Conversation with Robert Kurtzman

I’ve been a fan of horror movies since I was a child. I remember spending countless Friday nights in front of the television watching “Chiller Theater” with Fritz the Nite Owl on WBNS-Channel 10 out of Columbus. We didn’t have cable or satellite TV back then but we did have an antenna with a motorized […]

The Babys rendezvous in Akron on Friday and The RBC interviews John Bisaha!

The Babys Return To Akron, Ohio this Friday! On Friday, September 30th, The Babys return to The Tangier in Akron, Ohio. With a catalog of great hit recordings such as: “Midnight Roundezvous”, “Isn’t It Time”, “Everytime I Think Of You”, “Head First”, “Turn Walk Away”,  and “Back On My Feet Again”, the band is set to deliver an impeccable […]

Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Corps and Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society team up to bring you Paranormal Penitentiary: Monster Lockdown!!

As September crawls to an end and the leaves begin to fall from the trees; if you’re like me the first thing you start thinking about is Halloween. All Saints’ Eve brings out thoughts of trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, costumes and haunted houses. I love all aspects of the season but my favorites are dressing up and […]

LOVERBOY Invades Canton And The 80’s Return With Them

Photo Credit – Dave Dreher – The Rust Belt Chronicles – Copyright 2016 When you talk about 80’s rock music there is no way you can not mention Canadian rockers Loverboy in that conversation.  They burned hot and bright for several years  – a true byproduct of the MTV era – their happy, upbeat hits  […]

The Babys rendezvous in Akron on Friday and The RBC interviews John Bisaha!

The Babys Return To Akron, Ohio this Friday! On Friday, September 30th, The Babys return to The Tangier in Akron, Ohio. With a catalog of great hit recordings such as: “Midnight Roundezvous”, “Isn’t It Time”, “Everytime I Think Of You”, “Head First”, “Turn Walk Away”,  and “Back On My Feet Again”, the band is set to deliver an impeccable […]

Dokken Back for the Attack at Hard Rock Rocksino

Dokken is set to perform at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park on Saturday, September 24th. This band was a giant in the 80’s as the “hair bands” were the going trend. Dokken delivers straight-up rock with an edge. The high octane vocals with screaming guitars and heavy laden choruses defines this band as they continue […]

Grindhouse album release party set for tomorrow night at Alrosa Villa!!

Alrosa Villa is the place to be tomorrow night as Seven Devils Entertainment presents Grindhouse’s album release show for “The Devil You Know”. It’s set to be an epic night of rock-n-roll with Indiana’s American Bombshell, local favorites Dread Engine and 8lb Pressure, Triad Eternal of Reynoldsburg and newcomer, Electric Dream Machine set to open up […]

NBC’s The Voice Finalist Brian Johnson to Perform at Cleveland’s Got Talent and Appear as Guest Judge

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17TH, 2016 AT CROCKER PARK IN WESTLAKE The first annual Cleveland’s Got Talent event presented by MD Productions will happen on September 17th at Market Square in Crocker Park from 12pm-3pm EST. The Voice top 12 finalist Brian Johnson will perform a song live at the event and also appear on the guest […]

TOTO displays Musical Excellence at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park!

TOTO guitarist, Steve Lukather and vocalist, Joseph Williams. All photos: © 2016 Jim Carver / The Rust Belt Chronicles. If you’ve never heard or have heard, TOTO in concert; I suggest you attend of their shows while they’re on tour. Of all the shows I’ve attended in decades, this band clearly out-performed musically! Age hasn’t affected these veteran […]

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Rock Lines Video of The day: Pop Evil!

Pop Evil Photo: © 2016 Jim Carver / The Rust Belt Chronicles. Our Rock Lines video of the day features Pop Evil. The band hails from Michigan! We recently caught Pop Evil in action at Ink in the Clink 2016 and the fans were mesmerized by the band. Pop Evil definitely knows how to rock and […]

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“Rokken Robyn Halford” Returns to The Rust Belt Chronicles!

I first met “Rokken Robyn Halford” a year or so ago. Her enthusiasm for rock and roll is off the charts. She briefly joined our staff  and contributed her great journalistic views to our readers. After trying to juggle a heavy workload during her day-job, we parted ways. Since then, her schedule has made it easy […]

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The Babys rendezvous in Akron on Friday and The RBC interviews John Bisaha!

The Babys Return To Akron, Ohio this Friday! On Friday, September 30th, The Babys return to The Tangier in Akron, Ohio. With a catalog of great hit recordings such as: “Midnight Roundezvous”, “Isn’t It Time”, “Everytime I Think Of You”, “Head First”, “Turn Walk Away”,  and “Back On My Feet Again”, the band is set to deliver an impeccable […]

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Grindhouse to unleash “The Devil You Know” on September 17 at Alrosa Villa

It was August 14, 2015 when I first saw Grindhouse perform. In fact, it would be the first time that anyone would witness a show by the Columbus area foursome. Grindhouse opened that night for Jackyl at world-renowned Alrosa Villa in Columbus and although it wasn’t a perfect beginning (small technical difficulties) I found the […]

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Please Welcome Kaye Corwin to The Rust Belt Chronicles!

For quite some time, The Rust Belt Chronicles has been without support in our Restaurant Reviews. My role has expanded and unfortunately that category has been ignored due to rapid growth and increased roles. I am very happy to announce we are bringing restaurant reviews back to The Rust Belt Chronicles! It isn’t often that […]

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‘ISN’T IT TIME’ FOR THE BABYS?

All photos: © 2015 Jim Carver/The Rust Belt Chronicles. The legendary British band, The Babys, performed for a full house at The Tangier in Akron on Saturday night. The Tangier’s intimate sultan style setting is not only beautiful, but also acoustically pleasing. The venue offers a free parking garage and a menu fit for a king. […]

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