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Alison Toon
… and sometimes, it’s all in a name… He Whose Ox Is Gored

Sep 1, 2016
… and sometimes, it’s all in a name… He Whose Ox Is Gored

Sometimes, but by no means always, I'm drawn to music by hearing it; a song on the radio, a random tune pulled up by Pandora, a snippet in a TV show, and of course, live bands. Sometimes, the artwork can quite simply entice me to take a listen--that's ...

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Alison Toon
Art Of Dying’s new EP, Nevermore, out tomorrow! Watch out for them on tour, too!

Sep 1, 2016
Art Of Dying’s new EP, Nevermore, out tomorrow! Watch out for them on tour, too!

Toon's Tunes/Cameras and Cargos are often invited to review new music; here's one new release that is very much worth the listen.Art Of Dying have just begun a forty-plus-show headlining tour of North America, and tomorrow sees the release of their EP,...

Alison Toon
Memento Mori, Gemini Syndrome, it’s here… and so will they be, soon!

Aug 25, 2016
Memento Mori, Gemini Syndrome, it’s here… and so will they be, soon!

Aaron Nordstrom, Gemini SyndromeI think I'll name this, Gemini Syndrome week!A week ago tonight--at 9 p.m. to be precise, midnight east-coast time, but when we were at the Fitz and the Tantrums show--Gemini Syndome's new album, second album, sophomore ...

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Alison Toon
Boy George, Culture Club, and they are back with a force! Thunder Valley!

Aug 21, 2016
Boy George, Culture Club, and they are back with a force! Thunder Valley!

Boy George and Mikey Craig, Culture ClubBefore this weekend, you may have heard me mention the lack of dancing at concerts in Northern California. I thought it was a USA vs. UK cultural-difference thing, but I'm hearing that it's a Northern-California-...

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Alison Toon
Photo gallery: 3 Pill Morning, at the Boardwalk, Orangevale

Aug 12, 2016
Photo gallery: 3 Pill Morning, at the Boardwalk, Orangevale

Jeff Stebbins, 3 Pill Morning (3PM)There were three bands in the lineup on Tuesday at the Boardwalk: openers were 3 Pill Morning, hard rock from Minneapolis who kicked off the evening in great style, spot-on at 7 p.m. for the already-crowded audience.S...

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Alison Toon
Photo gallery: Adelitas Way at the Boardwalk, Orangevale

Aug 10, 2016
Photo gallery: Adelitas Way at the Boardwalk, Orangevale

Rick DeJesus, Adelitas WayAdelitas Way, hard rock band from Las Vegas, special guests on tour with Thousand Foot Krutch, and on stage at the Boardwalk in Orangevale last night. Perfect band for the setting: hard, gritty, rock, what I call Roadhouse Roc...

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Alison Toon
Thousand Foot Krutch at the Boardwalk: photos!

Aug 10, 2016
Thousand Foot Krutch at the Boardwalk: photos!

Thousand Foot Krutch, the Boardwalk, OrangevaleFirst comment: the light show for Thousand Foot Krutch last night at the Boardwalk was stunning.Such a pleasure to be at a smaller-venue show, the Boardwalk in Orangevale near Sacramento, California, ...

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Alison Toon
Periphery: Chicago Open Air photo gallery, progressive and metal… want to hear more!

Aug 7, 2016
Periphery: Chicago Open Air photo gallery, progressive and metal… want to hear more!

Spencer Sotelo, Periphery, at Chicago Open AirAnother band that I came away from Chicago Open Air, wanting to hear more from: Periphery, prog-metalPeriphery are on tour right now--see the tour dates here!  And check out their website for info on t...

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Alison Toon
Fitz & the Tantrums at the Ace of Spades, 18th August, and new album!

Aug 5, 2016
Fitz & the Tantrums at the Ace of Spades, 18th August, and new album!

Fitz & The Tantrums, 2013Fitz & The Tantrums will be back at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento on 18th August--and the show is sold out! It's going to be a really fun show... there are just a few tickets to be bought on StubHub this morning, if y...

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Alison Toon
Gemini Syndrome, at Chicago Open Air, another chat with Brian, and new album very soon!!!

Aug 2, 2016
Gemini Syndrome, at Chicago Open Air, another chat with Brian, and new album very soon!!!

Aaron Nordstrom, vocals, Gemini Syndrome
Gemini Syndrome, Chicago Open Air
It was a real treat to see Gemini Syndrome on the list of performers for Chicago Open Air.

At the opening the Sunday show, the third day of the first-ever Chicago Open Air...

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