Mucca Pazza to perform at Doudna

Staff Report

Marching band traditions will combine with street theatre and rock and roll as Mucca Pazza performs in the Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Dvorak Concert Hall.

The show is set to start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

According to a press release, the groups has been praised by music critics.

Featuring its own cheerleaders, the 25-member Mucca Puzza has toured North America. The band has made appearances at Lollapalooza, Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors, and the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Mucca Pazza has also been on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, the TV show “Weeds” and “Transparent.”

“I think some people might be a little unsure what to expect from Mucca Pazza, but I think those who attend the concert will be telling their friends about it the next day,” said Dan Crews, programming director at the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Mucca Pazza assembled itself in a steel mill parking lot along the Chicago River, according to the band’s website.

“Performances can induce geeky freak-outs and nerdy rapture, from either audience or band members, often both,” the website states.

Tickets are $16 for the general public, $13 for seniors and $7 for students.

They can be purchased at the Box Office Thursday one hour before the performance.

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