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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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Alison Toon
Bad company? No. Bad Company, Bad Company, and in very good company overall

Sep 10, 2014
Bad company? No. Bad Company, Bad Company, and in very good company overall

Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch, Aftershock 2013Looking forwards to seeing and hearing Five Finger Death Punch again on Sunday, at Aftershock, and while wondering what their set list will be, also wondered how many of the audience will have ever ...

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Sac Foodies
Silvana’s Kitchen

Sep 5, 2014
Silvana’s Kitchen

Who doesn’t love a new cookbook? Around here, as you might imagine, they can be pretty popular. Recently, I ordered one that I’ve been waiting for: Silvana’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen: Timeless Favorites Transformed. What I love about this cookbook is that it doesn’t offer substitutes for the foods and baked goods I love;...

Alison Toon
Dear Zoltan, hi, it’s me again, Alison.

Sep 4, 2014
Dear Zoltan, hi, it’s me again, Alison.

ALISON TOON: Five Finger Death Punch &emdash; Five Finger Death Punch, Aftershock 2013

Dear Zoltan, hi. It's me again.

I read your pal Jeremy's book this week, and all I can think of doing right now is saying a word of...

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Alison Toon
George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic, and what younger musicians can learn from the grand statesman of funk

Aug 31, 2014
George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic, and what younger musicians can learn from the grand statesman of funk

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, 30 August 2014I've been lucky enough to see a George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic show twice in the past two years, both times at Sacramento's Ace of Spades: first time was March 2013, second time, last ni...

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