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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MAMAView February 2017

MAMAView February 2017

MAMAView February is the month of love and that is one thing we need more right about now. One of my favorite things about the MAMA Awards show is the diversity of artists playing on one stage. I would love to see more unity in the music and arts community. My call to action for […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
Geekish Cast your source for all things Geeky

Geekish Cast your source for all things Geeky

I sat down recently with the man behind of the microphone of Modesto’s own pop culture podcast. I first became aware of the show in the spring of last year and even was a guest. Our BluesView writer Big Earl Mathews has been a guest on the show as well. MV-Ok, let’s get this interview […]

By January 30, 2017 Read More →
Turlock Comic Con

Turlock Comic Con

How many Pop Culture Conventions are too many? That answer has not been answered yet and fans hope that it never will be. On February 4th at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, there will be the first annual Turlock Comic Con. The owner of Ziggy’s Video Game Exchange in Turlock is working on the event with […]

By January 17, 2017 Read More →
2017 NorCal Cosies Winners

2017 NorCal Cosies Winners

Fans of fun are the true winners when it comes to all the family friendly events that happen all over the area.  Flooding and heavy rain were in last weekend’s forecast but that couldn’t keep the fans, families and contestants away from the West Side Theatre in Newman on January 7th for the second annual […]

By January 13, 2017 Read More →
NewmanView-The Cosies are Coming

NewmanView-The Cosies are Coming

NewmanView the Cosies are Coming Middagh Goodwin Northern California Second Annual Cosplay Award Show returns January 7th to the Historic West Side Theatre in downtown Newman CA. The NorCal Cosies encompass a mini pop culture convention during the day along with a red-carpet cosplay awards show. The Cosie-Con is Newman’s own Pop-Culture Convention. There will […]

By January 1, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView Looking to the Future

MAMAView Looking to the Future

MAMA-looking to the future. by Middagh Goodwin How many of you have made New Year’s resolutions? How many of you plan on keeping them? We are looking to the future of our local music and art scene and we want to help you all develop and grow. Over the last few weeks, we have been […]

By January 1, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView Economics of Entertainment

MAMAView Economics of Entertainment

MAMAView Economics of Entertainment By Middagh Goodwin Modesto’s population is approximately 204,933 people. 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 40% of what is spent locally is reinvested in the community. Remember that statistic. […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
GeekeryView: The Return of Central Valley Con

GeekeryView: The Return of Central Valley Con

GeekeryView: The Return of Central Valley Con by Middagh Goodwin Isn’t it great to have a Pop Culture Convention (or 3) right here in Modesto #homeofStarWars? For fans of comics,  cosplaying, science fiction, fantasy and all things Star Wars I think the answer is a resounding…YES!  December 4th we see the Return of Central Valley Con, […]

By November 17, 2016 Read More →
MAMAView November 2016

MAMAView November 2016

MAMAView By Middagh Goodwin Autumn is in full swing and it is that time of year we all should reflect on what we are thankful for. I am grateful that another year for the Modesto Area Music Awards is put to bed. It was a great night filled with music and emotions. Always fun, but […]

By November 1, 2016 Read More →
Stockton Con Game Fest October 30th

Stockton Con Game Fest October 30th

Mike Millerick and the team that brought you Stockton-Con, Grape City Con and Central Valley Con(happening December 4th at the Modesto Centre Plaza) brings something new and unique to the area, Game Fest. For gamers of all ages, regardless if you play video games, role playing games, tabletop, board or card games. There is something […]

By October 21, 2016 Read More →
MAMAVIEW: THE MAMAS LIVE 6:30PM TONIGHT

MAMAVIEW: THE MAMAS LIVE 6:30PM TONIGHT

MAMAVIEW: THE MAMAS ARE LIVE : 6:30PM TONIGHT – View It HERE by Middagh Goodwin Every October the MAMAs celebrate our local bands, venues and more with a “Black Tie” awards show at the historic State Theatre. Plans for the nominees to be announced and voting to go live is August 15th. That being said, there is still […]

By October 11, 2016 Read More →
Classic Comic Con October 1st and 2nd

Classic Comic Con October 1st and 2nd

Over the last few years, the amount of Pop Culture and Comic Conventions have grown exponentially with the popularity of DC and Marvel Movies and the return of Star Wars to the Theaters. On October 1st and 2nd at the Season Events Center on Mc Henry, there will be yet another one Classic Comic Con. […]

By September 19, 2016 Read More →
MAMA OVERVIEW-COMEDY

MAMA OVERVIEW-COMEDY

Comedy View Guest Writer-Chris Teicheira         “and the 2015 Best Comic MAMA goes to….Susan Lucci no more, Chris Teicheira.” – Jimmie Menezes 2014 Best Comic MAMA winner  There was a definitive sea change in the manner with which the 2015 MAMAnees, took to marketing their MAMAnations. In past years it had become in vogue to […]

By September 11, 2016 Read More →
MAMA OVERVIEW METAL

MAMA OVERVIEW METAL

MetalView 2016 By Guest Writer ,  Pammy Von Duke For over 20 years I myself have been attending metal shows in and around the Modesto area, in fact, people I know from all over California actually come to our little town for the metal shows , local and touring. If you haven’t you should really […]

By September 10, 2016 Read More →
MAMA OVERVIEW-ROCK

MAMA OVERVIEW-ROCK

Good ol’ Rock N Roll! By Guest Writer-Eve Oberlander Yes, I love it. I’m very excited to give you the rundown on this year’s Rock MAMAnees. These bands work hard to do what they love, with writing, recording, and performing. They bring us joy and entertainment. Giving us something to look forward to in our […]

By September 9, 2016 Read More →