Video Premiere: Punk Rock Marching Band Mucca Pazza Gears Up To Help CHIRP

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 7, 2015 3:57PM

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Mucca Pazza is not easily summed up with a single genre. They have a punk rock spirit jammed into the instrumentation of a marching band. They have cheerleaders of both sexes jumping around both on stage and throughout the crowd as they play. Heck, it's hard to contain the actually instrument players to the stage, and they often make their way into the crowd as well.

The band celebrated their 10th anniversary last Halloween at Lincoln Hall, and this new video by Michael Silberman of Great Eye Films is from that show. It features the insane ensemble tearing through Mark Messing's "Holiday on Ice," providing a taste of what the band's live show is like.

Unfortunately, in order to get everyone in the frame the band is a little more constrained than usual, but if you've never seen Mucca Pazza before this gets the point of what they're all about across pretty well.

The video was released Wednesday, just ahead of the band's headlining set at Metro on this Saturday, to benefit CHIRP radio’s Upcoming Launch on 107.1FM. CHIRP's expansion to the physical airwaves is a pretty big deal, so expect the band to put on a show of historic proportions order to mark the event properly.

Mucca Plaza plays with Brother Starrace, Jennifer Hall, and Spaces of Disappearance at the CHIRP benefit on Saturday, Oct. 10, at The Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., 6 p.m., $21 advance / $23 day of, all ages