Musicians

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

Sutherland and His Music Break the Actor’s Mold By DONNA BALANCIA Kiefer Sutherland told journalists he was honored that the California audiences have accepted him and that writing music presents him with new challenges he […]

By DONNA BALANCIA

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

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, celebs and sports figures are making their brand available on the […]

By DOTTIE PARIS

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

Beloved Irish Band To Make Stops at Wiltern, Masonic in SF By DOTTIE PARIS The Cranberries have released Something Else, featuring re-worked renditions of their major hits, as well as brand new material, including the single […]

Musicians

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

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 a packed house at The Troubadour last night, […]

By DONNA BALANCIA

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

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.  Wedged between the two mini-skirt decades of the 1960s […]

By PATRICK O'HEFFERNAN

California Rocker Q and A with Duane ‘DT’ Jones: SWIRL the Band Roars Back with a Strong New Album

By PATRICK O’HEFFERNAN  The band SWIRL has tight music and a clear message: Choose your path, stand up for it, don’t let negative voices deter you. The music from SWIRL is powerful – hooks that […]

Musicians

Check out ‘Get Loud,’ a Women’s Power Ballad from Nancy Wilson’s Hot New Band, Roadcase Royale

Nancy Wilson Weighs in on Women’s Rights with New Song By DONNA BALANCIA Nancy Wilson has been busy. Her new band, Roadcase Royale recently completed a video of their song “Get Loud,” and there’s more […]

2017

Deadmau5 to Open Pop-Up Store on Fairfax in LA April 28-29 With Cool Stuff, Special Heads Will Roll

By JOHN DALY After a successful pop-up emporium during his ‘a lot of shows in a row’ run in New York, electronic music producer deadmau5 will open a pop-up store on Fairfax Ave. in Los Angeles. […]

By JOHN DALY

The Jay Clark Band Creates ‘Country Metal’ Genre While Making Great Music on New Breakthrough Album

This One’s For The Underdog By JOHN DALY For anyone who’s had down times while trying to make your way, The Jay Clark Band has an inspirational album, “Cocked and Loaded,” that may give you […]

By DONNA BALANCIA

‘Drama Rock’ by Dreamcar, Roisin Murphy and Lady Gaga, Debuts at Coachella Amid Innovative Acts, Music

By DONNA BALANCIA Powered by Dreamcar, Roisin Murphy and Lady Gaga, “Drama Rock” made its debut at Coachella this year. The Davey Havok-fronted band Dreamcar, and the Irish-born Murphy took the blending of music and […]

By DONNA BALANCIA

Radiohead Plays Perfectly, Interrupters with Tim Armstrong Steal The Second Weekend at Coachella

Highlights from Weekend Two in Indio By DONNA BALANCIA INDIO – Radiohead put on one of the strongest shows ever to headline the first night of weekend two at Coachella Music and Arts Festival. In […]

Lennon

Julian Lennon, Nancy Wilson Celebrate ‘The Art of Women’ Exhibit at Diltz’ Morrison Hotel Gallery

New Paths for Beloved Artists Theme of the Night By DONNA BALANCIA Julian Lennon and Nancy Wilson were on hand to celebrate The Art of Women, a photo exhibit at Morrison Hotel Gallery Thursday night. […]

Afro-Punk

Sound Barrier Performs at Whisky A Go-Go, Set to Release Music Through Tom Morello’s Firebrand Records

By DONNA BALANCIA The Afro-Metal band Sound Barrier has reunited and will release their music through Tom Morello’s Firebrand Records label, Morello announced during a blowout night at The Whisky A Go-Go. Sound Barrier and […]

2017

Powerman 5000 and the Radioactive Chicken Heads Draw a New Arts Crowd to Our Favorite Bowling Alley

Powerman 5000, Chicken Heads Come to Lucky Strike By DONNA BALANCIA It wasn’t exactly the hoi-polloi, but Powerman 5000 and Radioactive Chicken Heads brought fans of the arts and entertainment to Lucky Strike for a […]

Musicians

Gorillaz Announce Massive North American ‘Humanz’ Tour With Stops at The Forum, SF and Las Vegas

By JOHN DALY The Gorillaz — masterminded by Damon Albam and Jamie Hewlett — will put on a North American tour, including stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas. The past few weeks […]

Coachella

Lady Gaga Pops Her Coachella Cherry with Dynamic Show, Drops New Single ‘The Cure’

By DONNA BALANCIA Lady Gaga blew away the estimated 100,000 fans during her theatrical and long overdue appearance at Coachella Saturday night.  And she dropped a new single just for the occasion, called “The Cure.” […]

ASCAP

Stevie Wonder Presented With First-Ever ‘Key of Life Award’ at The ASCAP EXPO Closing Event in Hollywood

By JOHN DALY Stevie Wonder was presented with ASCAP’s inaugural “Key of Life Award” Saturday, at the marquee closing event of ASCAP’s 12th annual “I Create Music” EXPO in Los Angeles. “The Key of Life” […]

ASCAP

Mark and Sarah Hudson, Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner, Butch Walker, and The Hooters, Jam at ASCAP

By DONNA BALANCIA The “I Create Music” Center Stage Showcase at ASCAP EXPO surpassed all expectations with master of ceremonies Mark Hudson keeping the throngs howling with laughter and a musical entourage that played their […]

ASCAP

The ASCAP Expo 2017: ‘Livelihood’ and ‘Advocacy’ are The Important Words for Songwriters Today

By DONNA BALANCIA Musicians need to present one singular message to change laws and be paid what they’re worth, ASCAP representatives said at the 2017 ASCAP EXPO Kickoff Thursday. Paul Williams, president and chairman of […]

Musicians

Broke L.A. Draws The Fans as ‘Little’ Music and Arts Festival May Soon Start to Outgrow its Locale

They Were Out In Force for The Arts By DONNA BALANCIA Broke L.A. drew a large and diverse crowd of concert goers, animal lovers and ecology-minded people in celebrating its seventh year. The line to […]

Musicians

Tom Cusimano of The Walcotts Talks Music, Gives Exclusive Solo Show For CaliforniaRocker.com

By DONNA BALANCIA Tom Cusimano of The Walcotts sat down with CaliforniaRocker.com for an exclusive interview and a mini session. He played the song “Coalinga” off The Walcotts’ new album, Let The Devil Win. It […]