Local 913: Zeve
The psyche-rock group Zeve’s frontman Pat Hodge has lived in a few different places and indulged himself in a few different genres.
“I played in a couple bands in college and then moved to Rochester, NY. They had a blues/jazz scene and I was really into that at the time and I still am. There was a bunch of live jams and I got into the community there, not a specific band. I played a lot of R&B, soul, blues, swing and rock and roll 50’s guitar when I was there. Chicago was a natural next step because blues is such a tradition there. I was kind of starry-eye with that. I wanted to go and see what that was all about.”
Originally from the Harrisburg area, Hodge moved to Pittsburgh from Chicago with the intention of starting a new band. He was drawn to a psychedelic rock sound similar to modern groups like Temples and My Morning Jacket.
“My brother, who’s the drummer in Zeve, him and I have always shared music back and forth. For some reason we connected over that more than anything. When I moved to Pittsburgh, we took this batch of songs that I was writing and built the rhythm around those initial ideas and that was the birth of Zeve.”
More on Zeve is at their website.