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Alison Toon
Marillion weekend, Port Zeeland, The Netherlands… wow. Simply: wow!

Mar 29, 2015
Marillion weekend, Port Zeeland, The Netherlands… wow. Simply: wow!

Marillion, Center Parcs Port Zeeland, The Netherlands, March 2015A week ago today, I was in The Netherlands, enjoying, very much, the third day of the Port Zeeland (PZ) Marillion Weekend. It's a weekend like no other: three incredible shows by the band...

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Alison Toon
Marillion weekend, Port Zeeland, The Netherlands

Mar 25, 2015
Marillion weekend, Port Zeeland, The Netherlands

It was a wonderful, wonderful, weekend. I will be sharing stories and photos. For now, hop on over to Toon's Tunes Facebook page, to Marillion's Facebook page, and to the Marillion website tour page to find out if you can still get a ticket for the Wol...

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Singer-songwriter Randy Newman performing in Grass Valley on June 26

Singer-songwriter Randy Newman performing in Grass Valley on June 26

Music in the Mountains is going to present popular singer-songwriter Randy Newman on Friday, June 26 “under the stars” at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, our magazine has learned. It marks Newman’s first performance ever in the Sacramento region. Newman has won three Emmys, six Grammy Awards and two Academy Awards. He has been...

Alison Toon
Photos: All That Remains, from their 1st March show at the Ace of Spades, Sacramento

Mar 17, 2015
Photos: All That Remains, from their 1st March show at the Ace of Spades, Sacramento

Philip Labont, All That RemainsThese are photos from All That Remains show, supporting In Flames, at the Ace of Spades, Sacramento, on 1st March. Sorry they took a while--it took a while, because I felt I would write a very biased review, and it d...

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Alison Toon
Rag’N’Bone Man does it again: Hard Came The Rain

Mar 17, 2015
Rag’N’Bone Man does it again: Hard Came The Rain

The more I hear from this guy, the more I want to hear. Take a listen. He grows on you... Hopefully one day I'll get to see him live. Tour dates in the UK are selling out, fast.

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Alison Toon
Waiting for Aftershock… not Godot. Please, not Godot.

Mar 12, 2015
Waiting for Aftershock… not Godot. Please, not Godot.

Ivan Moody, Five Finger Death Punch,It's Thursday 12th, and tomorrow is, logically, Friday the 13th. So why is there no major band called Friday the 13th? Think of all the shares on social media tomorrow! Just because the band's name is... Friday the 1...

Alison Toon
New Mark Knopfler album out this week: Tracker (and now say Hi to “Beryl”)

Mar 12, 2015
New Mark Knopfler album out this week: Tracker (and now say Hi to “Beryl”)

Beryl isn't such a popular name any more, but when I was a kid in England, it seemed that every other one of my mum's friends, or my friend's mothers, were called Beryl. And of course, there was Beryl the Peril, who we all secretly wanted to be. (And s...

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Alison Toon
Hozier – Someone New, new video with Natalie Dormer

Mar 4, 2015
Hozier – Someone New, new video with Natalie Dormer

One of the most lighthearted songs from Hozier's first album, Someone New now has a video, starring actress Natalie Dormer as well as the man himself.If you missed it, here's the review of Hozier's Sacramento show at the Ace of Spades.

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Alison Toon
In Flames, burning up the Ace of Spades

Mar 4, 2015
In Flames, burning up the Ace of Spades

In Flames, Ace of Spades, SacramentoThis is one of the shows where I say, "I wish".In Flames, Ace of Spades, SacramentoI wish I'd heard more of In Flames, sooner. I wish I'd had the opportunity to see them live, before. But you know what? It made this ...

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Alison Toon
Marillion, three weekends, seven photographers, a million flashes of inspiration, and one book. Coming soon.

Feb 23, 2015
Marillion, three weekends, seven photographers, a million flashes of inspiration, and one book. Coming soon.

And it's all about the music, the musicians and performers, the lights... because all the photographer does is catches a flash of the light shining from the sound and soul on the stage. This book shares quite a few such moments from three wonderful wee...

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