The Flesh Hungry Dog Show--Special Edition
On Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, The Flesh Hungry Dog Show brings two of Chicagos most acclaimed, original and outrageous bands to its stage at Jackhammer. The defiantly nerdy and spazzy Detholz! takes the stage first, followed by the nearly indescribable 30 piece circus marching punk band MUCCA PAZZA. The Flesh Hungry Dog Show constantly strives to push the GLBT entertainment option envelope by bringing the best underground, contemporary musicians and performers to a primarily GLBT, yet diverse audience at Jackhammer in Chicago.
An uber-inclusive, alterna-queer, mini-rock extravaganza and Possibly the most diverse scene in the city. --Time Out Chicago
one of the musical underground's most vibrant and diverse club nightsJim DeRogatis, Chicago Sun-Times
Mucca Pazza is a 30 piece self-described "circus punk marching band" based out of Chicago. Conceived by composer Mark Messing, the band, whose name comes from the Italian for "crazy cow," has been performing in and around the Chicago area since 2005. Their repertoire ranges from Balkan-brass to covers of 60's television show themes as well as themes from Shostakovich and Bartok. They have performed nationally at many well known venues and concerts including McCarren Park Pool, True/False Film Festival, Looptopia, Lollapalooza, Rothbury Music Festival, Tour de Fat, and were featured on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in 2006.
Their debut album, A Little Marching Band, was released in 2006 and is distributed by Southern Records. Their second full-length album, Plays Well Together, was released in June 2008. The band's song "Borino Oro" was featured in a season 4 episode of the Showtime television show Weeds.
"When was the last time you saw a marching band that just completely rocked? Until I saw Chicago's own punk rock marching band, Mucca Pazza I hadn't [seen one] either. This 25 to 35 member marching band nearly blew the Bluebird (St. Louis) down a couple of months ago. This was a really incredible night and an astounding performance." - Bill Streeter (Lo-Fi St. Louis, May 2008)
There is a subterranean region between the Sacred and the Profane -- a murky swampland of unknown size and scope, crawling with crooked barkers, piggish gluttons, depressive religious fanatics, murderous cowboy crusaders, elderly fifth-stage alcoholics and defrocked addict priests...to name a few. This baleful Bayou from Beyond is the setting for Detholz! newest and most bloody album to date, Death to the Traitor (ETA Fall 2009). A sister album to 2006's Cast Out Devils, which chronicles a loss of faith in the Lands of Party, Death to the Traitor traces one Party-Pilgrim's Regress back to faith, a return journey fraught with unknown pitfalls and frightening characters along the way.
Following a controversial performance at the 2003 Cornerstone Music Festival, Detholz! was featured in the critically acclaimed documentary Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music, which led to an invitation to join Wilco on their Ghost is Born tour. Detholz! has also been privileged to tour and play with bands such as Danielson Familie, Weird War, Electric Six, Radio 4 and The French Kicks. Individually, members have written, recorded and toured with artists such as Mavis Staples & The Staples Singers, Bobby Conn, and Baby Teeth.
"This quintet takes on the seemingly irredeemable - Phil Collins' "Sussudio," Kool & the Gang's "Celebration" - and reconstructs it into something alluringly strange. They
don't just deconstruct Cher's "Believe," they make it better; like a hip-hop deejay massaging a break beat until the dance floor freaks, they hone in on a song's hidden secrets and turn them into hooks." - Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune, "Chicago's Top 10 Indie Releases of 2005
More info at www.fleshhungrydog.com
6406 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60623
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