Photography

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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Alison Toon
Otherwise: Aftershock 2014, and what a CD launch party!

Sep 16, 2014
Otherwise: Aftershock 2014, and what a CD launch party!

Adrian Patrick of OtherwiseSo I started editing photos for several of the other performers from Aftershock 2014, but was drawn back to Otherwise, who once again put on a stellar show at Aftershock. And not only the show--it was also the launch day for ...

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Alison Toon
Five Finger Death Punched, and I didn’t even try to block.

Sep 15, 2014
Five Finger Death Punched, and I didn’t even try to block.

Sunday of Aftershock 2014, about 6.50 p.m. or just after, and all hell is breaking loose in the photo pit. Five Finger Death Punch is on stage, just starting their second song, and people are already flying over the barrier from the crowd into the pit ...

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Alison Toon
People of Aftershock 2014: thank you, thank you, thank you. You did it again.

Sep 15, 2014
People of Aftershock 2014: thank you, thank you, thank you. You did it again.

We all went to Aftershock to hear the music--and we certainly did that. What a lineup! But before talking about any of the great bands... let's give credit, once again, to the wonderful People of Aftershock. If it wasn't for you, The People, there woul...

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Sacramento Magazine
Capital Stage 10 Anniversary Season Kick-Off

Sep 15, 2014


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