High Noon Saloon presents


Ifdakar, The Grasshoppers, Newport Jam

Friday, December 7th 2012

9:00 pm

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 Grasshoppers
The Grasshoppers
The Grasshopper were born in the spring of 2006. Playing with great meaning and understanding to their audience, they continue to leap bounds of musical limits and expectations for a greater goal.
In the beginning...
The "Grasshoppers" was an idea, a concept formed by great psychedelic warriors who carried the name "Grasshoppers" until it was passed on into musical form. The message was and will always be to "set the monkey free", The monkey in your heart, head, and, soul.
Venue Information:
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703