Musicians

Lemmy Statue Unveiled, Motorhead Rocker Honored with Celebrations at the Whisky and The Rainbow

Motorhead Rocker Honored at His Sunset Strip Hangouts By DONNA BALANCIA If Lemmy Kilmister were alive, he would probably would have been overwhelmed by the love of fans at events held in his honor on […]

Musicians

‘Malibu Rocks Hollywood Monday Nights’ is the Latest Great Entertainment at Lucky Strike in Hollywood

By DONNA BALANCIA – Malibu Rocks Hollywood, a new Monday night music event at Lucky Strike Live, got off to a rockin’ good start. Presented by the Malibu Guitar Festival, the new program is expected […]

Musicians

Mark Werts of American Rag Cie Creates Blueprint for Success in His New Book, ‘America’s Simple Solutions’

By DONNA BALANCIA Mark Werts is a true rock star. International businessman and CEO and founder of American Rag Cie, Werts has some advice for our country and he lays his theories out in his […]

James Williamson, Petra Haden and Joe Cardamone - Photo by Heather Harris
By DONNA BALANCIA

Setting the Standard: James Williamson Engineers Unique Sounds with New Collaborations

‘Blues Jumped The Rabbit’ is Williamson’s Latest Single By DONNA BALANCIA James Williamson believes that change is energizing. “I like to collaborate with different people and this was a great opportunity,” said Williamson of his […]

Photo courtesy of Mike Comfort
Musicians

Mike Comfort Offers Compilation Album, ‘Pretty Sweet Stuff’ to Fans Beyond Northern California

By JOHN DALY – It’s no surprise Mike Comfort and his band were voted “Best Band in Sacramento,” by the Sacramento Bee and “Best Band in Northern California” by 107FM The Point Chico. Comfort’s voice […]

Gerald Albright and Jonathan Butler kick off Long Beach Jazz Festival - Photo by Donna Balancia
Jazz

Jonathan Butler and Gerald Albright Kick off the 29th annual Long Beach Jazz Festival in Grand Style

LONG BEACH – Legendary musicians Gerald Albright and Jonathan Butler launched the 29th annual Long Beach Jazz Festival at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach Friday night. The Long Beach Jazz Festival runs all day […]

Lance Lopez - Photo © 2016 Donna Balancia
By DONNA BALANCIA

Lance Lopez and All-Star Friends Rock Monday Night Blues at the Valley’s Hot Spot, Maui Sugar Mill

By DONNA BALANCIA – Lance Lopez has more in common with late friend Johnny Winter than a love for the blues. Like the great Johnny Winter, Lance gives it his all while jamming with pals. […]

Michael Franti by Craig Hammons California Rocker
Performances

Michael Franti and Spearhead’s ‘Soulrocker’ Tour Brings Love to the Pacific Amphitheatre

By CRAIG HAMMONS – SOULROCKER (Sol-rahk-er) – One who lives from the heart, with compassion for all, and possesses a tenacious enthusiasm for music, life and the planet. Once Michael Franti and his band Spearhead stepped […]