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  •  BAND: IFFY

      Iffy
    Iffy hollers

    Iffy's music is the soundtrack to the perfect party, combining intelligence, funkiness and a little quirkiness too.

    By ROBIN EISGRAU
    Offoffoff.com


    If you're lucky, there'll be maybe two or three times in your life when you'll be in attendance at a quintessential party.

    Everyone at the event (usually held in a cozy living space, sometimes in a bar) will be friendly and interesting, there'l be plenty of tasty food and drink, and most importantly there'll be irresistible music.

    IFFY
    Kraig Johnson
    Tom Merkle
    Kirk Johnson
    Dave Pederson
    Martin Dosh
    Esther Godinez.
      
    The tunes on Iffy's "Biota Bondo" sound like what should be spilling out of the speakers at such a bash.

    Funky and groove laden with just enough chill factor to make it a fine kickback soundtrack and enough energy to make you shake something, "Biota Bondo" makes you want to perhaps throw a quintessential party yourself. If circumstances prevent you from playing host, perhaps you'll want to gather some friends and have your bash on Oct. 24 at the Mercury Lounge or on Oct. 25 at Maxwell's as Iffy gets their groove on in person.

    Hailing from Minneapolis, Iffy consists of members of several renowned bands: Kraig Johnson, Tom Merkle and Kirk Johnson were in Run Westy Run and Kraig Johnson is currently a member of the Jayhawks and Golden Smog. The group is rounded out by Dave Pederson, who handles guitar, keyboards and programming, drummer Martin Dosh, and percussionist Esther Godinez (who tours with Prince).

    Quirky without souding dumb, Iffy are like the brainy kids in your class who also happen to have loopy senses of humor. Catching these wise guys live sounds like a reason to celebrate.

    OCTOBER 23, 2001
    OFFOFFOFF.COM • THE GUIDE TO ALTERNATIVE NEW YORK


    Reader comments on Iffy:

  • hey hey hey   from pNut, May 1, 2002
  • Re: hey hey hey   from KJ, Jul 30, 2002
  • CD?   from Lauren, Jul 31, 2002
  • Re: CD?   from kristin, Nov 16, 2002
  • show the love man   from sean fisher, Aug 25, 2002
  • concert schedule   from Barbara, Oct 7, 2002
  • Re: concert schedule   from kristin, Nov 16, 2002
  • [no subject]   from Film spaz, Oct 28, 2002
  • Re: Music video???   from lillies, Nov 24, 2004
  • name   from pete, Jan 15, 2003
  • Soundtrack for 13   from Joe, Aug 14, 2003
  • IFFY!   from RAdical Edward, Jun 17, 2004
  • Super Bad Girl   from Anna, Dec 14, 2005
  • where are ya   from Jase, Sep 13, 2006
  • Any info?   from Christy, Jan 18, 2007
  • What up???   from Mark Larson, Jan 11, 2008

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