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Alison Toon
Devour The Day, Ace of Spades, with Pop Evil

Mar 28, 2016
Devour The Day, Ace of Spades, with Pop Evil

Blake Allison, Devour The DayThe alternative/rock foursome from Memphis, Tennessee, were main support for Pop Evil at the Ace of Spades last week. Before the show, I was still rather unfamiliar with their music, despite having enjoyed their set support...

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Alison Toon
Photogallery: August Burns Red

Mar 26, 2016
Photogallery: August Burns Red

August Burns Red, Ace of Spades, SacramentoCo-headlining the tour with Between The Buried And Me, August Burned Red rocked the Ace of Spades on Tuesday evening. Melodic-progressive-metalcore, screaming-not-clean vocals, excellent guitar riffs, interest...

Alison Toon
Some Fear None photo gallery… and congratulations!

Mar 25, 2016
Some Fear None photo gallery… and congratulations!

Some Fear None, Ace of Spades, SacramentoSacramento's own Some Fear None opened the evening of the Pop Evil show at the Ace of Spades... and the very next night were announced winners of the Sammies awards for both Artist of the Year, and Hard Rock!Nat...

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Alison Toon
There’s something about Pop Evil. There’s something about Pop Evil that I like.

Mar 24, 2016
There’s something about Pop Evil. There’s something about Pop Evil that I like.

Pop Evil, Sacramento, Ace of SpadesI was expecting Pop Evil's first headline show in Sacramento to be good. I really enjoyed Up (here's the review).  I thought they were one of the best at Aftershock 2015. But last night's show at the Ace of Spade...

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Alison Toon
Between The Buried And Me, and me…

Mar 23, 2016
Between The Buried And Me, and me…

Tommy Rogers, vocals and keys, Between The Buried And MeImagine some sophisticated artificial-intelligence system, or maybe a team of intelligent aliens dropping by from another planet, looking at my music reviews and photo galleries, taking them as bi...

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Don McClean and Judy Collins at Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest

Don McClean and Judy Collins at Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest

We attended the preview of Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest at the Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley, and it’s an exciting lineup. Singer-songwriter Don McLean, best known for the 1971 album “American Pie,” will perform on June 28, and singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for singing Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns,” will perform on June...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Don McClean and Judy Collins at Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest

Don McClean and Judy Collins at Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest

We attended the preview of Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest at the Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley, and it’s an exciting lineup. Singer-songwriter Don McLean, best known for the 1971 album “American Pie,” will perform on June 28, and singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for singing Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns,” will perform on June...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Don McClean and Judy Collins at Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest

Don McClean and Judy Collins at Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest

We attended the preview of Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest at the Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley, and it’s an exciting lineup. Singer-songwriter Don McLean, best known for the 1971 album “American Pie,” will perform on June 28, and singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for singing Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns,” will perform on June...

Alison Toon
Melvins, at the Boardwalk, Orangevale

Mar 21, 2016
Melvins, at the Boardwalk, Orangevale

Buzz Osborne, Melvins, at the Boardwalk, OrangevaleLast night, Melvins took the stage at the Boardwalk. The room, thronged with fans, from young teens to oldies like me; the venue nearly-almost-just-about full, loads of people waiting to see this three...

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Alison Toon
Protoje and some Jamaica sunshine

Mar 16, 2016
Protoje and some Jamaica sunshine

ProtojeSupporting Rebelution on the Winter Greens tour is Protoje; singer and songwriter from Jamaica, reggae with a touch of dancehall, dubstep, ska, and it's the Caribbean sound that resonates much more with me than any variety of Cali-rock. I always...

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