Review of Ifdakar's show at IQ's 11/21/2008
Wed, Nov 26, 2008 12:00 AM
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.via http://www.gbnightlife.com November 26th, 2008 By TJ