The Hum Presents: FIVE (LIVE!)
Amy Zimmer is a comedian and writer based in New York. She's performed all over New York, including at The New York Comedy Festival, MoMA PS1 and the Brooklyn Museum. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Comedy Central, Adult Swim, and more. Her short films "Sneakers" and "A Riveting Thriller" have been featured on Vulture and No Budge, and the New York Television Festival. She currently performs her solo show "A Better Me is Coming", and co-hosts Not Dead Yet with Lorelei Ramirez and Ana Fabrega. Together they play in a band called Beautiful Souls Al Fresco.
New York artist Kendra Morris recalls singers who straddled soul and rock during the early '70s, such as Ruth Copeland and Chaka Khan. Her taste was developed through a library heavy on late-60s and early-70s soul and funk as well as a love for the cinema scores of the same period. After touring with Motown Funk Brother Dennis Coffey and releasing a series of singles that she did with collaborator and bandmate Jeremy Page including "Concrete Waves," with a b-side remix by DJ Premier, Morris released the album Banshee followed by a covers album Mockingbird on Wax Poetics records.
Banshee and Mockingbird received much acclaim, a cult following and several film + tv placements. Title track "Banshee" was used prominently in the Showtime hit series Ray Donovan while her cover of Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" was featured in the trailer for major motion picture Dead Man Down starring Noomi Rapace and Colin Farrell. Around this time Kendra was awarded the Songwriters Hall Of Fame 'Holly Prize'.
2013 Morris worked on a side project band with friends Scarlett Johansson, Julia Haltigan and Holly Miranda. With Este Haim joining on drums and TV On The Radios' Dave Sitek producing.
Returning with 'Babble' in 2016 to positive reviews and more media placements she continued working on her catalogue as well began an added focus on her love of creating multimedia art and connecting it to her own sonic universe. Having been doing collage art and stop motion animation a handful of years for her own albums and videos she wound up in the directors chair and animating the 2018 music video Bomb Thrown for the popular hip hop supergroup Czarface / MF DOOM record 'Czarface Meets Metal Face' and soon following up with videos for other fellow musicians including Eli Paperboy Reed, UKs Skinshape and Chuck Prophet to name a few.
Morris recently released music that includes features by Greg Nice of Nice & Smooth as well as DâM-FunK. She was featured on both Czarface Meets Metalface and Czarface Meets Ghostface albums and her song "If You Didn't Go' was sampled on the Rapsody & J Cole song 'SoJourner' produced by 9th Wonder.
With new material and collaborations on the way, a string of small tours, and directing more visual projects for herself and others; Kendra has a lot to look forward to.
TOM TOM MAGAZINE (support)
Vocalist and NYC musician Alicia Walter takes pop in wild, beautiful directions [Consequence of Sound] with her near cosmic voice [WIRED], effortlessly moving between elements of post-punk, electro and experimental pop. Known for her sparkling choreography and energy, Alicia performs with dancers to create a supercharged show.
Nappy Nina is an Oakland born writer, emcee, and producer. Her debut album The Tree Act '' was released in January 2019 via Lucidhaus Records, and has received much acclaim. Her rap efforts have led her to perform around the US, as well as spread her West Coast chill to France, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, and Rotterdam. A nomad at heart, Nina is currenly residing in Brooklyn but leaving every chance she gets.
LORELEI RAMIREZ (host / comic)
The Hum is a concert series that celebrates, instigates, and nourishes the community of womxn making music in New York City and beyond. Hum performances feature womxn and non binary artists on stage, and all walks of life in attendance. Since its formation in 2015, the series has presented more than 300 musicians in venues such as Pioneer Works, Le Poisson Rouge, Hudson River Park, National Sawdust, House of Yes, and beyond. Long-lasting friendships, creative relationships, and even bands have emerged from these collaborations - not to mention magical results on our stage. The music crosses a constellation of genres and influences, all coming together to form a space where womxn are linked not ranked and celebrated for their artistry on its own terms.
Visionary singer and music maker Xenia Rubinos dips in and out of genre and structure to create movingly powerful songs with her O.G. signature sound. Xenias powerhouse vocals are at the center of her music which grows from a wide range of influences from R&B to Hip-Hop to jazz all delivered with a soulful punk aura. Pitchfork lauded the radiant singer as a unique new pop personality while a profile in The New Yorker described her work as rhythmically fierce, vocally generous music that slips through the net of any known genre.
AMY ZIMMER (host / comic)
Lorelei Ramirez is an artist, comedian, writer, filmmaker, and human being living in NY. They have shown their solo performance work at The Public Theatre, Good Good Comedy, Fringe Arts Blue Heaven Comedy Festival and more. You can see their video work Pervert Everything on Adult Swim.
DJ WENDY W.
Celebrating Five Years of The Hum
New York's ubiquitous concert series, The Hum, celebrates five years of presenting collaborative womxn featured projects. Come out and celebrate this momentous milestone birthday with a stacked night of mayhem and ruckus.
KENDRA MORRIS (support)
Hosted by Lorelei Ramirez & Amy Zimmer
Performances by ???
Xenia Rubinos con La Orquesta Triunfadora
Nappy Nina with Stas Thee Boss
Dominica Fossati (Underground System) & Kendra Morris
Michela Marino Lerman
Tom Tom Magazine presents CINCO feat. Giulliana Merello, Sarah Galdes, Shayna Dunkelman, Mickey Vershbow, & Mindy Abovitz Monk
DJ sets from Wendy W
She Said So Mamas in Music Meet a Maven Happy Hour
XENIA RUBIOS (co-headliner)
NIKARA WARREN (support)
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Nikara Warren describes herself as being bathed in music and the arts since birth. As the product of a musical family (her maternal grandfather is NEA jazz master and pianist, Kenny Barron), Nikaras sound is a direct reflection of her familys jazz, hip-hop and dancehall roots. Its only natural that Nikara makes rump-shaker music with an emphasis on dancing.
Nikaras vibraphone playing would eventually earn her a scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where she would study music business, and eventually land a job in the copyright and special marketing departments at Warner Chappell and Sony Music.
Feeling disconnected from her musical roots caused the inception of Nikaras premiere project. Black Wall Street is a set of feel-good tracks designed as an ode to Black Excellence to counteract the emotional trauma caused by news headings of Black men and women being slain by police. Nikara draws from many forms of Black music and brings awareness to the Black Wall Street massacre of 1921 while remaining positive about the future and emphasizing the positive effects of diversity in the arts.
Tom Tom Magazine is the only media company in the world dedicated to female and gnc drummers. We are a full color quarterly print magazine, website, social media community, irl community, events and more. Tom Tom serves as the ultimate go-to guide for the latest information about girl drummers and beat makers around the globe. We seek to raise awareness about female percussionists from all over the world and hope to inspire women and girls of all ages to drum, all while strengthening and building the community of otherwise fragmented female musicians. We cover drummers of all ages, races, styles, skill level, sexualities, body size and notoriety. We are also a proud producer and creator of the Hit Like a Girl Contest: the only contest for female drummers in the world.
Just as she takes up space in the male-dominated BaltimoreWashington metropolitan area punk scene, Sneaks aka Eva Moolchan takes up space among the patriarchy. Highway Hypnosis, her forthcoming album on Merge Records that will drop in January, plays on hip-hop, post-punk, and invented words to fill a gap between the feminist underground and genre-specific singles charts. Through it, Moolchan joins the resistance forged by queer black feminists who create, explore, empower, conquer, and play bass.
The solo act, born with Pluto in Scorpio, released her first single Beliefs in September. The glimmering anthem shrouded in an atmosphere of darkness drops its beat along with a call to arms for all non-believers whose mantra is assigned: Remove your beliefs and start again / cause all I wanna do is start again. Flashes of Robyn, Britney Spears, Jock Jams, Nirvana, recess hour on the blacktop, M.I.A., Lil Mama, a hacky sack circle, Aaliyah, and your first Warped Tour experience somehow all make sense inside the mind attached to ears experiencing Highway Hypnosis. Between responsibility, laughter samples, and charming vocals lies one club banger, your little sisters anti-meat school lunch protest song, a 55-second epic bass surprise, and a lot of sincerity.
Like a piece of art with as many interpretations as people who view it, Sneaks music is kaleidoscopic, completely unique to the listenerand live, its even more unassuming. On a tour with Spoon in the spring of last year to support It's a Myth, Sneaks served Boca Mag with a bizarre punk-hop set by an emerging artist on Merge Records whose ability to divide the room was a thing of experimental beauty. The best part? Inclusivity is at the heart of Sneaks, and all are welcome to her galaxy...but only the woke will find the wormhole.
NAPPY NINA (support)
ALICIA WALTER (support)