Tired of nostalgia, Uncle Sam and “The Star-Spangled Banner”? Check out Dark Junk Under Mile High Lights, the Itchy-O Marching Band Independence Day extravaganza in teh shadow of Sport Authority Fireld at Mile High. The 32-piece mob of drummers, exotic dancers, electro-trash musicians and even a Chinese lion entertains audiences with stroboscopic lights and a mishmash of cultural references in a manic display that could trump even the boldest fireworks show. But Dark Junk will have that, too.
“Itchy-O’s live performances go with pyrotechnics like milk and cookies,” the anonymous masked marauders announce in a collective e-mail. “We’ve only had a few opportunities to perform with fireworks. It’s really been a thick coat of icing on our nine-tiered mega-freak-out-cake. Being able to take advantage of being so close to Mile High’s fireworks display is really going to send this Fourth of July sideways.”
“We’re a big broken toy-box of dark-junk and light, and what we try to invoke is a spiritual experience with a bunch of low-tech garbage,” they continue. “We will be bringing out our big ghetto-tech revival July 4, celebrating our true independence and pirating some of the light in the sky from the adjoining neighbors at Sports Authority Stadium during their humongo fireworks show.”
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The first 300 tickets to the performance will go for just $10; get yours in advance at itchyo.com/event/dark-junk-under-mile-high-lights. Limited $10 tickets are also available at the Mutiny Information Cafe or Video One. The spectacle starts at 7 p.m. in the parking lot at 1630 Federal Boulevard.
Fri., July 4, 8 p.m., 2014