Ace Frehley

Photo Shoot and Concert Review Ace Frehley from The Bronx, New York City, NY Sitting at home with the recently released KISS Alive II album (yes kids, this was WAY back in the seventies). Unfolded and set up so the inside gatefold would mimic being at a live concert. This is how I remember getting into one […]Read More Ace Frehley

Mohican 100

Photo Shoot and Sound Support MTB 100 in Loudonville, OH An early morning getting the sound set up at the starting line. Some powerful tunes, and then words from MTB 100 race director Ryan O’Dell. The Pattersons provided the National Anthem, and the race started at 7:00 a.m. sharp. At almost 700 racers strong, these […]Read More Mohican 100


Photo Shoot and Concert Review Whitesnake from Middlesbrough, Cleveland, United Kingdom 1984. That was the year I added Whitesnake’s Slide It In to my Columbia House order form. In typical fashion, the cassette arrived in about 2-1/2 weeks. Ripping the cellophane off I could not wait to see what was in store for me. The […]Read More Whitesnake

3rd Annual Winter Jam

Photos and Live Sound Mixing American Legion Hall in Loudonville, OH A local gathering of many musicians that are out to celebrate everything music. From country to southern rock and also some acoustic, the night was filled with a generous amount of tunes. A few technical issues strapped me to the soundboard a little more […]Read More 3rd Annual Winter Jam


Photo Shoot and Concert Review Tesla from Sacramento, CA Since 1986 when I bought the very first Tesla album on cassette, I was hooked. Fast forward 33 years later and I was in Columbus (OH) just mere feet from them with camera in hand. Very little fan-boy happens when on assignment, and the time it […]Read More Tesla


Photo Shoot and Concert Review Baroness from Savannah, GA Hard rock metal. Just the right amount of ultra heaviness for my taste. Baroness has been on my radar for a fairly short amount of time actually. I was able to pick up a signed copy of the Purple album a couple of years back, and […]Read More Baroness


Photo Shoot and Concert Review Deafheaven from San Francisco, CA Black metal. Actually Blackgaze. A sonic mashup of shoegaze instrumentals and black metal guttural vocals. Another dimly lit stage and heavy as hell delivery on stage, I went with the flow of things. Some photos were really dark, but it shows exactly what the fans saw. […]Read More Deafheaven

Zeal & Ardor

Photo Shoot and Concert Review Zeal & Ardor from Basil, Switzerland A very interesting band with an awesome sonic landscape. They have some radio-ready music but did not play any of that during their set tonight. I assume that was to keep closer to the black metal that followed them. bathed in very dark light I […]Read More Zeal & Ardor

John 5

Photo Shoot and Concert Review John 5 from Grosse Pointe, MI Sometimes known as Rob Zombie’s guitarist – John 5 was in Akron (OH) for a show and I got the call from The Rust Belt Chronicles for coverage. I had the date available, and couldn’t say no to get up close to one of today’s prolific guitarists. […]Read More John 5

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Photo Shoot Dirty Rotten Scoundrels from Mansfield, OH Headlining the night was DRS. A Mansfield, Ohio staple for years, they were out to blast the best of hard rock and metal cover tunes in your face. With the sound on point at The Electric Company, their set sounded great especially when they busted out their […]Read More Dirty Rotten Scoundrels