This past summer we had a chance to see these Ithaca progressive/electro rock jammers twice. Once at The Great Blue Heron Music Festival and then again at the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival a few weeks later. Prior to The Blue Heron Festival we had never heard of these guys and were pleasantly surprised by their unique sound. The band is taper friendly and has quite a few great recordings on The Live Music Archive.
Listen to “Hot Joint” from Grassroots Festival 2010
Jimkata has been touring since 2007 and are about to release a new EP Ghosts and Killers which will be officially released on September 9, 2010 for FREE on the bands website.
Jimkata is a four piece electro-rock band based out of Ithaca, New York. Known for combining raw guitar power with industrial blasts of synthesizers and drum machines, Jimkata is an example of the modern lengths that a quartet can reach without leaving their rock roots. Described as “one of the best up and coming bands” by jambase.com members Evan Friedell (guitar/vocals), Aaron Gorsch (guitar/synth), Dave Rossi (bass) and Packy Lunn (drums) have forged a truly unique and appealing sound through both high quality, in depth studio albums and their notoriously explosive live rock shows.
To stream or download this great soundboard recording head over to The Archive.