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Saint Barbara Club of Sacramento

Saint Barbara Club of Sacramento

We went to the Saint Barbara Club of Sacramento's Annual meeting today.  From left to right Barbara, Barbara, Barbara, Barbara, Barbara, Barbara, etc. etc...If your name is Barbara, you are invited to attend next year on the first Sunday of Decemb...

Alison Toon
The Birthday Massacre, Superstition, and a date in Sacramento

Dec 5, 2014
The Birthday Massacre, Superstition, and a date in Sacramento

The Birthday Massacre, SacramentoThe Birthday Massacre are headlining a major tour of the USA, and recently released a new album, Superstition, playing many of the new songs at the Ace of Spades on Wednesday evening, along with older favourites. Big li...

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Alison Toon
The Red Paintings: a review

Dec 4, 2014
The Red Paintings: a review

Trash McSweeney, The Red Paintings, SacramentoLast night, I was at the Ace of Spades to photograph and to review The Birthday Massacre... not expecting to be hijacked by one of the support acts. Right in the middle of the show, The Red Paintings. Quirk...

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My West Sacramento Photo of the Day
15 Can Challenge

15 Can Challenge

Today we dropped off our 15 cans and $630 collected from JMHS class of 64 to support the West Sacramento Christmas Basket Project. Helena Helmold (center) is the coordinator of the West Sacramento Christmas Basket Project. Every year she and her b...

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Hummingbird Bath

Dec 3, 2014
Hummingbird Bath


Alison Toon
Dead Sara, women in rock, and you are entitled to say “it’s about time, too!”

Dec 2, 2014
Dead Sara, women in rock, and you are entitled to say “it’s about time, too!”

Emily Armstrong, vocals, Dead Sara, Aftershock 2013Can't believe I still hadn't posted the photos from Dead Sara's set at Aftershock 2014. Sorry. My-very-bad.Emily Armstrong, vocals, Dead Sara, Aftershock 2013That girl certainly can scream... but she (...

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Alison Toon
Boy Bands gone bad… The Monster Energy Outbreak tour, a review

Nov 29, 2014
Boy Bands gone bad… The Monster Energy Outbreak tour, a review

Chris Fronzak, vocals, Attila, Ace of Spades, SacramentoAn early start on a Friday evening, and the line of mostly late-teen fans stretches around three sides of the block, sidewalk wide in the early dark, waiting to get inside and experience the Monst...

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Paved Paradise

Nov 29, 2014
Paved Paradise

I'm not sure what the plans are for this former parking lot along the bank of theColumbia River in Vancouver, but it will likely be a welcome improvement. I think this construction zone was probably looking its best this afternoon with these great...

Alison Toon
Music, music, music this weekend and more to come

Nov 28, 2014
Music, music, music this weekend and more to come

I know. I wasn't here much lately. My excuse? I was here, and here, and here, and especially here. Anyway... some interesting shows are lined up, starting with tonight: Atilla, at the Ace of Spades. There have been several bands named Atilla: this isn'...

Alison Toon
What does half of a Megadeth equal?

Nov 26, 2014
What does half of a Megadeth equal?

Chris Broderick, Megadeth, Aftershock 2013So it seems that there's trouble afoot within (and now, without) metal band Megadeth. This week, both guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover announced a split with the band... which leaves only...

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