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Preview Mon Feb 17 2014
If you haven't heard the music of epic hybrid-troubadour-brass outfit Mucca Pazza, it's a serious shame. Promoting an ingenious whimsical concept and sound, the group prides itself on sheer originality, variety and showmanship. If I try to explain the type of sound that Mucca Pazza possesses, it would be lost in comparison to imagining their music being explored in a live setting.
The first time I saw Mucca Pazza was when they were the opening act for an Andrew Bird show two years ago. A distinct variety of instruments comprise the group's sound, as it vacillates between a marching band and various other outfits. They keep moving throughout the crowd, and are just as much a visual musical experience as aural. I remember thinking to myself that I had never seen a group create music in the same way as they did, with such out-of-the-box creative thinking regarding how to involve a mass group of musicians and form a cohesive outfit that was versatile and engaging.
If you haven't seen Mucca Pazza live yet, fear not, as you will definitely have the chance to do so — three times in the next month-long period, to be exact. The group has approached a monumental decade of playing music together, and to celebrate, will be holding a residency of shows at Revolution Brewing (2323 N. Milwaukee Ave.) for your listening (and viewing) pleasure. Beginning tonight, February 17, and extending through three more consecutive Mondays, Mucca Pazza will play songs off of their forthcoming album Sitting In Chairs. Enjoy drinks crafted by the Brewery itself as you watch Mucca Pazza create a show unlike any other you have seen before.