concerts

Deap Vally, Mike Watt, The Shrine Among Bands to Take Echo Stage at Sunday’s Dirty Penni Festival

The Echo Comes Alive in All-Ages Show By DONNA BALANCIA This Sunday, a plethora of powerful bands will take the stage at the Echo for the Dirty Penni Festival. Performers are: Deap Vally; The Shrine; […]

Reviews

Sacramento Band, American High, Drops Upbeat Rock Album, ‘Bones in the Attic, Flowers in the Basement’

By JOHN DALY American High has released Bones in the Attic, Flowers in the Basement, and it’s a fun, upbeat collection that would warm the coldest of hearts. Influence of 1960s and 1970s American High, […]

Live Reviews

The Black Lips, Starcrawler and Timmy’s Organism Throw and Get Thrown at The Regent Theater

Stage Diving, Sex on Stage, and Masks Rule By DONNA BALANCIA The Black Lips brought the toilet paper and opener Starcrawler cleaned up the accolades at The Regent Theater. Timmy’s Organism was in keeping with […]

Arroyo Seco Festival Weekend

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Alabama Shakes, Charles Bradley Rock Arroyo Seco Weekend

Pasadena Fest Draws Mixed Music Demo By DONNA BALANCIA Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ripped through the hits and put on an award-worthy rock and roll performance at the first-ever Arroyo Seco Weekend Festival in […]

By JOHN DALY

The xx Release Digital Deluxe Version of Their Classic Third Album, ‘I See You,’ Play Glastonbury

By JOHN DALY The xx have released a digital deluxe version of their classic third album, I See You.  I See You is available on all digital services now and features three new songs: “Naïve,” which features a […]

Arroyo Seco Festival Weekend

Arroyo Seco Festival Weekend Brings the Best of Music, Food to Pasadena Saturday and Sunday

By DONNA BALANCIA This weekend, the Arroyo Seco Festival Weekend will bring together the likes of top musicians like Tom Petty, Dawes and Alabama Shakes while famous chefs will be showing off LA’s top cuisine. […]

Musicians

With ‘Trouble Maker,’ Rancid Tells Us Where They’re Going With Hot Album: To The Top of the Charts

Rancid Tackles Important Issues with New Record By DONNA BALANCIA Rancid’s new record, Trouble Maker, was inspired by freedom of speech and people using music as a message, and they’re making their point. There aren’t too […]

Musicians

O’HEFFERNAN: Kris Angelis is Melodic, Hypnotic, and Addictive in Her New EP, ‘Heartbreak Is Contagious’

Love’s Demise Takes Front Seat on New Record By PATRICK O’HEFFERNAN I have been listening to Kris Anglis’ new EP, Heartbreak Is Contagious over and over since I recently had her on my radio show, […]

Musicians

The Suffers, The Buttertones and Thee Commons In the Lineup at Levitt Summer Series by Spaceland Presents

Concerts Under The Stars Runs June 17-Sept. 10 By DONNA BALANCIA Diverse musicians ranging from The Suffers to The Buttertones and Thee Commons will take the stage at The Levitt Pavilion for the 2017 Free […]

The Weirdos
By CRAIG HAMMONS

HAMMONS REVIEW: Woolly Bandits and The Weirdos Bring Old Style Punk Back to ‘Destroy All Music’

Sweet But Wild Reunion at Echo By CRAIG HAMMONS After being held captive by my Uber driver I finally made it to The Echo for the long awaited homecoming of Hollyweird’s own premiere punks, the […]

Whiplash Splash Dollyrots Other Trucker
Musicians

PREMIERE: The Dollyrots Debut Video, “Other Trucker” on California Rocker, Duo to Play Roxy Theater

Punk-Pop Duo Plays CA Gigs with the Buzzcocks By DONNA BALANCIA The Dollyrots debut the new video for their song, “Other Trucker” right here on CaliforniaRocker.com. It’s a fun, upbeat tropical-toned pop tune, check it […]

concerts

Metal Rocker Willie Basse to Perform Free Concert Tuesday Night at The Viper Room on The Sunset Strip

Battling Cancer Has Brought Changes, He Says By DONNA BALANCIA Willie Basse, who has given a boost to many fellow musicians over the years, will headline a fan appreciation concert at the Viper Room on […]

Musicians

Check Out The Kills’ New Video For ‘Wait’ From ‘Echo Home – Non-Electric EP’ Out Today on Domino

A Beloved Tune Gets Revamped By DONNA BALANCIA When our favorite duo, The Kills, are a little bit quiet, the result is usually a great new tune. In this case, check out the new, “non-electric” […]