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Premiere: TOBI to Release Debut Single, ‘Don’t Deny Yourself’

TOBI (real name Ashley Tobias) has been hard at work, spreading music, positivity, and love all over the world. Most recently, she has been achieving this mission as one of the singers in international touring rock band Gogol Bordello since 2017. She has also performed backing vocal duties alongside famed pop artists, including Rachel Platten and Andy Grammer.

Through it all, TOBI has never released her own music… until a week from today.

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PHOTOS: Top Writer Series at True Music Room (July 23, 2019)

The last time we had the chance to make it out to True Music Room, it was to see Chicagoland native Timothy Myles come away crowned the first-ever Top Writer Showdown champion.

Last Tuesday night, the champ was in the house on an evening that featured a strong candidate to win the next Showdown on August 27.

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LISTEN: Paper Crowns Releases Anthemic ‘Man With a Different Name’

Last month, we got our first taste of Paper Crowns — the fresh solo project of singer-songwriter Mike Bay — with the release of debut single, “Are You Listening?”

Surely, you’re still listening after that one, so let’s entice you further with the follow-up single.

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ALew Dares to Dream on Debut, ‘The Prologue’

Listening to ALew, it’s easy to recognize a young artist brimming with potential. The Pennsylvania native showcases emotive, proficient guitar work alongside an ambitious cross-section of vocal styles, with the overall mission of changing the world through musical messages of love, unity, and positivity.

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PHOTOS: Sad Girl Night at Helping Our Music Evolve

Rule #37 of running an online music publication: always have your camera nearby, in case a concert breaks out.

Or, in this case, in case you’re in your co-working space, plugging away for the upcoming week on the same night that some absolutely stellar female performers are set to take the stage in the room right next to you.

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