A throbbing 32-piece band of masked chaos invites you to dissolve the performer/audience divide and melt into the bedlam, that is the disorienting power of itchy-O. The itchy-O Marching Band (IOMB) is a Denver-based percussion-centered electronic marching band. 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, the IOMB completely engulfs and immerses an audience from every angle in a pounding electric bog of music, ephemera and spectacle. The masked and hive-minded IOMB 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 has played with David Byrne and St. Vincent’s band, performed at Riot Fest with Iggy Pop, Matt & Kim, Naked Raygun, and Public Enemy. They’ve opened for DEVO, Beats Antique, The Melvins, March Fourth, the Extra Action Marching Band, the Warlock Pinchers, headlined and sold-out many other shows. Itchy-O has been featured on Colorado Public Radio, performed for the Biennial of the Americas Kick-off Party, ScoutMob’s Halloween Bash in Atlanta, Westword’s Artopia, conferences such as Adobe’s Effective UI, and toured the US three years in a row.


Members

  • Bryan Aquino – Snare
  • Jesse Dickens – Quint Tenors
  • Joe Hatfield – Quad Tenors
  • Scott Banning ~ Roto-Toms
  • Nick Lloyd – Bass Drum
  • Tricky Dick Wikkit – Timbales
  • SDK – Bass Drum
  • Carla Maddox – Taiko
  • Jesse Maddox – Taiko
  • Zech Hoot – Taiko
  • Pamela Webb – Marching Crash Cymbals
  • Stephanie Wood – Marching Crash Cymbals
  • Carlo Campana – Marching Crash Cymbals
  • Amanda Salasin – Marching Crash Cymbals
  • Justin Simoni – Marching Crash Cymbals
  • Nathan Perry – Marching Crash Cymbals
  • Kirsten Vermulen – Synthesizer/Vocoder
  • David Britton – Synthesizer/Vocoder
  • Bobby Bassman T – Electric Bass
  • Roger Liu – Electric Guitar
  • John Gross – Vocoder
  • Joe Mehner – Samples
  • Aaron Spriggs – Theremin
  • Joanne M.W. Liu – Chinese Lion Dancer
  • Megs Burd – Chinese Lion Dancer
  • Jen GaNun – Chinese Lion Dancer
  • Ryan Archuleta – Special Unit I
  • Rudy Randolph – Special Unit II
  • Erin Christensen – Special Unit III
  • Cloudless Chris – Special Unit IV
  • Sara Valentine – Creep I
  • Vi Discordia – Creep II
  • Jenn Stanger – Creep III
  • Justin Hicks ~ MSP (Most Special Player)