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Live Reviews

After 17 Years, Fans Still Catch a Wild Show by At The Drive In and Pals Le Butcherettes at The Shrine

ATDI Touring for Album, in•ter a•li•a By DONNA BALANCIA At The Drive In should rename themselves “At The Dive In,” because 17 years later, the band is still slamming a phenomenal physical and inspiring performance. Wild, […]

Live Reviews

Le Butcherettes Cause Havoc at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, Support At The Drive In at The Shrine Saturday

With Video of Le Butcherettes and ATDI from Kimmel By DONNA BALANCIA Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes is one of the best rock and roll performers of all time. It’s as  simple as that.  […]

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Le Butcherettes Turn Up The Heat and Rock The Regent Theater for Riot Grill 2016 in DTLA

Woman-Powered Riot Grill Draws Eclectic Lineup By DONNA BALANCIA Emerging from the shadows and into the dim light of emancipated woman power is an ever-present theme for female rockers.  Riot Grill at The Regent Theater […]

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A New Record for California Rocker – Five Journalism Awards with Two First Place Finishes in One Year

Site Wins Social Media and Best Blog Awards By JOHN DALY LOS ANGELES – The team at CaliforniaRocker.com has set the standard: Donna Balancia and her editorial team have won five journalism awards in one […]

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At The Drive In Releases Single and Video for ‘Hostage Stamps’ Off New Album, ‘in • ter a • li • a’

By DONNA BALANCIA At The Drive In has released the single “Hostage Stamps” with accompanying video. “Hostage Stamps” is one of the new tracks off the album in • ter a • li • a, which […]

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At The Drive In To Release First Album in 17 Years, Announces Tour, and New Single, ‘Incurably Innocent’

By DONNA BALANCIA At The Drive In will release its first studio album in 17 years, called in • ter a • li • a, which is expected to drop May 5.  The high-energy post-punk […]

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Musicians

Virtuoso Frontman and Producer Mike Patton Picks Up Dead Cross For Drummer Dave Lombardo

By DONNA BALANCIA Accomplished musician Mike Patton, perhaps best known for his wild performances as frontman for Faith No More, will take on the vocal duties for Dave Lombardo’s punk project Dead Cross. Lombardo (Suicidal […]

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Awards

California Rocker Wins Best Photo Essay, Best Action Photo at Prestigious LA Press Club Awards Gala

California Rocker Wins Three Awards at 2016 NAEJ By DOTTIE PARIS California Rocker, the online music magazine, won Best Photo Essay and Best Action Photo categories Sunday night at the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism […]

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The Melvins, Teri Gender Bender and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Form Supergroup, Crystal Fairy

New Single Precedes February Album Release By DONNA BALANCIA Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes, Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover of the Melvins, and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of At The Drive-In have formed a new group, […]