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Alison Toon
Aftershock lineup is out, and it rocks! Tickets go on sale tomorrow noon!

Jun 7, 2016
Aftershock lineup is out, and it rocks! Tickets go on sale tomorrow noon!

As promised, Aftershock announced the festival lineup today, at midday--and it's looking very, very good for metal fans in October!Headliners at this year's Monster Energy Aftershock festival at Discovery Park, Sacramento, are Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, ...

Alison Toon
Aftershock lineup announced tomorrow… and First Festival very soon!

Jun 6, 2016
Aftershock lineup announced tomorrow… and First Festival very soon!

(A few of the ) people of Aftershock 2015So, Sacramento, NorCal, California, the world... are you ready for tomorrow? (In addition to voting in the California primaries, I mean. Go vote early!!) Do you have an alarm set, for one minute before midday, s...

Alison Toon
Fair Struggle release their album, Limerence

Jun 5, 2016
Fair Struggle release their album, Limerence

Fair Struggle, Harlows, SacramentoLast night, at Harlows in midtown Sacramento, Fair Struggle launched their CD/album: Limerence, It's been worth waiting for: the opening song is the blistering single, Say My Name, and it continues with nine more songs...

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Alison Toon
Yigga Digga, (where did they get that name? Now you know) and Faded Glory: interview and review

May 31, 2016
Yigga Digga, (where did they get that name? Now you know) and Faded Glory: interview and review


From time-to-time, we're invited to review an artist and their music, someone or a genre who is completely new to us. (For example, that's how Zardonic came to be played on the Toon's Tunes/Cameras and Cargos playlist... see here for more.)  There's always something new...

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Alison Toon
Chuck Ragan and Humble Wolf photogalleries: CiTP 2016

May 29, 2016
Chuck Ragan and Humble Wolf photogalleries: CiTP 2016

Chuck Ragan, Concerts in the Park, SacramentoHeadlining this week at Concerts in the Park, Cesar Chavez Plaza, Sacramento, was singer/songwriter Chuck Ragan. American Folk bordering on country, his voice grew stronger and more gritty throughout the set...

Alison Toon
Concerts in the Park, 27th May… you’re all having fun!

May 28, 2016
Concerts in the Park, 27th May… you’re all having fun!

Watching the show and adding to the musicMore pictures added to the People of Concerts in the Park 2016 photo gallery... were you there last night? Click the link to see if you are in the gallery!Kenny the Dancing Man has followers!See you next week at...

Alison Toon
Aftershock is back at Discovery Park for 2016!!!

May 27, 2016
Aftershock is back at Discovery Park for 2016!!!

After one year at Gibson Ranch, the organizers of Aftershock today announced that the festival will, this year, return to Discovery Park, closer to downtown Sacramento. The lineup for the event will be announced at midday on June 7th, earlybird tickets...

Alison Toon
Memorial Day weekend!!! What will you do? What will you hear?

May 27, 2016
Memorial Day weekend!!! What will you do? What will you hear?

So it's here, at last... one of the very, very few national holidays in the USA. (If you've never lived and worked outside the USA, you probably don't feel the pain as much as those of us who have spent time in the UK, France, Germany... just about any...

Alison Toon
Photogalleries: Suffocation and Lody Kong

May 27, 2016
Photogalleries: Suffocation and Lody Kong

Suffocation, The Boardwalk, OrangevaleTwo more photo galleries from the tour with Soulfly, and a date at the Boardwalk, Orangevale:Suffocation, extreme/death metal from Long Island, NY (Centerreach, Suffolk county, Long Island, to be exact, gettit, get...

Alison Toon
Five Finger Death Punch sign with Rise Records for future recordings!

May 25, 2016
Five Finger Death Punch sign with Rise Records for future recordings!

Five Finger Death Punch and fans
FFDP, Reno, 2015
Anyone who was concerned about the future of Five Finger Death Punch's recording career, given recent news about their contract with Prospect Park, need worry no more. They've just announced that they have signed with Rise Records...

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