Despite the drums, brass, cheerleaders and uniforms, Mucca Pazza is not a marching band. They seldom march, musically or physically, and there are no recognizable patterns, discernible formations or militant airs. However, the force and presence of a marching band remain in their rich and powerful brass harmony and tight drum section, helping Mucca Pazza reinvent an American tradition with street theater flair and rock band sensibilities.
Assembled in a steel mill parking lot along the Chicago River in 2004, Mucca Pazza quickly found a home for its 30-odd members in Chicago’s thriving underground music scene. They've since branched out nationally, appearing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, WFMU and at the Kentucky Derby as well as supporting major national acts and performing at numerous national music festivals like Lollapalooza, Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors and Montreal Jazz Festival. Their eccentric, frenetic visual presence and genre-bending original compositions earned them critical praise and a loyal local following. http://www.muccapazza.com/
Starting at 6PM