By DONNA BALANCIA

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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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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A New Record for California Rocker – Five Journalism Awards with Two First Place Finishes in One Year

Site Wins Social Media and Best Blog Awards By JOHN DALY LOS ANGELES – The team at CaliforniaRocker.com has set the standard: Donna Balancia and her editorial team have won five journalism awards in one […]

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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: […]

California Rocker Interview

EXCLUSIVE: Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum: ‘Chris Cornell and I Were Brothers in Arms During Tough Times’

Pirner to Play Tribute at Whisky A Go-Go Tuesday By DONNA BALANCIA Soul Asylum founder Dave Pirner said he and the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell shared challenging times in the early days of the […]

California Rocker Interview

EXCLUSIVE: Tom Cusimano of The Walcotts Gives Solo Show For CaliforniaRocker.com

By DONNA BALANCIA Tom Cusimano of The Walcotts sat down with CaliforniaRocker.com for an exclusive interview and a mini session. He played the song “Coalinga” off The Walcotts’ new album, Let The Devil Win. It […]

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California Rocker Interview

Gary Calamar Takes Us on a Nostalgic Tour of His Own LA With New Singles ‘Little Tokyo,’ ‘Prince of Pico Blvd’

By DONNA BALANCIA Gary Calamar is a multi-tasking musician. He’s a popular DJ on KCRW, and by day he’s a GRAMMY-nominated music supervisor on successful film and TV projects. Gary also hosts the monthly Mimosa […]

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Paul Nelson GRAMMY Nom: ‘My Friend the Late Johnny Winter Would Be Proud of Joe Louis Walker and Me’

EXCLUSIVE: Producer of GRAMMY-Nominated Blues Album Chats with California Rocker By DONNA BALANCIA Blues great Joe Louis Walker is getting some.  After all, that’s what he asks for in his GRAMMY nominated album ‘Everybody Wants […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Peter Ascher Tells Musicians ‘Don’t Expect To Make Money Unless You’re Ed Sheeran’

Renowned Music Producer and Manager Says Go Solo By DONNA BALANCIA Peter Ascher, famed musician and manager of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and who worked with The Beatles, said musicians should not be in it […]

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Cindy Lee Berryhill To Release New Album, ‘The Adventurist,’ Truly a Transcendent Labor of Love

By DONNA BALANCIA Cindy Lee Berryhill is a “Lover of Love” and that comes through loud and clear on her new album, The Adventurist. Cindy Lee, a fixture in the LA music scene who now […]