Neal Preston with Lynn Goldsmith and Randee St. Nicholas at Book Soup - Photo © 2017 Donna Balancia
Gigs and Photos

Photographer Neal Preston Celebrates New Book: ‘Exhilarated and Exhausted’ at Book Soup

By DONNA BALANCIA Rockers and rock photographers gathered to celebrate Neal Preston and the release of his new book, Exhilarated and Exhausted at Book Soup Friday night. Friends and fans gathered to meet and greet […]

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, […]

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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 […]

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Awards

California Rocker Wins Best Photo Essay, Best Action Photo at Prestigious LA Press Club Awards Gala

California Rocker Wins Three Awards at 2016 NAEJ By DOTTIE PARIS California Rocker, the online music magazine, won Best Photo Essay and Best Action Photo categories Sunday night at the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism […]

Timothy White - Photo © 2016 Donna Balancia
By DONNA BALANCIA

Morrison Hotel Gallery Presents ‘Parental Advisory: Explicit Images,’ Photos of Hip Hop’s Greats

Morrison Hotel Gallery And The Sunset Marquis Hotel Presented Parental Advisory: Explicit Images: A Hip-Hop Photography Event and Exhibit.  Many of the photographs of MHG partner Timothy White were on display. The Morrison Hotel Gallery […]

Lance Lopez - Photo © 2016 Donna Balancia
By DONNA BALANCIA

Lance Lopez and All-Star Friends Rock Monday Night Blues at the Valley’s Hot Spot, Maui Sugar Mill

By DONNA BALANCIA – Lance Lopez has more in common with late friend Johnny Winter than a love for the blues. Like the great Johnny Winter, Lance gives it his all while jamming with pals. […]

Brian Wilson and band at Hollywood Bowl - Photo by Craig Hammons
Gigs and Photos

Brian Wilson at the Hollywood Bowl: ‘Pet Sounds’ Still Rings True 50 Years After Release

‘Good Vibrations’ By CRAIG HAMMONS Good vibrations were in the air at the Hollywood Bowl on a cool summer night. Brian Wilson along with his ‘boys,’ Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, with a 12-piece band […]

The English Beat Photo by Donna Balancia
By DONNA BALANCIA

English Beat Tour the U.S., Europe, to Promote New Album Featuring Ranking Roger, Called ‘Bounce’

The English Beat to Release First Studio Album in 30 Years By DONNA BALANCIA – The English Beat gives the fans their money’s worth, as Dave Wakeling and the boys play their 30-something years’ worth […]

Streetwalkin Cheetahs © 2016 Donna Balancia for CaliforniaRocker.com
Gigs and Photos

Cherie Currie, Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs and GayC-DC to Play a Benefit Concert at Viper Room Tonight

By DONNA BALANCIA – Cherie Currie, the lead singer from The Runaways, will headline a benefit for the victims of the Orlando shooting at the Viper Room tonight. All proceeds from the event, called Highway […]

Causes

Second Annual Ride For Ronnie Draws ‘United Nations’ of Bike Enthusiasts, Sons of Anarchy Stars

Emilio Rivera Joins Ride to Support Cancer Research Photos © 2016 JESSE SILVA; Story by JOHN DALY The second annual motorcycle ride and concert to benefit cancer research, Ride For Ronnie, drew devoted friends and […]

Robbie Grey of Modern English at the Echoplex - Photo © 2016 Donna Balancia
Gigs and Photos

Modern English: All These Years Later, Legendary New Wave Band Does More Than ‘Melt With You’

Robbie Grey: ‘I’ll Melt With You’ is ‘The Song That Pays The Bills’ By DONNA BALANCIA – Modern English may look a little different than back in 1981, but the music is better than ever. […]

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Gigs and Photos

Holiday Parties Bring the Love Across Los Angeles, Some of the Biggies in Biz Share a Laugh and a Tune

By DONNA BALANCIA – Holiday parties attracted all kinds of musicians with a range of industry people making the LA scene. Charity functions and private parties raised funds and toys for children.  The band, HUDSON, […]

Dick Dale performs on New Year's Eve as wife Lana Dale looks on - Photo © 2016 Donna Balancia
Gigs and Photos

Dick Dale Rips Up The Crowd; Mick Scott and Se7en Reasons Why Swing from Rafters on New Year’s

Dick Dale Hosts Modern Day Surfer Stomp By DONNA BALANCIA – Dick Dale still gets the crowds swooning with his cool surf style, bringing a rockin’ show to the Sunset Strip on New Year’s Eve. […]

California Rocker Interview

Richie Ramone Plays Paladino’s for New Year’s Eve – No New Resolutions in 2016, Just Good Music

By DONNA BALANCIA – Richie Ramone will play a New Year’s Eve show that kicks off a new album and a European tour in 2016. Ramone will play Paladino’s on New Year’s Eve, supported by […]

Allison Iraheta - Photo © 2015 Donna Balancia
Gigs and Photos

Halo Circus featuring Allison Iraheta to Headline ‘Say It Loud’ Concert at Troubadour on Dec. 14

The Halo Circus Debut Album is Expected to be Released in 2016 Halo Circus, powered by “American Idol” Season 8 fan favorite Allison Iraheta, will headline the Troubadour on Monday, Dec. 14. The show called […]

Rosemary Butler kisses Freebo - Photo © 2015 Donna Balancia
Causes

Rock-N-Roll Christmas Show on Dec. 13 Brings Together Musician Friends to Play for MusiCares

By DONNA BALANCIA – Freebo, Carnie Wilson and Albert Lee are among the musical stars that headline The Rock-N-Roll Christmas Show to benefit MusiCares at Cal State Northridge on Dec. 13. The Rock-N-Roll Christmas Show […]

The Dave Schultz All-Star Jam - Photo © 2015 Donna Balancia
Gigs and Photos

The Dave Schulz All-Star Jam Brings Rock and Roll Thursday to New Venue Mrs. Fish in Downtown LA

By DONNA BALANCIA – Thursday nights won’t be the same in Downtown LA as The Dave Schulz All-Star Jam brings a rockin’ new show to Mrs. Fish. Schulz’ All-Star Jam plays a great range of dance […]