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Jimkata is a four piece electro-rock band based out of Ithaca, NY. Intertwining electric guitars, bass and drum kit with synthesizers and electronic drums, Jimkata is a reminder 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 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.

The fall of 2009 saw the release of Jimkata’s debut studio album, Burn My Money, to both critical acclaim and over 2,000 free downloads through their new website, Comprised of 13 new and road-tested tunes “Burn My Money” has a nuance to it that allows the listener to comfortably split their concentration; partly feeling the beat of the music, and partly connecting to its timely lyrics. You can download their new record for free or donation at

Jimkata is also sponsored by Brewery Ommegang and tours up and down the East Coast. They have been fortunate enough to share the bill with such acts as Snoop Dogg, Umphrey’s McGee, Bob Weir and Ratdog, The Wailers, The Disco Biscuits and have been favorites at festivals including Camp Bisco, Up North, Grassroots Festival, Great Blue Heron Festival, and Starscape Festival. They have just finished their highly successful Spring Tour and are getting ready to record the follow up to Burn My Money in June 2010 amidst a busy summer festival season.


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  • mycoolyoung

    love these guys and so proud to have such great music coming out of my home town of Ithaca! they've put on countless wonderful performances at the Grassroots Festival and other venues in the area

    8 Feb 2014 Reply
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    16 Sep 2012 Reply

    Ok so i owe this band for the start of my own band. saw them once in Trumansburg at the grassroots festival in Ithaca NY. i don't want to say that they were the best band there but they were the most enjoyable band out of 4 straight days of bands, by far. fricken great music, 40+ beach balls, and a musically timed water cannon + 85+degrees. perfect. performance.

    23 May 2012 Reply
  • sparksonthe

    Jimkata is playing live at Sparks on the Ridge fest this year, come check it out!

    6 Jul 2011 Reply
  • declarationend

    Love this band's sound..

    15 May 2011 Reply
  • augustweber

    Jimkata is dank! One of the best live performances I've been to yet.

    25 Apr 2011 Reply
  • portugesa

    Love Jimkata...can't wait to see them again!!

    13 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Boshango

    Yeah man no shit, I listened to Burn My Money for like 3 weeks straight. They deserve some more respect.

    20 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Cemetary_walk

    You're kidding, not one shout? this band fucking kills :D

    1 Jul 2010 Reply

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