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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 →
NonProfitView United Cerebral Palsy Safari Dash: Life Without Limits

NonProfitView United Cerebral Palsy Safari Dash: Life Without Limits

NonProfitView: United Cerebral Palsy Safari Dash: Life Without Limits By Brandilyn Brown Do you live a life without limits? Do you often think about what that means? I met a precious group of people whose lives are dedicated to breaking limits. Can you imagine a world where disabilities didn’t stop anyone from living a rewarding, […]

By October 1, 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 →
ComedyView

ComedyView

Comedy View by Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello.  Welcome to my first installment of the Comedy View column.  The purpose of this column is to keep you informed of local shows and what local comics are up to in the 209 and on the road.  Also, if I’m honest, I really hope this inspires more […]

By September 11, 2017 Read More →
MetalView All in the Family

MetalView All in the Family

Little recaps of last month’s Metal events: Our beautiful, amazing 209 Metal family raised $1,135 for Keith Peters at his Parkinson’s benefit August 5th. The benefit was a huge success thanks to all of our friends and family. We had over a hundred people in attendance and the promoters, bands, hosts, and acts put on quite the show. […]

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 →
The Metal MAMAnees are…

The Metal MAMAnees are…

It’s MAMA time again and I have the pleasure of giving you an overview of this year’s 2017 Best Metal MAMAnees. Choosing a band to vote for is a hard decision for most. Our 209 Metal scenes like no other. We go to countless shows; we watch and enjoy each of these bands on this […]

By September 6, 2017 Read More →
MetalView Lost Horizons

MetalView Lost Horizons

By Eve Oberlander Lost Horizons formed in late 2016 and hail from Modesto. Members include Cody Nye Vocals, Eddie Biedebach Guitar who started writing music together. They eventually recruited Aaron Kelch Bass and Jonny Avila Guitar to join and start a full band with Jojo Jorgensen on Drums.  They now have eight songs and are […]

By August 15, 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 →
StocktonCon

StocktonCon

StocktonCon is in its 6th year and taking place on August 19-20th at the Stockton Arena with a very special opening night event Cosies at StocktonCon August 18th at the University Waterfront Hotel The Norcal Cosies have teamed up with StocktonCon to bring the Cosies Red-Carpet Cosplay Awards show to the University Waterfront Hotel. This […]

By August 2, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: St. Stan’s: Conceived in Heaven, Brewed in California

BrewView: St. Stan’s: Conceived in Heaven, Brewed in California

BrewView: St. Stan’s: Conceived in Heaven, Brewed in California By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell We know there’s been a lot of gossip about St. Stan’s and we’re here to set the record straight! THEY ARE OPEN! Yes, we have all been missing pints of Red Sky, and your wait is nearly over to get […]

By August 1, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Jake Yates

5 Questions with Jake Yates

5 Questions with Jake Yates by Monica Barber     When it comes to mainstream music there is much to question regarding the current evolution of spoken word, hip hop and wordplay, minus a few, fresh glimmers of hope. One such glimmer is wordsmith, lyricist and local performer, Jake Yates. Where other artists become monotonous […]

By July 25, 2017 Read More →
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies in the name of Swing.

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies in the name of Swing.

  The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies burst onto the music scene 20 years ago with the release of Zoot Suit Riot a compilation of their Swing songs with four newly recorded songs(including the title track.) The album would go on to sell over 2 Million copies. On the tail of the 20th Anniversary and a remastered […]

By July 25, 2017 Read More →
The MAMAs are Coming

The MAMAs are Coming

The MAMAs are Coming Middagh Goodwin Wow, is it July Already? We are more than halfway through the year; Summer heat is upon us and the Modesto Area Music Awards are just around the corner. Voting goes live in August, and the ceremony at the historic State Theatre set for October 10th. Yes, it is […]

By July 15, 2017 Read More →