All posts by Michael Pierce

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.

A Motor City Muralist’s Journey

For almost three decades, Dr. Hubert Massey has graced the city of Detroit with large-scale works of art that tell the story of that community. On Wednesday, March 14, the accomplished artist will discuss his journey and what it takes to do what he does during the Lourdes University Art Department’s 2018 Sister Jane Mary