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Thursday To Do List, Release Party Edition: Mucca Pazza & The Hood Internet

By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 19, 2008 4:26PM

2008_06_19_muccapazzakicksass.jpgThe "astounding circus punk marching band" Mucca Pazza plays The Mansion tonight, celebrating the release of their new album, Plays Well Together, the long-awaited full-length follow-up to 2006's A Little Marching Band EP. Fusing punk with gypsy rock, this rambunctious marching band of awesome puts on shows that are a can't-miss blast, filled with energy and enthusiasm that's hard to match and we figure a special event like a record release party is even more worth your while. Baby Teeth and Chandeliers open the show.

The Mansion, 2408 N. Kedzie, 8 p.m. (Doors 7:30 p.m.), All ages, $12 (under 18 $6)

We've gushed about friends-of-Chicagoist The Hood Internet more times than we can count, but for good reason: their brilliant, hyperactive mash-ups and mixtapes compose the soundtrack that bounces us through the work day and well into the night. We mentioned their new mixtape, The Hood Internet vs Chicago, a while back and tonight it (finally) gets a proper release party. We're still reeling from the genius of "Superbowl Jesus (Kanye West + 1985 Bears vs Wilco)." The show also features Yea Big + Kid Static, plus DJ sets from Shala Esquire (Qualo), Arcadias (Darren and Rob from The Changes), with Jeremy Bolen and Bobby Burg (Chin Up Chin Up).

Sonotheque, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 9 p.m., 21+, $10

Image of Mucca Pazza taken by Eric Harvey Brown via the band's MySpace page