Paul McAlpine Iggy Pop California Rocker
By DONNA BALANCIA

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, […]

Gary Clark Jr. photo by Donna Balancia
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 […]

California Rocker

David Lynch Set for Talk at Second Annual Festival of Disruption at Theatre at the Ace Hotel Oct. 14-15

Lynch Joins The Kills, Moby, Shepard Fairey By JOHN DALY David Lynch will appear for an in-depth talk at the second annual Festival of Disruption at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel. The Lynch talk […]

The Weirdos
By CRAIG HAMMONS

HAMMONS REVIEW: Woolly Bandits and The Weirdos Bring Old Style Punk Back to ‘Destroy All Music’

Sweet But Wild Reunion at Echo By CRAIG HAMMONS After being held captive by my Uber driver I finally made it to The Echo for the long awaited homecoming of Hollyweird’s own premiere punks, the […]

By DOTTIE PARIS

The Cranberries Release a New Album, ‘Something Else,’ and Announce a New North American Tour

Beloved Irish Band To Make Stops at Wiltern, Masonic in SF By DOTTIE PARIS The Cranberries have released Something Else, featuring re-worked renditions of their major hits, as well as brand new material, including the single […]

By DONNA BALANCIA

Dreamcar, Roisin Murphy and Lady Gaga, Debut at Coachella Amid Innovative Acts, Music

By DONNA BALANCIA Powered by Dreamcar, Roisin Murphy and Lady Gaga, “Drama Rock” made its debut at Coachella this year. The Davey Havok-fronted band Dreamcar, and the Irish-born Murphy took the blending of music and […]

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The ASCAP Expo 2017: ‘Livelihood’ and ‘Advocacy’ are The Important Words for Songwriters Today

By DONNA BALANCIA Musicians need to present one singular message to change laws and be paid what they’re worth, ASCAP representatives said at the 2017 ASCAP EXPO Kickoff Thursday. Paul Williams, president and chairman of […]

By DONNA BALANCIA

Richmond Sluts Rock Harvard and Stone, Band Plays New Album, And Leaves for European Tour

Richmond Sluts Promote Catchy ’60 Cycles of Love’ By DONNA BALANCIA The Richmond Sluts headlined a great Thursday night at Harvard and Stone, part of the Cheap Satisfaction series. Our best local drummer, John Tyree, […]

California Rocker

Tickets for This Summer’s Bi-Coastal Classic East and Classic West Music Festivals Go On Sale April 7

By JOHN DALY The Classic East and Classic West music festivals finally have a presence on the world wide web and tickets for the July concerts go on sale April 7. The hotly anticipated classic […]

California Rocker

New Goldenvoice Festival: Arroyo Seco Weekend in Pasadena This Summer to Feature Tom Petty, Weezer

By DOTTIE PARIS Goldenvoice has created another music festival to add to its impressive mass music events portfolio. Arroyo Seco Weekend, to be held on June 24-25 will feature Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mumford […]

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By DONNA BALANCIA

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 […]

How did Elliott Smith really die and why, asks photojournalist Alyson Camus
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On Eve of New Record Release, Doubts Remain about the Peculiar 2003 Death of Elliott Smith

Kill Rock Stars to Release ‘Either/Or: Expanded Version’ By DONNA BALANCIA Lingering doubts and strange revelations about the death of Elliott Smith persist 14 years after his passing. The subject of Smith’s untimely death emerges […]

Marcy Kraft Stevie Wonder Hotel Facebook California Rocker
By DONNA BALANCIA

EXCLUSIVE: Stevie Wonder and The Story Behind The Facebook Video That Has More Than 3.4 Million Hits

Music Manager Marcy Kraft Captures Stevie Wonder with Performer in Hotel Lobby By DONNA BALANCIA When you’re in the music business you never know who you’ll run into … maybe even Stevie Wonder. Marcy Kraft, […]

Moby - Photo by Tammy Lo for CaliforniaRocker.com
By DONNA BALANCIA

EXCLUSIVE: After Turning Down Trump, Moby To Play ‘Anti-Inauguration Show’ at Hotel Cafe on Jan. 20

By DONNA BALANCIA Since his cause to get Donald Trump to reveal his taxes apparently failed, Moby will perform an “Anti-Inauguration” show on Jan. 20 at The Hotel Cafe to benefit charity. The renowned DJ […]

Death Valley Girls perform at SXSW - Photo © 2016 Donna Balancia California Rocker
By DONNA BALANCIA

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 […]