Just when you think you've heard it all, Jimkata has emerged from the modern musical world to convince you otherwise. Members Evan Friedell (lead vocals/guitar), Aaron Gorsch (guitar/synthesizer), Dave Rossi (bass) and Packy Lunn (drums) have set out to create original rock music that is both new and timeless.
Described as “one of the best up-and-coming bands” by jambase.com, Jimkata can best be described as electro-rock. Combining hair-raising rock and roll with an industrial touch of synthesizers, sampling, and electronic drums the sound is a reminder of the modern lengths that a fourtet can reach without leaving their rock roots. While inspired by the world of improvisational and progressive music, Jimkata focuses on song structure, textures, layers and vibrant world conscious lyrics.
After releasing their debut self-titled 5 track EP in the summer of 2007 Jimkata kept doing what they do best - playing explosive live shows up and down the East Coast to ever expanding crowds. To keep up with their fans they released The Haunt Sampler Live in the spring of 2008. As their hard work and live shows began to turn the ears of music lovers new and old they made career-defining performances that summer festival season at Camp Bisco, Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance, Up North Festival and Starscape Festival among others. Jimkata has been fortunate to share the bill with such acts as Snoop Dogg, The Disco Biscuits, Bob Weir and Ratdog, The Wailers and Umphrey’s McGee.
Hearts racing and music flowing after a successful spring and summer tour, Jimkata released their highly anticipated debut full length LP “Burn My Money” on September 4, 2009 as both a free online download and hard copy disc. Featuring 13 tracks of road-tested tunes and unheard material, “Burn My Money” goes beyond Jimkata's powerful live sound to explore an accessible yet original musical experience guaranteed to keep their fans listening over and over. With the release of “Burn My Money” Jimkata is embarking on their biggest East Coast tour to date with stops in New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore among many others.
With the release of their new record there is no doubt that Jimkata is dedicated to one thing: inspiring every set of ears they can reach, leaving fans feeling powerful and alive!
Canned Heat's performance that was originally scheduled for September 16th has been cancelled. All tickets purchased will be refunded. Be on the lookout for a makeup date in the near future.
We're now taking submissions for the 2013 BIG BREAK Competition! Be sure to sign up your band by clicking the link above and filling out the form! Win cash prizes & free studio time!
Be sure to check UpstateShows.com for all of the great shows happening in and outside of The Westcott Theater This Summer!