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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View from the Pit: Shinedown

View from the Pit: Shinedown

View from the Pit: Shinedown By Middagh Goodwin and MJ Mangano Pictures by MJ Mangano Shinedown the Florida based band that formed in 2001 played the Modesto Centre Plaza Monday night supporting their 6th album Attention Attention and the new single “Devil” which is released appropriately enough on May 4th. Playing their unique brand of Hard Rock/Alt Metal to […]

By April 12, 2018 Read More →
Non Profit View:Before I Die Wall

Non Profit View:Before I Die Wall

Non-Profit View: Community Hospice Presents Before I Die Wall Stanislaus and San Joaquin County will be celebrating National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16. 2018, by helping to promote positive conversation about death and dying in our community. Community Hospice will be hosting a “Before I Die Wall” to help friends and neighbors think about the […]

By April 5, 2018 Read More →
GEEKView: May the Fourth Be With You

GEEKView: May the Fourth Be With You

GEEKView: May the Fourth Be With You By Middagh Goodwin   Since 1977, “May the Force be With You” has been part of the global lexicon. This phrase, created by Modesto native George Lucas symbolizes the magic and influence of his epic film Star Wars, the follow-up film to his breakthrough American Graffiti. Just say […]

By April 4, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView: Preparing for the Road

MAMAView: Preparing for the Road

MAMAView: Preparing for the Road By Middagh Goodwin We have entered the first days of Spring, and as musicians, we are looking towards the Summer. The weather is warming up, and plans for touring is at least in the back of your mind. Unfortunately quite often like the rabbit we are not entirely prepared when […]

By April 3, 2018 Read More →
GoModesto: Project Prom

GoModesto: Project Prom

Go Modesto: Project Prom Modesto City Councilmember Tony Madrigal, 3B Auto Center and Manos Unidas have teamed up to bring back Project Prom. They want to make sure that everyone who wants to go to Prom and be dressed to the 9’s can. Over the last few months, Tuxedos and Prom Dresses have been collected at various locations around Modesto(it is […]

By April 2, 2018 Read More →
The Oakdale Rodeo

The Oakdale Rodeo

The Oakdale Rodeo is happening once again the second weekend in April the 14th and 15th at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds.  Oakdale Saddle Club has been celebrating the cities western heritage and creating a family-themed event that has been shared with the community and beyond since 1946. Things get started early with local team roping […]

By March 30, 2018 Read More →
Roger Daltrey in Review

Roger Daltrey in Review

Some people really don’t know how lucky we are to have not just world-class entertainment come to the Central Valley but Icons and Legends. Who would have thought that Roger Daltrey would perform at the Bob Hope Theatre? What an amazing night of music from Roger Daltrey a true musical legend. Kicking things off with “Overture” and […]

By March 16, 2018 Read More →
The Ranger-Return of the Punk Rock Soundtrack

The Ranger-Return of the Punk Rock Soundtrack

The Ranger: Return of the Punk Rock Soundtrack By Middagh Goodwin The Ranger, Jenn Wexler’s directorial debut for Glass Eye Pix will be premiering on Monday, March 12th as part of the SXSW Midnighter series.  Follow along as a group of young punks have to flee the city after getting into trouble with the law. […]

By March 12, 2018 Read More →
GEEKView Grape City Con

GEEKView Grape City Con

GEEKView-Grape City Con By Middagh Goodwin At the time of writing this, the Black Panther is the number one grossing movie in Theatres and set box office records, proving once again Geek is Shiek. If you have not seen it yet make sure you catch a screening before too many spoilers are leaked. Comic Cons […]

By March 8, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView-Making Your Own Luck

MAMAView-Making Your Own Luck

MAMAView-Making Your Own Luck by Middagh Goodwin As an Independent Musician, you have to make your luck. What does that mean exactly? The days of management and record deals are over, and if you want to make your mark locally, regionally or hopefully Nationally, you have to make it happen yourself. Easier said than done, […]

By March 3, 2018 Read More →
Lurid Thriller BUG at Center Stage

Lurid Thriller BUG at Center Stage

Center Stage Conservatory presents a wonderfully lurid thriller ‘BUG’ written by the Tracy Letts. Production Dates: March 2-18 BUG By Tracy Letts Directed by:  Jennifer Golden A lonely cocktail waitress, Agnes, lives in a seedy motel room, hiding from her violent ex-husband Jerry. One night, her lesbian biker friend R.C. introduces her to Peter, a Gulf War […]

By February 20, 2018 Read More →
Modesto the Price is Right

Modesto the Price is Right

On October 27th, 2017 Austin Castro from Modesto CA won over $45,000 in cash and prizes on the Price is Right with Drew Carey. This last Thursday, February 8th Austin returned with his friend Tristan Spaulding(both students at MJC) determined this time to get Tristan on stage. Tristan was one of the first four contestants […]

By February 11, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView $5 at a Time

MAMAView $5 at a Time

MAMAView $5 at Time by Middagh Goodwin One thing that I Love and pretty much been a constant my entire life, Music if it is Live and Local even better. We are quite fortunate to have so many great artists spanning just about every genre and style of music. I like so many others, wish we […]

By February 3, 2018 Read More →
GeekView:Doug Jones the Element of Danger

GeekView:Doug Jones the Element of Danger

Doug Jones who you can currently see in the Shape of Water and Star Trek Discovery and soon will be staring in Nosferatu, will be in Modesto on February 24th for a special FREE screening of The Danger Element. This Indie Sci-Fi Action Adventure Film was locally produced by MJC students. I was able to […]

By February 2, 2018 Read More →
CrabView – It’s time!

CrabView – It’s time!

CrabView By Middagh Goodwin Is there a better more mouthwatering way to satiate your appetite? Do you wait all year long for Dungeness Crab season? Do you like lots of crab? Not just for a delicious night out but also for giving to great causes. It is Crab Feed Season and it seems like every […]