Big L’s review of Dread Engine’s self-titled EP

Review For those of you in the Columbus, Ohio area, you may be seeing the name Dread Engine popping up more and more around the local music scene. The six piece band who combines Electronica, Rock, and Metal to create a unique sound all their own, are starting to hit a nice stride and gaining […]

Former Clevelanders The Mike Farley Band Return after 15 years with “Where We Stand”

It was back in the 1990s that Long Island native Mike Farley made his way to the Cleveland area. While he was in Cleveland, Farley started exploring his singer-songwriter side and began writing and recording his own songs. During his time here, Farley would release four albums in the Cleveland area before moving on to […]

Mike’s review: “SECRETS” – new release by The Annajames Band

I have been associated with The Annajames Band for the past few years, through my live music event company, Sardonyx Productions.  When the band first started out, they were very young kids, who got to the Finals of my Pittsburgh High School Rock Challenge event.  Members have changed, but they have improved quite a bit […]

CD Review – Not All Who Wander Are Lost from QRZ

First of all, I was quite surprised and honored to be asked to do this review.  Mark Baker, the producer, mixer, guitarist, bassist, programmer and more, asked me at a club during my gig with Distant Signals (RUSH tribute) if I would write a review.  So, I was REALLY happy he asked, because he is definitely […]

Please Welcome Matheson Kamin to The Rust Belt Chronicles!

It is my pleasure to announce the addition of Matheson Kamin to our staff of Journalists. Matheson was first recommended to me by “Peanuts” (formerly of Scene Magazine) at his annual “Peanuts All-Star Jam” held on Thanksgiving Eve. Mr. Kamin’s versatility in rock music genres and experience to write CD reviews is the finest in Northeast, […]

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