WBEZ | Mucca Pazza http://www.wbez.org/tags/mucca-pazza Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Notes: Punk this, Punk that!! http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes/global-notes-punk-punk-98541 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Mucca Pazza.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On today&#39;s <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank">Global Notes</a> Jerome and Catalina Maria Johnson take a look at modern bands that have imbibed punk influences from the 1960s and 1970s.</p><p>Chicago&#39;s self-proclaimed &quot;circus marching-band&quot; <a href="http://mucca-pazza.org/" target="_blank">Mucca Pazza</a> is a 30-piece collective that got its start in 2004. Members play everything from the accordian and the violin to trumpets, sousaphones and Middle Eastern hand drums. They even come equipped with cheerleaders.</p><p>San Antonio-based <a href="http://www.myspace.com/pinataprotest" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Piñata Protest</a> mixes their Tex-Mex background with a Ramones-esque tempo. Nicknamed the &quot;Mexican Murphys&quot; -- a play off of the Irish punk band the Dropkick Murphys -- Piñata Protest fuses traditional latin sound with the rules of old-school punk for a new genre that&#39;s been rocking the south since 2005.</p><p>Austrian duo <a href="http://www.attwenger.at/" target="_blank">Attwenger</a> has been trailing their punk-polka sound across the globe since 1990. Consisting of drummer Markus Binder and accordianist Hans-Peter Falkner, a global tour in the mid-1990s launched them onto the international stage, gaining them worldwide recognition and popularity,</p><p>And, formed in 1999, <a href="http://www.gogolbordello.com/" target="_blank">Gogol Bordello</a> is an eight-piece gypsy punk band steeped in Roma and Russo-Ukrainian culture. The collective came together trying to emulate the multi-ethnic theater frontman Eugene Hutz sees showcased in everyday life. Known for their high-energy and often costumed performances, the band has been touring internationally since 2003.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Track List:</strong></p><p>1. Boss Taurus -- Mucca Pazza<br />2. Maquilapolis -- Piñata Protest<br />3. Duamasche -- Attwenger<br />4. Immigraniada -- Gogol Bordello</p></p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes/global-notes-punk-punk-98541 The Weekly Guide: Mucca Pazza plays it loud for 4th of July http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-01/weekly-guide-mucca-pazza-plays-it-loud-4th-july-88621 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-01/page_bg_balcony.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Chicago’s <a href="http://mucca-pazza.org/" target="_blank">Mucca Pazza</a> takes the classic half-time band music and gives it a punk and rock and roll twist. The 30-piece ensemble performs Monday, July 4, at the <a href="http://www.chicagofestivals.net/downtown-sound-new-music-mondays" target="_blank"><em>Downtown Sound Series </em></a>in Millennium Park. Members Gary Kalar and Elanor Leskiw gave some ideas for a smashing Fourth of July weekend in the latest installment of <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide"><em>The Weekly Guide</em></a>.</p><p><strong>Elanor and Gary's List:</strong><br> <strong>FRIDAY:</strong><br> <a href="http://www.rotofugi.com/gallery/artists/lfop2011.asp%20" target="_blank">Revenge: New Works by The Little Friends of Printmaking</a><br> Opening Reception-7-10 p.m.<br> <br> <a href="http://www.katerinas.com/entertainment.php#1207%20" target="_blank">Rembetika at Katerina's</a>: First Friday of every month-10 pm<br> <br> <strong>SATURDAY:</strong><br> <a href="http://www.halfacrebeer.com/tours.php%20" target="_blank">Half Acre Brewery Tours</a>-1 p.m.<br> <br> <strong>MONDAY:</strong><br> <a href="http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/events/dca_tourism/seefeel.html%20" target="_blank">Mucca Pazza and Cave at Millennium Park</a>-6:30 p.m.</p><p><em>Music Button:&nbsp; Dubu, "Stainless"</em></p></p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 13:49:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-01/weekly-guide-mucca-pazza-plays-it-loud-4th-july-88621