Changes are afoot in the world of Ifdakar. We have a new album "On the Edge", we have a new look to our website, and we are about to gain a few new members. The excitement grows and we can't wait to unveil our new sound but until then you can take a piece of us home with you. That's right "On the Edge" can be found on iTunes
, and very soon our own online store. So kick back, dance around the house, go on a road trip, or do whatever it is that you do when you listen to your music; just don't forget to bring a digital copy of us with ya!
Playing live, original music while cultivating a loyal fan base is no easy task for Fox Valley musicians. Ifdakar has managed to make serious inroads, and Saturday night the band will mark two years of hard work and persistence with its 100th live performance.
The band, made up of Kimberly natives Curt Biese, Jon Schinke, Zach Chisholm, Jason Griseto, Craig Welch and Rick DeDecker, bills itself as a progressive, psychedelic jam band. With a shared musical taste and influences from the likes of Phish, Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead and The Flecktones, Ifdakar members say they are all about moving music forward artistically with a live audience as part of the experience.... Read More at the Post-Crescent
A lot has been going on in the world of Ifdakar over the last few months and we have neglected to update our website to reflect those changes, so I'm here to let you in on the skinny. In February parted ways with our good friend Nick Tisdale as he left the band to pursue other opportunities which gave way to finding his replacement Jason Griseto. Jason has stepped up to the plate just in time for Ifdakar's first tour out to Colorado where we played for crowds in Denver and Nederland while some of us hit the slopes of A-basin on our downtime.
Ifdakar is gaining steam as their tour schedule picks up (ifdakar.com/#shows
). Coming off their first festival of the season Ifdakar had the opportunity to perform before EOTO
at Bella Madre
along with other bands such as That One Guy
, Bassnecter, the Big Wu
, and Billy Kreutzmann
w/ Papa Mali. They will also be performing at Campout Roots
, Steel Bridge Songfest
, the Grateful Garcia Gathering
, and many other club dates throughout the summer.
So keep a lookout for us as we travel around and play. We are looking forward to a good summer!
The current status of funk in Wisconsin is the sound of Ifdakar. Enamored with the '70s blitz of roots and grooves, Ifdakar melts your mind with their infusion of funk, blues, rock, and electronica! Ifdakar's three hour set consists of colorful originals along with a few heady covers like "I'm a man" from the Spencer Davis Group (you tube it). This band can play really tight, but they do leave a little room to improvise and make music happen on the spot. Ifdakar is a live band and any recordings that you hear of them will be live.
Expect to see infinite jams and musical conversations between Jon's wah-wah rhythm guitar and Curt's warm guitar solos. Zack's pop and slap bass lines cut the groove like butter and jive directly to Nick's drum shuffle and Craig's out of this world congas and percussion. Sliding in and out and in between the groove is Rick's skills on the ebony/ivory and synthesizer. All of Ifdakar take a hand in adding vocals and words. I found their blend of funk, psychedelic rock, blues, and electronica refreshing! This band, for the most part, is fun and uplifting. If you can dance, Ifdakar will keep you busy all night long. The momentum the band is gaining is huge, playing many summer festivals in and around their home base of Appleton, Wisconsin. Ifdakar has great fan interface as well as a great website and a free itunes podcast of their entire set recorded earlier this summer. It was great to see Ifdakar at a quaint bar like IQ's. IQ's bar on Green Bay's east side places the emphasis on great bands, art, and food. The beer selection ranges from PBR to tap lines for local microbrews. Ifdakar is a regular at IQ's and for good reason, the sound and atmosphere are a perfect match. You've heard about small clubs with great bands, IQ's is one of them. Ifdakar is fun, laid back and full of Funk! Now, if I could just find my dancing shoes.
November 26th, 2008 By TJ
As you know, it is time again to bust out that Trick or Treat basket, carve your jack-o-lanterns, and dress up to let loose your creativity. Most of all, it is the season to get out and have a good time. What better way to do that than with with music? So come out and join us as we Celebrate "All Hallows Eve" with all our friends.
Ifdakar will be playing alongside Down Lo and Moon Boot Posse on Oct. 25th at Sluggers in Appleton.
Along with the music there will be costume contest and a raffle so let that creativity fly.We still have some presale tickets @ $10 so if you want to save a few bucks get a hold of us.
Oct. 30th Ifdakar will be returning to Madison to play at Mr. Roberts which will follow a "Trampled by Turtles" show at the Barrymore Theater
Nov 1st Ifdakar will be sharing the stage with our good friends the Bar Tab Band at Peabodys Ale House in Oshkosh for the Day of the Dead http://www.jambase.com/shows/event.aspx?eventid=822666
Ifdakar came across the opportunity to play at the Rave
in Milwaukee alongside Australia's own Xavier Rudd
. We have an allotment of tickets for sale so contact us if you want to come down and check it out. Doors open at 6 so get there plenty early so you don't miss our set!
Last Saturday we spread our sound into the virtual world as we webcasted our show from IQ's in Green Bay. This starts what we hope to be a regular occurrence as we forge our way into the World of New Media. The video is online for your viewing pleasure so please enjoy.
I wanted to make it easy for y'all to spread the word on our upcoming shows so I made a page of all our flyers with the codes that you would need to post in bulletins or comments on myspace or other sites.
There is also a printable PDF of each flyer so that it is easy to print them all out too.
It is located at http://ifdakar.com/flyers/
and you'll be able to find flyers like this one for our last minute gig at IQ's next week.
Ifdakar was written up in The Post-Crescent, our local paper.
You can Read It Here
Ifdakar is in a competition to play at the 10,000 lakes festival. They are letting the fans decide by voting on this website. The top 50 (10 from each region) compete on the stage.
To vote, they play two bands then give the option to choose between the two, so you may even get to hear some good music (other than Ifdakar :).
If you feel like voting for us we'd be extremely grateful.
to vote click here