Ida, Beekeeper, Babe the blue OX, Ida the Blue Beekeeper, Big High Hills (w/Tom Kotik)

Memorial and Benefit for Jan Kotik family

Ida

Beekeeper

Babe the blue OX

Ida the Blue Beekeeper

Big High Hills (w/Tom Kotik)

Sat · March 24, 2018

Doors: 1:00 pm / Show: 1:30 pm

$10

Ida
Ida
Ida is a band from New York City. They play an idiosyncratic style of minimalist folk rock music that revolves around complex vocal harmonies and sparse (often acoustic) accompaniments. Although Ida has often been identified with labels like “slowcore” and “quietcore”, they have always played songs that could be described as “kind of fast”, “mid tempo”, “kind of loud”, and “super loud”. Led by songwriters Daniel Littleton, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Karla Schickele, Ida’s current lineup includes violinist Jean Cook (Jon Langford, Anti Social Music) and drummer Ruth Keating (Malarkies, Naysayer). Everyone in Ida sings and is a multi-instrumentalist. Since their start in the early nineties, Ida have released seven full length albums, several EPs and a handful of 7” singles with independent labels including Simple Machines, Dark Beloved Cloud, TigerStyle, and their current home, Polyvinyl Records.
Beekeeper
''Really weird arrangements that scrape up against the edge of pop music rules like a grizzly bear with an itch.
Combining mad guitar and beautiful vocal dissonance with Jan's untoppable drumming, insightful lyrics,
and kind personalities, they're everything a band should be.''

For much of the '90s the NYC trio Beekeeper made beautiful rock music and played it around the U.S. and Canada.
They were Jan Kotik (drums), Karla Schickele (bass, vocals), and Matthew Schickele (guitar, vocals).
Babe the blue OX
Babe the blue OX
It would be impossible to classify the style of music favored by the group. Everything from no-wave to new-wave, classic rock to punk, emo to funk, math rock to melancholic pop gets a nod on each of their releases. While the band left RCA after two albums, they continue to write music collaboratively in "the basement focused primarily on the joy of making stuff."
Big High Hills (w/Tom Kotik)
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/