All posts by Michael Pierce

The Oracle Hysterical: Chamber Pop Sextet at TMA

On September 23rd, New York based The Oracle Hysterical will perform a live version of their forthcoming album Hecuba in the Peristyle at the Toledo Museum of Art. Named after the Greek tragedy by Euripides, the album is a telling of the play set to song. “We describe ourselves as part book club and part

On Tour With A New Release, Blues Legend Walter Trout Heads To Toledo

On July 20, master of the blues Walter Trout will perform at Club Soda, touring in support of his new album “We’re All In This Together.”  The album features the likes of 14 veteran blues musicians, including Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Randy Bachman, John Mayall, among several others. Living the Dream Trout has been

WGTE’s Electronic Currents Showcases the Spectrum of EDM

When Friday night arrives and you’re looking for something adventurous to do, here’s a suggestion: tune in to public radio. Seriously. While WGTE FM 91.3 in Toledo is often associated with classical music, on Friday nights from 10pm to midnight, the station hosts Electronic Currents, an EDM (electronic dance music) show that has pulsated across

The Echoes of Poland Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Since 1967, The Echoes of Poland, now Toledo’s only Polish dance group, have graced Toledo and surrounding areas with award-winning, authentic renditions of traditional Polish song and dance. On Sunday, June 11 they’ll celebrate their 50th anniversary in a performance with the Polish American Concert Band at the Ohio Theatre on Lagrange Street. Humble Beginnings

Black Swamp Punk Fest Keeps the Underground Alive

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

Drum Depot is iconic for aspiring Toledo drummers

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.