Mucca Pazza Big Band

Mondays in April at Revolution Brewing's Logan Square hub are getting a little weird ... in a good way. Chicago's Mucca Pazza, a 20+ member marching band that's known to play everything from gypsy punk to New Orleans funk to mambo music, is setting up shop at the brewpub for a weekly residency. 

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Typically, Mucca Pazza prefers to emphasize the march in marching band, moving about whatever space they're performing in but for this residency they'll be reintroducing their "Sitting In Chairs" series and performing each show big band style. 

The four concert series (March 30, April 6, April 13 and April 20) celebrates the vinyl release of the band's fourth album L.Y.A. They'll perform the record in full at the kickoff show. If you've been a fan of rock ‘n' roll marching band for some time now, you'll be excited to hear the proceeding three appearances will feature live premieres of new material from the group.

Buy your tickets in advance for $10 (per show) and prepare to bounce along to the tunes while downing some delicious Anti-Hero IPA and bacon fat popcorn. 

In the meantime, listen to L.Y.A. on Soundcloud and check out Mucca Pazza's recent appearance on NPR's "Tiny Desk Concert" series.

Photo by Drew Reynolds