When I started reading up on Mucca Pazza, Maker Faire’s finale music act, I was highly intrigued. A marching band/rock band with some members sporting speakers for their instruments on their heads? Who wouldn’t be? And as I browsed pictures of their raucous performances with 30 members wielding traditional marching band instruments in a very non-traditional way, I couldn’t help but think that if my high school band had been this cool, I would have grabbed an instrument and joined in as quickly as I could.
Sure, they’re crazy self-modified instrument amplification systems speak to the gadget-loving side of Maker Faire, but check out the album cover for their latest release, Plays Well Together. They’ve incorporated embroidery and applique, making them crafty and cool.
Mucca Pazza – all 30 members – will perform the finale on the Maker Faire music stage on Sunday, October 19 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. You can read more about the band on their official web site and see additional pictures and listen to their music through their MySpace page.
Maker Faire Finale Act, Mucca Pazza, Gets Crazy, Crafty