|Trash McSweeney, The Red Paintings, Sacramento|
|Alix Kol, The Red Paintings, Sacramento|
|Art on stage, The Red Paintings, Sacramento|
|The Red Paintings, Sacramento|
More photos from The Red Paintings show can be found in the Toon's Tunes photo gallery.
(I am still not convinced by the idea that concerts now have to have five bands--or more--in the lineup. They've become snippet shows, like mini-festivals, when each band only has time to play a few new songs and a few of the ones their audience knows... and the audience is mixed, some there for one band, some another. Yes, you're exposed to music that you might not otherwise have heard, but... there's something to be said for a hall full of fans, and a concentration of one performer's music. One opener, and the main act. But instead, it's five or six songs from one, and then off with his head and on to the next, and the next, and the next, until the evening's all gone. I'm really glad I saw The Red Paintings as part of a five-band tour, but next time... I hope it's a headline show, and a full concert, not just part of one.)