Ifdakar, The Coop
917 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
This event is 18 and over
Ifdakar has been fortunate enough to share the stage with scene luminaries such as Ozric Tentacles, Melvin Seals of JGB, the Schwag, EOTO, Xavier Rudd, Wookiefoot, Kim Manning of Parliament Funkadelic, Willie Waldman Project, Steve Molitz of Particle, Roster McCabe, Steez, Family Groove Company, the Heavy Pets, Heatbox, Useful Jenkins, Sovereign Sect, Strange Arrangement, Mark Joseph Project, Ben Miller Band, the Grasshoppers, and many, many others.
As Ifdakar continues to climb the ranks of the Midwest scene, their popularity has started to snowball. Reaching capacity at marquee club shows regularly, the band has begun to make the jump to theaters, picking up hundreds of new fans along the way. Festival promoters have taken notice, too, as Ifdakar has performed at such nationally recongnized festivals in 2011 such as headlining the Grateful Garcia Gathering (3 years running), Shangri La (Wookiefoot's Harvestfest), Project Earth ( Wookiefoot Charity Fest), Bella Music Fest (3 years), Milwaukee's Summerfest (3 years), Madison Harvest Fest (4 years), Praire Grass Music Festival (2 years), as well as headlining their their own festival Ifdakamp, SLM Fest, Crivestivus, Pow Wow in the Pines, and Land of Electric. Other festival appearances include Cabin Pheeva, Campout Roots, Fall Roots, Feel Good Festival, Jakefest, Rockin in the Woods, the Late Summer Diet Festival, Fe Fi Fo Fum, Steel Bridge Songfest, and many others.
2010 was undoubtedly a time of growth and success for Ifdakar, which culminated with an Album of the Year nomination for their debut studio effort, On the Edge, by Leeway's Homegrown Music Network. They have also announced plans to host their own festival, IfdaKamp, in June of 2011.
Ifdakar has found the right formula; band members who refuse to give up, cutting edge original material that begs to be played live, and devoted, dance thirsty fans who are convinced that this band has what it takes. Ifdakar is ready for anything and looks poised to take things to the next level. Their reputation continues to grow positively after each performance. From the intimate audience connections that stir, to the dark and spacey jams that take hold, Ifdakar is about musical dialogue between each other, and their growing audience.
The Coop is the concoction of drummer/producer Jake Barinholtz, guitarist/producer Danny Biggins, and bassist/producer Cason Trager. Formed in 2004 in Chicago, The Coop quickly broke into the jam-rock and electronica scene, and over time, evolved their sound and lineup to what it is today. With keyboard virtuoso Joe Re rounding out the group, the band's sound and versatile abilities stretched into uncharted territories.
Capturing the modern unification of organic and future sounds through the fusion of electronic production and traditional instrumentation, The Coop consistently takes the listener on genre-bending aural adventures. The synchronization of breakbeat, dub, jazz, and jamband rock drive their core sound, resulting in dynamically flowing original tracks and live performances.
Between their debut album, Internalize, and their EP, A Fleeting Glimpse, The Coop proves that originality and popularity can coincide. With numerous headlining shows and major festival slots under their belt and many more on their upcoming schedule, this four-man sound system's journey to the top is only just beginning.
"The Coop effectively combines traditional rock music instrumentation with electronic music's new gadgets and provides a high energy experience perfectly suited to the earliest hours of the morning." – Jambands.com
"This Chicago quartet eschews the notion that livetronica acts must adhere to traditional forms of electronica like house or trance that result in derivative and diluted runoff from the "trance-fusion" ethos. Rather, The Coop seeks to emulate current trends in EDM, which has led to a brand of live-glitch-hop aesthetic that runs rampant…" – The Untz
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