Live Reviews

Craig Hammons: The B-52s With Pacific Symphony Create The ‘Cosmic Party’ in Orange County

Pacific Symphony Joins B52s By CRAIG HAMMONS After almost four decades of shaking and shimmying their way around the world The B-52s landed at the Pacific Amphitheatre on this cool summer night to get the […]

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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 […]

Rod Stewart gets wild a Caesar's Palace - Photo by Craig Hammons for California Rocker
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Hammons Review: Sir Rod Stewart Makes A Knight To Remember in Knockout Caesars Palace Performance

By CRAIG HAMMONS The curtain was drawn and anticipation was running high.  At 7:30 P.M. sharp the theme to The Magnificent Seven came roaring out of the public address system.  The curtains then opened to […]

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Hammons Reviews: Thievery Corporation Still Keeps The Fans Dancing Under the Black Moon

By CRAIG HAMMONS Thievery Corporation brought their hypnotic grooves, intricate rhythms and mystical funk to the Santa Barbara Bowl on this cool summer evening.  This is the 20-year anniversary of a band that continues to […]

Live Reviews

Yes, ELP Legacy and Todd Rundgren Make Yestival, A Celebration of Happy Hippy Days and Good Memories

Review By CRAIG HAMMONS Happy hippies and purveyors of the fine art of rock music were in heaven the other night at Yestival, a celebration of all things prog rock. The triple bill of Yes […]

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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 […]

Live Reviews

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Captivates Hearts and Minds – At The Greek Theatre and The Egyptian Movie House

By CRAIG HAMMONS, Photos by ALYSON CAMUS To witness a Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds show is like having a spiritual rock and roll cleansing. He captures hearts and souls whether on the stage […]