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Ohio Concert Listings August 31st – September 6th

“The Best Bands from Mid-Ohio to The North Coast and Beyond!” The Ohio music scene is rockin’ with the following artists: Todd Rundgren and The Akron Symphony … [Read More...]

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2015 WIIL Rock Fest: A Great Rock & Roll Festival! (Review)

A good old fashion road trip with good friends, an all-day rock-n-roll festival, a few adult beverages and Chicago Style pizza…now that sounds like the making … [Read More...]

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Plenty of Grooves & Gravy with ZZ Top and Blackberry Smoke at The Hard Rock Rocksino!

WOW!  What could be better than ZZ Top at the legendary Hard Rock Rocksino on a beautiful summer night in Cleveland. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, ZZ Top has … [Read More...]

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The 42 Eighty Concert Club in Brunswick, Ohio: Nothing Beats a Party and a Song!

  All Photos: Joe Kleon/G4orce Studios. It's not too often I walk into a club and immediately feel comfortable. Nor, do most clubs remind me of the … [Read More...]

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Saint Asonia Hits Heavy at the Newport Music Hall!

All photos: © 2015 Marie Thompson/The Rust Belt Chronicles Saint Asonia gave the alternative rock community in Columbus, Ohio something great to riot about on … [Read More...]

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Ohio Club Listings: August 27th– August 30th

“The Best Bands from Mid-Ohio to The North Coast and Beyond!” We want to thank our viewers and sponsors who enable us to keep the Rock n’ Roll coming to you … [Read More...]

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Please welcome our newest staff member- Rokken Robyn!

Last weekend, I took the stroll to the 42 Eighty Concert Club  in Brunswick, Ohio to witness Olathia and WRETCH in action. My friend, Ernie Johnston has done … [Read More...]

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Ohio Concert Listings August 24th – August 30th

“The Best Bands from Mid-Ohio to The North Coast and Beyond!” The Ohio music scene is rockin’ with the following artists: ZZ Top, Saint Asonia, Blackberry … [Read More...]

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Texas Hippie Coalition at Park Street Saloon wsg/ Failure Anthem, 8LB Pressure, Sans Fear & Lunadin. Includes interview with Big Dad Ritch of THC

  Texas Hippie Coalition will be taking the stage at the Park Street Saloon in Columbus, Ohio this Tuesday, August 25 along with touring partner Failure … [Read More...]

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YES Fan Goes Above and Beyond in Memory of Chris Squire

While at shows every now and then I come across a true fan that doesn’t just listen to a band’s music they express themselves through it.  They create a … [Read More...]

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ZZ Top set to drive through the Hard Rock Rocksino with some Smokin’ Rock!

That "Little Ole Band from Tejas" ZZ Top is scheduled to make a concert appearance at the Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield, Ohio. The original trio of "sharp … [Read More...]

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99.7 The Blitz Presents: Saint Asonia this Tuesday at the Newport Music Hall

Saint Asonia has just released their self-titled album on July 30th.  Now the band is back in Ohio after making their debut performance at the 2015 Rock on the … [Read More...]

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Mickey’s Venue Heats up Lancaster, Ohio with the BOBAFLEX Bash!

The show is just in time to get the end of the summer started at the new and improved Mickey’s Venue, (formerly Mickey's Bar & Grill).  Bobaflex will be … [Read More...]

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WIIL 95.1, FM Entertainment and Route 20 Outhouse present the return of WIIL Rock Fest 2015

After taking a year hiatus in 2014, the WIIL Rock Fest is back and better than ever with a change of venue and a lineup packed full of star power. WIIL 95.1, … [Read More...]

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YES, TOTO propel the Rose Music Center to New Heights!

 All photos: © 2015 Marie Thompson/The Rust Belt Chronicles. On Friday evening, the Rose Music Center at The Heights in Huber Heights, Ohio was the setting for … [Read More...]

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Ohio Concert Listings August 31st – September 6th

“The Best Bands from Mid-Ohio to The North Coast and Beyond!” The Ohio music scene is rockin’ with the following artists: Todd Rundgren and The Akron Symphony Orchestra, Justin Hayward, Sheila E, Warrant, Austin Walkin’ Cane,  O.A.R., John Hiatt & The Combo, The Wyldz, Shadow Kingdom Riot and Warpigz. Follow the links below for updated information on […]

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YES Fan Goes Above and Beyond in Memory of Chris Squire

While at shows every now and then I come across a true fan that doesn’t just listen to a band’s music they express themselves through it.  They create a community around it and promote the band’s message and memory.  Ruth Zurawka is one of those fans, please take some time and read our interview with […]

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2015 WIIL Rock Fest: A Great Rock & Roll Festival! (Review)

A good old fashion road trip with good friends, an all-day rock-n-roll festival, a few adult beverages and Chicago Style pizza…now that sounds like the making of a great weekend. And that’s exactly what this guy had August 21-23 when four co-workers and I traveled to Racine Wisconsin for the 2015 WIIL Rock Fest. All […]

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The 42 Eighty Concert Club in Brunswick, Ohio: Nothing Beats a Party and a Song!

  All Photos: Joe Kleon/G4orce Studios. It’s not too often I walk into a club and immediately feel comfortable. Nor, do most clubs remind me of the days of my youth when Rock and Roll was king and attending a show was simply fun without having to worry about drama or worse. The opportunity to spend […]

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CD Review: Welshly Arms “self-titled”

Having been around since 2013, Cleveland, Ohio’s Welshly Arms is a band that has proved itself to be a very strong musical ensemble. Comprised of Sam Getz (vocals/guitar), Brett Lindemann (keys/vocals), Jimmy Weaver (bass/vocals), and Mikey Gould (drums), Welshly Arms is a band that has been shaking the music world off its foundation. The band […]

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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 […]

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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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Browns Win 31-7, behind McCown’s 2 TDs!

  Joe Haden and Tashaun Gipson led a healthy Browns defense and terrorized Tampa Bay rookie Jameis Winston in Cleveland's 31-7 blowout win Saturday … [Read More...]

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Manziel Shines in Cleveland’s 11-10 Loss to Buffalo

  Johnny Manziel (10-18, 118 Yds, TD; 3 Car, 19 Yds- played 2nd half) made his case to be starter in last night’s 11-10 loss to Buffalo. It helped that Josh McCown (7-10, 57 Yds, 2 Int- played 1st half) had a terrible performance that included two interceptions and just three points in the first […]

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Browns Win 31-7, behind McCown’s 2 TDs!

  Joe Haden and Tashaun Gipson led a healthy Browns defense and terrorized Tampa Bay rookie Jameis Winston in Cleveland’s 31-7 blowout win Saturday night. Winston finished 6-15 for only 90 yards and an interception, with 26 of those yards coming on a pass to Vincent Jackson (2 Rec, 38 Yds). The Browns defense sacked […]

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Something Stinks Downtown, And It’s Not The Sewers…..

The Indians (45-48) walked out of Milwaukee with a split of a two-game series. They were blasted by the Brewers (42-53) 8-1 last night, despite Danny Salazaar giving up just three runs in six innings. Today, they won 7-5 behind an outstanding performance from Michael Brantley. He went 4-5 with a double, home run and […]

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Steelers travel to Buffalo to take on Bills Saturday afternoon in 4th preseason game

  Photo used courtesy of: Andy McLemore. (CC) Some rights reserved. The Steelers travel to Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, NY, Saturday afternoon  to take on the Bills in a 4 p.m. start. For Pittsburgh, who kicked off the preseason in the Hall of Fame Game on August 9, it will be the fourth exhibition […]

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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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Janet Macoska’s : “All Access Cleveland” book signing Tonight at the Rocksino!

Janet Macoska will be making a special appearance at the Hard Rock Rocksino inside the Hard Rock Cafe this evening, between the hours of 6:00-8:00 pm.for the signing of her new book, “All Access Cleveland: The Rock and Roll Photography of Janet Macoska“. Co-Author, Peter Chakerian will also be at the event to sign the new book. […]

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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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Janet Macoska’s : “All Access Cleveland” book signing Tonight at the Rocksino!

Janet Macoska will be making a special appearance at the Hard Rock Rocksino inside the Hard Rock Cafe this evening, between the hours of 6:00-8:00 pm.for the signing of her new book, “All Access Cleveland: The Rock and Roll Photography of Janet Macoska“. Co-Author, Peter Chakerian will also be at the event to sign the new book. […]

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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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Rock-n-Ribs 2015 Offers Great Entertainment with: Kip Winger Acoustic Show, The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson, and Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx!

MANSFIELD, Ohio (April 1, 2015) – Come and have a hogalicious time at the 30th annual Rock -n- Ribs summertime, fund raising event on the North Central State College campus.  The party kicks off on Thursday, July 9 at 5 p.m. with entertainment by The Jimmy Warner Band.  At 8:30 pm., 90’s rock artist Kip […]

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Please welcome our newest staff member- Rokken Robyn!

Last weekend, I took the stroll to the 42 Eighty Concert Club  in Brunswick, Ohio to witness Olathia and WRETCH in action. My friend, Ernie Johnston has done some amazing things for me and with bands throughout Northeast Ohio. Little would either of us know, this would be another journey down that road! Ernie introduced me […]

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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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The 42 Eighty Concert Club in Brunswick, Ohio: Nothing Beats a Party and a Song!

  All Photos: Joe Kleon/G4orce Studios. It’s not too often I walk into a club and immediately feel comfortable. Nor, do most clubs remind me of the days of my youth when Rock and Roll was king and attending a show was simply fun without having to worry about drama or worse. The opportunity to spend […]

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Please welcome our newest staff member- Rokken Robyn!

Last weekend, I took the stroll to the 42 Eighty Concert Club  in Brunswick, Ohio to witness Olathia and WRETCH in action. My friend, Ernie Johnston has done some amazing things for me and with bands throughout Northeast Ohio. Little would either of us know, this would be another journey down that road! Ernie introduced me […]

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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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The 42 Eighty Concert Club in Brunswick, Ohio: Nothing Beats a Party and a Song!

  All Photos: Joe Kleon/G4orce Studios. It’s not too often I walk into a club and immediately feel comfortable. Nor, do most clubs remind me of the days of my youth when Rock and Roll was king and attending a show was simply fun without having to worry about drama or worse. The opportunity to spend […]

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The 42 Eighty Concert Club in Brunswick, Ohio: Nothing Beats a Party and a Song!

  All Photos: Joe Kleon/G4orce Studios. It’s not too often I walk into a club and immediately feel comfortable. Nor, do most clubs remind me of the days of my youth when Rock and Roll was king and attending a show was simply fun without having to worry about drama or worse. The opportunity to spend […]

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