Mucca Pazza

Mucca Pazza

Bachelorette, Hungry March Band, DJ Small Change

Sat, January 12, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is 21 and over

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Mucca Pazza - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Mucca Pazza
Mucca Pazza is the marching band that thinks it's a rock 'n roll band. The group is a collection of shameless band nerds wielding instruments of incongruous traditions, sometimes in competition, often in cooperation. Many of them played in traditional marching bands in high school. Others wanted to but couldn't because they played violin or accordion, and no one had yet come up with the amplified helmet. With speakers strapped firmly to heads, their rambunctious live show has brought them to such acclaimed venues as the Late Show with Conan O'Brien, Lollapalooza, and a fleet of canoes floating down the Chicago River.

Their music skips from genre to unnameable genre, never settling in one place for long, but held together by the band's unmistakable sound and irresistible energy. To their credit, they only have one march in their original repertoire, their other music includes zombie-mambo, snake-charmer-metal, gypsy-reggaeton, punk-classical, and some demented arrangements of Dmitri Shostakovich, Bela Bartok, and famed Egyptian composer Kemal El Tawil.

"Any band that can get a crowd of 700, the majority of which have never heard of them, dancing, pogoing, screaming and beaming in a span of 10 minutes definitely has a good thing going. Mucca Pazza managed to reach those and teh frat boys, the soccer moms, the cowboys, the gangstas, and everyone in between." --Arizona Daily Star
Bachelorette - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Bachelorette
Bachelorette's Annabel Alpers has a family of synthesizers, keyboards and computers that beam to us all the way from Christchurch, New Zealand. Since 2005 she's released an EP and a full-length record, both of them amazing distillations of her psychedelic pop. The all-new MY ELECTRIC FAMILY brings other humans into the relationship, working alongside her machines. Relationships with machines are among the themes of the album, as is the idea of technology as escape and expres- sion. MY ELECTRIC FAMILY is a hand-woven sci-folk lullaby that delves into your sub- conscious and hits you right at your elec- tric core.
Hungry March Band - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Hungry March Band
Roaring out of Brooklyn comes the Hungry March Band, NYC's legendary street brass march band in the anarchic style that has become their trademark . Put on your dancing shoes and break out the fancy threads because they've got a party going on - a blazing parade of flesh, blood, steel, brass and wood. They are the music of the people! HMB musical repertoire consists of original compositions written by band members as well as scores selected from our multi-cultural world community. These songs range from New Orleans street bands, European brass traditions, Gypsy/Roma classics, wedding brass bands from India, the jazz world and the global community of NYC. The band is an ever evolving musical experiment influenced and inspired from Brooklyn's backyard with Latin flavor, punk rock noise, hip hop beats and music of the streets.
DJ Small Change
$mall ¢hange (aka James Dier) will never stop. A musical addict, he's been collecting and DJing for over 15 years, has 10s of thousands of records, in every conceivable genre and time period. Seriously deep crates in funk, jazz, blues, soul, latin, reggae, dancehall, hip hop, house, breaks, jungle, booty bass, classics, rawk n' roll, punk, vintage RnB, disco, downtempo, ambient, experimental…you get the picture. Some people say they're eclectic–this homeslice lives it, with the skills to mix it all together.

In terms of radio, $¢ has been involved with WFMU, the world reknown freeform station, for over a decade, plus regular sets on AOL's dance station and Giant Step's Jukebox. And one off shows for Dublab in LA, Tim Sweeney's Beats in Space show, WPS1 (PS1′s online station), East Village Radio, etc, etc…

Out in clubland $mall ¢hange has played in every conceivable downtown NYC/BK venue you can think of, swank, underground, big, small–but always funky. Places such as APT, Nublu, Hiro, Supreme Trading, Cielo, Pianos, Centro Fly, the list goes on and on and on. And forrays into LA, Berlin, France, Burning Man, Australia, and your mom's basement.

$mall ¢hange has been involved with the legendary Rubulad crew for over 8 years, demented underground BK loft par-tays that go into the wee wee hours. Whether he's spinning or booking, one thing is for certain: Asses are shaken and minds are melted. $¢'s Remove Ya! parties involve 15-20 DJs and live bands in 4 rooms, spinning everything under the sun. Like the scene in Rockers, its a musical takeover, where the bumbaclot DJs are yanked outta the booth and mofos are shown how its done.

In 2001 $m ¢hizzo provided the music soundtrack for a modern dance performance called 'Trance Territory', choreographed by Wally Cardona and his quartet of dancers. The music was mixed live on three decks with multiple effects, and toured in selected parts of the US with a few dates in Mexico.

$mall ¢hange also runs the 'Blackcrack List', an an information / resource / email list about record collecting. Its been running for over four years and has over 250 DJs, collectors and blackbelt crate diggers from around the world. Vinyl is the blackcrack, and $¢ is addicted. How many rekkids? He's lost count. And yes, a few are for sale/trade, so let him know what you got to deal!