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Danny Mazzarella called into WZRD Chicago on 12.9.21 to chat about Downers Groove's upcoming show at The Point on 12/11/21, opening for Space Bacon.
A formation of close friends and made out of remnants of other Chicago jam scene projects, Downers Groove has been building their sound and reputation since 2012 from their home base in Downers Grove, IL. Masters of blending their individual musical styles of influence into a collective new whole, their heart-felt lyrics, catchy melodies, and floor thumping grooves mixed with soaring solos and spur-of-the-moment improvisations weave together a seamless musical experience that is unique and fresh, yet familiar. Downers Groove is “well-versed in variety, with a live performance [style] that showcases their skill in onstage communication and intuitive improvisation” (Daily Herald). The group has performed in Chicagoland since 2012 at such venues as Martyrs’, Reggies, Cubby Bear, aliveOne and more.