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The Sacramento Bee
Aftershock festival: Rise Against puts the political back in punk

Rise Against lends greater meaning to the hard-rock fist pump.

The highly political 15-year-old Chicago band, performing Sunday at the Aftershock festival at Sacramento’s Discovery Park, releases hit albums (the latest, “The Black Market,” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart in July) that follow punk rock’s founding imperative...

The Sacramento Bee
Three to See: Gardens & Villa, Il Sogno del Marinaio and This Charming Band

Gardens & Villa

Indie rock/pop

4 p.m. Saturday

LowBrau

It’s that time of year when “the end of summer” signs begin to rear their heads. The final installment of the THIS Midtown Second Saturday block party series is likely...

Alison Toon
Bad company? No. Bad Company, Bad Company, and in very good company overall

Sep 10, 2014
Bad company? No. Bad Company, Bad Company, and in very good company overall

Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch, Aftershock 2013Looking forwards to seeing and hearing Five Finger Death Punch again on Sunday, at Aftershock, and while wondering what their set list will be, also wondered how many of the audience will have ever ...

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The Sacramento Bee
Folksy Strawberry Music Festival sets up camp in Grass Valley

The venerable Strawberry Music Festival, silenced for more than a year by fire threat and then permit issues, opens Thursday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley – 200 miles from its home of three decades.

The four-day folk-Americana-bluegrass festival formerly happened twice a year, over the Memorial and Labor...

AccessLocal.TV
“Amiah”

Sep 9, 2014
“Amiah”

“Amiah” Listen Up! Sacramento is happy to present Amiah. She is a young lady with an amazing voice that may make you think you’re listening ...

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Melody Muses
CapRadio Music – It’s Been A Busy Summer

Sep 9, 2014
CapRadio Music – It’s Been A Busy Summer

It’s been an eventful summer for me, dominated by the launch of CapRadioMusic.org in June.  Since this page has been pretty dark I thought I'd share some  of the most read stories of the summer:

Sacramento Man Directs “Weird Al” Yankovic Video: We tracked down Jarrett Heather, state worker and amateur animator, and talked to...

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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