Carver’s Collection: Throwdown, Throwback Thursday featuring Iron Butterfly!

  Iron Butterfly Iron Butterfly was formed in 1966 in San Diego, California. The quartet emerged during the psychedelic music era.  They were one of the American bands such as Jimi Hendrix, Blue Cheer, Steppenwolf and Vanilla Fudge, who defined the heavy rock sound. The musical influence was noticed by other bands such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, who quickly burst onto the music scene. Their sound with a Vox Continental organ […]


CARL PALMER’S ELP LEGACY ANNOUNCES “EMERSON LAKE & PALMER LIVES ON!” WORLD TOUR. A celebration of the late Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and the instrumental rock classics of ELP. Carl Palmer, among the most renowned drummers in rock history and a founding member of both ELP and ASIA, has announced an extensive 2017 World Tour, […]

Vanilla Fudge Brings on the Spirit of 1967!

All photos: © 2015 Jim Carver/The Rust Belt Chronicles. I was raised in family who raised their kids listening to music from the 60’s and 70’s. I was privileged to see Vanilla Fudge  with special guest Paul Fayrewether on Sunday at the legendary Tangier in Akron, Ohio. The Tangier has had countless legends play, so to me, […]

“Welcome Back, Vanilla Fudge!”

Vanilla Fudge 2015 Vanilla Fudge is back in Ohio and set to appear at The Tangier and has a new album (released in March of this year). Vanilla Fudge originated in 1967 and are best known for their cover songs of The Supremes, “You Keep Me Hanging On”, The Beatles,“Ticket To Ride”, and Donovan’s, “Season of the Witch”. […]

Rust Belt Chronicles Concert Listings: October 5th – October 11th

“The Best Bands from Mid-Ohio to The North Coast and Beyond!” The Ohio music scene is rockin’ with the following artists: Hollywood Undead, SEETHER, Gart Brooks, Grace Potter, WISH YOU WERE HERE Pink Floyd Tribute, Vanilla Fudge, Bret Michaels, Saint Asonia, BOBAFLEX, Casting Crowns, Darius Rucker, CHVRCHES, Paul Fayrewether, Waka Flocka Flame, Tony Toni Tone, The […]

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