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Alison Toon
Aftershock 2015, Rhynan Fay, Crazy Dave’s, ESP guitars, all the performers… and FXCK CANCER!!!

Oct 26, 2015
Aftershock 2015, Rhynan Fay, Crazy Dave’s, ESP guitars, all the performers… and FXCK CANCER!!!

Photos and reviews from Aftershock coming very soon--and yes, it was a brilliantly-awesome weekend--but first, I want to show you how this music festival has brought some great happiness to the bravest young man I know.In case you haven't been followin...

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Alison Toon
Coheed and Cambria’s new video–and we’ll see them this weekend!!!!

Oct 22, 2015
Coheed and Cambria’s new video–and we’ll see them this weekend!!!!

Check out the new video from Coheed and Cambria, released today! Are you looking forwards to seeing them at Aftershock???This is from the new album, released earlier this month: The Color Before The Sun. Go buy it!!!! You'll find it on Spotify, too. We...

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Alison Toon
Mastodon, and you should not miss them. Huge show, huge music, go!!!!!

Oct 21, 2015
Mastodon, and you should not miss them. Huge show, huge music, go!!!!!

Mastodon played to a full house at Sacramento's Ace of Spades on Sunday evening: intense, metal, heavy, but so much more than that. Entwining metal and some very intricate time signature changes, they are holding down the heavy, headbanging end of the ...

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Laughter and Music, tomorrow on LiveWire October 14th.

Oct 13, 2015
Laughter and Music, tomorrow on LiveWire October 14th.

LiveWire is full of music and laughter this Wednesday, October 14th. Comedian, Charles Phoenix will be in the studio talking about the upcoming comedy slideshow event, Sacramentoland, sponsored by Sacramento Modern. Local singer/songwriter with a comedic twist, Vikki Lee, will be performing live on the show.  Sacramento Modern is a nonprofit whose mission is...

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Alison Toon
Three more to listen to before Aftershock: recent releases by Shinedown, Sevendust… and Pop Evil

Oct 4, 2015
Three more to listen to before Aftershock: recent releases by Shinedown, Sevendust… and Pop Evil

Shinedown, Aftershock 2013Three new albums in my in-box (both digital and that old-fashioned, hard copy way): Shinedown's Threat To Survival, Sevendust's Kill The Flaw, and Pop Evil's Up, the latter in a beautifully-packaged, two-disc-grey-vinyl set.Co...

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Alison Toon
More from TBD Fest 2015: The Glitch Mob

Oct 3, 2015
More from TBD Fest 2015: The Glitch Mob

The Glitch Mob, TBD FestLate on the evening of 18th September, and the main stage at TBD Fest 2015 in West Sacramento, 10.30 p.m., ready for the headliners, The Glitch Mob. It looks like an industrial wasteland: three large, metal structures, smoke bil...

Alison Toon
Hugely popular at TBDfest: Porter Robinson: synth-pop veering towards soundtrack… take a listen!

Sep 30, 2015
Hugely popular at TBDfest: Porter Robinson: synth-pop veering towards soundtrack… take a listen!

Porter Robinson, TBDfest 2015Beautiful stage set and graphics, lightshow, and the very popular Porter Robinson with his own brand of synth-pop-electro-house, Upbeat, cheerful, very danceable: at times, almost orchestral. Saturday evening on the main st...

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Alison Toon
Concert photography, EDM, Pretty Lights: TBDfest and a sky of night.

Sep 30, 2015
Concert photography, EDM, Pretty Lights: TBDfest and a sky of night.

Pretty Lights and the TBDfest audienceEDM (Electronic Dance Music, electro, techno... you know what I mean) isn't always the first genre of music that comes to mind when thinking about concert photography. It's sound best experienced in a midnight club...

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Alison Toon
TBDfest, new music, hip hop, rap, crews, and Ralph Lauren undies

Sep 27, 2015
TBDfest, new music, hip hop, rap, crews, and Ralph Lauren undies

Ty Dolla Sign, TBDfest, 2015Last year, TBDfest 2014, I came away with one band added to my must-listen list: The War On Drugs, and a few others who I wanted to listen to further... Kurt Vile, MS MR, to name just a couple.Towkio,, TBDfest 2015This year ...

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Alison Toon
Bridging the weeks between TBD and Aftershock? Listen to Zardonic! Antihero, out now.

Sep 25, 2015
Bridging the weeks between TBD and Aftershock? Listen to Zardonic! Antihero, out now.

You went to TBDfest, and you're going to Aftershock too, right?Want to listen to something that fits into both?Try Zardonic. New album, Antihero, is out now. Here's a sample. Maybe we can get him into the lineup at one, or both, festivals next year? Pr...

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