Mucca Pazza: globalFEST 2013 See the 30-piece marching band give a wildly exuberant performance, recorded live at the Webster Hall Ballroom in New York City.
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Mucca Pazza Live From Webster Hall (full concert audio)

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Mucca Pazza: globalFEST 2013

Mucca Pazza: globalFEST 2013

Mucca Pazza Live From Webster Hall (full concert audio)

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The circus came to GlobalFEST in the form of Chicago's Mucca Pazza, a group of 30 clowns who could barely be contained in the cavernous ballroom at New York City's Webster Hall. Wearing mismatched, thrift-shop marching-band getups and sporting a full range of brass, drums, violin, accordion and electric guitar — plus a gaggle of nerdy cheerleaders ("I Heart A Scientist," proclaimed one's T-shirt) — Mucca Pazza wreaks visual havoc onstage. But here's the surprise: It also puts on an incredibly tight performance, with music that's an irresistible blend of punk DIY aesthetics, a Balkan brass lilt and the irrepressible energy of good old-fashioned American high-school marching bands.

Set List

  • "Surf"
  • "Boss Taurus"
  • "Sexy Bull"
  • "Touch The Police"
  • "Cheer: You Have The Right"
  • "Rabbits And Trees"
  • "J'Accuse"
  • "Modutrongulous"
  • "Borino Oro"
  • "St. Fresca's Regret"
  • "Cheer: Verbs"
  • "Tube Sock Tango"
  • "Alarm"
  • "Habibi"
  • "Nod To Magoo"

Credits

Producers: Mito Habe-Evans, Anastasia Tsioulcas; Videographers: Christopher Parks, A.J. Wilhelm; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Video Editor/Assistant Producer: Denise DeBelius; Special Thanks to: Webster Hall, globalFEST 2013; Executive Producers: Anya Grundmann, Keith Jenkins.