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Ty Segall, Iggy Pop and Chicano Batman Shine at Uneven FYF Fest; Nine Inch Nails Closes with ‘Hurt’

Fest May Return to Historic Park in 2018 By DONNA BALANCIA Performances by Ty Segall, Chicano Batman, and Iggy Pop highlighted an otherwise uneven FYF Fest last weekend at Exposition Park. Rumor has it that […]

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California Rocker Interview

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Chip Kinman of Rank and File, Ford Madox Ford Talks New Album

‘This American Blues’ to Drop Soon By DONNA BALANCIA Ford Madox Ford will release a new album called This American Blues, frontman and founder Chip Kinman told CaliforniaRocker.com in an exclusive interview. CHECK IT OUT: […]

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Deap Vally, Jurassic Shark, Girl Pusher Display Their Special Brand of Music at Dirty Penni Fest at Echo

Echo and Echoplex Host Alt Music Fest Photos by ALYSON CAMUS and DONNA BALANCIA Excellent concerts were aplenty as the July 4 weekend kicked into high gear. Explosive Weekend Dirty Penni Fest featured Deap Vally, […]

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Living Colour Rocks the Canyon Club, Corey Glover and Crew Bring Elite to Agoura Hills Scene

Band’s ‘Personality’ Attracts Friends and Fans By DONNA BALANCIA Living Colour brought their style of bluesy punk to Canyon Club playing new songs and favorites to a packed house. The band will release a new […]

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Going Abstract with Ty Segall: Southern California Rocker Rips in Three Sold Out Nights at Teragram LA

Josh Homme and Pals Support Segall’s Rockin Show By DONNA BALANCIA Night Three of Ty Segall at The Teragram Ballroom was even better than the rest as fans and friends crowded into the sold out […]

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PHOTOS: An Evening With the Photographic Greats Richard Young and Chris Cuffaro in West Hollywood

By DONNA BALANCIA They have captured greatness, these rock photographers, but tonight Richard Young and Chris Cuffaro were the center of attention. Young’s show, “Rebels” was held at the Leica Store in LA and Cuffaro […]

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Review: Singer-Songwriter Debbie Hennessey Hits A High Note with Video for ‘Every Song Is You’

By DONNA BALANCIA She’s a woman for the ages: Singer-songwriter, performer, editor and photographer.  There isn’t much that super-talented Debbie Hennessey can’t do. Her latest work is the video for her release “Every Song Is […]

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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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California Rocker

Wayne Kramer and Jail Guitar Doors Concert ‘Rock Out 3!’ Bring Humanity Out from Behind Prison Bars

By DONNA BALANCIA Wayne Kramer still champions the underdog. Kramer, founder of MC5, the legendary band that started the punk revolution, is still raging — to help those behind bars. He was joined by Don […]

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News

Jackson Browne Goes ‘On The Boulevard’ To Give Free Concert for 650 People in Hollywood – With Video

New Soundcheck Live Show Gets Star Power By DONNA BALANCIA – Jackson Browne put on a free concert to those lucky enough to get into Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood Wednesday night. Browne graced the […]