itchy-O

logoA 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
Stephen Daniel Karpik ~ Bass Drum
Carlo Campagna ~ Marching Crash Cymbals
Justin Simoni ~ Marching Crash Cymbals
Alicia Cardenas ~ Marching Crash Cymbals

Kirsten Vermulen ~ Synthesizer/Vocoder
David Britton ~ Synthesizer/Vocoder
Devon Francy ~ Electric Bass
Roger Liu ~ Electric Guitar
John Gross ~ Vocoder
Joe Mehner ~ Samples
Aaron Spriggs ~ Theremin
Pamela Webb ~ Taiko
Sarah Anderson ~ Taiko
Andre Cover ~ Taiko
Jesse Maddox ~ Taiko
Carla Maddox ~ Taiko

Joanne M.W. Liu ~ Chinese Lion Dancer
Megs Burd ~ Chinese Lion Dancer
Jen GaNun ~ Chinese Lion Dancer
Ryan Archuleta ~ Polyphonic I
Steven Call ~ Polyphonic II
Landon Ricker ~ Polyphonic III
Andrew Linares ~ Polyphonic Unit IV
Denise Clark ~ Polyphonic Unit V

Sara Valentine ~ Creep Unit
Shira Roth ~ Creep Unit
Vi Discordia ~ Creep Unit
Sarah Thomas ~ Creep Unit
Erika Kae ~ Creep Unit
Mariah Becerra ~ Special Effects
Justin Hicks ~ MSP (Most Special Player)
Joseph Ramirez ~ Live Audio Engineer