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NAMM 2017 Draws Those Who Love Music, Computer Apps, Rocker Style and Bright Lights

NAMM 2017 Draws Those Who Love Music, Computer...

The Music Merchants’ Show of Shows Still a Hit By DONNA BALANCIA As music evolves, so does the annual NAMM Show in Anaheim. But one thing remains...

VIDEO: Tom Morello, Jack Black, Jackson Browne and Audio Slave Play ‘Anti-Inauguration’ Show

VIDEO: Tom Morello, Jack Black, Jackson Browne...

Prophets of Rage Perform on Inauguration Night at Teragram Ballroom Tom Morello led his band Prophets of Rage, along with Jackson Browne, a reunited Audioslave...

Ronnie Spector to be Honored as the She Rocks Award Recipient at WIMN Gala During NAMM

Ronnie Spector to be Honored as the She Rocks...

Photo by MK FEENEY Ronnie Spector will be presented the 2017 She Rocks Award at the The Women’s International Music Network gala at the Anaheim Hilton...

Blackstar Amps Opens the NAMM Show With a True Rock and Roll Party at Swing House Studios

Blackstar Amps Opens the NAMM Show With a...

Jared James Nichols, Sin Quirin and Gus G Rock the House By DONNA BALANCIA NAMM Show 2017 got a wild kickoff at Swing House Studios last night as Blackstar...

VIDEO: Conor Oberst Makes a Life Statement in New Single ‘A Little Uncanny’ off Album ‘Salutations’

VIDEO: Conor Oberst Makes a Life Statement...

Pre-Order Available on Conor Oberst Album, ‘Salutations’ Check out the video for Conor Oberst’s new single ‘A Little Uncanny’...

Lionsgate Summit Entertainment to Distribute Anticipated Tupac Shakur Biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’

Lionsgate Summit Entertainment to Distribute...

By JOHN DALY Lionsgate and Morgan Creek Entertainment announced today that Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label will distribute All Eyez On Me, the...

VIDEO: Check Out Gonzo From Tribal Seeds Live at The Standing Room in Hermosa Beach

VIDEO: Check Out Gonzo From Tribal Seeds...

VIDEO by DONNA BALANCIA Gonzo and his crew took the stage at The Standing Room in Hermosa Beach for a one-off show, apart from his band, Tribal Seeds....

EXCLUSIVE: After Turning Down Trump, Moby To Play ‘Anti-Inauguration Show’ at Hotel Cafe on Jan. 20

EXCLUSIVE: After Turning Down Trump, Moby...

By DONNA BALANCIA Since his cause to get Donald Trump to reveal his taxes apparently failed, Moby will perform an “Anti-Inauguration” show...

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

Review: Singer-Songwriter Debbie Hennessey...

By DONNA BALANCIA She’s a woman for the ages: Singer-songwriter, performer, editor and photographer.  There isn’t much that super-talented...

Nile Rogers Keynotes SXSW Music Amid Diverse Musical Offerings from Peelander Z to Death Valley Girls

Nile Rogers Keynotes SXSW Music Amid Diverse...

By DONNA BALANCIA Legendary producer Nile Rogers will be the music keynote speaker at SXSW 2017, which, musically will be more diverse than ever. With...

EXCLUSIVE: The Foo Fighters To Release a New Album in 2017, Sources Tell California Rocker

EXCLUSIVE: The Foo Fighters To Release a...

Foo Fighters Working In The SoCal Studio on New Album By DONNA BALANCIA The Foo Fighters are recording a new album to be released this year, sources confirmed...

Music and Musicals Take The Spotlight at 2017 Golden Globes; La La Land Sweeps its Categories

Music and Musicals Take The Spotlight at...

By JOHN DALY Music took center stage at The 74th Golden Globes Sunday night at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. La La Land captured Best Motion Picture Musical...

Richie Sambora and Orianthi To Play Center Stage and Launch The 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim

Richie Sambora and Orianthi To Play Center...

By DOTTIE PARIS RSO: Richie Sambora and Orianthi will make their NAMM Show debut together, kicking off the  annual music merchandiser’s convention...

Radiohead, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar Headline Coachella Fest 2017 April 14-16, April 21-23

Radiohead, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar Headline...

By JOHN DALY Radiohead, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar will headline The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this year, it was announced. Lorde makes...

First Families of LA Music Play a Special Engagement as ‘The Lovable Mutts’ at Genghis Cohen

First Families of LA Music Play a Special...

Don Was and Son Henry, Bob Thiele and Wife Amy, Give Classics New Sound By DONNA BALANCIA It was a musical family affair as The Lovable Mutts took the...

St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Big Data, Citizen Cope, Ring in 2017 in Long Beach on New Year’s Eve

St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Big Data,...

Annual New Year’s Eve in Long Beach a Wild Party By DONNA BALANCIA Lucky concert-goers rang in the New Year in Downtown Long Beach with St. Paul...

Best LA Concerts of 2016: Big Stars in Small Venues, Young Trailblazers, and California Rockers

Best LA Concerts of 2016: Big Stars in Small...

Bob Weir, Desert Trip, Eagles of Death Metal, The Cure, Make Beautiful Music in 2016 Eagles of Death Metal at The Teragram Ballroom The band members in...

This Time, Legendary Troubadour Club Takes Center Stage at Kennedy Center Honors on CBS

This Time, Legendary Troubadour Club Takes...

The Eagles, James Taylor, Mavis Staples, Al Pacino and pianist Martha Argerich Honored By JOHN DALY The Troubadour on Santa Monica Boulevard was as...

Review: Holidays Heat Up As Nick Waterhouse, Sad Girl and Cutty Flam Band Rock The Regent Theater

Review: Holidays Heat Up As Nick Waterhouse,...

By DONNA BALANCIA Nick Waterhouse is a terrific showman and always puts together a night of interesting acts.  This time in Los Angeles at The Regent...

Pearl Jam, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Among Diverse Group of Inductees into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Pearl Jam, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Among Diverse...

By DONNA BALANCIA Seattle grunge leaders Pearl Jam, legendary folk singer Joan Baez, Yes, and the late rapper Tupac Shakur are among the 2017 Inductees...

‘Gimme Shelter,’ Book of Celebs and Four-Legged Pals, Benefits Pet Orphans Charity at ChristmasTime

‘Gimme Shelter,’ Book of Celebs...

Pet Orphans Adorable Photos to Adopt Out Animals By DONNA BALANCIA Suzanne Allison Witkin, accomplished rock photographer, lives a double-life as animal...

Leapin’ Lizards: Smash Mouth Packs The Canyon Club, Strange Case Brings Dino and Paper Impresses

Leapin’ Lizards: Smash Mouth Packs...

By DONNA BALANCIA Smash Mouth put on a crazy show alternating between storytelling and singing favorite tunes to a capacity crowd at The Canyon Club last...

Smash Mouth Plans to be ‘Walking On The Sun’ at The Canyon Club and at The Rose This Weekend

Smash Mouth Plans to be ‘Walking On...

Photos by EVA RINALDI Smash Mouth, known for its hits “Walking On The Sun” and “All-Star” will play the Canyon Club and The Rose...

Mick Jagger-Peter Tosh Song Lives on With Mick’s Video for Tosh Museum in Kingston, Jamaica

Mick Jagger-Peter Tosh Song Lives on With...

Mick Jagger and Peter Tosh Famously Collaborated on ‘Walk and Don’t Look Back’ By DONNA BALANCIA Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones sent...

Eagles of Death Metal Rock, Josh Homme Goes Solo, at Teragram Ballroom Fundraiser for Dave Rosser

Eagles of Death Metal Rock, Josh Homme Goes...

The Gutter Twins and Pals Play for a Cause By DONNA BALANCIA Eagles of Death Metal, The Gutter Twins, Josh Homme and more top musicians donated their time...

The Stitches, The Talented SoCal Punk Band that Out-Punks all the Rest: The California Rocker Q and A

The Stitches, The Talented SoCal Punk Band...

By DONNA BALANCIA The Stitches are one of the best loved and most appreciated punk bands in Southern California.  The longtime punkers Michael Lohrman, Johnny...