Itchy-O (with The Drood)
Levitt Pavilion Denver
1380 W Florida Ave, Denver, CO 80223, USA
Since 2009, this Colorado-based meta-mystical ensemble has been thrilling audiences across the U.S. and beyond.
A battery of fourteen-plus power percussionists comprises the spine of the fifty-plus strong performance troupe whose orchestral arsenal of avant-instrumentation runs the gamut from guitars, gamelan, and synths to less conventional instruments including theremin and vocoders in concert with more experimental trance-inducing appurtenances.
Itchy-O dismantles assumptions of traditional performance models to break down the barriers between audience and experience, administering a blast of ceremonial chaos; baptizing the audience—body, mind, and collective soul—in a spectacular, pan-sensorial sea of music, mystery, and transcendental spiritual spectacle.
Itchy-O proudly served as a centerpiece at MONA’s world-renowned Dark MOFO fest in Tasmania in 2016, they have performed on stage with David Byrne & St. Vincent. JG Thirwell and Dan Deacon have opened for itchy-O and they have warmed up audiences for numerous legendary artists including DEVO, Beats Antique, Iggy Pop, Bad Religion, and Public Enemy. Itchy-O has performed countless private engagements, including a legendary performance for Maynard Keenan’s Merkin Vineyards in 2019 and Jello Biafra’s iconic underground record label, Alternative Tentacles has released three of their groundbreaking studio albums.
The Drood is an experimental psych-rock band from Denver, Colorado featuring Nathan Jamiel, Daniel Watts, and Hayden Peltier. Their captivating blend of industrial, post-rock, and psychedelic genres offer a provocative experience for fans of avant-garde music. The band's eclectic nature has led them to explore a wide range of styles including ballads, ambient drones, dance, noise-rock, and more, and they are not afraid to inject a touch of wry humor and novelty into the mix.
Formed in 2012, The Drood has since released two full-length albums and several singles and music videos. The band have worked with Randall Frazier of The Legendary Pink Dots and Orbit Service and have collaborated with Dead Voices On Air on a Psychic TV cover song. Most recently The Drood composed an hour-long ambient soundtrack for the Mysteries of UB television show which is on-track to be released this summer as the bands third full-length album.