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By JOHN DALY

This Time, Legendary Troubadour Club Takes Center Stage at Kennedy Center Honors on CBS

The Eagles, James Taylor, Mavis Staples, Al Pacino and pianist Martha Argerich Honored By JOHN DALY The Troubadour on Santa Monica Boulevard was as much in the spotlight at the Kennedy Center Honors broadcast last night as the […]

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By DONNA BALANCIA

Pearl Jam, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Among Diverse Group of Inductees into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

By DONNA BALANCIA Seattle grunge leaders Pearl Jam, legendary folk singer Joan Baez, Yes, and the late rapper Tupac Shakur are among the 2017 Inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Journey and […]

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‘Gimme Shelter,’ Book of Celebs and Four-Legged Pals, Benefits Pet Orphans Charity at ChristmasTime

Pet Orphans Adorable Photos to Adopt Out Animals By DONNA BALANCIA Suzanne Allison Witkin, accomplished rock photographer, lives a double-life as animal advocate and president of the charity Pet Orphans. In time for the holidays, […]

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Smash Mouth Plans to be ‘Walking On The Sun’ at The Canyon Club and at The Rose This Weekend

Photos by EVA RINALDI Smash Mouth, known for its hits “Walking On The Sun” and “All-Star” will play the Canyon Club and The Rose this weekend. The band, led by Steve Harwell and Paul De […]

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By DONNA BALANCIA

Mick Jagger-Peter Tosh Song Lives on With Mick’s Video for Tosh Museum in Kingston, Jamaica

Mick Jagger and Peter Tosh Famously Collaborated on ‘Walk and Don’t Look Back’ By DONNA BALANCIA Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones sent congratulations and delivered a video message to family and friends in Kingston, […]

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By DONNA BALANCIA

The Stitches, The Talented SoCal Punk Band that Out-Punks all the Rest: The California Rocker Q and A

By DONNA BALANCIA The Stitches are one of the best loved and most appreciated punk bands in Southern California.  The longtime punkers Michael Lohrman, Johnny Witmer, Pete “Action Man’” Archer and Craig “Skibs” Barker recently opened for The […]

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Nick Waterhouse Releases Video ‘It’s Time,’ off Album ‘Never Twice,’ Plays Gig at The Regent Theater Dec. 19

By JOHN DALY Nick Waterhouse released his new video “It’s Time” and this outta sight musician, producer and bandleader will wrap his 2016 with a show at The Regent Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Waterhouse […]

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Musicians

Virtuoso Frontman and Producer Mike Patton Picks Up Dead Cross For Drummer Dave Lombardo

By DONNA BALANCIA Accomplished musician Mike Patton, perhaps best known for his wild performances as frontman for Faith No More, will take on the vocal duties for Dave Lombardo’s punk project Dead Cross. Lombardo (Suicidal […]

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By DONNA BALANCIA

Le Butcherettes Turn Up The Heat and Rock The Regent Theater for Riot Grill 2016 in DTLA

Woman-Powered Riot Grill Draws Eclectic Lineup By DONNA BALANCIA Emerging from the shadows and into the dim light of emancipated woman power is an ever-present theme for female rockers.  Riot Grill at The Regent Theater […]

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By JOHN DALY

Music Producer Jason Cole In Critical Condition After Hit-And-Run With Dump Truck in Hollywood

By JOHN DALY Music producer Jason Cole remained in critical condition Thursday after he was run over by a dump truck while riding his motorcycle in Hollywood. The accident happened at around 12:30 p.m. Dec. […]

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Awards

Surprises Like Sturgill Simpson and Honors for David Bowie Come with List of GRAMMY Nominations

See the Full List of GRAMMY Nominations Here Photo by VIVIAN WANG, Story By DONNA BALANCIA Beyonce, Drake, Kanye and Rihanna may have the most number of nominations, but this year, some surprises were to […]

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California Rocker Wins Best Photo Essay, Best Action Photo at Prestigious LA Press Club Awards Gala

California Rocker Wins Three Awards at 2016 NAEJ By DOTTIE PARIS California Rocker, the online music magazine, won Best Photo Essay and Best Action Photo categories Sunday night at the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism […]

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Dandy Warhols, Jim James, Dragonette and Illenium Play Goldenvoice Venues During Month of December

Holiday cheer and great music are on the horizon for the month of December. The Dandy Warhols with Telegram and Warbly Jets will take the stage at The Fonda Theatre on Dec. 16 and Jim James will be at the […]

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Musicians

John Mayall at The Rose in Pasadena: A Divine Experience For Those Who Worship The Blues

By PATRICK O’HEFFERNAN Special to CaliforniaRocker.com PASADENA – Going to a John Mayall concert is like going to church – not to a religious ceremony, unless blues is your religion, but being inside a cathedral experiencing […]

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By DONNA BALANCIA

Fartbarf, David and The Curse, and Tres, Synthesize Music Down to Its Purest Form at El Cid Friday Night

By DONNA BALANCIA We never considered seeing Fartbarf for the last few years, mainly because of the name of the band. Too sophomoric. After all, could a band named Fartbarf actually have any redeeming value […]

By JOHN DALY

Relative Newcomer Saint Blasphemer Makes Fresh Dent in Metal World with New EP ‘Simon Templar’

By JOHN DALY Saint Blasphemer is a relative newcomer to performing Rock N Roll, but the Santa Ana band has the chops for the long haul. Saint Blasphemer has been playing since last February and […]