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Alison Toon
And the Sammie nominees are….

Feb 5, 2015
And the Sammie nominees are….

ZeroclientThe Sammies are SN&R (Sacramento News and Review)'s annual celebration of local music talent, and this year's nominees are all listed here on http://newsreview.comNominees include Zeroclient (on stage tonight at The Boardwalk),  and ...

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Miners Foundry begins Mardi Gras with legendary saxophonist Karl Denson

Miners Foundry begins Mardi Gras with legendary saxophonist Karl Denson

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center kicks off Mardi Gras weekend in Nevada County on Friday, February 13 with the heavy grooves, high-energy, shake-your-tail-feather music of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe featuring celebrated steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier. For nearly three decades, legendary saxophonist Karl Denson has been getting crowds around the world out on the dance floor. ...

Alison Toon
First few days of February are looking good. Hell, yeah!

Jan 20, 2015
First few days of February are looking good. Hell, yeah!

OtepOtep, February 5th, at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, supported by a list of bands including the weirdly-intriguing Thira.And then... HELLYEAH, at the Ace of Spades, on February 8th.HELLYEAHAnd then, and then... Hozier, at the Ace, on February 11th. ...

Alison Toon
FallRise, acoustic evening, at the Back 9 in Citrus Heights

Jan 18, 2015
FallRise, acoustic evening, at the Back 9 in Citrus Heights

FallRiseAn acoustic evening with FallRise last night at Citrus Height's Back 9 Bar and Grill. Intimate setting, lots of fans and friends; not just music, but questions-and-answers, signings, and more.Not all bands are brave enough to go unplugged. Fall...

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Alison Toon
Playlist for a long train ride or a Sunday or…

Jan 14, 2015

Forgive any typos, posted from phone while on train... Originally put this together on Sunday but was just perfect for today's train journeys.Life in her yet, by Rag'n'Bone ManChristchurch Bells, by Hothouse Flowers.Streets Fell Into My Window, by The ...

Alison Toon
Migrating photo servers is not easy. But is it worth it? You tell me!

Jan 12, 2015
Migrating photo servers is not easy. But is it worth it? You tell me!

So... I spent much of last week, and the weekend, completing the major part of the migration of Toon's Tunes photogalleries and other AlisonToon.com photos from one hosting service to another. There was no way to do it painlessly or without breaking an...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
A night out in Auburn: Carpe Vino and Auburn Symphony

A night out in Auburn: Carpe Vino and Auburn Symphony

WHEN YOU THINK OF DINING at a four-star restaurant, going to the symphony and strolling amid festive holiday displays, a “big city” experience comes to mind. But look no further than Auburn, which has all of the above. CARPE VINO RESTAURANT Under Chef Eric Alexander, Carpe Vino has been honored with some of the nation’s most...

Alison Toon
… and Coachella, too! Lineup announced, tickets on sale this week!

Jan 6, 2015
… and Coachella, too! Lineup announced, tickets on sale this week!

Tickets go on sale tomorrow! There are TWO weekends: April 10-12 and April 17-19.Lineup includes  headliners AC/DC, Jack White, Drake, and many, many more. I'd look out for The War On Drugs, Hozier, Bad Religion, Fitz and the Tantrums, Kasabi...

Alison Toon
BottleRock Napa lineup announced! Looks good! (Watch the video.. music, food, wine…)

Jan 6, 2015
BottleRock Napa lineup announced! Looks good! (Watch the video.. music, food, wine…)

Dates: May 29-31st. Tickets go on sale on January 8th at 10 a.m. Pacific time. Buy tickets ASAP, as they sell out--fast!Delila Paz of The Last InternationaleSo many to see in the lineup! Robert Plant! Imagine Dragons, No Doubt.... And... if you di...

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Vinyl Record Sales Hit Record High

Jan 6, 2015
Vinyl Record Sales Hit Record High

SACRAMENTO- The sale of vinyl records in 2014 hit a record high, making it more evident than ever that there is a resurgence. “I just like the whole process of putting the turntable on and putting the needle on there and just letting it go,” record lover Janelle Morrow said during a shopping trip to...

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