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Music & Comedy

Mucca Pazza NYE Celebration with special guests!

“One of the city’s most unique musical experiences.” – Time Out Chicago

Come celebrate with Mucca Pazza at Chop Shop on NYE! Mucca Pazza kicks off its 20th Anniversary in style as Chop Shop celebrates the end of its 10 year anniversary, you won’t want to miss this party!

Mucca Pazza is an intrepid interdisciplinary instrumental music ensemble from Chicago, IL. Since 2004, they have made a name for themselves playing alarmingly danceable music composed and arranged especially for their implausible instrumentation by band members – original music which defies classification but has bloomed out of manifold influences, from surf to Stravinsky, from Bartok to Zappa, from Esquivel to Ellington. In addition to blaring trumpets, slithering saxophones, clarinets, trombones, and tubas, the band boasts a drumline that seems to share a single nervous system, an entire section of disparate instruments that don’t belong anywhere near a marching band (electric guitars, accordion, violin, and yes, a cello), and contains within its multitudes a cheer squad that performs absurdist cheers and asymmetrical, impressively low-to-the-ground pyramids. Mucca Pazza: embracing the absurd! in solidarity with the improbable!

“Mucca Pazza: Is it a New Orleans jazz ensemble, a gypsy street band, a P-Funk-style soul collective in disguise, or a little bit of all of the above? The dancefloor will be filled as Mucca Pazza thunders across stylistic boundaries.” – Chicago Tribune


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