Jimkata 2.12.13

The Fox Theatre
Boulder, CO

Words & Photos By Kevin Hahn

Jimkata. By the name alone I really had no idea what kind of music this band was going to be playing or what scene they would be providing when they came to play the Fox Theatre in Boulder. I started to do my homework, and what I found was that Jimkata is being described as an “Umphrey’s Mcgee” type of jam-tronica act with a very devoted group of fans and a bright future in front of them. What I heard and saw at the Fox the other night was much of the same. A four member unit, Jimkata is definitely an up-and-comer on the jamband/live music scene and the Boulder fans were whole-heartedly showing their sincere appreciation for these Ithaca, New York based musicians.

Playing numerous songs from their new album “Die Digital,” Jimkata gave us a good “ragefest” as fists were pumping and all the girls were dancing. Backed by an impressive lighting rig, these East Coasters brought their “A” game to the small and intimate venue, doing their best to rip our faces off with everything they could muster on this cold night in the Rocky Mountains. As the crowd continued to bounce with song after song I started to realize why they liked these Ithaca boys so much. Jimkata provides great energy, good lyrics, and an awesome sound that no doubt will be rocking festival stages this summer and beyond. I left the show thoroughly impressed with what Jimkata had to offer and will definitely be catching them next time they come into town. I highly recommend you do the same, as Jimkata will be on the scene for a good time to come.

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