The Athiarchists, Free Beard, Fools, Boomchick, Pirate Radio

April 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

On Saturday, April 21, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and Itchy Ribs proudly host Mr. Itchy’s Eclectic Awesome Electric Extravanganza featuring The Athiarchists, Free Beard, Fools, Boomchick and Pirate Radio.

The Athiarchists are celebrating a new album out now called WAR.   A two-piece, hardcore, thrash metal band from Eugene, they originally formed on April 20, 2006.  The duo consists of Aaron "The Athiarchist" Tunnell on guitar, bass and vocals, and Dano "The Animal" on drums and vocals.  Through DIY ethics, a can-do attitude, hard work, and honest respect for the fans, they quickly gained popularity in their hometown and worked their way into a national touring act.

The band is most well known for poaching shows wherever they want, which first began with the purchase of a generator they used to play shows in the parking lots of events they wanted to play, including dates of the Mayhem Festival along the West Coast since its beginning in 2008.  In 2010, they built the Music Adventure Stage, an overhauled 24-foot U-Haul truck. Loaded up with a 12,500-watt generator, full PA, stage, lighting, gear storage, and sleeping bunks, they played the parking lots and entry lines of many clubs, and festivals including Warped Tour, Jägermeister Music Tour, and their most notable, Mayhem Festival 2010.  They began playing without permission, but after much support from other bands on the tour, and their ever-growing fanbase, they were invited to finish out the Mayhem Festival 2010 and join up with the Uproar Festival. On August 10 and 11 2010 they replaced Shadows Fall on the Jagermeister Stage due to bus failure.

On April 18, 2011, episode 4.03, they were featured on Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, titled 'The Bleeding Frogs', in which they join Rob Dyrdek and the cast of the show to create a supergroup called The Bleeding Frogs.  They performed on the Revolver stage at Mayhem Festival 2011 when All Shall Perish canceled July 24, 2011. They finished out the tour headlining the Jägermeister stage in place of In Flames after July 30, 2011 until the end of the tour. This was all at the same time they were also performing 3-4 times a day underneath the Metal Mulisha jump show at Mayhem Festival 2011.  Knotfest 2015 they performed multiple shows per day for three days in their mobile stage for the campground patrons.

The band Free Beard began when Joey had some songs. Drew and Joey wrote some more songs together. Eric learned to play the drums to the songs. We have played shows as a four piece (two guitars, bass, drums) a three piece (the same minus one guitar) and a two-piece (two guitars).

Boom Chick is an award-winning punk rock trio from Eugene, featuring a chunky, groove-driven indie rock style to get you stompin'!

Fools play indie garage rock.

Itchy Ribs is a recreational marijuana joint company; they have been putting on Itchy Fest around 4/20 for the past two years, and this will be the third year.  It has never been on 4/20, usually always a day or two after. 

“Dano and I actually just randomly walked down to the WOW Hall one day because we hadn't played there for awhile,” recalls Aaron.  “We randomly picked the date and it ended up being the perfect timing for Itchy Fest 3: Mr Itchy's eclectic 4/21 Extravaganza.”

            Doors and showtime 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $5 in advance; $7 day of show.



Door Time: 
April 21, 2018 - 7:00pm
$5 Advance, $7 Day of Show