Marla Hooch
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Marla Hooch

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In his future tense chapbook 'Don't Take Your Life', from which he will be reading at this show, CLorox Girls leadman Justin Maurer mentions that his little sister, Jenny, once had a habit of absconding with girls he liked and doin' it with 'em. That was before she started an all-girl, queer dance punk band Marla Hooch, in which she delivers suggestively bending, drawn-out guitar leads during songs like 'Show Me How (to Talk Dirty)'. Hooch also features that blown-amp bass sound characteristic of Brooklyn bands that get your feet moving. I have a feeling that half of my friends who currently have a crush on Justin might soon shift their collective swoon to a new Maurer.

Jason Simms - Jason Simms

"Hooch it!"

They may wear costumes but these girls aren't fooling around. Lock the wink wink of Ween, the abandon of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the sex of Peaches and the catchiness of the fucking Shangri-Las into a room and have Joan Jett's cover of 'Bad Reputation' blasting, and you begin to understand what a Hooch show is like. If you like to get drunk, sweaty and laid, Marla Hooch is pretty much your wet dream. - Christen Thomas- Vice Magazine


Marla Hooch - Hooch it! 2006
Seagull Beer
Lucky to have one
On Your Knees


Feeling a bit camera shy


They are four Brooklyn girls wearing booty shorts playing dance punk. They are shaking their asses in a sweaty, drunken frenzy. Make way for MARLA HOOCH.
The band was conceived when teenage runaway, Jenny Maurer (guitar and vocals) met Egyptian refugee Soraya Odishoo (lead vocals) at Harlem´s Westside High School. The pair were friends for years before they embarked on a drinking binge inspired road trip to gay haven Northampton, Massachusetts to pick up some hotties, and after their drunken pickups were botched, instead decided to form a band.
Jenny and Soraya decided to name their band after a homely underdog character, Marla Hooch, from the nineties film: A League of Their Own. They began rehearsing in Jenny´s dorm room with an out of tune borrowed guitar and a cassette tape recorder.
Six months later Soraya had a rare encounter with a Brooklyn legend, a forty year old spider monkey rescued by a crazed Vietnam veteran while serving overseas. During her acquaintance with the primate and its adopted father, she realized she was in the same building as infamous Paula Spiro’s female drummers workshop. Soraya met Paula, and was referred to a hard-hitting drummer named Sandy Levering.
Bassist Sarah Strauss was one of many respondents to a posted ad entitled “All Girl Queer Band Needs Bassist!!!” Sarah attended the next rambunctious Hooch show at Brooklyn’s Trash Bar and instantly fell in love.
Marla Hooch are mayhem inspiring raunchy punk following in the riot girl tradition. The Hooch is inspired by the likes of Bikini Kill, AC/DC, Lil' Kim, and Joan Jett. During the few sober moments of their set, slower numbers may bring a slurry of tears, or at the very least, unsuspected heartburn.
Featured in Vice Magazine, GO-NYC Magazine, and Mass Appeal, Marla Hooch has played festivals including Culture Shock @ SUNY Purchase, and Ladyfest South. The girls have extensively performed throughout New York City in venues such as The Knitting Factory, Piano's, and CBGB's, and have performed nationally, touring across the Pacific Northwest and the Deep South in the past year alone.