California Rocker Named to Web’s Top 25 Music Magazines


California Rocker has been named one of the top 25 music magazines to follow on the Web.

The award comes from, a web aggregator that analyzes and collects data on reader trends.

See The Web’s Best 25 Music Magazines secured the No. 14 spot on the list and was selected by a panel for its quality and consistency of posts, Google reputation and influence and popularity on social media. was founded in 2014 by award-winning content creator and producer Donna Balancia. Balancia also founded and maintains the music review sites and

Valerie June - Photo © 2017 Donna Balancia
Valerie June – Photo by Donna Balancia

Awards for California Rocker

Balancia, a lifelong journalist and promoter, recently won Best Entertainment Photo from the SoCal Journalism Awards for her depiction of singer-songwriter Valerie June, which ran on California Rocker.

In its four-year history, the California Rocker website has won many national journalism awards including Best Blog, Best Action Photo and Best Photo Essay from the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards.

California Rocker Best Action Photo in 2017 - Photo © 2016 Donna Balancia
This photo of At The Drive In won Best Action Photo in 2017 – Photo © 2016 Donna Balancia

Best Contributors, Reviewers and Writers

Contributors and writers with California Rocker include award-winning photographer Heather Harris; top reviewer Dan MacIntosh; reviewer-photographer Alyson Camus; reviewer Craig Hammons; photographer Scott Freeman and contributors Mark McKinniss, Ivor Levene, John Daly, Harriet Kaplan and Dottie Paris. Graphic designer Malia Balancia created the logo and look of

See the Web’s Best 25 Music Magazines.

Feedspot’s Best Music Magazines are selected from among thousands of music magazines on the web using search and social metrics.

The aggregator says the selected magazines “are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information.”


California Rocker Awards
Exclusive stories, consistent posts and strong social media earned a spot on Top 25 list