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Deep Purple & Nazareth set to Light-Up the Ohio State Fair!

Deep Purple and Nazareth are set to provide a smokin' experience for the young and old at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, August, 5th. These titans of rock … [Read More...]

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Steelers acquire Boykin in trade with Eagles

The Steelers continued to try and address a secondary that finished near the bottom of the league against the pass in 2014, when they acquired cornerback … [Read More...]

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Cellar Door Rendezvous

Over the years, the Greater Cleveland area has been home to several music festivals. And while some have come and gone, having faded into the past, one … [Read More...]

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Devour The Day burns up the House of Blues stage!

  All photos: © 2015 Joe Banker/Joe Banker Photography. I've got to admit, I've never seen Devour The Day in concert. So, I really didn't know what … [Read More...]

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Van Halen & Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Set Course for Blossom Music Center!

Van Halen and The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band are set to give you the concert of your life on Monday, August 3rd at Blossom Music Center. These two Rock and Blues … [Read More...]

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Big L’s CD review: Lamb of God, VII: Sturm Und Drang

My mother taught me to always be honest and forthright as I was growing up, so that’s the only way I know how to be. When doing concert and CD reviews, … [Read More...]

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Steelers preparing for what could be a championship run in 2015!

Photo credit: Billy Jelenic/The Rust Belt Chronicles.   The battle-cry for Pittsburgh Steelers fans this time of year is normally “Bring home a seventh … [Read More...]

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Ages Apart gives us S.T.A.T.I.C.

Ages Apart has brought us their second album titled S.T.A.T.I.C. The acronym asks us to “See Through All The Intelligent Chaos”. The music brought forth by Ages … [Read More...]

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Primus & Dinosaur Jr. with Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger roll into the LC!

Primus with Dinosaur Jr. and special guest: Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger are set to perform at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion on Saturday, August 1st. … [Read More...]

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Lynyrd Skynyrd soldiers into the Hard Rock Rocksino.

All photos: © 2015 David Alan Gilk/David Allan Photography. I've got to admit I've never heard Lynyrd Skynyrd in a live setting. Perhaps it's was due to all … [Read More...]

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Neon Trees Light Up Cleveland

The Neon Trees played to a nearly sold out House of Blues Cleveland this past Friday and I had the opportunity to check out all the action! The show was jam … [Read More...]

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Chevelle, O’Brother to appear at the House of Blues!

Chevelle will appear at the Cleveland House of Blues with special guest, O'Brother on July 24th.  Chevelle’s story started out Grayslake Illinois in 1995 with … [Read More...]

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Hinder, Full Devil Jacket, Diamante & Ages Apart at Cleveland Agora- Review!

   All photos: © 2015 Marie Thompson. Hinder, Full Devil Jacket, Diamante, and Ages Apart appeared at the Cleveland Agora on Monday July 13th.   The … [Read More...]

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FOGHAT at the Hard Rock Rocksino: Review Julia LaSalle

 Photo: © 2015 Julia LaSalle It started with "Fool for the City," coursed through "Eight Days on the Road," and it ended with "Slow Ride." On July, 19, 2015 … [Read More...]

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Nonpoint at Frankie’s Inner City review

  I can honestly say that Nonpoint’s visit to Frankie’s Inner City on July 19 was the hottest show I have ever had the pleasure of attending; and I … [Read More...]

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Deep Purple & Nazareth set to Light-Up the Ohio State Fair!

Deep Purple and Nazareth are set to provide a smokin’ experience for the young and old at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, August, 5th. These titans of rock just started touring the USA and this is a glorious opportunity to witness two of the most heralded bands in hard rock history. Many of us know the role these bands […]

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Interview: When The Smoke Clears, Mark King of Hinder talks about Intoxicated!

Guitarist, Mark King of Hinder took time out of his busy schedule while on tour to shoot us his thoughts in an email interview.  Hinder has been producing alternative rock hits for over a decade.  They have influenced a generation with their punchy lyrics and original sound.  I encourage our true rock readers to dive into […]

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Devour The Day burns up the House of Blues stage!

  All photos: © 2015 Joe Banker/Joe Banker Photography. I’ve got to admit, I’ve never seen Devour The Day in concert. So, I really didn’t know what to expect from this band when we caught them at the House of Blues on July 19th, in Cleveland, Ohio. I am happy to say, not only was […]

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10 from 6: set to perform “Bad Company” at the 42 Eighty Concert Club!

Classic Rock is hitting the North Coast like a freight train with major concerts on Friday and Sunday, so why not complete the perfect trifecta with Saturday too? Better yet, hang out and enjoy some “Bad Company” with the 10 from 6 Bad Company Tribute band at the 42 Eighty Concert Club Brunswick, Ohio! 10 from 6 is the #1 […]

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Big L’s CD review: Lamb of God, VII: Sturm Und Drang

My mother taught me to always be honest and forthright as I was growing up, so that’s the only way I know how to be. When doing concert and CD reviews, sometimes the harsh reality is a little scary because you are voicing your opinion on another person’s work and livelihood. But then again I […]

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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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Steelers acquire Boykin in trade with Eagles

The Steelers continued to try and address a secondary that finished near the bottom of the league against the pass in 2014, when they acquired cornerback … [Read More...]

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2015 Cleveland Browns: 5 Things To Watch For

We are a couple days away from the beginning of camp and the 2015 season, and the Cleveland Browns are being picked as the team to watch this year. Despite not having a high-powered offense, the experts think that the defense can carry this team to the playoffs, and back to glory. The defense has […]

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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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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 acquire Boykin in trade with Eagles

The Steelers continued to try and address a secondary that finished near the bottom of the league against the pass in 2014, when they acquired cornerback Brandon Boykin from the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday for a conditional fifth round pick in 2016, as reported by ESPN.com and various outlets.  Boykin, a fourth round pick by […]

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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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Cellar Door Rendezvous

Over the years, the Greater Cleveland area has been home to several music festivals. And while some have come and gone, having faded into the past, one particular festival is still alive and well. In fact, it is quickly approaching. That event is the Cellar Door Rendezvous. The Cellar Door Rendezvous is a multi-day music […]

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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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Cellar Door Rendezvous

Over the years, the Greater Cleveland area has been home to several music festivals. And while some have come and gone, having faded into the past, one particular festival is still alive and well. In fact, it is quickly approaching. That event is the Cellar Door Rendezvous. The Cellar Door Rendezvous is a multi-day music […]

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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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Cellar Door Rendezvous

Over the years, the Greater Cleveland area has been home to several music festivals. And while some have come and gone, having faded into the past, one particular festival is still alive and well. In fact, it is quickly approaching. That event is the Cellar Door Rendezvous. The Cellar Door Rendezvous is a multi-day music […]

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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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Please Welcome Anthony Defeo to our staff!

It is with great excitement, I introduce our newest journalist to our tribe at The Rust Belt Chronicles with the addition of Anthony Defeo! The Pittsburgh native will be bringing us his insight weekly on upcoming Steeler games and recaps of each weekly game. With the noted popularity within the Rust Belt of the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s […]

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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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