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LARRY BRENT IS AN AKRON PUNK MAINSTAY. WE FINALLY INTERVIEWED HIM FOR THE HAMMER.

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Don Austin has always been one of my favorite hardcore bands from Northeast Ohio. They are from Akron and play criminally underrated fast hardcore. I miss their live shows to this day. Rust Belt Hammer is even named after Don Austin. They had an ep called Rust Belt Blues and a song named “I Fix Everything With a Hammer”. I combined the names and that is how this blog was born.
-Matt Greenfield

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RUST BELT HAMMER COLUMN FROM MAXIMUM ROCK AND ROLL

BY MATT GREENFIELD
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Greetings and salutations to all of you rabid and raucous Maximum Rocknroll readers out there across the world. My name is Matt and I am from a very special region of the United States known as the “Rust Belt”. You may be familiar with some of our cities, along with their rich cultural and musical histories. I am talking about such cities as Buffalo, New York, Detroit, Michigan, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Akron, Chicago, Illinois, and also my hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. Continue reading RUST BELT HAMMER COLUMN FROM MAXIMUM ROCK AND ROLL