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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 […]

#IggyPop chucks the mic stand across the stage Sunday at FYF - photo by Donna Balancia
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Ty Segall, Iggy Pop and Chicano Batman Shine at Uneven FYF Fest; Nine Inch Nails Closes with ‘Hurt’

Fest May Return to Historic Park in 2018 By DONNA BALANCIA Performances by Ty Segall, Chicano Batman, and Iggy Pop highlighted an otherwise uneven FYF Fest last weekend at Exposition Park. Rumor has it that […]

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Deap Vally, Jurassic Shark, Girl Pusher Display Their Special Brand of Music at Dirty Penni Fest at Echo

Echo and Echoplex Host Alt Music Fest Photos by ALYSON CAMUS and DONNA BALANCIA Excellent concerts were aplenty as the July 4 weekend kicked into high gear. Explosive Weekend Dirty Penni Fest featured Deap Vally, […]

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Deap Vally, Mike Watt, The Shrine Among Bands to Take Echo Stage at Sunday’s Dirty Penni Festival

The Echo Comes Alive in All-Ages Show By DONNA BALANCIA This Sunday, a plethora of powerful bands will take the stage at the Echo for the Dirty Penni Festival. Performers are: Deap Vally; The Shrine; […]

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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Metal Rocker Willie Basse to Perform Free Concert Tuesday Night at The Viper Room on The Sunset Strip

Battling Cancer Has Brought Changes, He Says By DONNA BALANCIA Willie Basse, who has given a boost to many fellow musicians over the years, will headline a fan appreciation concert at the Viper Room on […]

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Radiohead Plays Perfectly, Interrupters with Tim Armstrong Steal The Second Weekend at Coachella

Highlights from Weekend Two in Indio By DONNA BALANCIA INDIO – Radiohead put on one of the strongest shows ever to headline the first night of weekend two at Coachella Music and Arts Festival. In […]

2017

Powerman 5000 and the Radioactive Chicken Heads Draw a New Arts Crowd to Our Favorite Bowling Alley

Powerman 5000, Chicken Heads Come to Lucky Strike By DONNA BALANCIA It wasn’t exactly the hoi-polloi, but Powerman 5000 and Radioactive Chicken Heads brought fans of the arts and entertainment to Lucky Strike for a […]

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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 […]

Broke LA

Festival Season Kicks Off in The USA as Los Angeles Event ‘Broke L.A.’ Proves It’s Rich in Talent

By DONNA BALANCIA Broke L.A. is rich in talent for 2017. The festival that started out as a cheap alternative to Coachella has grown in many ways.  Broke L.A. has positioned itself to be the […]

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At The Drive In Releases Single and Video for ‘Hostage Stamps’ Off New Album, ‘in • ter a • li • a’

By DONNA BALANCIA At The Drive In has released the single “Hostage Stamps” with accompanying video. “Hostage Stamps” is one of the new tracks off the album in • ter a • li • a, which […]

Mario Cuomo of The Orwells - Photo © 2017 Donna Balancia
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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 […]

Rod Stewart gets wild a Caesar's Palace - Photo by Craig Hammons for California Rocker
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Hammons Review: Sir Rod Stewart Makes A Knight To Remember in Knockout Caesars Palace Performance

By CRAIG HAMMONS The curtain was drawn and anticipation was running high.  At 7:30 P.M. sharp the theme to The Magnificent Seven came roaring out of the public address system.  The curtains then opened to […]

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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 […]

Debbie Harry with her Andy Warhol - Photo courtesy Brian Arls
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Public Television Teams for Meet and Greet Packages on Upcoming Blondie Rage and Rapture Tour

By DOTTIE PARIS Public Television is offering fans an exclusive Pollinator package that includes a Meet and Greet with Blondie, premium seating at the Blondie Rage and Rapture tour, and more. For each pair of tickets purchased, fans receive: […]

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VIDEO: Gorillaz Debut Four Tracks from The New Album, ‘Humanz’ Which is Set to Drop on April 28

By JOHN DALY Check out the new video from Gorillaz as the dynamic band confirms it will drop the new album Humanz on April 28. RELATED: Gorillaz to reissue Demon Dayz Gorillaz have been busy.  In […]

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Gorillaz To Reissue 2005 Album ‘Demon Dayz’ Through Vinyl Me Please as Record of the Month

By DOTTIE PARIS Gorillaz will reissue their second album, Demon Dayz, on vinyl through Vinyl Me, Please. The band also revealed four tracks from its upcoming Humanz, which is rumored to drop during the Demon Dayz […]