Itchy-o is a denver-based percussion-centered electronic performance group
This 50-piece masked band of chaos invites you to dissolve the performer/audience divide and melt into the bedlam of the disorienting power that is itchy-o
Itchy-o brings a sophisticatedly savage sound and the sheer ecstasy of instruments untethered and running free. With a driving drum corps battery, taiko drummers, an arsenal of electronics including synthesizers, theremin, vocoders, and many other special devices, itchy-o completely engulfs and immerses an audience from every angle in a pounding electric bog of music, ephemera and spectacle.
The masked and hive-minded itchy-o is waging war on predictable mediocrity with their blind-siding-style performances which feature an artfully hazardous chinese lion, a troupe of sensuous dancing provocateurs, fog, strobes, sequins, sweat and fury.
Itchy-o was selected to act as a centerpiece at mona’s world renowned dark mofo fest in tasmania in 2016, has played with david byrne & st. Vincent, and performed at riot fest with iggy pop, bad religion, and public enemy. They have headlined the denver center for performing art’s hallowmass and are the darlings of austin’s prestigious film festival, fantastic fest, performing there three years in a row. They have opened for devo, beats antique, the melvins and have been featured on colorado public radio (cpr), openair, kgnu’s after fm. They have also performed at the biennial of the americas, tucson’s all souls festival, scoutmob’s halloween bash in atlanta, austin’s art outside, adobe’s effective ui, and toured the us six years in a row.