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Alison Toon
(And then. And then…)

Sep 8, 2014
(And then. And then…)

Debbie Harry of Blondie, Citrus Heights, 2012Not that we're going to rush past next weekend, no Sir! But just a few weeks later, we have another, wonderful music festival in Sacramento: TBD, with a huge lineup, and headliners Blondie and Moby! Three da...

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Alison Toon
People of Aftershock… Are You Ready??? Just a few workdays to go!!!!

Sep 8, 2014
People of Aftershock… Are You Ready??? Just a few workdays to go!!!!

Monday's almost done... then just Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday... are you ready yet?Who is travelling the furthest this year? I'll be looking out for your banners. Will Ellen be there again?(If you missed it last year, here are a few reasons wh...

Alison Toon
Freddie Mercury, Happy Birthday, happy birthday to you!

Sep 5, 2014
Freddie Mercury, Happy Birthday, happy birthday to you!


Alison Toon
Dear Zoltan, hi, it’s me again, Alison.

Sep 4, 2014
Dear Zoltan, hi, it’s me again, Alison.

ALISON TOON: Five Finger Death Punch &emdash; Five Finger Death Punch, Aftershock 2013

Dear Zoltan, hi. It's me again.

I read your pal Jeremy's book this week, and all I can think of doing right now is saying a word of...

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The Sacramento Bee
Rapper Dre-T tracks change in new record ‘Sacramentality’

ñThe new EP “Sacramentality” is an introduction to Dre-T the rapper, but showcases the continuing work of Andreas Tillman Jr., the young teacher and poet-mentor who performs under the moniker.

Produced with a jazzy and organic sound, “Sacramentality” explores combustible situations within Tillman’s community – echoing struggles...

The Sacramento Bee
Suemy Gonzalez returns to Sacramento with Trio Ellas

Suemy Gonzalez earned a reputation as a virtuoso violinist on Sacramento’s mariachi circuit, playing with Mariachi Los Gallos and Mariachi Zacatecas as a teenager. Now 31, Gonzalez lives in Southern California with a Latin Grammy nomination and a recording session with Lady Gaga to her credit.

Gonzalez makes a Sacramento homecoming...

The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento classical music groups receive $1.1 million windfall from estate of former U.S. Forest Service worker

Three classical music organizations in the Sacramento region will share in a $1.1 million bequest from the late J. David Ramsey, a former U.S. Forest Service worker.

It’s the most significant gift ever earmarked for classical music through the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, which has been overseeing such gifts since...

The Sacramento Bee
Three to see: Alt-country, hip hop and refugee reggae

Jackpot

Alt-country/rock

9 p.m. Friday

Old Ironsides

You have to sling back to 2009 for the last time Placerville-bred Americana mainstay Jackpot held court at Old Ironsides. The band, which was a virtual staple of the local music...

Alison Toon
Aftershock 2014 performance times announced: plan your days! Arrive early, stay late!

Sep 2, 2014
Aftershock 2014 performance times announced: plan your days! Arrive early, stay late!

Today, the hour-by-hour performance schedule for Aftershock 2014 has been announced, and it's huge!   This has to be California's biggest rock festival, and it's here, in Sacramento! Check the lineup page directly, in case anything changes:&n...

Alison Toon
A playlist for Labor Day; old, new, borrowed and just-a-little blue

Sep 1, 2014
A playlist for Labor Day; old, new, borrowed and just-a-little blue

This one's a little different: quite a few covers, some new and unique.. some upbeat, some down. Some great guitar on a few (especially Sympathy, Court of the Crimson King).See what you think. What are you listening to today?1. Born to Ride, Blackjack ...

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