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Rare Photos of Iggy Pop, Queen, By Paul McAlpine on Display at Mr. Musichead Gallery

Paul McAlpine Photography Work Hits Hollywood Rock photographer Paul McAlpine has always looked ahead, but today he looks back on his work. McAlpine has curated a show of his outstanding images of iconic rock stars, […]

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Desert Daze 2017: Interview With Knitting Factory President and CEO Morgan Margolis

Desert Daze 2017 features some of the biggest headliners in the event’s history. Spaceland, Moonblock and Knitting Factory Entertainment are the three powerhouse promoters behind Desert Daze in Indio. The festival holds a lot of […]

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2017

Gary Clark Jr. Plays Intimate Show at Village Studios in West LA to Celebrate The New 88.5 FM SoCal Radio

By DONNA BALANCIA Gary Clark Jr. put on an intimate show at The Village Studios to celebrate the expansion of 88.5 FM, formerly known as KCSN radio. The man of a thousand notes @garyclarkjr played […]

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Wayne Kramer and His Jail Guitar Doors Visit 100th Prison, Setting Benchmark Behind the Wall

Teaching Music to Inmates Gives Inspiration By DONNA BALANCIA Wayne Kramer and Jail Guitar Doors charity visited its 100th prison on Friday, bringing guitars and music behind the walls of Donovan Correctional Facility in San […]

2017

EXCLUSIVE: Innovative Leisure’s Waterhouse ‘Grateful’ Allah-Las, Fans, OK After Attack Attempt

Waterhouse: ‘Band’s Name Not Meant to Offend’ By DONNA BALANCIA Nick Waterhouse said he is “grateful” his labelmates Allah-Las are OK following an apparent attack attempt near the band’s concert venue in The Netherlands. The […]

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Dead Cross Kicks off Two-Month Tour at Observatory in Santa Ana on Aug. 10, Drops New Video

‘Seizure and Desist’ a Dark Political Skewering By DONNA BALANCIA Don’t expect Mike Patton and company to leave any controversial subject unchecked. Take a look at the latest video from Dead Cross, which kicks off […]

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 […]

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Afro-Punk

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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Exclusive Interview: Rick Derringer Talks Remarkable Career as he Plays Through the Work

Derringer’s ‘Rock and Roll Hootchie-Koo’ Still Popular Today BY DONNA BALANCIA Rick Derringer has a knack for turning play into work. Derringer’s career began at age 17 with the hit “Hang On Sloopy,” which he […]

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Awards

CaliforniaRocker.com Earns Three Finalist Designations for Southern California Journalism Awards

CR Finalist in Best Blog, Best Social Media STAFF REPORT LOS ANGELES – CaliforniaRocker.com, the Los Angeles-based music blog, nabbed three Finalist designations for the Southern California Journalism Awards, it was announced Saturday. Work Honored […]