All posts by Michael Pierce

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.

Get On Up! Returns to The Ohio Theatre

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