Author Archive: Middagh Goodwin

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art and Comedy for years in the Central Valley. He ran the award winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. Middagh is beginning 2016 with a new position at the Gallo Center for the Arts and celebrating Beat Happy! Music's 30th Anniversary. Read the MAMAView every month and a the Needle Drop 52 Records 52 Weeks.

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Support Local Artists

Support Local Artists

MAMAView: Support Local Artists by Middagh Goodwin Buy Local Saturday was November 25th but I encourage everyone to continue the trend and Buy Local Art and Music for all your Holiday Gifts. Your purchases will help to keep your arts community vibrant and healthy. So many of our area musicians have upped their merch game with […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
GeekView Star Wars and Central Valley Con

GeekView Star Wars and Central Valley Con

GeekView-Star Wars by Middagh Goodwin The last few years I know I am not the only one that has been excited for the year to come to an end. Not because of New Years Eve Parties or Festivus but because there will be a new Star Wars release. Here in Modesto #homeofStarWars we do it […]

By November 25, 2017 Read More →
Gifts for Geeks

Gifts for Geeks

5 Spots to Buy Geeky Gifts in Modesto Geek is the New Sheek. Do you or your children love the resurgence of Comic Books? Does your fix need to be satiated more often then Area Conventions can provide? Well, check out some of Modesto’s Comic and Gaming Stores. Bonanza Books and Comics 2308 McHenry Ave-Modesto’s oldest […]

By November 16, 2017 Read More →
BluesView Blues in Full Swing

BluesView Blues in Full Swing

BluesView by Earl Matthews Hello everybody Fall is in full swing and we are gearing up for the holidays. This month I am trying something new and I hope you will come down and check it out. Starting on November 1st and again on the 15th, I’m putting on a show that we are calling […]

By November 12, 2017 Read More →
Cup of Joe

Cup of Joe

5 Spots for Coffee in Downtown Modesto Preservation Coffee & Tea 1030 J Street-They take coffee as seriously as we do. Quick and friendly service regardless if you want just a cup of joe or one of their signature drinks. Great spot to hang out with some friends or get some work done and check out […]

By November 11, 2017 Read More →
ComedyView

ComedyView

ComedyView By Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello.  It’s November and time to be thankful.  I’m thankful for winning the MAMA award.  After only a year and a half into comedy, it was quite an honor to be nominated and surprising to win.  The other nominees are more experienced and have all been supportive in booking […]

By November 5, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView Giving Thanks

MAMAView Giving Thanks

MAMAView Giving Thanks by Middagh Goodwin November is the Month of giving thanks. I know I am grateful for all the great entertainment opportunities we are afforded living right here in Modesto. It is amazing how much creativity surrounds and is available to us. What can you do to show your gratitude and support of […]

By November 5, 2017 Read More →
GEEKView

GEEKView

GEEKView by Middagh Goodwin If you are a Geek you are very lucky to be living not just in this era where so many cool Movies and TV shows are being made, but in the 209 where we are fortunate to have so many Conventions happening in our own backyard. November 4th and 5th take […]

By October 31, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView MAMA Turning 18

MAMAView MAMA Turning 18

The Modesto Area Music Awards celebrates performers from around the greater Modesto Area. Over the last 18 Years, we have seen some Winners go on to National and International Fame; Flying Blind, Grandaddy, Moonshine Bandits, DEV, UVR, and Megan Slankard have all found success beyond the 209. This year the MAMAs celebrate 18 years and […]

By October 7, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView 18 Years Strong

MAMAView 18 Years Strong

The MAMAs are turning 18, can you believe that? When Murphy & Ricci first conceived of this brainchild, I am sure they never imagined that it would grow as it has. Going from 8 to over 20 Categories from Rock to Jazz, Americana to Hip Hop and everything in between. The Awards Show has become […]

By September 11, 2017 Read More →
Power of the Purse Shop Local

Power of the Purse Shop Local

by Middagh Goodwin Modesto’s population is approximately 204,933, it is the 18th largest city in California. What does that ultimately mean? There are a lot of people living in and around Modesto. Statistics show that about 68% of what is spent locally is reinvested in the community. Remember that statistic. Independent retailers return back into the […]

By September 11, 2017 Read More →
MAMA PromotersView

MAMA PromotersView

PromoterView by Middagh Goodwin There is a lot of work that goes into promoting a show well. Most local promoters secure the date and venue, book the bands (touring and locals), make the flyer, arrange for sound, often work the door and for the most part for little or no pay or glory. There are […]

By September 8, 2017 Read More →
It’s MAMA Season 2017

It’s MAMA Season 2017

MAMAview By Middagh Goodwin Be very, very quiet(forget that get LOUD.) It is that time of year when if have local friends who are performers you are going to get inundated with request for Votes. What I challenge you to do first is take a peruse all the nominees, see who you like. Remember you […]

By September 5, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView August

MAMAView August

August is upon us and without X-Fest happening this year, for many to look forward to going to or performing at we will all have to look elsewhere for our entertainment. Local promoters have already been looking outside the box to host or create events but we need to make sure we support them to […]

By August 9, 2017 Read More →
Back to School Safety Tips

Back to School Safety Tips

August 14th is the First day for Modesto City Schools. Getting ready to go Back to School. We have some suggestions for both Adults and Children to keep safe. Drivers should remember that as the new school year begins kids will be walking, crossing streets and maybe not be paying attention. on their way to school. Parents should talk to their […]

By August 8, 2017 Read More →