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.

Gloomer Seeks to Rekindle Stale Relationship with Debut Single, ‘Drumjoy’

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More to Watch By Cynthia Gross On June 28, Los Angeles-based shoegaze project Gloomer released their debut single, “Drumjoy,” a brilliant experimental track that explores the grips of a fraying relationship one cannot seem to escape although it is no longer working. “This song was originally 5 or 6 minutes long with way more different […]

Ayoni Captivates with New Single “Before I Prosper”

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Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee Los Angeles based electro-pop musician, Ayoni, continues to tease her new upcoming EP with the new single, “Before I Prosper”. Within the first moments, the virtuoso vocalist will have you captivated with only a few notes. There’s no want or need to escape it even as the song continually transforms […]

Rock and Fusion Artist Linc Bradham: ‘Even If You Fail at Something Once Doesn’t Mean You Failed at It Forever’

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Rising singer-songwriter with rock and fusion roots, U.S. Army Arabic linguist, and Alchemical Records contributing writer Linc Bradham understands the power of language and its ability to connect authentically with audiences. Learn more about Bradham’s exciting story with contributing writer Cynthia Gross, including how Bradham’s military background informs his creative process, why he believes failure can serve as one of the greatest teachers, and the most important thing he wants audiences to take away from his debut album.

Clifford Dances to the Beat of His Own Drum with ‘Close to Me’

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Recent Articles Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest By Cynthia Gross On March 25, Westminster, Maryland-based genre-blending singer-songwriter and rising talent Clifford released his latest single, “Close to Me,” and it’s a verified banger. The house-infused electro pop track, which comes on the heels of “I’m So Bored,” exudes freedom and transports […]

dxadpoxt Finds More of Himself in “Lone Traveller”

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Recent Articles By Daniel Warren Hill Canadian and Conscious Hip-Hop producer and rapper dxadpoxt has just released his first single of 2022, “Lone Traveller.” “Lone Traveller” from dxadpoxt’s forthcoming EP, promises to be the artist’s move to a more cerebral, philosophical sound. dxadpoxt’s debut single in 2019, “Eyes Wide Shut” and subsequent releases set a […]

Take a Bite of Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa in “Sweetest Pie”

More to Watch By Maura Marcellino Powerful GRAMMY-award winners and global superstars Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa team up for the certified Hot Girl Anthem for Women’s History Month, “Sweetest Pie.” This liberating track marks their first single of 2022 and the first single off of Megan Thee Stallion’s forthcoming album. “Sweetest Pie” is […]

Valoramous On The Journey To Find “Something Real”

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Recent Articles by Daniel Warren Hill The latest single by NYC-based DJ and EDM producer Valoramous is an upbeat and uplifting track called “Something Real” that seeks to embody that sentiment while also sharing in the journey of seeking. The first few notes followed by the start of the vocals quickly align the listener to […]

Singer-Songwriter Tom Rush, after a Frightening Run-in with COVID-19, Returns to the Birchmere

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Credited with ushering in the era of the singer-songwriter, acclaimed artist Tom Rush continues to have a profound impact on the American music scene. Throughout his successful career, he has championed a number of emerging musicians, including well-known female artists such as Joni Mitchell, Nancy Griffith, and Shawn Colvin. Learn more about Rush’s journey with contributing writer Eric Althoff, including his reflections on the evolution of music in the 21st century and details on his upcoming show at the Birchmere.

Argel MDR Celebrates Immigrant Journey with ‘Story We Tell’

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Recent Articles By Jaci Jedrych Inspired by the legacy of Philippine folk music, Argel MDR juxtaposes tradition and modernity, East and West, to create “Story We Tell.” Filipino-born singer Argel MDR moved to Surrey, Canada with his family when he was 15, where he is now based. He has released five singles since just 2021, […]