All posts by Michael Pierce

Egads! crafters donate 600+ masks to their Toledo neighborhood

If there’s such a thing as a silver lining during a pandemic, it’s that people and communities often pull together more than usual. Jeff Ball and Remigio Darby— s married couple and co-owners of Egads!, an online craft store— have been doing just that. Over the last month, they’ve kept busy by sewing masks and

Starsleeper EP Release Party at Civic Music Hall on Nov. 2

Longevity and persistence in the face of an ever-changing digital landscape – commodities that are few and far between, in music and the creative arts. Fortunately, the Glass City is in no short supply. Singer, songwriter, and producer Steve Dwyer and his band Starsleeper are the perfect example of what happens when passion meets persistence.

Ben Stalets Takes A New Approach with Upcoming Album

Breaking new ground with a more refined sound Having spent much of the last five years playing shows across the midwest and releasing a handful of albums, Toledo’s Ben Stalets has recently been more focused on dialing it back. “We’ve been playing fewer shows because I refuse to reprint CDs,” says Stalets. He’s holding out

Record Store Day and the Legacy of Pat O’Connor

Every April for the last eleven years, Record Store Day has put the spotlight on independent record stores around the country – giving music fans a once-a-year opportunity to binge on special releases, forgotten b-sides, and free merch (for those who show up early). This year’s event takes place on Saturday, April 21.