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News

WORLD PREMIERE VIDEO: The DoGs Release Video to promote their Latest EP ‘Ain’t Going Nowhere’

By DONNA BALANCIA – The DoGs, those legendary rockers from Detroit, have released a video “Ain’t Going Nowhere” courtesy of BlankTV.  It’s a funny vid depicting one of our favorite bands. “We wanted to have […]

Mary Kay and Loren Molinare - Photo © 2015 Donna Balancia
By DONNA BALANCIA

The Dogs of Detroit: Old School Punk Rock Pros Weather The Years, Fetch New Fan Base

The Dogs, considered among the innovators of punk rock, are one of the most influential bands in the genre. Legendary Detroit bandmates Loren Molinare, Mary Kay and Tony Matteucci sat down with California Rocker Editor […]

By DONNA BALANCIA

The Blessings Rock The Heather Harris Photo Exhibit at Pop Obscure Records in Downtown LA

Musicians, Artists and Friends on Hand at Showing By DONNA BALANCIA The Blessings performed as fans of photography and music gathered at Pop Obscure Records in downtown L.A. for an exhibit by photographer Heather Harris. […]

Jared James Nichols Band and Gus G team up at Blackstar Amps party at Swinghouse Studios - Photo © 2017 Donna Balancia
By DONNA BALANCIA

Blackstar Amps Opens the NAMM Show With a True Rock and Roll Party at Swing House Studios

Jared James Nichols, Sin Quirin and Gus G Rock the House By DONNA BALANCIA NAMM Show 2017 got a wild kickoff at Swing House Studios last night as Blackstar Amplification celebrated its 10th anniversary in […]

Animals

‘Gimme Shelter,’ Book of Celebs and Four-Legged Pals, Benefits Pet Orphans Charity at ChristmasTime

Pet Orphans Adorable Photos to Adopt Out Animals By DONNA BALANCIA Suzanne Allison Witkin, accomplished rock photographer, lives a double-life as animal advocate and president of the charity Pet Orphans. In time for the holidays, […]

Musicians

Federal Bar Tops the Entertainment Venues in Long Beach as Bands, Menu Make Splash at the Ocean

By DONNA BALANCIA — Long Beach is springing up as a new hotbed for entertainment, its beachside location and regentrificated downtown area make a perfect getaway place to see a cool band. Here are a few […]

A Star Is Born gets 8 Oscar nominations including Best Picture - Courtesy image
FILM AND TV

‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Hit High Notes with Oscar Nominations

By JOHN DALY “A Star Is Born” secured eight Oscar nominations and “Bohemian Rhapsody” grabbed five to represent music-themed movies at this year’s Academy Awards, it was announced. The Lady Gaga-Bradley Cooper picture and the […]

Rami Malek and Bohemian Rhapsody win Globes - 20th
Awards

Music Movies ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ ‘Green Book’ and ‘Star Is Born’ Win Golden Globes

By DONNA BALANCIA “Bohemian Rhapsody” took Best Motion Picture, Drama, and its star Rami Malek secured the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, at The Golden Globe Awards Sunday night at The Beverly Hilton. […]

Lady Gaga at 'A Star Is Born' Premiere - Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia for CaliforniaRocker.com
Golden Globes

‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Nab 2019 Golden Globe Nominations, List of Nominees

By DONNA BALANCIA “A Star Is Born” earned five Golden Globe nominations and “Bohemian Rhapsody” grabbed two as the Hollywood Foreign Press made its annual announcement of honorees this morning.  “A Star Is Born,” earned […]