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The Sacramento Bee
TBD Festival offers VIPs backstage pampering

In the early days of rock concerts and festivals, the backstage experience offered food, drinks and groupies.

Now, the backstage has become an opportunity to build brand loyalty.

Organizers courted performers’ attention this weekend at the three-day TBD Fest music festival in West Sacramento. The festival, which opened...

Alison Toon
TBD Fest gets off to a great start! Light sticks, dancing, art, EDM, techno, food… and a little dust

Oct 4, 2014
TBD Fest gets off to a great start! Light sticks, dancing, art, EDM, techno, food… and a little dust

Crowd watching Dillon Francis at TBD Fest, Sacramento CAFirst day of a three-day, weekend festival, and it's already full of excitement. With a good mix of bands who sing and play "traditional" rock instruments (like guitars), and those who make musica...

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Alison Toon
Festivals, festivals, festivals! Music and more this weekend in Sacramento!

Oct 3, 2014
Festivals, festivals, festivals! Music and more this weekend in Sacramento!

Busy weekend, full of music, ahead!TBDfest begins today! In West Sacramento, it's a three-day festival of music, food, art, and more. Headiners include Moby and Blondie, but there's a huge, seriously huge, lineup of bands, four stages, going on all wee...

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Alison Toon
Mastodon at Aftershock, not one twerk, no really, not one. Just a whole load of metal.

Oct 2, 2014
Mastodon at Aftershock, not one twerk, no really, not one. Just a whole load of metal.

Troy Sanders, bass, Mastodon, Sacramento, Aftershock 2014After seeing Mastodon's new video for Motherload, and all the news, and the fake-news-site fuss,about the overload of bouncy bottoms, I realised I still hadn't published my photos from Mastodon's...

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The Sacramento Bee
Blitzen Trapper’s sound is from Portland, not ‘Portlandia’

Blitzen Trapper has kicked up some attention lately with backwoods covers of Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Adams. When the band’s current tour, which hits Harlow’s on Wednesday, stops in hometown Portland later this month, it’ll be with two shows featuring Neil Young’s 1972 autumnal classic “Harvest” in its entirety.

When singer-songwriter-guitarist...

The Sacramento Bee
Three to See: Transcendence Fest, Afrofunk, Trigger Hippy

Transcendence Festival

Electronic/hip-hop/rock

Friday-Monday

Camp Pollock

There’s another festival happening this weekend amid the grandeur of TBD Fest. It also has an intriguing lineup of music, albeit on a much smaller scale. Two stages are jammed with acts that,...

The Sacramento Bee
TBD Festival partners aim to build community

It only seems as though the duo of Michael Hargis and Clay Nutting burst from nowhere onto the Sacramento music and restaurant scene.

In reality, the pair – first individually – have spent years building audiences for various events separately before combining forces in 2011. Since then, their contribution to...

Alison Toon
Death metal, more death metal, and Village People in Camo Pants???

Sep 28, 2014
Death metal, more death metal, and Village People in Camo Pants???

Amon Amarth and fans, Ace of Spades, Sacramento
Celebrating Amon Amarth's headline show at the Ace of Spades, Sacramento CA
Saturday's show at the Ace of Spades was for sure a death metal night, and it was already off to a great start before 7 p.m.,...

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The Sacramento Bee
American River Parkway advocates bristle at potential expansion of Aftershock festival

Concert promoter Danny Hayes sees Discovery Park as an ideal venue for his Aftershock heavy metal rock festival. Nearly 38,000 fans attended the two-day event on the American River earlier this month, prompting Hayes to talk about adding a third day and raising the daily attendance cap.

“We’re definitely coming back,”...

Alison Toon
I still say he’s the happiest drummer on the planet :-) An interview/discussion with Brian Steele Medina

Sep 26, 2014
I still say he’s the happiest drummer on the planet :-)   An interview/discussion with Brian Steele Medina

Brian Steele Medina, Gemini Syndrome, The Alley, Sparks NV, 2013Just over a year ago, after Aftershock 2013, and the release of Gemini Syndrome's Lux, I said that this band had "the happiest drummer on the planet". Anyone who has seen Gemini Syndrome p...

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