#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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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Chip Kinman of Rank and File, Ford Madox Ford Talks New Album

‘This American Blues’ to Drop Soon By DONNA BALANCIA Ford Madox Ford will release a new album called This American Blues, frontman and founder Chip Kinman told CaliforniaRocker.com in an exclusive interview. CHECK IT OUT: […]

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Check Out The Kills’ New Video For ‘Wait’ From ‘Echo Home – Non-Electric EP’ Out Today on Domino

A Beloved Tune Gets Revamped By DONNA BALANCIA When our favorite duo, The Kills, are a little bit quiet, the result is usually a great new tune. In this case, check out the new, “non-electric” […]

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Check out ‘Get Loud,’ a Women’s Power Ballad from Nancy Wilson’s Hot New Band, Roadcase Royale

Nancy Wilson Weighs in on Women’s Rights with New Song By DONNA BALANCIA Nancy Wilson has been busy. Her new band, Roadcase Royale recently completed a video of their song “Get Loud,” and there’s more […]

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 […]

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At The Drive In To Release First Album in 17 Years, Announces Tour, and New Single, ‘Incurably Innocent’

By DONNA BALANCIA At The Drive In will release its first studio album in 17 years, called in • ter a • li • a, which is expected to drop May 5.  The high-energy post-punk […]

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The Kills Drop ‘Whirling Eye’ Video, Headline Santa Barbara Starry Nites Fest Mar 18, Catalyst Mar 21

By JOHN DALY The Kills have released a new video for “Whirling Eye” and will play several California dates including the Starry Nites Festival in Santa Barbara March 18-19. Check out the new 360-degree video […]

By DONNA BALANCIA

Review: Singer-Songwriter Debbie Hennessey Hits A High Note with Video for ‘Every Song Is You’

By DONNA BALANCIA She’s a woman for the ages: Singer-songwriter, performer, editor and photographer.  There isn’t much that super-talented Debbie Hennessey can’t do. Her latest work is the video for her release “Every Song Is […]

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The Suffers To Play Their Brand of ‘Gulf Coast Soul’ at The Echo Saturday Night, Release New Video

The Suffers: Get Ready for Soulful Rock N Roll By DONNA BALANCIA The Suffers, Houston’s answer to Rock N Roll Soul, led by powerhouse front woman Kam Franklin, will hit the stage at The Echo […]

Leonard Cohen passes away - photo by Takahiro Kyono
By DONNA BALANCIA

Leonard Cohen, Legendary Poet and Musician Known for Soulful and Skillful Songs of Truth, Dies at 82

Cohen Enjoyed a Full Life, Well-Lived By DONNA BALANCIA Prolific musician Leonard Cohen has died, it was announced Thursday night. He was 82. The Canadian-born Cohen was known for his beautifully written songs of love, angst […]

Gavin Rossdale hugged, kissed and mingled with his fans - Photo © 2016 Donna Balancia
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Gavin Rossdale ‘Monkeys’ With the Packed House at the Observatory, Takes a Trip into His Audience

Bush gave an energetic performance at the Observatory in Santa Ana, with frontman Gavin Rossdale climbing through the packed crowd and giving kisses, hugs and handshakes to the faithful. The band which came to fame […]

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Paul McCartney Re-Teams With Rihanna at ‘Oldchella’ for Their Collaboration, ‘FourFiveSeconds’

Photo courtesy Prestoff2000 Say what you will about Paul McCartney teaming with Rihanna, but this rendition of FourFiveSeconds — sans Kanye West — had the Desert Trip fans enraptured. Shot by our favorite videographer, Prestoff2000, […]

The DoGs Video World Premiere - Photo © 2015 Donna Balancia
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WORLD PREMIERE VIDEO: The DoGs Release Video to promote their Latest EP ‘Ain’t Going Nowhere’

By DONNA BALANCIA – The DoGs, those legendary rockers from Detroit, have released a video “Ain’t Going Nowhere” courtesy of BlankTV.  It’s a funny vid depicting one of our favorite bands. “We wanted to have […]

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Mike Campbell Uses His LA Band, The Dirty Knobs, for Kicks, While Reaping Big Marketing Rewards

By DONNA BALANCIA – Mike Campbell may be known as “Gator,” in his band The Dirty Knobs but the only thing ferocious about him is his extraordinary guitar playing. Campbell, known for his day job […]