Scott Hand's Profile
Interview: Jay Jennings (Snarky Puppy)
Snarky Puppy was formed in 2014 at the University of North Texas with as an extra-curricular 10-piece ensemble full of talented jazz musicians needing another outlet for their creativity. 15 years, dozens and dozens of rotating musicians, and three Grammy awards later, the band is on the road again. Helmed by the founder, Michael League, the group still boasts 6 of the original members, and tours with 11 - 14 artists on the stage.
Review: Grizzly Bear / Spoon
It’s not every Riverbend concert that you get “perfect” Cincinnati weather. Grizzly Bear and Spoon brought perfection to the stage and the air. A surprisingly cool early summer evening, with a stellar sunset at Riverbend is a treat by itself. Enjoying this group of artists only added to the party.
Interview: Merrill Garbus (Tune-Yards)
Tune-Yards has been creating music for almost 10 years and has been a creative writing outlet for Merrill Garbus and her fascinating explorations of rhythm and verse. She spent a few moments out of her busy touring schedule to talk on the phone with me about her writing and collaboration process, and how she approaches her live performance in preparation of their show at the Taft Theatre Ballroom on Sunday, May 13, 2018.