Musicians

The California Rocker Video Playlist: The Damned, Fur Dixon, Katey Sagal and Iggy Pop

California Rocker Staff Picks California Rocker staff has assembled the latest video playlist of “Cool Tunes” covering mostly punk and alternative music old and new. With selections ranging from The Damned and Peaches to Fur […]

Reviews

Sacramento Band, American High, Drops Upbeat Rock Album, ‘Bones in the Attic, Flowers in the Basement’

By JOHN DALY American High has released Bones in the Attic, Flowers in the Basement, and it’s a fun, upbeat collection that would warm the coldest of hearts. Influence of 1960s and 1970s American High, […]

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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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Performances

The Joy Formidable Bring Their New Album, ‘Hitch,’ and Alt Sound from Wales to US with Tour

‘Welsh Invasion?’ By DONNA BALANCIA – The Joy Formidable is set to take the U.S. by storm, with a new album, Hitch. This Welsh threesome is a group worthy of some serious listening. Their new […]

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Musicians

Olivia Dvorak: Check Out This ‘Superstar To Be’ Who is Truly Making Music in Her Own Way

By DONNA BALANCIA – Olivia Dvorak is making music her own way. “I grew up in the country with horses,” said Olivia, who was raised in rural Illinois. “My horses always loved the country music […]