Friends, we got trouble. Right here at the Bluebird. That's trouble with a capital T! And that rhymes with P! And that stands for "punk"! The Chicago-based "astounding circus punk marching band" Mucca Pazza (Italian for "mad cow") may not quite have 76 trombones, but they have enough other instruments to make a serious racket — including woodwinds, trumpets, accordions, strings, drums, cymbals and electric guitar played by St. Louisan Jeff Thomas, onetime guitar-slinger in local surf-noise delinquents the Honkeys. Ahead of their first St. Louis show this Saturday night, Thomas and trombonist/"den mother" Elanor Leskiw talked about the triumphs and travails of making a pounding, honking racket with 30 of... More >>>
Mucca Pazza: We're going to go to Cracker Barrel, and you're going to have to like it.