TRANSCENDENT: Chloe Hotline Serves Bars, Confidence

Chloe Hotline is bringing the music of Cincinnati to the world through her fiery raps and ear-catching wordplay. Check her out as we provide a sneak preview of her performance for TRANSCENDENT, which will air live on Facebook and YouTube at 6pm EST. Check out our Instagram for more information on how to support our fundraiser! Continue reading TRANSCENDENT: Chloe Hotline Serves Bars, Confidence

TRANSCENDENT: Kotic Couture Brings Baltimore to National Stage

We’re lucky to have Kotic Couture join us for TRANSCENDENT; their music is unmatched in terms of high energy and infectious positivity. Check out a sneak peek from their performance: Babe City Records has some of the most poignant words for Kotic: Nurtured in the underground art movement and club scene of Baltimore, Kotic Couture (pronounced kāˈädik ko͞oˈto͝or) adopts a more classic hip-hop approach to … Continue reading TRANSCENDENT: Kotic Couture Brings Baltimore to National Stage

TRANSCENDENT: Julien Chang Brings Dynamic Talent to Support TWOCC

Born and raised in Baltimore, Julien Chang is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer whose music holds incredible integrity and exceptional musicality. Gaining recognition from major publications such as Pitchfork and Billboard, his debut album, “Jules” (2019), is a certified classic in the burgeoning artist’s evergrowing catalog. In high school, he was known for playing the trombone and making beats for local rap artists, but in … Continue reading TRANSCENDENT: Julien Chang Brings Dynamic Talent to Support TWOCC

TRANSCENDENT: Ryal Joins the Event with Futuristic Aplomb

This synth, electronic duo has led us into the future with their newest sounds. Ryal, made up of singer/ keyboardist Jacque Ryal and producer Aaron Nevezie, is a dynamic collaboration. Their sound is formed around alternative, electronic, music that creates a feeling of peace and self-love. Their newest song, “Summer Resurrection” brings a calming, alternative vibe, filled with sounds that bring an orchestra background mixed … Continue reading TRANSCENDENT: Ryal Joins the Event with Futuristic Aplomb

Tune in: BIA, Zack Fox, Wale Light Up October

BIA ~ FOR CERTAIN DELUXE Filling out what was previously too short of an album, the deluxe version of FOR CERTAIN contains some of BIA’s best raps and takes the focus away from the features. Specifically, “Can’t Touch This” and “Big Deal” with Sevyn Streeter are trunk-knocking highlights. Zack Fox ~ shut the fuck up talking to me Securing the highly-touted 3.6 score from Pitchfork, … Continue reading Tune in: BIA, Zack Fox, Wale Light Up October

HXNS: A Dragon/Flying-type Producer (and Pokémon?)

HXNS was only in elementary school when he produced his first hit song. Sure, it was only a mashup on the now-defunct JamGlue, a music editing website, but he was able to rack up significant plays by mashing together the beat from “Vans” by The Pack and the vocals from “Tell me When to Go” by E-40.  While he didn’t stick with music consistently at … Continue reading HXNS: A Dragon/Flying-type Producer (and Pokémon?)

4 Short Albums/EPs Perfect for Your Library

Emmavie ~ What’s a Diamond To a Baby Producer, songwriter, and singer, Emmavie, delivers a sensual and riveting body of work on her latest EP. From top to bottom, each track displays an originality that is so bold and refreshing it has the listener questioning “what’s next?” The production of this album meshes perfectly with mazes of contemporary sounds, each note wrapped in a blanket … Continue reading 4 Short Albums/EPs Perfect for Your Library

Bassist-Turned-Pilot Patrick Paige II on Pivoting Style, Genre [Exclusive Interview]

Patrick Paige II took his career to the air once again with his second solo album, If I Fail Are We Still Cool? A rhetorical question for many of his fans, the album sees Paige take broad jumps in a series of directions on the road to building an album that’s boundless in genre & style and vulnerable & relatable in lyrics. “I’m so proud … Continue reading Bassist-Turned-Pilot Patrick Paige II on Pivoting Style, Genre [Exclusive Interview]

Where’d All The Time Go: Scott McMicken on Dr. Dog’s Last Tour

[Hummingbird Exclusive Interview] Scott McMicken finishes a cigarette as roadies mull backstage at Lockn’s Fred Festival. The mid-day lull at a sweltering summer festival is nothing new to the Dr. Dog co-founder. After twenty years of touring, the motions of the day are habitual. But there is no doubt in McMicken’s mind that he’s on the precipice of uncharted territory. Not only is the day’s … Continue reading Where’d All The Time Go: Scott McMicken on Dr. Dog’s Last Tour

Discovering Optimism in the Melancholic: A Spotlight on Hovvdy 

Austin, Texas musicians Charlie Martin and Will Taylor first came on my radar with their single Problem, off their 2016 release Taster. The band’s first full-length release is a washed-out and slow crawl of nostalgia’s introspective lens that anyone can poke their head into and relate.  I’ll walk you home / You say you’re tired of talking to people you don’t know / Feet on … Continue reading Discovering Optimism in the Melancholic: A Spotlight on Hovvdy