DENVER, CO – Avant-experientialists ITCHY-O (Alternative Tentacles) announce their triumphant return to Austin, kicking off Fantastic Fest Thursday Sept. 22 and scorching The Far Out Lounge and Stage Friday Sept. 23.
The Denver-based neo-tribal ceremonial-art collective has a longstanding love affair with their sister city, headlining the lauded Fantastic Fest film fest for three consecutive years. Now, after a 5-year hiatus, itchy-O descends upon the City of the Violet Crown unrepentantly with MORE: More special effects, more bombast, and now boasting 57 members, more exigent maximalism to confound and rewire Austinites brave enough to take the plunge.
Itchy-O’s recent TETRAPOLAR PURIFICATION CEREMONY at The Fillmore Denver ushered in a new chapter of psychoacoustic engineering, incorporating audiovisual binaural frequency entrainment and rhythmic compression-and-release techniques, bringing the audience into a collective meditative state before exploding into syncretic ecstasy.
For itchy-O’s beloved retreads, it will be a remarkable outgrowth of the sweat-and-confetti-drenched party they remember. And for itchy-O virgins, a chance to have their minds blown to smithereens – before being reassembled into something new and altogether MORE.
Thursday, September 22nd
Fantastic Fest Highball Lounge
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
Friday, September 23rd
8504 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX
$20 adv; $25 DOS
Doors 7:30pm | Show 8:30pm
FOR MORE INFO: itchyo.com/2022austin