Edward Shimborske III came to Toledo in 1988 to study at the University Of Toledo, and to seize a change of scenery — the extinguished steel mills of Warren, Ohio, just weren’t cutting it any more. With an avid interest in the business of music and pop culture, he quickly nabbed the Music Director position at WXUT (The University Of Toledo’s alternative radio station), and began doing freelance writing for The Collegian, Toledo Alive, The Zeus Chronicles, Cornerstone, The College Music Journal and The Spectrum, where he served as music-editor. That overflow of experience eventually led Shimborske to create Sin Klub Entertainment, a local recording label, and The Glass Eye, a monthly music and entertainment guide to the area. Along the way, he found the time to acquire a BA in English, release a critically-acclaimed CD of his own music (he’s the frontman for The Thessalonian Dope Gods), earn a full-ride scholarship to grad-school (for his critically acclaimed Jerusalem Machine piece), turn his fledgling label into a successful mini-empire and teach English at both the University Of Toledo and Owens Community College, where he still instructs. Currently, Shimborske is heading up Sin Klub and The Glass Eye, working on High Idol Pulsation (the next Dope Gods record), producing other acts (Chicken Dog & Evolotto), finishing a Master’s Degree in English, writing screenplays and bringing his insight and experience to Toledo as a music columnist. Oh, and he’s a graphic artist as well, slowly working on his first show!