MoeTar & The Austin Willacy Band
Flaunting their musical fluency, Moorea Dickason and Tarik Ragab don’t avoid challenges—they appear to actively court and thrive on them. Inherent contradictions are the subject of many of MoeTar tracks. Bassist and lyricist, Tarik Ragab says, “So much of what I write about involves paradoxes…it seems the rules are set in contradiction to one another.” Half the fun of listening to MoeTar is hearing how well all of these musical pieces fit together. Amid sonic references to Zappa, The Beatles, XTC, Gentle Giant, Stevie Wonder, and Laurie Anderson, MoeTar offers a fresh approach to rock, pop, electronica and experimental music.