2022 marks Ifdakar’s 15th year together. What started as a high school friends jam session has evolved into an undeniable force in the Midwestern original music scene. Known for their high energy live shows and massive catalog of unique and engaging material, the Appleton based rock group has cemented their legacy as original music trailblazers with a decade and a half’s worth of boundary pushing sonic exploration under their belt.
At its core, Ifdakar is a rock and roll band, through and through. But it’s their ability to shift stylistic gears in the blink of an eye that keeps fans coming back for more. One moment they’re soaring through an intense peak, and the next they’re navigating a delicate, soulful introspection, or bouncing along to a driving techno beat. All the while, the spirit of rock and roll hums just below the surface, awaiting its moment to burst through and take center stage.
Ifdakar’s resume is filled with noteworthy accomplishments and career achievements. To name a few, their most recent album was produced by Jake Cinninger of Umphrey’s McGee and Willie Waldman from Death Row Records. “Lion’s Share”, the band’s third studio album, was recorded at Cinninger’s studio in Southern Michigan, and Cinninger and Waldman both perform on the album as well. Ifdakar is a regular at the Midwest mega-fest Summer Camp, returning in 2022 for their 8th straight year. In 2010, the band started their own promotion and production company called WIJAM, which has since become synonymous with original music in their home state of Wisconsin and beyond. The band also spearheads their own large multi-genre campout, the Moon Dance Music Festival. Ifdakar has shared the stage with some of the biggest industry heavyweights including Spafford, Particle, EOTO, Primus, Wookiefoot, Conspirator, The Werks, Aqueous, and countless more national, regional, and local artists.
Ifdakar is heading into their crystal anniversary year with a renewed hunger to spread their music further and wider than they ever have before. And as the catalog of original music continues to swell, and the band continues to explore new and exciting soundscapes, there’s no telling where the music will take them.