Caribbean Rhythms and Playful Resilience in Groove Park’s “Bend Don’t Break”

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Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee Groove Park_Bend Don’t Break Washington D.C. based pianist and songwriter, Oren Levine, and his band Groove Park, are back with percussive and beachy new single titled “Bend Don’t Break” featuring Francillia Benjamin on vocals and Khadijo on percussion. This song is easy listening at its most groove oriented as hand […]

DUBINSKI Debut Animated, Vaporwave Inspired Music Video for “MTSB”

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More to Watch By Charlie Maybee DUBINKSI – Photo Credit: Mairi Wilson Edinburgh based indie rock band, DUBINSKI, is back with a vaporwave inspired music video for their new single “MTSB”. Directed by Dorota Tylka, it combines an animated approach to the digital aesthetics of the 80’s with contemporary shots of everyday life in Chicago, […]

Toronzo Cannon Brings His Chicago Blues to the Birchmere

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Toronzo Cannon’s song “Insurance” might very well likely drive you to fits of painful laughter. The song, off his 2019 album “The Preacher, the Politician Or the Pimp,” pokes more-than-gentle fun at the need to get coverage lest a health emergency befall you—if you can afford it (ditto for the eventual bill). It’s that unique ability to make blues fans laugh through their tears that has granted Cannon a most unique career in music. Join contributing writer Eric Althoff as he sits down with Toronzo Cannon to discuss Chicago’s sound, playing with a certain guy called Buddy, and Cannon’s upcoming show on July 19 at the Birchmere.