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Alison Toon
Blackalicious, touring, new album for pre-order… sounds good. Sounds really, really good!

Aug 10, 2015
Blackalicious, touring, new album for pre-order… sounds good. Sounds really, really good!

Blackalicious' Imani, vol. 1Local guys, Blackalicious, are heading off on a national tour, with their new album, Imani, vol 1., due for release September 18th. They headlined at this year's Concerts in the Park a couple of months ago (how did this summ...

Alison Toon
Echo and the Bunnymen, Sacramento: old, new, borrowed… and very blue

Aug 9, 2015
Echo and the Bunnymen, Sacramento: old, new, borrowed… and very blue

Echo and the Bunnymen, old out at the Ace of Spades, SacramentoA sold-out show, and (I believe), the very first time for Echo and the Bunnymen in Sacramento, California: the setlist a mix of favourite Bunnymen songs from the '80's (Killing Moon, Lips L...

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Alison Toon
Street Urchinz, and I’ve missed seeing these guys. Time to buy that new CD!

Aug 8, 2015
Street Urchinz, and I’ve missed seeing these guys. Time to buy that new CD!

Tommy Norman, vocals and guitar, Street UrchinzBeen far too long since I've seen Street Urchinz, as you will see from the dates in the photo archive.The lineup has changed: still fronted by Tommy Norman, but now with Jonny Shidler on trumpet and b...

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Alison Toon
Ten songs to listen to before Aftershock! Huge lineup!!!!

Aug 7, 2015
Ten songs to listen to before Aftershock! Huge lineup!!!!

While you are (im)patiently waiting for Aftershock Festival, to be held this year at Gibson Ranch, Elverta near Sacramento, the weekend of the 24th and 25th of October, here are ten songs to listen to in preparation for planning your days at the festiv...

Alison Toon
Echo and the Bunnymen: tomorrow in Sacramento, first time?

Aug 7, 2015
Echo and the Bunnymen: tomorrow in Sacramento, first time?

I'm looking forwards to tomorrow evening's show at the Ace of Spades... it's Echo and the Bunnymen, and I believe it's their first time in Sacramento. Don't miss it! May be one or two tickets still available... be quick!In case you need a reminder:

Alison Toon
Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Jo Mersa Marley too… One Love!!!!

Aug 5, 2015
Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Jo Mersa Marley too… One Love!!!!

Stephen Marley, SacramentoI don't know anyone who doesn't recognise the Marley name. We've been really lucky here in Sacramento recently: Ky Mani Marley a couple of weeks back at the State Fair, The Wailers at the Ace of Spades next Wednesday... and th...

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Alison Toon
Why you have to listen, and then listen, again. Black Map at the Ace of Spades

Aug 5, 2015
Why you have to listen, and then listen, again. Black Map at the Ace of Spades

Ben Flanagan, vocals and bass, Black MapI like to listen to a band's music, while I'm editing photos. If I don't yet know their music very well, it helps me to pick out the images which best convey the sound, and the energy, of the performance.And if t...

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Alison Toon
Some Fear None launch new album, To Live & To Die

Aug 2, 2015
Some Fear None launch new album, To Live & To Die

Some Fear None, SacramentoLast night at the Ace of Spades, Sacramento, local hard rockers Some Fear None launched their new album, To Live & To Die. Voted "Best Hard Rock" band in this year's Sammie awards, they are well worth a listen.Nathan Gigui...

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Alison Toon
Cecil, our hypocrisy… and Sanctitude. Music to restore hope.

Jul 28, 2015
Cecil, our hypocrisy… and Sanctitude. Music to restore hope.

Lioness, Sacramento ZooOn a day when the world reacted to the news of yet-another, beautiful, wonderful, incredible, natural, beast being killed for the sake of one human's desire, not need, not food, just personal want and bloodlust and desire...Betwe...

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Drought encourages Tahoe to focus on year-round activities

Drought encourages Tahoe to focus on year-round activities

WE LOVE CELEBRATING OUR REGION’S year-round lifestyle centered around farm-fresh food, fine dining, local wine and beer, art and music and outdoor recreation — and it’s becoming a bigger draw for vacations, staycations and relocations. Tahoe and Truckee have deep roots in winter sports, going back to Sugar Bowl in the ’30s and the 1960...

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