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Alison Toon
If you’re going to Aftershock, check out Knotfest too!

Jul 19, 2014
If you’re going to Aftershock, check out Knotfest too!

Worthy of a road trip? You bet!Check out Knotfest here: http://www.knotfest.com/Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat.... and many many more.(But I'm still wondering where Gemini Syndrome are in the West Coast festival lineups this year......

Alison Toon
Bleating on and on

Jul 17, 2014
Bleating on and on

Surprised GoatWhat do you mean, you haven't been to the State Fair yet? I'm shocked! There's so much to see! And eat! Get over there, right now!

The Sacramento Bee
Singer Sarah Jaffe says OK to computers but no to pop mindlessness

Dallas’ Sarah Jaffe started with an acoustic folk-pop sound that fits most people’s ideas of “Texas singer-songwriter.” Then orchestral string accompaniment led to the synths and distorted electric guitar on Jaffe’s 2012 album “The Body Wins.” Jaffe’s new album, “Don’t Disconnect,” is heavily electronic and due in August.

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The Sacramento Bee
Three to see: !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Hold Steady, Ida Divine

!!! (Chk Chk Chk)

Rock/electronic

5 p.m. Friday

Cesar Chavez Plaza

Just like that, the World Cup is over, and there are only two editions of Concerts in the Park left this season. Oh, summer of 2014, where have...

The Sacramento Bee
Review: Mondavi performance showcases Pat Metheny’s jazz artistry

Guitarist Pat Metheny Tuesday night enveloped a Jackson Hall crowd at the UC Davis Mondavi Center with a generous swath of the bright modern jazz he has mastered.

With his strong, cohesive Unity Group, Metheny touched on tunes from throughout his consistent and sometimes surprising career in a polished two-hour,...

The Sacramento Bee
Tupac Shakur musical to close Sunday on Broadway

Tupac Shakur fans, keep ya head up: The Broadway musical "Holler If Ya Hear Me" that uses songs from one of hip-hop's greatest artists is closing after less than two months.

Producers said late Monday that the show will close Sunday at the Palace Theatre after playing just 17 previews and...

Alison Toon
Buckcherry…. did you miss them last year?

Jul 10, 2014
Buckcherry…. did you miss them last year?

Don't worry, you'll get another chance, they are part of the lineup at Aftershock again this year.More Buckcherry from Aftershock 2013:  http://alisontoon.com/buckcherry Did you get your tickets, yet?

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The Sacramento Bee
Three to see: Francis, Davenport and OK Go

Robert Francis & the Night Tide

Pop/rock/folk

7 p.m. Friday

Harlow’s

You know those songs that pop on Pandora or iPod shuffle while you’re cleaning house or tending to the stove and literally slap you into paying attention...

The Sacramento Bee
Pat Metheny brings Unity Group to Davis

Guitarist and composer Pat Metheny has worked himself into an enviable position.

This year the 59-year-old Metheny was voted into Down Beat magazine’s Hall of Fame, the youngest member and fourth jazz guitarist chosen for the honor. He’s an “A list” mainstream jazz artist with 20 Grammy Awards on his...

Alison Toon
Photography: Apple discontinues Aperture, happy I stuck with Lightroom!

Jul 10, 2014

So Apple have announced that they are discontinuing their Aperture product. Having recently moved to an Apple work environment, I was half-heartedly wondering if I should shift my photo workstream from Adobe Lightroom to Apple Aperture, but now I don't...

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