Looking back: The 99.7 Blitz Great Summer Smokeout 2017 with Loper and Randi

 99.7 The Blitz Great Summer Smoke Out Entering its fourth year, 99.7 The Blitz Great Summer Smoke Out with Loper and Randi, has become much more than a radio station sponsored concert. It has truly become a must attend summer event in Columbus for the hard rock crowd. In coming years, it looks to evolve […]

The Rust Belt Chronicles Celebrates its 4th Year Anniversary with 15 Million Hits!

Rust Belt Chronicles Image: Adam Gongwer/d3 Graphics. Today, The Rust Belt Chronicles is celebrating its 4th Year Anniversary. It’s been a wild run since our inception in March of 2013. During this time, we’ve had the pleasure of providing our readers with some of the best music and events in the Rust Belt area. As we […]

Billy Atkins: A Gift Through Music!

1979: (L-R) Jim Carver, John Posey (RIP), John O’Brien and Billy Atkins (RIP). Every year, I honor the friendship on the passing anniversary of Billy Atkins. It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since we physically lost Billy from this world. There isn’t a day that goes by I don’t remiss our friendship! The bond, stories, fun […]

The Rust Belt Chronicles 2016 Year-End Review!

With 2016 rapidly coming to the end, I wanted to take the time to thank all of the people, who’ve helped make The Rust Belt Chronicles a success! We’ve now surpassed more than 10.2 million hits to our website in less than four years. That wouldn’t be possible without our readers, friends, bands, musicians, concert […]

In The Mike Moscato Corner: Nied’s Hotel Band and “The Spirit of Christmas Rocks in June!”

This Sunday, June 26th, from 2 pm to 6 pm, the band sometimes called “the E Street Band of Pittsburgh” is performing at the beautiful Baja Bar & Grill in Fox Chapel, PA, and no doubt, Nied’s Hotel Band promises to give you a high energy, soul-filled, entertaining show! For those who do not know, “the Nied’s Hotel […]

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