photos by Marcus Lauer
Mucca Pazza, going nutza @ Knitting Factory
Mucca Pazza, the opening act [at Lincoln Center], was entertaining in a novelty way: competent, fun, funny and fully entertaining. Their geeky routine consisted of knowledgeably eclectic musicians wearing high-school band uniforms, playing music and jumping about the stage accompanied by four cheerleaders. If a category had to be assigned them, perhaps it would be Om-Pa-Pa-Klezmer. [Queer New York]Big Band bombast from Chicago's Mucca Pazza was in effect at Knitting Factory on August 6th , as the band headlined the space with an assist from from LES's Stumblebum Brass Band, and Starring. Belated pictures and video from that show are below.
If you missed the brassy madness, Mucca Pazza (who also played Lincoln Center Out of Doors while they were here) will do small strings of dates in September and October, eventually landing at Wellmont on 10/9 where they will support Primus. Meanwhile, Stumblebum Brass band are scheduled to play NYC TONIGHT as part of "The Underclass Revue" with Brownbird Rudy Relic, Orb Mellon, and Low Society at Bowery Electric. The gig is one of three upcoming gigs for the local band. They will also play Sept 11th at Rockwood Music Hall and Oct 6th at Otto's Shrunken Head.
More pictures from Knitting Factory below...
Stumblebum Brass Band
Mucca Pazza @ Knitting Factory BRKLYN NY
STUMBLEBUM BRASS BAND - 2010 TOUR DATES
Aug 31 2010 Bowery Electric New York, NY
Sep 11 2010 Rockwood Music Hall New York, New York
Oct 6 2010 Otto's Shrunken Head New York, NY
MUCCA PAZZA - 2010 TOUR DATES
Sep 4 2010 The Mothership! Ft. Collins, CO
Sep 4 2010 The Fox Theater Boulder, CO
Sep 25 2010 Lindley Meadows San Fransisco, CA
Sep 29 2010 Audie's Olympic Fresno, CA
Oct 2 2010 Balboa Park San Diego, CA
Oct 8 2010 Tower Theater Upper Darby, PA
Oct 9 2010 Wellmont Theater Montclair, NJ
Oct 10 2010 Orpheum Theater Boston, MA
STARRING - 2010 TOUR DATES
Sep 3 2010 @ Surreal Estate w/ Datus, The Roulettes, The Workshop Model, Algae and Tentacles UNITED STATES
Sep 24 2010 @ Death By Audio w/ Yvette, Zulus, Living Kills Brooklyn, NY
Sep 25 2010 @ SUNY Purchase w/ People, others TBA Purchase, NY