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Alison Toon
Five Finger Death Punched, and I didn’t even try to block.

Sep 15, 2014
Five Finger Death Punched, and I didn’t even try to block.

Sunday of Aftershock 2014, about 6.50 p.m. or just after, and all hell is breaking loose in the photo pit. Five Finger Death Punch is on stage, just starting their second song, and people are already flying over the barrier from the crowd into the pit ...

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The Sacramento Bee
Ranadive’s pop-singer daughter releases new music video

Aspiring pop singer Anjali Ranadive, daughter of Kings principal owner Vivek Ranadive, has released a new music video for “We Turn Up,” a single she performed in April when the Kings played the Los Angeles Lakers.

At that halftime performance, the Indian-American singer danced...

Alison Toon
People of Aftershock 2014: thank you, thank you, thank you. You did it again.

Sep 15, 2014
People of Aftershock 2014: thank you, thank you, thank you. You did it again.

We all went to Aftershock to hear the music--and we certainly did that. What a lineup! But before talking about any of the great bands... let's give credit, once again, to the wonderful People of Aftershock. If it wasn't for you, The People, there woul...

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The Sacramento Bee
Carnivores Tour shows a harder-edged Linkin Park

Linkin Park returned to its harder-edged-rock roots with its sixth studio album, 2013’s “The Hunting Party,” while still holding onto its hip-hop influences.

When producing the record, the band worked to create a sound that’s rarely heard on the radio these days, said Mike Shinoda, vocalist and...

The Sacramento Bee
Wednesday’s ‘Drake vs. Lil Wayne’ concert at Sleep Train canceled

Wednesday’s “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” concert at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Wheatland has been canceled, with organizers citing “scheduling conflicts.”

Refunds for the performance will be available at the point of purchase, according to a press release from promotion-and-events company Live Nation.

As of Saturday, Groupon...

Cavegrrl
Sax on the River, a benefit for the Karla J. Williams Foundation is Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sep 14, 2014
Sax on the River, a benefit for the Karla J. Williams Foundation is Saturday, October 11, 2014

If you’re a fan of listening to live smooth jazz while sitting by the water with a nice glass of wine or two, I have got the premier event for you! Sax on the River is a contemporary jazz benefit concert held to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds for the Karla J...

Alison Toon
Aftershock 2014: first day, music and people and Durst and dust and… panties?

Sep 14, 2014
Aftershock 2014: first day, music and people and Durst and dust and… panties?

People watching HELLYEAH on the West stage, Aftershock 2014, SacramentoA few highlights from the first day of Aftershock 2014:Great music, wonderful people, awesome and well-loved bandsFour yes four stages!Lots of dust... we are in a drought!Sweat and ...

The Sacramento Bee
Heavy metal music fest draws thousands of head-bangers to Discovery Park

When Lyndsey Young and three twenty-something friends piled into a convertible in Vancouver on Friday, the destination was Sacramento.

A 14-hour road trip on I-5 awaited with the goal was making it to Sacramento by Saturday morning. The prize: two days of heavy metal music – the head banging kind.

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The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento’s Aftershock Music Festival 2014

Follow Sacramento's Aftershock Music Festival 2014 Saturday and Sunday at Discovery Park.

Live Blog Sacramento's Aftershock Music Festival 2014
 

The Sacramento Bee
Saturday’s Aftershock lineup offers a ’90s time capsule

Aftershock 2014 loves the ’90s, as the rock festival at Sacramento’s Discovery Park made clear by booking Limp Bizkit (6:45 p.m.), the Offspring (7:50 p.m.) and Weezer (8:55 p.m.) as its Saturday headliners.

Here’s an update on these bands who share an era, a “novelty” quality and a tendency to...

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