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 […]

By DONNA BALANCIA

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 […]

ASCAP

Mark and Sarah Hudson, Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner, Butch Walker, and The Hooters, Jam at ASCAP

By DONNA BALANCIA The “I Create Music” Center Stage Showcase at ASCAP EXPO surpassed all expectations with master of ceremonies Mark Hudson keeping the throngs howling with laughter and a musical entourage that played their […]

Live Reviews

Broke L.A. Draws The Fans as ‘Little’ Music and Arts Festival May Soon Start to Outgrow its Locale

They Were Out In Force for The Arts By DONNA BALANCIA Broke L.A. drew a large and diverse crowd of concert goers, animal lovers and ecology-minded people in celebrating its seventh year. The line to […]

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 […]

Live Reviews

Skullcandy and Vans: Vote For Bands Forget Your Friends, The Knitts or Kid Bloom to Play Warped Tour

The Vote is On; Lewis Del Mar Headlines By DONNA BALANCIA The first of three Skullcandy Stayloud Showdown concerts will took place at Berrics in Los Angeles, drawing fans of a diverse range of music. […]

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, […]

2017

British Punk’s Prolific Colin Newman: The Band Wire is Not Just Some Heritage Group from The 1970s

The Drill Fest by Wire Packs the Echo By JOHN NORRIS and DONNA BALANCIA  Wire held its Drill Fest at The Echo and Echoplex, and it was a rare opportunity to see some of punk’s originators […]

Coachella

Rolling Blackouts CF Puts on a Colorful Show with Moaning Band at The Echo

By DONNA BALANCIA Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever is re-importing new wave music to the U.S. much to the fans’ delight. Call the Aussies’ music “new wave,” “power pop,” “alternative,” or whatever you may, Rolling Blackouts […]

Bash and Pop at The Troubadour - Photo © 2017 Donna Balancia
concerts

Tommy Stinson and Bash and Pop Promote ‘Anything Could Happen’ With Packed Show at The Troubadour

The Yawpers Open for Bash and Pop By DONNA BALANCIA Tommy Stinson and his band Bash and Pop are sittin’ on top of the world. They wear high-class suits, play gigs at places like The […]

Live Reviews

Cheetah Chrome Snarls His Way Through SoCal Swing at Whisky A Go-Go and Alex’s Bar in Long Beach

Cheetah Band Brings Life to Dead Boys Songs, New Tunes By DONNA BALANCIA Cheetah Chrome and his band got the crowd going at the Whisky A Go-Go and they’ll probably light up Alex’s Bar in […]