EOTO has a two-night electronic music party planned for the Fox Theatre.
EOTO is an innovative electronic band that features two members of the String Cheese Incident: percussion player Jason Hann and drummer Michael Travis. The duo will bring its improvisational skills to the Fox on Friday and Saturday.
When: 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder
The String Cheese Incident has a busy summer planned with rehearsals and special shows — including Red Rocks’ dates July 23-25, but EOTO’s also gearing up for the summer festival season.
“EOTO has been one busy band,” Hann said. “We’ve just done 41 shows in 42 days. It’s insane, but we’ve been all around the country and we’ve made breakthroughs in some really good markets.”
The improvisational group has been making music for several years, and the band’s still discovering new ways to entice its fans.
“This is live, improvised electronic music,” Hann said. “We don’t have songs or a setlist. We make the music completely from scratch.
“When we get on stage, we find the beats per minute we want to use. We start digging in, and the set really flows and takes care of itself.”
Along the way, EOTO found its dubstep niche.
“Our electronic specialty is dubstep,” Hann said. “We really dig into it, and it really registers with kids 17 to 24. It’s helped us find our own voice and find our own space.
“We’re always discovering new things that take the music to another level. We make it really interesting for the dancefloor.”
Word is spreading about EOTO’s live music experience and the band’s selling out venues around the country. The group’s been touring to promote its latest CD, Fire the Lazers.
“Fire the Lazers came out in 2009,” Hann said. “It’s our third record, and we really wanted to offer diverse electronic modes and really show our palette.”
EOTO is ready to wow Boulder with two distinct nights of its innovative sounds. The group uses all the typical electronic tools, but adds live drums, bass, guitar and vocals to the mix.
“We definitely made an impression the last time we played the Fox, so we’re going for two nights this time,” Hann said. “It shows that we worked hard to have this project stand on its own — and that we’re not riding the coattails of String Cheese.
“We’re working hard to build our fanbase. While we’re rehearsing and performing the String Cheese shows this summer, EOTO will also be out playing festivals. We’re already booked at the Summer Camp Music Festival and the Shambhala Music Festival in British Columbia.”