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

Transcendent 2022: A fundraiser for the trans women of color collective

Hello Hummingbird Community! This November 20th, in honor of Trans Day of Remembrance, Hummingbird Mag will be hosting our second Transcendent fundraiser concert to benefit the Trans Women of Color Collective! Click HERE to donate to TWOCC! We will be organizing donations through a Tiltify campaign this year. All donations made through the end of November will be doubled by TWOCC’s flagship donors. On November … Continue reading Transcendent 2022: A fundraiser for the trans women of color collective

Thundercat and Khruangbin Bring Cool Breeze to Austin

I feel bad for the people at the Khruangbin show that weren’t Thundercat fans. I feel bad in part, of course, because they aren’t Thundercat fans. That’s just a questionable life choice. But I mostly feel bad for them because he never introduced himself by his stage name; he opted only to call himself by his government name, Stephen Bruner. How would they be able … Continue reading Thundercat and Khruangbin Bring Cool Breeze to Austin

Pinegrove Brings Intimate Folk-Rock to the Big City Beach

A hotel venue, a rooftop bar, a DSA table booth, a view of the Atlantic Ocean, the Manhattan skyline, and the A train line. Not your average NYC gig, and Evan Stephens Hall and the rest of his Pinegrove made it uniquely energetic and communal. The show focused on deep album cuts for the long-time fans sprinkled in with their hits for the fans destined … Continue reading Pinegrove Brings Intimate Folk-Rock to the Big City Beach

[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

[Festival Review] Afro Nation: Broken Hearts, Heavy Showers, And Plenty Of Love

Afro Nation, the world’s biggest afrobeats festival, which spanned from March 24th  – 26th, took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico this year. The three-day experience was filled with beautiful people, pouring rain, all the right vices, and of course amazing music and talent. Every night was like a gigantic family reunion where a sea of melanin rejoiced over lyrics and ear delicious instrumentals.  Although … Continue reading [Festival Review] Afro Nation: Broken Hearts, Heavy Showers, And Plenty Of Love

[Concert Review] Parcels Brings Denver to the Australian Beach

Touring Day/Night, their November album release, Parcels is once again expanding their global reach and fanbase.  An Australian band with sold-out shows in America and across Europe, Parcels does well to satisfy fans of poppy, light anthems and entrancing deep cuts that send audiences into a synth-induced trance. Folding in layers of funk, surf rock, and electronica, Parcels’ wide stylistic appeal and goofy charisma made … Continue reading [Concert Review] Parcels Brings Denver to the Australian Beach

[Concert Review] Charlotte Day Wilson Displays Instrumental Diversity and Quiet Charisma

I arrived about an hour ahead of Charlotte’s March 8 set to a line of excited fans streaming perpendicular to the East River in Williamsburg, Brooklyn past a communal fridge used for feeding food-insecure community members. I left uplifted about the city I live in, the music I listen to, the people around me, and the state of the world.  Performing at the Music Hall … Continue reading [Concert Review] Charlotte Day Wilson Displays Instrumental Diversity and Quiet Charisma

[Concert Review] Godspeed You! Black Emperor Sends Denver into a Trance

Godspeed You! Black Emperor (GYBE) had the Gothic Theater in a trance this February 25 in Denver. Bringing the ~1,000-person room to increasing levels of dissonance before cathartic release throughout the night, the band put on a display of musical maximalism in a time of minimalism. There are as many reasons to go to a show as there are people packed in a venue; to … Continue reading [Concert Review] Godspeed You! Black Emperor Sends Denver into a Trance