Donna Balancia with Rocker Todd Rundgren

California Rocker is a popular entertainment and pop culture website that uses social media, search and video to create engagement with consumers.

California Rocker’s native video, search, and social media content including words and still images drive traffic to this high-ranking music website. Affiliated demographics are in the leisure categories.

Interactive mobile campaigns create engagement between customers and advertisers and sponsors.

Founder Donna Balancia is a 2019 Certified Digital Marketing Associate with expertise in Google Analytics, WordPress, Social Media, SEO and PPC. receives more than 7500 daily views, consistently high rankings in Google News, search and enables seamless Social Media connections.

California Rocker’s Areas of Coverage

By staffing concerts of musicians on the rise as well as writing up interviews with veteran rockers and their fans, brings an indisputable appeal to local and worldwide viewers and has five years of growth and metrics to prove it. is not only beloved in California, but all over the world. In the US, it’s a staple of regular viewers in California, Texas and New York, with returning users in additional top domestic markets. Those outside of the U.S, in Canada, UK-Europe and Australia comprise almost one quarter of the engaged and regular consumers and viewers.

California Rocker and Its YouTube Channel Drive Hundreds of Thousands of Weekly Impressions also has a California Rocker YouTube Channel and uses videos in its news and feature coverage. YouTube is a vital search engine and the California Rocker YouTube Channel is a favorite of concert-goers and fans alike.

With Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube followers and the Web platform, delivers hundreds of thousands of weekly impressions, far more than any media before. has won First-Place awards for writing and photography from The Los Angeles Press Club, The National Arts and Entertainment Awards, The Lucie Awards and The Southern California Journalism Awards.

A digital content creator who blends photography, video and words, Donna leverages the latest in digital marketing platforms. She started as a breaking news wire service reporter in New York City and covers entertainment and business news in Los Angeles. Donna has brought technology into news coverage in a unique way, enabling to reach across many demographics.

Heather Harris, Contributing Photographer

Heather Harris’ award-winning photographs of musicians have been published in Rolling Stone, MOJO, Billboard, Los Angeles Times, Rock&Folk, Creem, Music Connection, Warner Brothers, Penguin Books, St. Martins Press and many more. Spanning Buffalo Springfield to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, her work includes many of the most important figures in rock that came through her native Los Angeles throughout the past four and a half decades.

Heather has photographed covers for New York Times top ten best-selling books, has enjoyed several solo exhibitions of her photographic work in Hollywood, Calif., has provided still photography for Warner Bros. television advertising and for assorted films and video productions plus has garnered awards for music books that were designed, photographed and written by her.  She authored the books Punk Rock ‘n’ Roll and Bob Marley-Rastaman Vibration for A&M Records in the mid-1970s, and her popular blog Fastfilm currently attests to her skill annotating these photo shoots in lively terms.  She is a  Los Angeles Press Club National Arts and Entertainment Award winner for her Photo Essay for James Williamson’s One Night Only Concert, which ran in

Craig Hammons, Concert Reviewer

Craig Hammons California Rocker Reviews

Craig Hammons loves the music and his favorite place to be is at a great concert.

He has reviewed and attended more than 2,622 shows during his career. Craig has a gift of putting the reader right at the show along with him.

He’s written for a range of sites and mags and he is particularly fond of punk and wild Rock N Roll.

Alyson Camus, Photographer and Reviewer

Alyson Camus attends more shows in one week than most people attend in a year!

She is a music expert and loves the local scene, attending shows at her favorite venues like the Echoplex, the Echo, the Satellite and others.

Alyson also works for other publications and websites. You will find Alyson stage-side at most of LA’s music events.



Kailey Harvey, Contributor

Kailey Harvey is a “left handed classic rock junkie” who digs writing about music for whoever wants to read it.

She loves traveling and spends most of her time attending shows and music festivals (and most of her money) collecting vinyl.

When it comes to music journalism, discovering and giving exposure to small indie bands is her favorite part.

Scott Free

Scott Free is a rock photographer in Los Angeles. You can usually find him at the most interesting concert in town and he has an affinity for photographing new and up-and-coming performers.

Dan MacIntosh, Music Reviewer

Dan is an experienced reviewer and critic whose work has run in a range of impressive publications. He enjoys reviewing live events as well as recorded music.

John Daly, Contributor

John Daly is a music writer from Fresno, Calif., and he lives for the music.  John has a B.A. in Digital Communication and he has a passion for telling the story.

“I want to tell the story the way no one else can,” John says.  His taste in music runs the gamut and you can usually find him in the pit at the festival of the week.  All this and another plus: He is an avid Rocky and Bullwinkle fan.

Tracy Ketcher, NY

Tracy Ketcher is a well-known photographer in New York City circles. She covers major entertainment events for and

James Balboni, Photojournalist

James Balboni is a prominent photojournalist who covers a range of beats on the East Coast for and on the West Coast for California Rocker. In addition to rock and roll, James is a fan of technology and aviation.

Dottie Paris, Contributor

Dottie Paris covers technology and innovations in music.  An excellent reporter and veteran writer, Paris loves music, the beach and in-depth interviews.

“Making it in the music business is tough and I appreciate all musicians,” Dottie says. “I appreciate all musical efforts; I may not like everything I hear but all musicians receive my support.”

Bob Busby, Reviewer

Bob Busby is a veteran music reviewer and has attended thousands of concerts. He has an excellent eye for new talent and loves a good show. We are fortunate to have his talents at

Alina Lim, Contributor

Alina is a music fan who is energized by new music and innovative sounds.   She says she finds herself attending more and more shows in Downtown LA these days and loves how the area is developing into a city within a city.  Alina loves alternative bands and unique acts.


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California Rocker
9903 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 506
Beverly Hills, CA 90211