Black Waat3r at the Viper Room by Donna Balancia

Black Waat3r Breaks Down The Sound ‘Barriers’ At The Viper Room for Night of Soul Satisfaction

Innovative Crossover Performances Inspire at Viper Room By DONNA BALANCIA Black Waat3r headlined an innovative bill of bands at the Viper Room that broke down sound “barriers.” Ace performers Black Waat3r, Emi Secrest, Tomi Townsend, […]

Soul Asylum California Rocker Donna Balancia

Dave Pirner and Soul Asylum Celebrate Their ‘Change of Fortune’ at The Whisky A Go Go

Soul Asylum Opener Wild Roses Also Impresses By DONNA BALANCIA Dave Pirner and Soul Asylum gave an electrifying performance at the Whisky A Go Go promoting the album Change of Fortune. The show proved that Pirner […]

Se7en Reasons Why - Photo © 2016 Donna Balanci

Cruefest Hollywood: Metal Artists With Hearts of Gold Come to Whisky A Go Go and Play for Charity

By DONNA BALANCIA – The 15th Annual Cruefest Hollywood will be held this Saturday at the Whisky A Go-Go and while it’s a fun concert event, it’s purpose is serious: To help fight cancer. “Cruefest […]

Revolushn has a new album out, called The Freshman

‘The Freshman,’ A Bizarre, Martian-Themed Album by the 12-Member Band Revolushn, Worth A Probe

By DONNA BALANCIA – Revolushn doesn’t need to have permanent band members — because like on Mars, everything is transient.  And that includes the music. Led by a couple of guys with some weirdo nicknames […]

Brian Wilson and band at Hollywood Bowl - Photo by Craig Hammons
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Brian Wilson at the Hollywood Bowl: ‘Pet Sounds’ Still Rings True 50 Years After Release

‘Good Vibrations’ By CRAIG HAMMONS Good vibrations were in the air at the Hollywood Bowl on a cool summer night. Brian Wilson along with his ‘boys,’ Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, with a 12-piece band […]

Burning Spear - Photo courtesy Marco Swk

Hollywood Bowl Fans Feel Irie as The Great Burning Spear Makes His Final California Appearance

By CRAIG HAMMONS Jah cool wind blew peace and harmony over the Hollywood Bowl a beautiful summer evening last week as the sounds of reggae music would soon be soothing our souls.  Everyone was feeling […]


Glamorous Rocker Crown Jwlz Releases New Album, ‘California King,’ Fights for the Rights of Women

Crown Jwlz Brings a Cool New Twist to Rock N Roll By ROSIE CHAVEZ Crown Jwlz is theatrical, glamorous and she considers herself a warrior for women and musicians. She recently released her debut EP […]

The English Beat Photo by Donna Balancia

English Beat Tour the U.S., Europe, to Promote New Album Featuring Ranking Roger, Called ‘Bounce’

The English Beat to Release First Studio Album in 30 Years By DONNA BALANCIA – The English Beat gives the fans their money’s worth, as Dave Wakeling and the boys play their 30-something years’ worth […]