The DoGs Video World Premiere - Photo © 2015 Donna Balancia
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 […]

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 […]

The Two Tens - Photo © 2015 Donna Balancia
CALIFORNIA ROCKER Q/A

Two Tens Reveal All in The California Rocker Interview: The Massive Hair and Why Ella Didn’t Like the Hat

The Two Tens’ Adam Bones and Rikki Styxx tell California Rocker’s Donna Balancia their Most Random Thoughts. DB: Who is your inspiration? Who are some of the bands that you two both enjoy? AB: General […]