Join us at David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on Thursday, November 4th for live music by Mucca Pazza. Mucca Pazza is a 30-member marching band from Chicago that thinks it’s a rock ‘n roll band. This astounding circus punk marching band bulks up anarchic brass arrangements with gloriously mischievous polyphony that you shouldn’t miss complete with cheerleaders, pom poms, and afully outfitted trombone sectio.
Where to Meetup: Let's group at 7PM instead of the Revson Fountain at the Center of Lincoln Center, we will now Meetup inside P.J. Clarke's located at 44 West 63rd Street at the foot of Empire Hotel at Broadway. Spot Alliah wearing a Polka Dot Blouse or Red Coat. Arrive on the early side so we can mingle, have refreshments and head on our merry way to the Mucca Pazza concert at about 8pm. Live music will begin at 8:30pm.
View Clip: Borino Oro http://youtu.be/6-ddAwi_WjY
The band, whose name comes from the Italian for "crazy cow," has been performing in and around the Chicago area for over four years. Their repertoire ranges from Balkan-brass to covers of 60's television show themes as well as themes from Shostakovich and Bartok. The band includes the usual brass and percussion, with what it calls its “freak” section—guitars, mandolins, violins and accordions amplified with speakers in the musicians’ helmets. The group is a collection of shameless band nerds wielding instruments of incongruous traditions, sometimes in competition, often in cooperation. The group, they’ve been called everything from “circus punk,” to “geek love,” but no one calls them dull.
Mucca Pazza has performed nationally at many well known venues and concerts including Lollapalooza, Rothbury Music Festival, Theatre Bizarre, and were featured on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in 2006. Their debut album, A Little Marching Band, was released in 2006 and is distributed by Southern Records. Their second full-length album, Plays Well Together, was released in June 2008. The band's song "Borino Oro" was featured in a season 4 episode of the Showtime television show Weeds.