BLKVAPOR brings punk & noise attitude to Transcendent

Since their alliance in college, the Baltimore queer punk and noise band, Blk Vapor, has been a force to reckon with. The passionate band is made up of three conquering souls, Kirby, Safra, and Proxy. With high praise from a Lakota elder and neighborhood, their sound has been noted to sound like “controlled chaos,” a compliment they don’t take for granted.  Their music inspiration is … Continue reading BLKVAPOR brings punk & noise attitude to Transcendent

Let It Shine with Kotic Couture: An Interview about Transcendent and Late to the Party

Donate HERE! Kotic Couture is a brilliant artist that triumphantly embraces her story and unapologetically presents her best self to the world with music. Through her sound, Kotic recounts her experience as a transgender person of color, highlighting both the trauma and beauty associated with her identity. Above all, Couture aims to write music that is a pure reflection of herself, acting as a time … Continue reading Let It Shine with Kotic Couture: An Interview about Transcendent and Late to the Party

Rising Cincinnati Rapper/Producer Chloe Hotline talks Kinfolk, Gaga, and Transcendent 2022 

One of two returning performers from Transcendent 2021, the nineteen year-old rapper and producer, Chloe Hotline, is astonishingly productive. Since 2020, the Cincinnati native has personally released three full length albums, over thirty separate releases, and a multitude of collaborations. “Chloe Forever”, her track with elite gymnastics’ Jamie Brook, which premiered last Transcendent, has garnered the blooming act glowing reviews.

Ms. Hotline took some time out of her busy schedule to chat with the Hummingbird to discuss some of her musical origins, her past year, and what fans can expect for the upcoming performance for Transcendent 2022. Continue reading Rising Cincinnati Rapper/Producer Chloe Hotline talks Kinfolk, Gaga, and Transcendent 2022 

[Interview] Question Your Existence With Ninet Tayeb

On June 10, Israeli alternative rock ‘n’ roll artist Ninet Tayeb dropped a captivating sonical experience that transcends in spirit with the help from gorgeous guitar riffs and angelic belts. The track is titled, “Who Is Us,” a thought provoking statement from the voice of a true star. Ninet is no stranger to fame and its tremendous spotlight.She has won “Israeli Idol” in the past, … Continue reading [Interview] Question Your Existence With Ninet Tayeb

[Interview] Enrose’s “Wait, Create” — A Labor of Love and Wisdom

The R&B, jazz, and pop-infused band Enrose released Wait, Create, on April 15. Their debut EP is a project layered with love, labor, and wisdom. The visionary that led this project to its manifestation is band leader, Gabi Rose, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter hailing from New York.  With help from band members like drummer Jake Navarro, keyboardist Kit Benz, bassist Mikey Rotunno, and guitarist Will … Continue reading [Interview] Enrose’s “Wait, Create” — A Labor of Love and Wisdom

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?)

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

John Lisi’s Debut Album a Path of Self-Discovery [Interview]

John Lisi’s 2021 album, I Hope This Feels Good, sees the young artist shine his creative flashlight deeper into the winding cave that is a budding career in music. The album, which I love dearly and wrote about last week, takes cues from a variety of genres and shows Lisi as an young, dynamic talent capable of shifting tempos and intentions with a song’s notice. … Continue reading John Lisi’s Debut Album a Path of Self-Discovery [Interview]

Interview: Knyves Escobar Shares Wisdom, Speaks on Inspiration & Pushing Past Labels

On the precipice of their debut project, Knyves Escobar — who uses the pronouns she and they — is leaning into their dynamic musical talent and intrinsically strong self-belief as pillars of what looks to be a long and successful career in music.  Escobar says the upcoming debut will show listeners that they have plenty more in store than the typical R&B sounds Escobar tends … Continue reading Interview: Knyves Escobar Shares Wisdom, Speaks on Inspiration & Pushing Past Labels