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Alison Toon
City of Trees: new location, alternative-rock lineup, and lots and lots of happy faces

Sep 11, 2016
City of Trees: new location, alternative-rock lineup, and lots and lots of happy faces

Panic! At The Disco fans, City of Trees festivalNoon till night yesterday, Bonney Field in Sacramento, next to the California State fairgrounds, was the home for this year's Radio 94.7 City of Trees music festival. Staying true to the radio station's m...

Alison Toon
Festivals, festivals, festivals… City of Trees tomorrow, and who’s this I see on a poster for Hofday???

Sep 9, 2016
Festivals, festivals, festivals… City of Trees tomorrow, and who’s this I see on a poster for Hofday???

Tomorrow is City of Trees at Bonney Field! The set times and stages have been announced: click here for details. Parking is free, and I think there are still a few tickets available... headliners Panic! At the Disco, Weezer, Phantogram.... and many, ma...

Alison Toon
Old Sacramento and Gold Rush Days, the place to be this Labor Day Weekend!

Sep 4, 2016
Old Sacramento and Gold Rush Days, the place to be this Labor Day Weekend!

Sheriff, Gold Rush Days, Old SacramentoThis weekend, Labor Day Weekend, is Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento! The annual event which was paused briefly due to concerns with the drought, is back and better than ever. The whole of Old Sacramento has been ...

Alison Toon
Next weekend: City of Trees!!!

Sep 2, 2016
Next weekend: City of Trees!!!

Radio 94.7 and Budweiser-sponsored  City of Trees 2016 is next weekend at Bonney Field!!! Did you get your tickets yet? If not, here's where you find them: click here!

Alison Toon
… and sometimes, it’s all in a name… He Whose Ox Is Gored

Sep 1, 2016
… and sometimes, it’s all in a name… He Whose Ox Is Gored

Sometimes, but by no means always, I'm drawn to music by hearing it; a song on the radio, a random tune pulled up by Pandora, a snippet in a TV show, and of course, live bands. Sometimes, the artwork can quite simply entice me to take a listen--that's ...

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Alison Toon
Art Of Dying’s new EP, Nevermore, out tomorrow! Watch out for them on tour, too!

Sep 1, 2016
Art Of Dying’s new EP, Nevermore, out tomorrow! Watch out for them on tour, too!

Toon's Tunes/Cameras and Cargos are often invited to review new music; here's one new release that is very much worth the listen.Art Of Dying have just begun a forty-plus-show headlining tour of North America, and tomorrow sees the release of their EP,...

Alison Toon
Marillion North American tour dates… got tickets???

Sep 1, 2016
Marillion North American tour dates… got tickets???

For ticket info, go to http://marillion.com/tour   See you there!!!

Alison Toon
Bored, waiting for next year’s Chicago Open Air already? Here’s something to keep you busy…

Aug 26, 2016
Bored, waiting for next year’s Chicago Open Air already? Here’s something to keep you busy…

In among all the Chicago Open Air festival photos was this gem... but something happened... can you fix it? Were you there? Are you HERE, in this picture? Can you help put it back together again?198 HR-Crowd-ChicagoOpenAir-20160715-803If you are bored,...

Alison Toon
Memento Mori, Gemini Syndrome, it’s here… and so will they be, soon!

Aug 25, 2016
Memento Mori, Gemini Syndrome, it’s here… and so will they be, soon!

Aaron Nordstrom, Gemini SyndromeI think I'll name this, Gemini Syndrome week!A week ago tonight--at 9 p.m. to be precise, midnight east-coast time, but when we were at the Fitz and the Tantrums show--Gemini Syndome's new album, second album, sophomore ...

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Sierra Brewfest at Nevada County Fairgrounds on August 27

Sierra Brewfest at Nevada County Fairgrounds on August 27

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS ALLIANCE presents the 27th annual Sierra BrewFest on August 27 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. As one of the oldest, continuously running brewfests in California, it is known for showcasing small microbreweries in Northern California. This year’s roster features over 100 hand-crafted beers from some of the nation’s best microbreweries. This unique...

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