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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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Alison Toon
A Place To Bury Strangers at TBD: keeping the guitar industry going!

Sep 25, 2015
A Place To Bury Strangers at TBD: keeping the guitar industry going!

A Place To Bury StrangersA little closer to my musical comfort zone than some of the ultra-laid-back-hipster-"rock"-music bands at TBD Fest (most of which I really enjoyed, but one of which, Friday evening, was so laid back that I thought they had froz...

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Alison Toon
Madeon, on t’aime beaucoup! Merci! (We really enjoyed the show at TBD!)

Sep 23, 2015
Madeon, on t’aime beaucoup! Merci! (We really enjoyed the show at TBD!)

Madeon, TBD Fest, SacramentoThis young man, and the "young" part is literal, he is all of 21 years old, held thousands (tens of thousands?) of people entranced, spellbound, and dancing, late Sunday at TBD Fest. Huge crowd, beautiful lights, and music t...

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Alison Toon
TBD: to begin at the end, Chromeo: smoke and mirrors

Sep 23, 2015
TBD: to begin at the end, Chromeo: smoke and mirrors

Dave-1, Chromeo, TBDSmoke, mirrors, chrome, lots of chrome... and womens's legs.P-Thugg, Chromeo, TBD 2015Chromeo, last show of TBDfest for this year. The duo from Montreal, Dave 1 and P-Thugg, AKA David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayal, "romantic elect...

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Alison Toon
Blackjack Billy: new single, Night Light… country and lovin’ it

Sep 22, 2015
Blackjack Billy: new single, Night Light… country and lovin’ it

Blackjack Billy, Sacramento, 2014New single from Blackjack Billy is out now: Night Light is less rock that earlier songs, but it's rather beautiful. Hear it on iTunes and get this one playing on your local radio station. It's going to be hard to r...

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Alison Toon
Papa Roach, Reno, on the road but not far from home, and tonight, we’re all family

Sep 22, 2015
Papa Roach, Reno, on the road but not far from home, and tonight, we’re all family

Jacoby Shaddix, Papa Roach, Reno NVOne thing was really clear during Papa Roach's show at the Lawlor Event Center in Reno, NV last week: they are much loved by the local family, and that showed in the entire performance. (And by "local", I mean Vacavil...

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Alison Toon
People of TBD 2015: thankyou, thank you, Thank YOU! #wearetbd

Sep 21, 2015
People of TBD 2015: thankyou, thank you, Thank YOU!  #wearetbd

The spirit of TBDfest: music, art, performance and that something specialBefore I post any more musician photos, before I write any reviews of the performances, I want to say thank you--thank you, to you, the people of TBD. To the organizers, for bring...

Alison Toon
Five Finger Death Punch, Reno NV, and have you Got Your Six yet????

Sep 21, 2015
Five Finger Death Punch, Reno NV, and have you Got Your Six yet????

Five Finger Death PunchWhat do I say? You all know already how much we love Five Finger Death Punch. You're not going to get a blow-by-blow, song-by-song analysis of the show here: I bought tickets the day they went on sale so that we could be there, p...

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Alison Toon
In This Moment, a show in Reno, an “aha!” moment… and a new single available today

Sep 21, 2015
In This Moment, a show in Reno, an “aha!” moment… and a new single available today

In This Moment, Reno, NVThird time seeing In This Moment live (if you count the webcast from last year's Knotfest), and it's taken until now for me to really appreciate the blending of music and sheer entertainment. Third time's a charm, right? (This t...

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Alison Toon
Band to watch (and listen) out for: From Ashes To New

Sep 19, 2015
Band to watch (and listen) out for: From Ashes To New

Matt Brandyberry, From Ashes To NewI think by now all those who read this publication know that we love Five Finger Death Punch. So it was a given that we took the trip up the hill to Reno, Nevada, for the closest date on their current tour. Also on th...

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