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Fall Ball Debuts This Weekend, Mucca Pazza Headlines

By Sarah Cobarrubias in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 15, 2013 9:20PM

Mucca Pazza headlines Fall Ball this Saturday. Photo by Antonio Bovino.

We’re all in favor of getting gussied up, listening to sweet tunes and sweating up a storm on the dance floor. Luckily Fall Ball is kicking off this weekend and it has all the elements of a high school formal: local bands playing for gawky couples, the setting of an auditorium—Logan Square Auditorium—and a live marching band, Mucca Pazza, to get us in the rock ‘n’ roll spirit.

DJ Swaguerrilla will provide slow and booty-poppable jams alike throughout the night but the main event of the ball happens when Mucca Pazza takes the stage. The 30-piece marching band will be joined by a slew of local talent, including transgender activist, artist and musician KOKUMO, Christina Creps of Man is Man and singer Tom Musick. Meanwhile, 30 dancers will be performing chorepgraphy by Erin Kilmurray of the The Fly Honeys. The night wraps up with a more traditional performance by Mucca Pazza—gorgeous brass harmonies stomping rhythms, peppy cheerleaders and all that jazz.

It’s no surprise that the Empty Bottle is behind this fall formal—the venue is teaming up with Salonathon’s Jane Beachy to throw the quirky bash. Right now, there are a limited number of tickets available for $15, but once those run out the price goes up $5. If you’re not familiar with Mucca Pazza yet then shame on you and watch this video:

Fall Ball is Saturday, October 19 at the Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N Kedzie Blvd, 8:30 p.m., $15-$20, 21+