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EXCLUSIVE: Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum: ‘Chris Cornell and I Were Brothers in Arms During the Tough Times’

EXCLUSIVE: Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum: ‘Chris...

Pirner to Play Tribute at Whisky A Go-Go Tuesday By DONNA BALANCIA Soul Asylum founder Dave Pirner said he and the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell...

‘Positive Mental Attitude’ Required When Seeing the Ho99o9 Show With The Controversial Kate Moss

‘Positive Mental Attitude’ Required...

Echoplex Hosts Incredible Punk Pandemonium By DONNA BALANCIA There’s something new with Ho99o9; and it’s about time an interesting, semi-new...

CaliforniaRocker.com Earns Three Finalist Designations for Southern California Journalism Awards

CaliforniaRocker.com Earns Three Finalist...

CR Finalist in Best Blog, Best Social Media STAFF REPORT LOS ANGELES – CaliforniaRocker.com, the Los Angeles-based music blog, nabbed three Finalist...

Suicycos, Fatal Riot, Sin Drogas Among Top Punkers Who Impress at Pico Rivera Hardcore in Vernon

Suicycos, Fatal Riot, Sin Drogas Among Top...

Extensive Review of Pico Rivera Punk By ALENA LIM Pico Rivera Hardcore Presented a punk show that ripped the rafters at San Antonio Rose in Vernon.  Suicycos,...

Nancy Wilson and Band, Roadcase Royale, Debut New Video ‘Not Giving Up,’ Play Local SoCal Gigs

Nancy Wilson and Band, Roadcase Royale, Debut...

Royale to Headline Coach House, Rose and Canyon By DONNA BALANCIA Check out Nancy Wilson and her new band Roadcase Royale perform the video “Not...

Fans and Friends Mourn Chris Cornell; Soundgarden Frontman Had Ties to Seattle And Sunset Strip

Fans and Friends Mourn Chris Cornell; Soundgarden...

Wife Blames Meds for ‘Suicidal Thoughts’ Photo by HARMONY GERBER, Story by DONNA BALANCIA Fans and the faithful followers of Chris Cornell...

Todd Rundgren: ‘A Wizard A True Star’ Was Abomination to Everyone Else, But It Was My Defining Moment

Todd Rundgren: ‘A Wizard A True Star’...

Prolific Musician Addresses Berklee Commencement By TODD RUNDGREN “I barely graduated high school, I did not go to college, I did not qualify for...

After 17 Years, Fans Still Catch a Wild Show by At The Drive In and Pals Le Butcherettes at The Shrine

After 17 Years, Fans Still Catch a Wild Show...

ATDI Touring for Album, in•ter a•li•a By DONNA BALANCIA At The Drive In should rename themselves “At The Dive In,” because 17 years...

Sara Ontaneda Brings Her Remarkable Voice and Magical Music to The Mint, Musician is ‘Grateful’ for Gift

Sara Ontaneda Brings Her Remarkable Voice...

Ecuadorian-Born Musician Comes to Los Angeles By DONNA BALANCIA Sara Ontaneda performed her magic music at The Mint and the crowd was enraptured by the...

Koffin Kats Take Their Impressive Rockabilly Punk On the Road After Hot Whisky A Go-Go Show

Koffin Kats Take Their Impressive Rockabilly...

New Album is ‘Party Time In The End Times’ By ALENA LIM This is the first performance of a Rockabilly-style group that I have ever seen and...

Le Butcherettes Cause Havoc at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, Support At The Drive In at The Shrine Saturday

Le Butcherettes Cause Havoc at Alex’s...

With Video of Le Butcherettes and ATDI from Kimmel By DONNA BALANCIA Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes is one of the best rock and roll performers...

Allison Iraheta and Halo Circus Show Quality Has a Bold Shape with New Album, ‘East Lansing’

Allison Iraheta and Halo Circus Show Quality...

With Iraheta It’s All About the Voice By PATRICK O’HEFFERNAN I thought a long time before I nominated Allison Iraheta for the LA Music Critics...

Flaming Lips Play a Show That Puts Fantasyland to Shame, Wayne Coyne Tells Fans at the Ace: ‘Be Happy’

Flaming Lips Play a Show That Puts Fantasyland...

Light Show, Inflatables and Miley Cyrus HARMONY GERBER Photo, Story By DONNA BALANCIA What’s pink and green with lights and inflatables all over?...

The Blessings Rock The Heather Harris Photo Exhibit at Pop Obscure Records in Downtown LA

The Blessings Rock The Heather Harris Photo...

Musicians, Artists and Friends on Hand at Showing By DONNA BALANCIA The Blessings performed as fans of photography and music gathered at Pop Obscure Records...

Kiefer Sutherland, Singer-Songwriter, Makes Success Out of Heartbreak on his ‘Not Enough Whiskey’ Tour

Kiefer Sutherland, Singer-Songwriter, Makes...

Songs Tell The Story of This Second-Generation Actor By DONNA BALANCIA Kiefer Sutherland took guitar in hand and hit the Southern California stages last...

Steven Adler to Lead All-Star Jam at Third Annual Ride For Ronnie Motorcycle Rally and Concert Sunday

Steven Adler to Lead All-Star Jam at Third...

Motorcycle Event Raised $50,000 Last Year By DONNA BALANCIA Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler will lead an all-star jam during the Third Annual...

‘Sunset Strip Godfather’ Mario Maglieri, Owner of Rainbow and The Whisky A Go-Go Passes Away at 93

‘Sunset Strip Godfather’ Mario...

Rockers and Rebels Alike Mourn ‘Father Figure’ By DONNA BALANCIA Mario Maglieri, co-owner and founder of The Rainbow Bar and Grill, and co-owner...

Colin Hay of Men at Work and his Wife, Cecilia, Introduce The World to Cuban Musician San Miguel

Colin Hay of Men at Work and his Wife, Cecilia,...

Great Night of Cuban Music at Gibson Showroom By DONNA BALANCIA San Miguel and his band featuring Colin Hay put on a Cuban music performance at the Gibson...

The Buttertones: Dreamy Surf Guys Bring Their Cool California Style — And All the Girls — to The Hi Hat

The Buttertones: Dreamy Surf Guys Bring Their...

New Album ‘Gravedigging’ is a Fun Retro Record By DONNA BALANCIA When you see The Buttertones, get ready for a new style of surfy beach music,...

Interpol To Celebrate 15th Anniversary of ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ With Show at State Historic Park in LA

Interpol To Celebrate 15th Anniversary of...

By JOHN DALY Interpol will celebrate the 15th Anniversary of their debut album Turn On The Bright Lights by playing the record in its entirety at LA State...

Heather Harris to Exhibit Her Famous Rock Images at Pop Obscure Records From May 6 Through June 18

Heather Harris to Exhibit Her Famous Rock...

The Blessings To Play Opening Night Party By DONNA BALANCIA Heather Harris has had a unique perspective from her vantage point as rock photographer in...

Kiefer Sutherland Plays Stagecoach, LA and SF, Says He’s Grateful to the Fans for Support of Tour, Album

Kiefer Sutherland Plays Stagecoach, LA and...

Sutherland and His Music Break the Actor’s Mold By DONNA BALANCIA Kiefer Sutherland told journalists he was honored that the California audiences...

Deadmau5 Pop Up Store on Fairfax A Smart Marketing Program to Compliment to DJ’s Shrine Appearance

Deadmau5 Pop Up Store on Fairfax A Smart...

By DONNA BALANCIA The success of the Deadmau5 pop-up store on Fairfax proves this ever-more-popular temp sales venue is a smart business model. Musicians,...

The Cranberries Release a New Album, ‘Something Else,’ and Announce a New North American Tour

The Cranberries Release a New Album, ‘Something...

Beloved Irish Band To Make Stops at Wiltern, Masonic in SF By DOTTIE PARIS The Cranberries have released Something Else, featuring re-worked renditions...

Velazquez Review: Rise Against Rocks Troubadour With Insane Show, Album ‘Wolves,’ To Drop In June

Velazquez Review: Rise Against Rocks Troubadour...

Mosh Pit, John Fogerty, All Part of the Show By JONATHAN VELAZQUEZ In anticipation of the June 9 release of their new album Wolves, Rise Against played...

Kansas Takes It to ‘Point of Know Return’ at 40th Anniversary of ‘Leftoverture’ at The Wiltern Theatre

Kansas Takes It to ‘Point of Know Return’...

Ronnie Platt is Golden, Kansas Plugs ‘Prelude Implicit’ By DONNA BALANCIA It was a resigned era in the 1970s when Kansas the band made it big....