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.
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
The smell of molten metal evokes a distinct feeling that something heavy is in the air. Along the edge of the Birmingham Neighborhood in East Toledo, that vibe lives within one of the city’s hidden gems – Toledo Twisted Iron.
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.