Death Valley Girls perform at SXSW - Photo © 2016 Donna Balancia California Rocker
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Nile Rogers Keynotes SXSW Music Amid Diverse Musical Offerings from Peelander Z to Death Valley Girls

By DONNA BALANCIA Legendary producer Nile Rogers will be the music keynote speaker at SXSW 2017, which, musically will be more diverse than ever. With performers ranging from Jesse Colin Young and Modern English, to […]

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Le Butcherettes Turn Up The Heat and Rock The Regent Theater for Riot Grill 2016 in DTLA

Woman-Powered Riot Grill Draws Eclectic Lineup By DONNA BALANCIA Emerging from the shadows and into the dim light of emancipated woman power is an ever-present theme for female rockers.  Riot Grill at The Regent Theater […]

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The Kills Celebrate 15th Anniversary with California Shows including Pappy and Harriet’s, HOB Anaheim

By DONNA BALANCIA The Kills will celebrate their 15th anniversary with some new shows set for March 2017 in various California venues. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 15 years, you […]

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Legendary Alice Cooper Goes from Kid’s Playhouse to Fantasy Springs and Still has Time for His Golf Game

Review of Alice Cooper at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino By CRAIG HAMMONS The first time I saw Alice Cooper was in the gymnasium of Cal State Fullerton in 1969. He was on the bill with […]

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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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Dave Pirner and Soul Asylum Celebrate Their ‘Change of Fortune’ at The Whisky A Go Go

Soul Asylum Opener Wild Roses Also Impresses By DONNA BALANCIA Dave Pirner and Soul Asylum gave an electrifying performance at the Whisky A Go Go promoting the album Change of Fortune. The show proved that Pirner […]