Set your metronomes to 2018!!

Set your metronomes to 2018!!

Tis the season, and we are offering signed LPs and CDs in our shop! All titles purchased now through December 16th will be autographed by members of Mucca Pazza! Go ahead, peruse the selection over yonder and get your orders in by December 16th for delivery by December 23rd (USA only. Nerds from abroad are welcome to order autographed items but they won't make it in time for Xmas gift giving).

♥ HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM MUCCA PAZZA ♥

If your year has been anything like ours, you deserve a break! Take a load off, relax, and warm up with this video we made for David E. Smith’s tune “Rest on Muffin Street” on a hot summer day last June with director Jim Newberry. “Rest on Muffin Street” comes from our newly released Trick or Treat EP, is our first full band Sitting in Chairs music video, and is the first ever Mucca Pazza song to have lyrics! We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!

MR. SPIDER GOES HOME TO SPIDERLAND VIDEO

All arachnids have eight legs. The front pair of legs in some species has converted to a sensory function, while in other species, the front pair of legs is used to write intricate handwritten scores and play the alto saxophone. The video for our new song “Mr. Spider Goes Home to Spiderland” was directed and animated by guitarist Charlie Malave and stars composer & saxophonist David. E. Smith as Mr. Spider!

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE!

We are thrilled to present the video component for our latest tune, “Barbarous Relic”! Both the song and video represent a giant leap into new realms sonically and visually, with a joyous bombardment of the senses, taking you into wildly unpredictable territory where bass drums give birth to flaming eyeballs, the sousaphone paints a psychedelic sunset and geometric visions from parallel realities seem to appear everywhere.

OUR NEW TRACK "BARBAROUS RELIC" IS OUT TODAY!

Have you ever wondered what Mucca Pazza would sound like… in a parallel universe? So did we. Our new song “Barbarous Relic” is an epic journey to an alternate dimension and it’s available free for a limited spacetime on Bandcamp!

SUMMER FUN EDITION

What rhymes with Saturdays? Hatter Days! Join us on Saturday, June 10th at the 20th anniversary of New Holland Brewery for a celebration full of great bands and great beers.

Mucca Pazza Goes West

a Pazza is traveling West! If you have friends in any of these fine cities, please make haste to send them a message by Pony Express: alert them that an orchestra with legs approaches, across river, through plain and over mountain!

Guess what Mucca Pazza is going as this Halloween

Dress your fears as a way of confronting them!

It's Fall, a time for contemplating the passing of things. Look what happens to marching band uniforms when you stop playing! It doesn't have to be this way. Celebrate Halloween with Mucca Pazza, then go home and blow the cobwebs out of your instrument.

Halloween Rumpus Tickets On Sale Now

Halloween Rumpus Tickets On Sale Now

Mucca Pazza is throwing a Halloween Rumpus at the Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago and we don't want to see you there. We do of course want to see your costume and guess that it's really you. Not required, absolutely advised, you might want to start thinking about your uniform, we mean costume, early. You have until Friday, October 28. Fellow Chicagoians Santah kick off the evening with a set of hook-laden pop gems.

Halloween Tickets Available on Ticketweb

Halloween Costume? You're gonna want one this year!

Mucca Pazza is throwing a Halloween Rumpus at the Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago and we don't want to see you there. We do of course want to see your costume and guess that it's really you. Not required, absolutely advised, you might want to start thinking about your uniform, we mean costume, early. You have until Friday, October 28.

Just Announced: Tour de Fat 2016

Just Announced: Tour de Fat 2016

See Mucca live on July 9th, when Tour de Fat, New Belgium Brewing's traveling celebration of all things bicycle, rolls through Chicago's Palmer Square neighborhood.

Join the masses at Palmer Square Park for a costumed bike parade, live music, a 1,000 Person Dance Contest (to win a bike!) a Slow Ride competition (how slow can you go?) and more. 

SCHEDULE:

10:00 am - Ride Registration
11:00 am - Bike Ride  
12:00 pm - Fashion Showdown  
12:30 pm - Slow Ride
1:00 pm – Mucca Pazza
2:10 pm - The Bike is Right! Game show to win a 2016 New Belgium bike!
3:00 pm - Car For Bike Trade   
3:40 pm – Dr. Dog
5:00 pm - Adios Amigos! 

The event is FREE with proceeds from beer sales go to local non-profits. 

We’ll see you soon for bikes, beer and bemusement!

Holiday Specials In Our Webstore

Holiday Specials In Our Webstore

For a limited time, we are offering SIGNED LPs and CDs in our merch store! All titles purchased between November 30th and December 20th will be personalized by members of Mucca Pazza and each order will receive a special gift. Go ahead, peruse the selection over yonder.

Mucca Pazza Community March @ The 606/Bloomingdale Trail Grand Opening Day

Mucca Pazza Community March @ The 606/Bloomingdale Trail Grand Opening Day

Mucca Pazza is thrilled to be a part of the 606 & Bloomingdale Trail Opening Day Festivities! We are partnering with Opera-Matic and Bateria Quilombola & helping lead two of the many participatory trail-top processions that will be occurring throughout the day. Tell your friends, bring the kids, and join the parade! Here's the details:

11:30am: meet up at Park 567 (just north of the trail at Milwaukee and Leavitt) where Opera-Matic Makers will help you create your very own flag, and Opera-Matic Movers will help you brush up on your flag corps moves!

12:30pm: Let that freak flag fly! Join the community parade and follow Mucca Pazza up the long and winding ramp to the 606, then march east along the trail with us towards Walsh Park! Along the way we will encounter Bateria Quilombolo and more flag-waving friends.

Take a rest, eat a snack, drink some water, reapply your sunscreen, and then... DO IT ALL AGAIN!!!

2:30pm: meet up at Humboldt and Bloomingdale, just north of the trail, where Opera-Matic Makers will help you create your very own flag, if you don't already have one, and Opera-Matic Movers will help you brush up on your flag corps moves!

3:30pm: Let that freak flag fly! Join the community parade and follow Mucca Pazza up the straight and narrow ramp to the 606, then march east along the trail with us back towards Park 567! Along the way we will (once again) encounter Bateria Quilombolo (are those guys following us?!) and more flag-waving friends. Hooray!

The 606 takes Chicago’s legacy of great parks to new heights. The 606 has the elevated 2.7-mile Bloomingdale Trail as its centerpiece; when fully built out, the trail will be connected to six neighborhood parks at ground level, a wheel-friendly event plaza, an observatory, art installations, educational programming and other amenities. Set above city streets, it’s a new way to explore Chicago on trails for biking, running and strolling. The 606 also connects parks, people, and communities; what once physically separated four neighborhoods now will knit them together and attract visitors from throughout Chicago and beyond. Imaging block after block of uninterrupted trails. Kids will learn to ride their bikes up here, commuters will find a new shortcut to work, and neighbors will make new friends. The 606 will change what it means to go to the park. The 606 runs along Bloomingdale Avenue (1800N) on Chicago’s northwest side, and is a partnership between the City of Chicago, The Chicago Park District and not-for-profit The Trust for Public Land.

"J'accuse" Live On WGN Morning News

"J'accuse" Live On WGN Morning News

We recently made a stop at the WGN Morning Show to perform "J'accuse" from our new album L.Y.A., live on air. Check it out here after the jump!

L.Y.A. is now available on CD/LP/DIGI in our webstore.

Mucca Pazza vs NPR's Tiny Desk

Mucca Pazza vs NPR's Tiny Desk

The joy was HUGE! The desk was tiny!

Mucca Pazza had to move pencils and pens and papers and lamps and computers and printers and an Emmy so that they could stand and sit and jump and laugh on Bob Boilen's TINY. DESK.

Thanks to everyone at NPR Music for sharing their space with us.