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The Athiarchists, Free Beard, Fools, Boomchick, Pirate Radio
April 21 • 7:00 pm• $5 - $7
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 Mayhem Festival. They began playing without permission, but after much support from other bands 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 at Mayhem Festival 2011 when All Shall Perish cancelled and finished out the tour headlining the Jägermeister stage in place of In Flames. At Knotfest 2015 they performed multiple shows per day for three days from their mobile stage.
Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 day of show, and are available at U. of O. Ticket Office, WOW Hall and www.ticketweb.com. Doors open and show begins at 7 pm. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages (6-11 half price at the door when accompanied by parent or adult guardian; five and under no charge). Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For more information please call 541-687-2746.