For the past few decades, Toledo has been a hotspot for underground music. The Black Swamp Punk Fest, now in its second year, is an example of the Glass City doing what it does best – delivering raw, unapologetic, and off-the-grid forms of artistic and sonic expression. Eleven bands are lined up, both local and
Toledo’s only independently owned drum shop has operated under a few different names. What began at Rick’s Drum Shop in 1980 became known as Dave’s Drum Depot in 1993. That year, Dave Gierke, owner at the time, moved the store from it’s original location on Sylvania Ave. to it’s current location at 4100 Monroe St.
On the weekend of April 22nd and 23rd, The Bier Stube will host Toledo’s first true solo bassist showcase. This event is also a fundraiser for 4 Paws For Ability – a nonprofit organization that provides training for service dogs to help children with disabilities. “I wanted to do a bass show in Toledo because
Cincinnati-based The Almighty Get Down, just as their name suggests, bring the party wherever they play. On April 8th, they’ll grace the stage at the Ohio Theatre, performing along with The Overton Project and G-mac and The Soul Attack for the second annual Get On Up! Funk and Soul Review. Fronted by lead singer Willy
Their new release, “The Window Room Part 2; Lost In a Dream,” out March 17th, revisits some tracks from their debut album.
For Toledoan Tim Story, presenting his music is a little more complicated than having a listener press ‘play’. The electronic musician has a lengthy catalogue of album releases and his sonic ambitions are, at times, bigger than what can be contained on a CD. March 16 through 24 Story will give his sound the space