|Corey Taylor, Slipknot, Chicago Open Air 2016 OLD MASK!!!|
Slipknot wear masks and put on an incredible live show. The masks (not the one above any more - new ones) elicit emotion: fear, laughter, ugliness, nightmares, and that of course is intentional. If you've never listened to Slipknot yet because of the visual image, think again. Listen to the music somewhere different: a walk on the beach, when roaming through an art gallery, while shopping in the supermarket. Find the music first - the appreciation of the not-faces comes later. My photographer brain wants to see the musician's emotions and I had to get past that to the sound... it's a learning, and I learned to really appreciate this band in all it's incarnations. Loving We Are Not Your Kind!
|Maynard James Keenan, not Tool, Aftershock 2017|
|Jonathan Davis, Korn, at Aftershock 2016|
|Mark Tremonti, Alter Bridge, Houston Open Air|
|Johnny Stevens, Highly Suspect, at the Boardwalk, Orangevale, CA|
And guess what??? Four out of these five bands (and many, many more) will be performing at Sacramento's Aftershock Festival, October 11 - 13th, three days yes three days of huge music, wonderful music, fun, friends, food and festival. Go check out the lineup to see which three... and then hurry up and buy your tickets, there are only a few left... it's going to be an incredible weekend. So much good music. Be there!
- Aftershock Festival
- Alter Bridge
- Highly Suspect
- Alison Toon Photographer: Music