ITCHY-O MARCHING BAND
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 and the mobile arm of the experimental film/music troupe Itchy-O. Itchy-O brings a sophisticatedly savage sound and the sheer ecstasy of electronic instruments untethered and running free. With a driving drum corp complemented by an arsenal of special surround sound effects units including synthesizers, theremin, vocoders, and several other hand held electronic devices, the IOMB completely engulfs and immerses an audience from every angle in a pounding electric bog of music, ephemera and spectacle. The unidentifiable IOMB is waging war on predictable mediocrity with their guerrilla-style performances which feature an artfully hazardous Chinese lion, sensuous dancing twin apparitions, fog, strobes, sequins, sweat and fury.
MC Trachiotomy (Trach) is a 9nt ward Louisiana character. A rare collage of madness, highlighted by drunkenesque production, and cryptic lyrics. He defines a territory straddling rap, spoken-word, psychedelic rambling, prophetic sage Beefheart-ian wackiness, and lo-fi pop Residents’ new-wave operas. It is the musical equivalent of a hurricane, sweeping away swamp gradeaux. This entertainer indulges in cartwheels of spy-thriller cocktail muzak, late-night, and that hip hop-jazz. This schitzo moffett ridicules music in grotesque acapella, like someone cooking an omelette while listening to classical music on the airwaves, in their underwear. Yes, it is that musical. The spontaneous creative intensity is simply frightening.
ONE EYED JACKS
One Eyed Jacks is the premiere venue in the French Quarter for touring alternative acts. We offer backstage room, 400 person capacity concert room, full-sized stage and P.A., In-House Engineers, local promotion, and a vibe no other venue can match.