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Alison Toon
Fitz & The Tantrums filled the Ace of Spades to bursting point… so much fun!

Aug 21, 2016
Fitz & The Tantrums filled the Ace of Spades to bursting point… so much fun!

Fitz & The Tantrums, Ace of Spades, SacramentoIf you are yearning for a happy show, go see Fitz & The Tantrums. If you were one of the lucky ones with at ticket for Thursday evening's show at Sacramento's Ace of Spades--it sold out, really fast...

Alison Toon
Boy George, Culture Club, and they are back with a force! Thunder Valley!

Aug 21, 2016
Boy George, Culture Club, and they are back with a force! Thunder Valley!

Boy George and Mikey Craig, Culture ClubBefore this weekend, you may have heard me mention the lack of dancing at concerts in Northern California. I thought it was a USA vs. UK cultural-difference thing, but I'm hearing that it's a Northern-California-...

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Alison Toon
New video/single from Sacramento’s A Foreign Affair

Aug 19, 2016
New video/single from Sacramento’s A Foreign Affair

Sacramento alternative-rock band, A Foreign Affair, today launched a new video single, which you can watch below... and then head over to their Bandcamp to buy! It's taken from the EP planned for later this year.A Foreign Affair are Alex Strobaugh (voc...

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Alison Toon
If you can’t wait till Aftershock… take a roadtrip or three!

Aug 16, 2016
If you can’t wait till Aftershock… take a roadtrip or three!

Slipknot, who will be headlining Louder Than Life... then just hop on a plane, or jump in the car. There are festivals going on all over the place, including Houston Open Air (September 24th and 25th) and Louder Than Life (October 1st and 2nd, Louisvil...

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Alison Toon
This is not a pop album… the storm is coming. Marillion, F.E.A.R, video preview, documentary

Aug 12, 2016
This is not a pop album… the storm is coming. Marillion, F.E.A.R, video preview, documentary

MarillionI wake up this morning to find this video in my Facebook inbox: a new documentary-preview of Marillion's upcoming 18th studio album, F*CK Everyone And Run (F.E.A.R.). Take a few minutes to watch this... it's not only a preview of the album, it...

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Alison Toon
Photo gallery: 3 Pill Morning, at the Boardwalk, Orangevale

Aug 12, 2016
Photo gallery: 3 Pill Morning, at the Boardwalk, Orangevale

Jeff Stebbins, 3 Pill Morning (3PM)There were three bands in the lineup on Tuesday at the Boardwalk: openers were 3 Pill Morning, hard rock from Minneapolis who kicked off the evening in great style, spot-on at 7 p.m. for the already-crowded audience.S...

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Alison Toon
Photo gallery: Adelitas Way at the Boardwalk, Orangevale

Aug 10, 2016
Photo gallery: Adelitas Way at the Boardwalk, Orangevale

Rick DeJesus, Adelitas WayAdelitas Way, hard rock band from Las Vegas, special guests on tour with Thousand Foot Krutch, and on stage at the Boardwalk in Orangevale last night. Perfect band for the setting: hard, gritty, rock, what I call Roadhouse Roc...

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Alison Toon
Thousand Foot Krutch at the Boardwalk: photos!

Aug 10, 2016
Thousand Foot Krutch at the Boardwalk: photos!

Thousand Foot Krutch, the Boardwalk, OrangevaleFirst comment: the light show for Thousand Foot Krutch last night at the Boardwalk was stunning.Such a pleasure to be at a smaller-venue show, the Boardwalk in Orangevale near Sacramento, California, ...

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Alison Toon
Coming soon: A Vulgar Display of Pantera, authorized photo-history by Joe Giron

Aug 8, 2016
Coming soon: A Vulgar Display of Pantera, authorized photo-history by Joe Giron

As a photographer, I love to look at other photographers' work, especially others who work with musicians. My library contains work by Mick Rock, Bob Gruen, Ethan A Russell (who I also saw recently in Folsom, talking about his photos and experiences wi...

Alison Toon
Periphery: Chicago Open Air photo gallery, progressive and metal… want to hear more!

Aug 7, 2016
Periphery: Chicago Open Air photo gallery, progressive and metal… want to hear more!

Spencer Sotelo, Periphery, at Chicago Open AirAnother band that I came away from Chicago Open Air, wanting to hear more from: Periphery, prog-metalPeriphery are on tour right now--see the tour dates here!  And check out their website for info on t...

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