In response to the COVID-19 quarantine, 57-member avant-experimentalists ITCHY-O launches their FROM THE VAULT concert series (schedule below).
Captured by QSC and Evergroove Studio, the 2019 performances have previously only been available to the collective’s upper-level Patreon supporters.
March 28 – Black Sheep, Colorado Springs CO
April 4 – Disambiguation Night 1: Stanley Hotel, Estes Park CO
April 11 – Disambiguation Night 2: Stanley Hotel, Estes Park CO
April 18 – Hallowmass Night 1: Summit Music Hall, Denver CO
April 25 – Hallowmass Night 2: Summit Music Hall, Denver CO
May 2 – Brumalia Tour: The Sunshine Theater: Albuquerque NM
May 9 – Brumalia Tour: Caduceus Cellars, Jerome AZ
May 16 – Brumalia Tour: The House of Machines, Los Angeles CA
May 23 – Brumalia Tour: Berkeley, Cornerstone, Berkeley, CA
May 30 – Saturnalia NYE 2020: The Gothic Theatre, Denver CO
With a driving drum-corps battery, taiko drummers and an arsenal of electronics, the 57-member art collective’s live performances invite audience members to join into an experience of radical, transcendental musical celebration through dance.
Itchy-O rounded out 2019 with two sold-out shows at the Summit for their annual HALLOWMASS, a private party at Maynard Keenan’s Merkin Vineyards, Alternative Tentacle’s 40th Anniversary Tentacle Fest, and among other shows on their BRUMALIA circuit of the Southwest U.S. This was capped by an epic New Year’s Eve SATURNALIA celebration at the historic Gothic Theater.
They have also performed with David Byrne & St. Vincent’s band, shared the stage with experimental legends Devo, and anchored the world-renowned Dark Mofo Festival in Tasmania. Other performances include opening for Beats Antique, Melvins, and headlining Austin-based Fantastic Fest three years in a row.
Media praise for itchy-O includes:
“Denver electronic percussion collective Itchy-O appear from nowhere and stir the room into a cacophonous, demonic riot – then disappear just as suddenly.”
“Itchy-O… sounds like Blue Man Group if it were infiltrated by satanists and members of Sepultura.”
“(They) tore down the third wall — and the fourth, and the fifth — in an all-enveloping performance that aimed to elevate the conscious mind. Think 21st-century drum circle, where cyborg bulls are slaughtered on the altar of Mystery Science Theater 3000.”
“What the fuck just happened?… Denver’s itchy-O is the future of showmanship — or at least what it should be. There’s truly nothing like the crowd involvement that the group provides, basking in originality and a refusal to abide by the norms of live music.”