Photography

Alison Toon
Buckcherry at Aftershock… with a little help from Skid Row!

Sep 20, 2014
Buckcherry at Aftershock… with a little help from Skid Row!

Josh Todd, Buckcherry, Aftershock 2014These guys always put on a great show: heavy rock with a little glam, even if the glam is only in the form of Josh Todd's pants, it's there! Once again, Buckcherry drew the Aftershock 2014 lineup straw of playing i...

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Alison Toon
Happy second birthday, Sounds… plus a couple of days, but who’s counting?

Sep 19, 2014
Happy second birthday, Sounds… plus a couple of days, but who’s counting?

Around two years and two days old, already... and this is still my favourite from Sounds that Can't Be Made.You have to listen to the very, very end. Several times.

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mamawolfe
Pay Attention

Sep 19, 2014
Pay Attention

It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may...

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Alison Toon
Coolest pants at Aftershock? Here’s my vote!

Sep 18, 2014
Coolest pants at Aftershock? Here’s my vote!

Josh Todd's pants: Buckcherry performing at Aftershock 2014Worn by Josh Todd, singer with Buckcherry.What's your vote for the coolest outfit at Aftershock 2014?(More Buckcherry pictures coming soon... and many more from Aftershock 2014.)

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Alison Toon
Festival photography, in the pit… just get your shot and stop wittering

Sep 18, 2014
Festival photography, in the pit… just get your shot and stop wittering

There's been quite a bit of discussion in music photography forums this week, about pit etiquette and who should, and should not, be allowed in the pit, and whether or not iPads or phones are valid instruments for capturing professional photos, and whe...

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Alison Toon
Rob Zombie, red, green and blue, at Aftershock 2014

Sep 18, 2014
Rob Zombie, red, green and blue, at Aftershock 2014

Rob Zombie, Aftershock 2014All I really want to say now that the photos are uploaded, is that I really, really like Green Rob Zombie. Red Rob Zombie, much less so. Emphatically not Red Rob Zombie. Blue? He was only there a couple of moments, so it does...

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The Blue Muse
My favorite weekend of the year: The Reno Air Races

Sep 18, 2014
My favorite weekend of the year: The Reno Air Races

Grumman F7F-Tigercat "La Patrona" formerly known as "El Hefe" and ALWAYS "Big Boss Man" to me.It's the rumble of history overhead. The thrill of neck-and-neck competition. The smell of avgas and desert. As I penned in my Ode to the Reno Air Races ...

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Alison Toon
The Offspring, Aftershock 2014, the best festival California’s ever had, and yes Dexter, it really was that hot!

Sep 17, 2014
The Offspring, Aftershock 2014, the best festival California’s ever had, and yes Dexter, it really was that hot!

The Offspring, Aftershock 2014, SacramentoSaturday evening, and it was time for The Offspring.The Offspring, Aftershock 2014, SacramentoDexter Holland mentioned the million-degree heat. He wasn't far wrong; it had been over 100 farenheit for most of th...

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Alison Toon
Godsmack take it to 1000 horsepower! Aftershock’s Sunday headliners

Sep 17, 2014
Godsmack take it to 1000 horsepower! Aftershock’s Sunday headliners

Godsmack, Aftershock 2014, Sacramento CAGodsmack, final act of this year's Aftershock Festival in Sacramento. Great choice for the end to another great festival! What a weekend...Sully Erna, Godsmack, Aftershock 2014, SacramentoNo pyrotechnics--that wo...

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Alison Toon
Sacramento’s own FallRise opened Sunday at Aftershock, loud and clear!

Sep 16, 2014
Sacramento’s own FallRise opened Sunday at Aftershock, loud and clear!

FallRise, Aftershock 2014No lazy Sunday morning this weekend; FallRise started the show, made sure everyone was awake, and gave us their signature best. Those who came to Aftershock from far away--this year, I met people who had driven from as far as O...

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