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: 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 →
PromoterView MAMA2016

PromoterView MAMA2016

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 4, 2016 Read More →
MAMAView: MAMA Time

MAMAView: MAMA Time

MAMAView: MAMA Time by Middagh Goodwin With X-FEST not taking place in Modesto this year it looks like the Modesto Area Music Awards will be the most diverse event happening in downtown Modesto. What the MAMA’s lack in size, it makes up for in good times. With fifteen live performances, ranging from Jazz to Metal […]

By September 1, 2016 Read More →
MAMAView Hot Town, Summer in the City

MAMAView Hot Town, Summer in the City

by Middagh Goodwin Hot town, summer in the city are you ready for the fun? It is going to get hot so make plans to do something fun. What about Concert in the Park, the Stanislaus County Fair, a movie? Those are all fun things, but why not catch some great live local music too? […]

By July 1, 2016 Read More →
Middagh Goodwin InterViews Modesto-Con’s Guests Sam Jones & Doug Jones

Middagh Goodwin InterViews Modesto-Con’s Guests Sam Jones & Doug Jones

At one time Conventions and Fairs happened in just about every town or county in the United States. Over time, they became more regional and many have just stopped happening. The trend for Pop Culture Conventions is going the other way. In recent years several “Comic Cons” have popped up all over Northern California and […]

By July 1, 2016 Read More →
Weekend Needle Drop-Simple Minds

Weekend Needle Drop-Simple Minds

Weekend Needle Drop-52 Weeks 52 Albums Simple Minds Sparkle in the Rain I have been a big fan of this band for years and think just about everything they released borders on brilliance. I saw Simple Minds supporting Sparkle in the Rain, so I think it is the perfect album to reflect on. They were main […]

By June 19, 2016 Read More →
Weekend Needle Drop-The Roots of Rock & Roll ROCKABILLY!

Weekend Needle Drop-The Roots of Rock & Roll ROCKABILLY!

WEEKEND NEEDLE DROP-52 WEEKS 52 RECORDS The Roots of Rock & Roll ROCKABILLY! Imperial House Records WU3590 Released 1982 It is Graffiti Summer in Modesto and so I thought I would listen to a music that owes a debt to it’s origins right here in Modesto. Rockabilly and the sounds of the Maddox Brothers and […]

By June 12, 2016 Read More →
Weekend Needle Drop The Monkees

Weekend Needle Drop The Monkees

THE WEEKEND NEEDLE DROP 52 WEEKS 52 ALBUMS THE MONKEES S/T Released October 10 1966 It has been 50 years since the Monkees first hit the TV and Radio airwaves. They have a new album out and will be coming to the fabulous Gallo Theatre for the Arts on September 20th. I know I am […]

By June 5, 2016 Read More →
Feel the Bern in Modesto

Feel the Bern in Modesto

Regardless of your politics this is a big deal.  If memories serves correct the last time a Presidential Candidate visited Modesto was Dukakis in 1988. So to have such a high profile candidate coming just days before the primary is huge. Thursday June 2nd at the Modesto Centre Plaza you will have your chance to […]

By May 31, 2016 Read More →
Weelend Needle Drop Iron Maiden

Weelend Needle Drop Iron Maiden

Weekend Needle Drop-52 Weeks 52 Albums Iron Maiden-Number of the Beast There are very few Metal bands that do it for me. Iron Maiden is one of the few not only musically but lyrically. Steve Harris’s galloping bass line inspired so many other musicians crossing genre lines. With lyrical content inspired by movies, history and […]

By May 30, 2016 Read More →
Keeping things Grounded with Mondo

Keeping things Grounded with Mondo

Last Year, Mondo Mariscal was laid off from his job and decided to give being a musician a run. With the support of his wife and family he has been very lucky to be making a living(maybe not a great one) doing what he loves. Last October he took home a well deserved Modesto Area Music […]

By May 26, 2016 Read More →