Live Reviews

The Black Lips, Starcrawler and Timmy’s Organism Throw and Get Thrown at The Regent Theater

Stage Diving, Sex on Stage, and Masks Rule By DONNA BALANCIA The Black Lips brought the toilet paper and opener Starcrawler cleaned up the accolades at The Regent Theater. Timmy’s Organism was in keeping with […]

Mario Cuomo of The Orwells - Photo © 2017 Donna Balancia
By DONNA BALANCIA

The Orwells, The Walters and No Parents Take No Prisoners in Physical Sets at The Regent Theater LA

Three Strong Bands Prove Punk Still has Legs By DONNA BALANCIA When The Orwells play a show, it’s more like a PE party. Friends, fans and strong opening bands are the name of the game […]

Alejandro Escovedo - Photo by Nancy Rankin Escovedo
Federal Bar

The Alejandro Escovedo Band Takes Its ‘Burn Something Beautiful’ Tour to the West Coast

Escovedo and Jesse Malin to Play Federal Underground By DONNA BALANCIA Alejandro Escovedo has had an interesting career. He may come from the famous musical Escovedo family, but he’s punk rock through and through. He’s […]

Chip Kinman and Ford Madox Ford release a new single, "Expect It" - Photo © 2016 Donna Balancia
California Rocker Interview

Punk Rock Legend Chip Kinman and his New Band, Ford Madox Ford, Release Single, Announce Tour

Guys Behind Rank and File Create ‘Blues-Punk’ With Ford Madox Ford By DONNA BALANCIA Chip Kinman, the power behind Rank and File and The Dils, is using his new band Ford Madox Ford to take […]

Robbie Grey of Modern English at the Echoplex - Photo © 2016 Donna Balancia
Gigs and Photos

Modern English: All These Years Later, Legendary New Wave Band Does More Than ‘Melt With You’

Robbie Grey: ‘I’ll Melt With You’ is ‘The Song That Pays The Bills’ By DONNA BALANCIA – Modern English may look a little different than back in 1981, but the music is better than ever. […]