Monday, March 13th • 7p • 18+
$25 ADV // $30 DOS
Os Mutantes (“The Mutants”) are an influential Brazillian psych-rock project that were synonymous with the Tropicália movement of the late 1960s. Tropicália harbored and presented world-class multimedia art that specified in critiquing Brazil’s regime. Popular musicians of the effort include Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, founder Gilberto Gil, and Jorge Ben Jor, among others. When Os Mutantes formed, they reached from a kaleidoscopic, flower-poppy palette with acts from the English-speaking world like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Sly & the Family Stone to then meld the canvas with bossa nova, tropicálismo, samba, and the cultural legacy of the Brazilian art vanguards from the modernist movement.
The Mutants are cited as a major influence to many acts in the United States and Europe. Beck paid tribute to the group with his single “Tropicália” from the album Mutations. Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has also worked to publish and promote the group’s music through his Luaka Bop label.
Kurt Cobain publicly requested a reunion tour from the trio in 1993, writing a letter to Arnaldo Baptista, but the band’s first live performance since 1978 was at London’s Barbican Arts Centre on May 22, 2006 – (though without Rita Lee, who was replaced with Zélia Duncan on vocals). This performance was followed by shows in NYC, LA (w/ the Flaming Lips), San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, and Miami.
Cactus Club and Rushmor Records are extremely excited to present this historical and influential touchstone of international music