Rochester Sessions Released!

We’ve just released some of our recordings from Rochester Sessions on WITR!  Needless to say, you can just click on the “Music” link above, or you can find the same thing right here.  These are the best tracks, cleaned up a little and posted for your listening pleasure.  They may not be up there forever, so dig ’em while you can!

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Show at Juke Box is CANCELLED.

Due to a death in Amie’s family, our show for March 31st has been cancelled.  We’re working on rescheduling and will keep you all posted.

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Andy Smash & the Rust Belt Hotrods are playing the Jukebox!

That’s right, we’re playing the WEST SIDE, yo!  The Jukebox (5435 West Ridge Rd.
Spencerport, NY 14559) is just minutes from Brockport, Chili, Ogden and Greece.  March 31st, from 7:00-9:00.  It’s a ‘school night,’ so we’re starting early and ending early.  No cover, all ages.  Jukebox phone number is (585) 352-4505, or you can just e-mail the band at

The more people show up, the more likely it is they’ll have us back.  Come on out and see us!

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New Blog up on North Country Punk

Yup, you got it.  There’s a new blog entry, “Blogging the CD.”  Click on “blog” up above, and it’ll take you there.  Neat how that works, huh?

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Rochester Sessions Re-broadcast: TONIGHT. 7PM.

Just in case you missed it on Monday, Rochester Sessions will be re-broadcasting our show tonight at 7:00 PM.  89.7 WITR.  You can listen on-line here, too.

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Rust Belt Hotrods to play Boulder Coffee (South Wedge) 2/12/11

That’s right, we’re playing Boulder Coffee in the South Wedge, THIS SATURDAY.  Show starts at 8:00 PM.  And it’s FREE FREE FREE.  Our new FULL-LENGTH CD, North Country Punk will be available at the show.  Come on out!

You can, of course, give the CD a listen here, or just click on the “Music” button above to go to the same place.

Photo by Jim Schreck

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At long last, the new Andy Smash & the Rust Belt Hotrods CD North Country Punk is available for purchase.  You can find it locally at The Record Archive, The Bop Shop, CD Exchange, and Lakeshore Record Exchange, or right here on our website–download or hard-copy.

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Welcome to the official webpage for Andy Smash and the Rust Belt Hotrods!

Times are tough all over, and as any punk rocker can tell you, the only way through is to rise above.  We’re here for you, and in that spirit we’ve got some good news to come with the New Year–a bunch of good news:

Our on-line presence just got a whole lot huger.  We’ve finally got our own webpage, and you’re reading it right now.  As you may know, we like to keep things as DIY as is reasonably possible, which can make us a tough target to track.  That’s what this page is for.  We’ll use this page to keep you in the know about everything:  upcoming gigs, radio appearances, new songs, new releases, free downloads, fresh lyrics, and whatever other relevant details happen to cross our sights.  Facebook and MySpace being the vessels that they are, links from this page to those sites may be a bit weird.

Our full length CD is due to drop any moment.  As a matter of fact, it’s at the duplicator’s right now.  It’s entitled North Country Punk.  It’s a “story thus far” kind of thing:  a combination of new material, remixes, remasters, and fresh versions of your favorite Hotrods songs.  We put a lot of effort into making sure it was “just so.”  The album artwork (done by Juni Moon) is nothing shy of spectacular.  It’s been a long journey and a lot of work.  We’re very proud of it.  Watch this space for further details.

We’re on Bandcamp now, too. In fact, our page is right here, although all you really have to do is click the Music button on the menu above.  Bandcamp features our music in a variety of high-quality audio formats, including MP3.  You can purchase entire albums or individual songs, and you can listen to all of it before you buy.  This is also where you’ll find those free downloads I was hinting at earlier.  Sorry, but you’ll have to use your browser’s back-arrow to navigate back to this page.

Rochester Sessions, the classic music show on WITR , is back on the air after a long hiatus.  The show features live music and interviews with local artists.  We’re happy to announce that we’ve been invited to play!  Mike Yates, host of WITR radio show Do The Pop has been the driving force behind this particular adventure.  We should be in the WITR studios some time towards the end of January or early February.  We’re totally stoked.

Our ‘touring’ schedule for 2011 is still on the drawing board.  Last year was something of a chaotic scramble as we tried to get the beast rolling, but thanks to you every show was an absolute blast!  This year we’re really hoping to break out of the Rochester area and play some gigs around the region.  If you hear of anything, let us know.  And we’ll be sure to keep you posted.

So there you have it: the new on-line world  of Andy Smash and the Rust Belt Hotrods. It’s been a long time coming, but we’re here to stay.

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