he’ll be coming back our way with a show in Atlanta while supporting his upcoming third album “Apocalypticism” - out everywhere on October 20th, 2023.
Catch Moon Walker with Nordista Freeze on their upcoming 2023 fall tour! Dates and locations below!
Oct. 19 - New York, NY - The Bowery Electric* (without Nordista Freeze)
Oct. 21 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
Oct. 23 - Tampa, FL - Hooch and Hive
Oct. 24 - Orlando, FL - Will's Pub
Oct. 26 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (Purgatory)
Oct. 28 - Houston, TX - Secret Group
Oct. 29 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Oct. 30 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
Nov. 1 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Nov. 3 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Nov. 11 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
Nov. 12 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
Nov. 14 - Indianapolis, IN - Hi-Fi
Nov. 15 - Lakewood, OH - Mahall's
Nov. 16 - Detroit, MI - Lager House
Nov. 18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Preserving Underground