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Alison Toon
Something different this weekend–horses!

Jun 10, 2016
Something different this weekend–horses!

Horse, IrelandFor years, I thought that the only thing that happened at Calexpo, the site of the State Fair was the State Fair. How very wrong!!! There are events happening throughout the year, including the City of Trees music festival later this year...

Alison Toon
Fair Struggle release their album, Limerence

Jun 5, 2016
Fair Struggle release their album, Limerence

Fair Struggle, Harlows, SacramentoLast night, at Harlows in midtown Sacramento, Fair Struggle launched their CD/album: Limerence, It's been worth waiting for: the opening song is the blistering single, Say My Name, and it continues with nine more songs...

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Alison Toon
Yigga Digga, (where did they get that name? Now you know) and Faded Glory: interview and review

May 31, 2016
Yigga Digga, (where did they get that name? Now you know) and Faded Glory: interview and review


From time-to-time, we're invited to review an artist and their music, someone or a genre who is completely new to us. (For example, that's how Zardonic came to be played on the Toon's Tunes/Cameras and Cargos playlist... see here for more.)  There's always something new...

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Alison Toon
Chuck Ragan and Humble Wolf photogalleries: CiTP 2016

May 29, 2016
Chuck Ragan and Humble Wolf photogalleries: CiTP 2016

Chuck Ragan, Concerts in the Park, SacramentoHeadlining this week at Concerts in the Park, Cesar Chavez Plaza, Sacramento, was singer/songwriter Chuck Ragan. American Folk bordering on country, his voice grew stronger and more gritty throughout the set...

Alison Toon
New video from The Virginmarys: Motherless Land

May 24, 2016
New video from The Virginmarys: Motherless Land

Great new video out from The Virginmarys today, and premiering on the Wall Street Journal: "Motherless Land".Young lovers, hobos, train-hopping, beautiful landscapes, emotion, music, more trains... don't we all sometimes just want to go jump a freight ...

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Alison Toon
… and here it is, the Soulfly photo gallery!

May 20, 2016
… and here it is, the Soulfly photo gallery!

Max Cavalera, Soufly, at the Boardwalk, OrangevaleMr Cavalera, looking really happy onstage at the Boardwalk, Orangevale, on Wednesday evening. It really was a Cavalera family show; son Zyon plays drums with Soulfly, and both Zyon and Igor Cavalera per...

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Alison Toon
Photo gallery: Battlecross, on tour with Soulfly, at the Boardwalk, Orangevale

May 20, 2016
Photo gallery: Battlecross, on tour with Soulfly, at the Boardwalk, Orangevale

Battlecross, at the Boardwalk, Orangevale, May 18Kyle Gunther walked on stage, shook his hair loose... and transformed into the thrash-metal monster, at times resembling the Wookie on his shirt.Kyle Gunther, BattlecrossKyle Ghunther and WookieI had fun...

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Alison Toon
Extreme metal: Abnormality, and a surprising vocalist

May 20, 2016
Extreme metal: Abnormality, and a surprising vocalist

Mallika, vocals, AbnormalityI'm starting off my reviews of Wednesday's concert at the Boardwalk, Orangevale, with Abnormality.Part of me doesn't want to write this review--I just want you to go and experience the show yourself, totally-unprepared, with...

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Alison Toon
10 Years… I hope it’s not that long until the next time

May 4, 2016
10 Years… I hope it’s not that long until the next time

Jesse Hasek, 10 Years10 Years are currently on the road with Apocalyptica's Shadowmaker tour, and what a wonderful show they make. Opening with From Birth to Burial from last year's album of the same name: Jesse Hasek on stage, shrouded, a white, long-...

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Alison Toon
One-Eyed Doll, last night of the Visions tour… all eyes on One-Eyed Doll!

May 3, 2016
One-Eyed Doll, last night of the Visions tour… all eyes on One-Eyed Doll!

One-Eyed Doll, The Boardwalk, OrangevaleWe are very lucky, here in Sacramento. One-Eyed Doll has come to town every year for at least four years, performing at the Ace of Spades, and at the Boardwalk in Orangevale. Last year, on the Witches tour; last ...

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