Itzy are the latest pop confection served by JYP Entertainment, the South Korean entertainment company that has discovered and molded such pop acts as Stray Kids, 2PM, Rain and JJ Project. Several of Itzy’s singers have appeared in JYP Entertainment’s various television series, and all the band members — Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong and Yuna — have also been featured in the pop reality show Stray Kids. Given Itzy’s prefab origins, it’s not surprising that their music is supremely escapist, fizzy, lighthearted and danceable. The tracks on their 2019 EP, It’z Icy, range from the frenetic, mechanized pop of “Icy” to more seductive and languorous interludes such as “Cherry,” which mixes dreamy pop with militantly cute rapping. Itzy appear at the Novo on their debut U.S. tour.
The Novo, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.; Fri., Jan. 17, 8 p.m.; $59-$209. (213) 765-7000, www.thenovodtla.com.