I first heard tUnE-yArDs, the band led by Merrill Garbus, on Studio 360, the public radio show, when they had a live show. They also had Eugene Mirman, who I’ve heard (through Max Bachhuber) for the past four years at Phoenix poetry readings, so I knew how funny he could be. But I had no idea of Garbus’ talent, not just on the drums and looping, but also her incredibly fierce vocalization, until the day I listened to her.
Merrill Garbus and tUnE-yArDs will be performing live for free at Hudson RiverRocks at Pier 54 on Thursday. Doors open at 6; more info here.