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Alison Toon
Marillion weekend, Port Zeeland, The Netherlands

Mar 25, 2015
Marillion weekend, Port Zeeland, The Netherlands

It was a wonderful, wonderful, weekend. I will be sharing stories and photos. For now, hop on over to Toon's Tunes Facebook page, to Marillion's Facebook page, and to the Marillion website tour page to find out if you can still get a ticket for the Wol...

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Alison Toon
Photos: All That Remains, from their 1st March show at the Ace of Spades, Sacramento

Mar 17, 2015
Photos: All That Remains, from their 1st March show at the Ace of Spades, Sacramento

Philip Labont, All That RemainsThese are photos from All That Remains show, supporting In Flames, at the Ace of Spades, Sacramento, on 1st March. Sorry they took a while--it took a while, because I felt I would write a very biased review, and it d...

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Alison Toon
Rag’N’Bone Man does it again: Hard Came The Rain

Mar 17, 2015
Rag’N’Bone Man does it again: Hard Came The Rain

The more I hear from this guy, the more I want to hear. Take a listen. He grows on you... Hopefully one day I'll get to see him live. Tour dates in the UK are selling out, fast.

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Alison Toon
New Mark Knopfler album out this week: Tracker (and now say Hi to “Beryl”)

Mar 12, 2015
New Mark Knopfler album out this week: Tracker (and now say Hi to “Beryl”)

Beryl isn't such a popular name any more, but when I was a kid in England, it seemed that every other one of my mum's friends, or my friend's mothers, were called Beryl. And of course, there was Beryl the Peril, who we all secretly wanted to be. (And s...

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The Glover Posting
‘LEGO Movie’ is a spectacularly built animated feature

‘LEGO Movie’ is a spectacularly built animated feature

Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell

Directors: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller


Run Time: 1 Hour 40 Minutes   Rated: PG


The LEGO Movie, from directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, packs such a nostalgic punch that it made me want to play with my toys from yesteryear.

The clever animated...

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Alison Toon
In Flames, burning up the Ace of Spades

Mar 4, 2015
In Flames, burning up the Ace of Spades

In Flames, Ace of Spades, SacramentoThis is one of the shows where I say, "I wish".In Flames, Ace of Spades, SacramentoI wish I'd heard more of In Flames, sooner. I wish I'd had the opportunity to see them live, before. But you know what? It made this ...

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Alison Toon
More pictures from the Hellyeah Blood For Blood tour: Archer, Like a Storm, Devour The Day

Feb 14, 2015
More pictures from the Hellyeah Blood For Blood tour: Archer, Like a Storm, Devour The Day

Archer, opening the evening, SacramentoApart from Like a Storm, who had a tiny-little-bit more light, the entire evening was rather... dark. From a photographer's point-of-view, that is. As mentioned earlier in the Hellyeah review, better just to watch...

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Alison Toon
Beware of Darkness… a ‘tween-album playlist-mixtape-EP available now

Feb 13, 2015
Beware of Darkness… a ‘tween-album playlist-mixtape-EP available now

Kyle Nicolaides, Beware of Darkness, SacramentoCheck out Beware of Darkness' new mixtape/EP, Sanctuary Season. You can also buy it on iTunes now.A little more electro than Orthodox, but still with the haunting Nicolaides vocals--especially A Stranger S...

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Alison Toon
HELLYEAH: Blood for Blood at the Ace of Spades, 8th February

Feb 10, 2015
HELLYEAH: Blood for Blood at the Ace of Spades, 8th February

Chad Gray, HellyeahWe could have stayed home and watched the Grammies, but we preferred to go to the Ace of Spades. fill it with humanity, and see a great night of rock, instead. Because we all know how much rock there is at the Grammies, right? And be...

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Alison Toon
Otep’s tour stop at the Boardwalk, Orangevale: Thira, Downfall 2012, Zeroclient, Cataclysmic Assault

Feb 7, 2015
Otep’s tour stop at the Boardwalk, Orangevale: Thira, Downfall 2012, Zeroclient, Cataclysmic Assault

I preface this review with the fact that, much as I really wanted to see Otep again, by ten PM on Thursday the 'flu, a migraine, and three weeks of non-stop travel caught up with me with a vengeance... and rather than hide out in the bathroom at the Bo...

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