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Whitesnake set to Raise its Mighty Fangs at the Hard Rock Rocksino!

I recall witnessing David Coverdale's first concert with Deep Purple on national television in 1974 at the California Jam in front of an estimated crowd of … [Read More...]

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Please Welcome Staci Butler to Our staff!

Our coverage in the Mid-Ohio region and … [Read More...]

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Texas Hippie Coalition and Red Sky Mary roll into the Outpost Concert Club on July7th!

Texas Hippie Coalition, the self-proclaimed kings of “Red-Dirt Metal”, will be taking the stage at the Outpost Concert Club in Kent, Ohio this Tuesday, July 7th along with fellow Carved Records signee, Red Sky Mary. THC hails from Denison, Texas and have been unloading their particular brand of in-your-face metal since before releasing their debut […]

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Nothing More, Wilson, Red Sun Rising & I Fight Fail perform Astounding Show at a Sold Out A&R Music Bar!

*Despite being ill, our warrior, Mandy Stone covered Nothing More, Wilson, Red Sun Rising & I Fight Fail at the A&R Music Bar in Columbus, Ohio. Mandy also interviewed band members of Wilson & Red Sun Rising. The Rust Belt Chronicles would like to thank Wendy, all of the bands, Nate (for the hospitality and tours) and Penny […]

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Distant Signals Rush Tribute Band, Bringing The Spirit of Radio alive at the Letchworth State Park, Rock and Roll Festival!

 Photo Credit: J&J Digital Images. Castile, NY, Saturday, June 20, 2015. Atop a  550 feet rock wall gorge in the ‘Grand Canyon of the East,’ Letchworth State Park, Distant Signals played a close to three-hour long set list to hundreds of Rush fans, music supporters, and outdoor enthusiasts at the 2015 Rock and Roll festival. […]

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Ohio Club Listings: June 26th – July 2nd

“The Best Bands from Mid-Ohio to The North Coast and Beyond!” Our sponsors have now been added to our side post in the article!  Support The Rust Belt Chronicles sponsors by clicking on the advertisement photos, visit their various clubs, photo studios and websites. Everyone of our sponsors is committed to bringing you the best […]

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CD review: Breaking Benjamin–‘Dark Before Dawn’

Breaking Benjamin fans rejoiced on Tuesday (June 23rd) when the band’s latest CD ‘Dark Before Dawn’ dropped (you could’ve actually gotten it a week earlier through iTunes 1st Play). It is BB’s first studio release since 2009 when they released ‘Dear Agony’ which hit the number one spot on both the Top Hard Rock and […]

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Straight On (Heart Tribute), Bringing Benatar (Pat Benatar Tribute) & Gold Dust Woman (A Tribute To Stevie Nicks) at River Rock At The AMP!

Last weekend, our David Alan Gilk attended the Straight On (Heart Tribute), Bringing Benatar (Pat Benatar Tribute) & Gold Dust Woman (A Tribute To Stevie Nicks) show at River Rock At The AMP.  David came away with some nice photos of those rockin’ tribute bands in action. All three of the bands gave an excellent performance for […]

Plaid Brixx will perform at the Rock Bar in Cleveland, Ohio tonight!

Upcoming Ohio Artists- Plaid Brixx- Rock Cleveland Tonight!

   The Ohio based rock trio, Plaid Brixx will make their debut at the Roc Bar in Cleveland, Ohio tonight!    Plaid Brixx, are thrilled to premiere the official music video for their hit single “Chemistry” with PureVolume! The title track comes from the band’s debut EP, Chemistry, which is available now on iTunes. Plaid […]

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Band of The Week: Lords of The Highway!

All photos used courtesy of: Christina Klemm. I saw “Lords of The Highway,” one of my favorite local bands, recently at the Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern. I have seen the Lords many times before and they always get better, Friday night was no exception. The Lords of The Highway is a rockabilly band that […]

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Big L’s: Top Ten Cover Songs

It is said that ‘imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’ and perhaps that phrase’s meaning is never more evident than it is in the music business. Over time songs have been re-recorded with a different twist such as rewording a line or simply putting a band’s own touch on an old classic. There are […]

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Nightwish, Sabaton & Delain at The Cleveland Agora 4/17/2015

Yellowcard, Finch and One Ok Rock at House of Blues 4/15/2015

Donnie Iris and The Cruisers at The Hard Rock Rocksino 3/27/2015

Michael Stanley & The Resonators at The Tangier 3/21

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Cavs Look To Add Scoring And Depth This Summer

During the NBA Finals, two things went wrong for the Cavs: 1) Kyrie Irving went down with a fractured knee cap 2) They didn't have anyone other than … [Read More...]

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Next Year is Coming Soon for the Browns!

Since the Franchise came back to Cleveland in 1999 as an expansion franchise, the Cleveland Browns have a combined record of 84-172, often being the joke of the league. The Browns lone playoff appearance happened in 2002 when they lost a Wild Card match-up against arch rival Pittsburgh Steelers.  The only consistent thing for the […]

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Cavs Look To Add Scoring And Depth This Summer

During the NBA Finals, two things went wrong for the Cavs: 1) Kyrie Irving went down with a fractured knee cap 2) They didn’t have anyone other than Lebron James that can score. When Kevin Love went down, the Cavs still had Lebron AND Kyrie to lead the offensive charge. Well, at least for a […]

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A Dying Species: The Cleveland Indians and Their Slow Demise

Once upon a time, the Cleveland Indians were the talk of Northeast Ohio, dominating the headlines in the Plain Dealer and dominating the popularity vote in the city. Granted, the Browns were gone from 1996-1999, and the Cavaliers were in a state of emergency, seemingly ever since Michael Jordan hit “The Shot” in 1989. The […]

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Buckeyes land 6th Best Recruiting Class in the Country

After winning the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship, what could Urban Meyer do for an encore? How does signing the 6th best recruiting class in the country sound and the best class in the Big Ten sound? Among the 27 new Buckeyes, 12 are from Ohio with seven of them are rated as […]

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High School Boys Basketball: “Game of The Week!”

The Rust Belt Chronicles is excited to announce this weekend’s high school hoops- “Game of The Week“ will feature:   The Amherst Steele High School “Comets” vs. Brecksville-Broadview Heights “Bees” on Friday, December 12th. *At this press time, we were unable to confirm a “Game of The Week” for North Central Ohio. We will let you know as […]

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The Vintage Grand Prix kicks off this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course!

All photos: © 2015 Jim Carver/The Rust Belt Chronicles LEXINGTON, OH, June 17, 2015 — Porsche is the featured marque for this year’s Vintage Grand Prix weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, taking place June 26-28, with everything from Boxsters to Targas on display over the three day event. The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) […]

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“Something Meaningful That Matters” – Donna Coss Bernsdorf & Stacy Hatrix

Prior to starting The Rust Belt Chronicles, I began writing with the desire to make a difference in the lives of people. Many of my posts in my old blog went by the tagline, “Something Meaningful That Matters.” I quickly learned by following the “Golden Rule” and helping those in need, was far more rewarding than anything I […]

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Wayne County Music & Ribfest: Fires Up with Michael Stanley and The Resonators and Sawyer Brown!

Photo used courtesy of: Joe Kleon/G4ORCE Studios – joekleon.com The 2015 Wayne County Music & Ribfest is happening this weekend on Friday, June 5th and Saturday, June 6th at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio. Headlining the event will be two legendary bands, Michael Stanley and The Resonators on Friday and Sawyer Brown on Saturday. Both […]

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“Something Meaningful That Matters” – Donna Coss Bernsdorf & Stacy Hatrix

Prior to starting The Rust Belt Chronicles, I began writing with the desire to make a difference in the lives of people. Many of my posts in my old blog went by the tagline, “Something Meaningful That Matters.” I quickly learned by following the “Golden Rule” and helping those in need, was far more rewarding than anything I […]

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Please Welcome our newest Journalist- Mandy Stone!

Lightning strikes twice as I am very pleased to announce – Mandy Stone is now our new Journalist with The Rust Belt Chronicles. Yesterday, we announced the hiring of her sister, Tiffany Stone and we are excited to add Mandy to our Meet The Staff. Mandy is a Cancer survivor and has a strong desire to […]

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The Vintage Grand Prix kicks off this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course!

All photos: © 2015 Jim Carver/The Rust Belt Chronicles LEXINGTON, OH, June 17, 2015 — Porsche is the featured marque for this year’s Vintage Grand Prix weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, taking place June 26-28, with everything from Boxsters to Targas on display over the three day event. The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) […]

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Please Welcome Staci Butler to Our staff!

Our coverage in the Mid-Ohio region and Mansfield, Ohio, rock scene has been limited due to staffing. Our recent growth into the Columbus, Toledo and Youngstown markets has stretched our schedules beyond belief. The month of June broke the previous months record of visitors to our website and we expect to double our visitors this year. We’ve grown […]

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Yoga at the Beach is inspiring and relaxing!

  The breathtaking sunset and relaxing sound of the waves at Veteran’s Mermorial Park in Avon Lake, Ohio make for a peaceful and serene setting for meditation. Meditation being one of the three main exercises in yoga. The other two being, controled breathing and physical exercise. This ancient practice is used to promote mental freedom, healthy lifestyles, […]

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MVP’s Sports Bar & Grille: The Place to Be and Dine!

It’s easy to get stuck in a food rut. Going out to the same old favorite restaurants can become boring. We hadn’t tried MVP’s Sports Bar & Grille in Mansfield, Ohio since the location was known as Mama’s Touch of Italy several years ago. The former restaurant was a favorite among Indy Car drivers, owners and Mansfielder Frank Russo (RIP) swore by it. Well that all changed last week.

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Happy 4th of July!

The Rust Belt Chronicles would like to wish all of our readers, sponsors and friends, a safe and Happy 4th of July! I usually fire-up Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture as a celebration of our freedom. For our rock and roll fans who don’t have that recording, here’s the next best thing; Cozy Powell (RIP) with Rainbow performing his percussion version […]

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Open Houses: November 15th -16th

Are you looking for a new home?  Does looking at different houses get you excited? Maybe you are just looking for some decorating ideas, or just nosey? Well, I got the thing for you! Grab a friend or your significant other and go visit some of these open houses. Take a look and see what’s […]

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MVP’s Sports Bar & Grille: The Place to Be and Dine!

It’s easy to get stuck in a food rut. Going out to the same old favorite restaurants can become boring. We hadn’t tried MVP’s Sports Bar & Grille in Mansfield, Ohio since the location was known as Mama’s Touch of Italy several years ago. The former restaurant was a favorite among Indy Car drivers, owners and Mansfielder Frank Russo (RIP) swore by it. Well that all changed last week.

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TWO COUSINS’ PIZZA COMPANY

Two Cousins’ Pizza Company is a family favorite for everyone around Mansfield, Lexington and Ontario. The growing restaurant chain was originated by Bill and Brad Knoves. The first of the three opened in 2011 in Lexington followed by Mansfield in 2012 and Ontario this year. They are known for their made to order gluten free pizzas […]

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