IfdaKamp & Project Earth
Fri, Apr 29, 2011 9:56 AM

IfdakampThe Months are becoming weeks and the weeks are becoming days as we rapidly approach the month of June and the coming of the first annual IfdaKamp! In fact you have until the end of April to get a ticket for only $60 and then the price will be raised to $70, so waste no time heading over to to pick up yours today. If you haven't already, check out to find out more about the artists playing, see the schedule, and listen to a selection of the artists playing. We'll see you at Whispering Hills June 16, 17, 18! Beyond IfdaKamp we are taking our talents to Project Earth where we will be heading up the IfdaCamp stage. Being a part of this family oriented festival is an Honor and we are thankful that Wookiefoot invited us along to what will be sure to be a wondrous weekend! And if that wasn't enough, Ifdakar will also be playing at Festi Di Bella Tempo Over May 27, 28, 29 2011. The Line includes a plethora of great music including Lotus, EOTO, Kellar Williams, Buckethead, and Tea Leaf Green. Summer is just around the corner and we can't wait to see all your smiling faces!

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Tue, Oct 19, 2010 1:12 PM

On the EdgeWe are proud to bring you the 1st Annual IfdaKamp Music & Camping Festival, being held on the weekend of June 17th & 18th! Located at beautiful Whispering Hills in Kiel, WI, IfdaKamp will boast the best and brightest in our regional music scene. With ample wooded camping, rolling hills, hiking trails, apple orchards, and a concert bowl with a natural ampitheater, Whispering Hills is a testament to the beauty that our wonderful state has to offer. A short drive from Appleton, Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago or even Minneapolis, IfdaKamp will bring you all of the things you love about your favorite festivals. Non-stop music starting at a reasonable time, fire dancers, vendors, wooded walk-abouts, on site bar service, friendly staff and security, late night sets, bonfire jam-alongs; just some of the things you'll find at IfdaKamp. As always, we must respect our Mother Earth and our gracious host, Whispering Hills. Leave only footprints, take only memories! The ecclectic line-up at IfdaKamp will feature acts from all over the region ranging from electronica, bluegrass, DJs, folk, psych rock, funk, reggae, good old fashioned jam and much more! We'll be announcing confirmed artists soon, so stay tuned! For more info check

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New Members, Homegrown Music Network, and Reviews
Wed, May 26, 2010 9:47 AM

Ifdakar would like to welcome Sam Binder on Keyboards, Jeremy Defibaugh on Percussion, and Frank Deringer on Drums. As we turn a new leaf we set out to bring our new sound to festivals such as Bella Vida, Jakefest, Feel Good, and Grateful Garcia Gathering along with many club dates to round out the summer. We would also like to thank Homegrown Music Network for bringing us into their catalog. It is a privilege to be sharing the company of all the great bands in this national network. Our Debut Album continues to champion rave reviews from the aforementioned Homegrown Music Network and Fox Valley's entertainment guide The Scene. The Ifda-Store is now online, your one stop for all things Ifdakar and be sure to stop by our show page to see when we will be in a venue near you.

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Thu, Mar 25, 2010 12:40 AM

On the EdgeChanges 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, Amazon, 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!

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Ifdakar article in the Post-Crescent
Fri, Oct 16, 2009 8:54 PM

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

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What's Going On
Mon, Jun 1, 2009 5:04 PM

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 ( 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, Summerfest, 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!

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Review of Ifdakar's show at IQ's 11/21/2008
Wed, Nov 26, 2008 12:00 AM

IFDAKAR Live at IQ's in Green Bay, Wisconsin

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.

IFDAKAR Live at IQ's in Green Bay, WisconsinExpect 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 November 26th, 2008 By TJ

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Halloween 2008
Fri, Oct 24, 2008 5:27 PM

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 Happy Halloween! ~z

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Xavier Rudd at the Rave
Tue, Aug 12, 2008 5:48 PM

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!

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Our First Successful Webcast
Tue, May 20, 2008 5:49 PM

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. ~z

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