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Three to see: A Sublime show and classic Chicano rock

Sublime with Rome

Rock/reggae/dub

7 p.m. Saturday

Thunder Valley

When talking about Sublime without Bradley Nowell, the band’s charismatic frontman who died of a drug overdose nearly 20 years ago, it’s inevitable for there to be a low ceiling...

The Sacramento Bee
Brazilian legend Caetano Veloso kicks off new season at the Mondavi

Brazilian superstar vocalist and songwriter Caetano Veloso helped revolutionize the country’s pop music by bringing in elements of rock and social commentary in the late 1960s, helping to create the movement known as Tropicália. A progenitor of world music before there was such a term, Veloso is an...

Alison Toon
Godsmack take it to 1000 horsepower! Aftershock’s Sunday headliners

Sep 17, 2014
Godsmack take it to 1000 horsepower! Aftershock’s Sunday headliners

Godsmack, Aftershock 2014, Sacramento CAGodsmack, final act of this year's Aftershock Festival in Sacramento. Great choice for the end to another great festival! What a weekend...Sully Erna, Godsmack, Aftershock 2014, SacramentoNo pyrotechnics--that wo...

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Alison Toon
Sacramento’s own FallRise opened Sunday at Aftershock, loud and clear!

Sep 16, 2014
Sacramento’s own FallRise opened Sunday at Aftershock, loud and clear!

FallRise, Aftershock 2014No lazy Sunday morning this weekend; FallRise started the show, made sure everyone was awake, and gave us their signature best. Those who came to Aftershock from far away--this year, I met people who had driven from as far as O...

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Alison Toon
Otherwise: Aftershock 2014, and what a CD launch party!

Sep 16, 2014
Otherwise: Aftershock 2014, and what a CD launch party!

Adrian Patrick of OtherwiseSo I started editing photos for several of the other performers from Aftershock 2014, but was drawn back to Otherwise, who once again put on a stellar show at Aftershock. And not only the show--it was also the launch day for ...

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Alison Toon
Five Finger Death Punched, and I didn’t even try to block.

Sep 15, 2014
Five Finger Death Punched, and I didn’t even try to block.

Sunday of Aftershock 2014, about 6.50 p.m. or just after, and all hell is breaking loose in the photo pit. Five Finger Death Punch is on stage, just starting their second song, and people are already flying over the barrier from the crowd into the pit ...

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The Sacramento Bee
Ranadive’s pop-singer daughter releases new music video

Aspiring pop singer Anjali Ranadive, daughter of Kings principal owner Vivek Ranadive, has released a new music video for “We Turn Up,” a single she performed in April when the Kings played the Los Angeles Lakers.

At that halftime performance, the Indian-American singer danced...

Alison Toon
People of Aftershock 2014: thank you, thank you, thank you. You did it again.

Sep 15, 2014
People of Aftershock 2014: thank you, thank you, thank you. You did it again.

We all went to Aftershock to hear the music--and we certainly did that. What a lineup! But before talking about any of the great bands... let's give credit, once again, to the wonderful People of Aftershock. If it wasn't for you, The People, there woul...

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The Sacramento Bee
Carnivores Tour shows a harder-edged Linkin Park

Linkin Park returned to its harder-edged-rock roots with its sixth studio album, 2013’s “The Hunting Party,” while still holding onto its hip-hop influences.

When producing the record, the band worked to create a sound that’s rarely heard on the radio these days, said Mike Shinoda, vocalist and...

The Sacramento Bee
Wednesday’s ‘Drake vs. Lil Wayne’ concert at Sleep Train canceled

Wednesday’s “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” concert at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Wheatland has been canceled, with organizers citing “scheduling conflicts.”

Refunds for the performance will be available at the point of purchase, according to a press release from promotion-and-events company Live Nation.

As of Saturday, Groupon...

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