SWMRS - Photo by Balancia
Live Reviews

The Interrupters, SWMRS, Johnny Madcap, Sharp Shock Haunt Fonda With High Energy Show

By DONNA BALANCIA The Interrupters headlined a night of high-energy new wave music and Halloween hijinks at The Fonda Theatre that featured Swmrs, Sharp Shock and Johnny Madcap and the Distractions. In case anyone was […]

By DAN MACINTOSH

REVIEW: ‘Friday Night Is Killing Me’ Reissue By Bash and Pop Still Holds Up Strong

By DAN MACINTOSH Bash and Pop is Tommy Stinson’s band, which arose out of those beautiful Replacements ashes. Although Stinson rarely took the spotlight away from Replacements’ leader Paul Westerberg, he was always our boy […]

Mr. Lahey and Randy bring their crazy comedy to the Whisky A Go Go - Photo courtesy of Mr. Lahey and Randy
TV

‘Trailer Park Boys’ Star John Dunsworth, Who Played Beloved Mr. Lahey Dies

Read The Interview By DONNA BALANCIA John Dunsworth, who portrayed the beloved booze-swigging gatekeeper, Mr. Lahey, on the Canadian TV show, “Trailer Park Boys,” has passed away following a short illness. His daughter made the announcement […]

Paul McAlpine Iggy Pop California Rocker
By DONNA BALANCIA

Rare Photos of Iggy Pop, Queen, By Paul McAlpine on Display at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Paul McAlpine Photography Work Hits Hollywood Rock photographer Paul McAlpine has always looked ahead, but today he looks back on his work. McAlpine has curated a show of his outstanding images of iconic rock stars, […]

By DONNA BALANCIA

Desert Daze 2017: Interview With Knitting Factory President and CEO Morgan Margolis

Desert Daze 2017 features some of the biggest headliners in the event’s history. Spaceland, Moonblock and Knitting Factory Entertainment are the three powerhouse promoters behind Desert Daze in Indio. The festival holds a lot of […]

By DAN MACINTOSH

Bruce Cockburn’s Wide-Ranging Album, ‘Bone to Bone,’ Lends Comfort in Troubled Times

Review by DAN MACINTOSH Bruce Cockburn’s music has never been simple and straightforward because Cockburn is a complicated musician-poet who is ever unafraid to follow his muse. Wherever it leads. These days, he is straying […]