Tuesday, January 20, 2015

First few days of February are looking good. Hell, yeah!

Otep, Ace of Spades, Sacramento
Otep, February 5th, at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, supported by a list of bands including the weirdly-intriguing Thira.

And then... HELLYEAH, at the Ace of Spades, on February 8th.

Chad Gray of HELLYEAH, Aftershock 2014
And then, and then... Hozier, at the Ace, on February 11th. If you remembered to get a ticket. Cos Hozier's were sold out, long long ago.

Not a bad start to the year. Not bad at all. See you there!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

FallRise, acoustic evening, at the Back 9 in Citrus Heights

FallRise, Citrus Heights
An acoustic evening with FallRise last night at Citrus Height's Back 9 Bar and Grill. Intimate setting, lots of fans and friends; not just music, but questions-and-answers, signings, and more.

Not all bands are brave enough to go unplugged. FallRise are, and it works, and they sound really good.

FallRise, Citrus Heights
Sammy Karlin, FallRise
More Toon's Tunes photos in the FallRise gallery.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Playlist for a long train ride or a Sunday or...

Forgive any typos, posted from phone while on train... Originally put this together on Sunday but was just perfect for today's train journeys.

Life in Her Yet, by Rag'n'Bone Man
Christchurch Bells, by Hothouse Flowers.
Streets Fell Into My Window, by The Red Paintings
When I Meet God, by Marillion
Take Me To Church, by Hozier
A Song For You, by Celine Dion
Look At The Fool, by Tim Buckley
Strange Sky, by The Tourists
Baby Can I Hold You, by Tracy Chapman
Watch The World End, by Trace Adkins
White Rabbit, by Jefferson Airplane
I'm Not The Only One, by Sam Smith
Brave, by Josh Groban

Monday, January 12, 2015

Migrating photo servers is not easy. But is it worth it? You tell me!

So... I spent much of last week, and the weekend, completing the major part of the migration of Toon's Tunes photogalleries and other AlisonToon.com photos from one hosting service to another. There was no way to do it painlessly or without breaking anything. Right now, many older blog posts are without their images, and I'll be fixing that over time.

I've updated the article I wrote a while back, comparing my original hosting service (Zenfolio) with the new one (PhotoDeck). You can read it here: Photographer's choice: Zenfolio or PhotoShelter? Or PhotoDeck? Yes, please!

If you notice missing images, they will come back, sometime soon... (would be faster if Blogger had a search-and-replace function, but it doesn't). In the meantime, you can always go directly to http://alisontoon.com and browse through the Music galleries! You might see something you missed!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

... and Coachella, too! Lineup announced, tickets on sale this week!

Tickets go on sale tomorrow! There are TWO weekends: April 10-12 and April 17-19.

Lineup includes  headliners AC/DC, Jack White, Drake, and many, many more. I'd look out for The War On Drugs, Hozier, Bad Religion, Fitz and the Tantrums, Kasabian, St. Vincent... but that's just a few. So many good acts! (Don't forget your sunscreen!)

BottleRock Napa lineup announced! Looks good! (Watch the video.. music, food, wine...)

Dates: May 29-31st. Tickets go on sale on January 8th at 10 a.m. Pacific time. Buy tickets ASAP, as they sell out--fast!

Delila Paz, The Last Internationale, Aftershock 2014
Delila Paz of The Last Internationale
So many to see in the lineup! Robert Plant! Imagine Dragons, No Doubt.... And... if you didn't see them at Aftershock last year, don't miss The Last Internationale. Seriously. Oh... and I really, really want to see the Gipsy Kings.

Full details on the website: http://www.bottlerocknapavalley.com/ or on BottleRock Napa's Facebook page.

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