Last call: Jimkata’s farewell tour starts tonight

Six final shows for Ithaca electro-rockers Jimkata, over the next couple of weeks, start tonight in Rochester with a show at Flour City Station. The popular local band says they’re going “on hold indefinitely” after this fall’s tour.

Jimkata on the Ithaca Commons last year. 14850 file photo.

The farewell began last month with Jimkata’s final Ithaca show, also the last show of the CFCU summer concert series in Downtown Ithaca.

From Rochester, they head to Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, Manchester CT, and New York City. They’ve played the Downtown Ithaca concert series multiple times and have been regular guests at Grassroots.

14850’s Alan Rose says of Jimkata, “These four electro-rockers have become a seasoned touring band in recent years and their local shows are few and far between, so it will be a treat to see them again. They’ve been livening up their sets with a light show and props that make their performance a more interactive experience.”

Jimkata lighting up the night on the Grandstand Stage at GrassRoots.

“It’s all DIY,” said Jimkata frontman Evan Friedell on their Facebook page several weeks ago. “Doing 150 shows a year, sleeping on floors, recording songs along the way. We built everything organically, all word of mouth. The advice we got when we started was ‘Just go out and play. It’ll pay off.’”

Jimkata will be at Buffalo Iron Works this Friday night and the Westcott Theater in Syracuse this Saturday, then the tour wraps up with the Hollow Bar & Kitchen in Albany next Thursday, the Main Pub in Manchester, and American Beauty NYC in New York.

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