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SongwriterView: Mother of My Invention

SongwriterView: Mother of My Invention

SONGWRITER View: Mother of My Invention By Patty Castillo Davis My Mother has always been in support of my music. When I was a minor she and my Dad and a crew of their friends would caravan to various bars around town so I might participate in their “Talent Contests”-it was always on a school […]

Wash Me Away the music of Lisa Ballew

Wash Me Away the music of Lisa Ballew

Local singer-songwriter Lisa Ballew sophomore ep Wash Me Away, the follow up to Ready for the Ride has recently dropped. One can appreciate how Ballew has matured as a songwriter. The production on this release stands up with anything that has come out over the last few years. The songs are tight with great arrangements. It is filled with ballads and danceable pop […]

MAMAView: Spotlight

MAMAView: Spotlight

MAMAView: Flashlight By Middagh Goodwin Recently Modesto has been in the National spotlight and for good reason. Effie Passero aka Francesca Bavaro had been tearing it up on the newest season of American Idol. Effie did not make the final cut before America got a chance to Vote but an average of 8 million viewers […]

Unplugged View – The A Force Awakens

Unplugged View – The A Force Awakens

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan The A-Force Awakens I got my first taste of the touring lifestyle last summer, when I joined a songwriter friend on a train adventure through the Southwest to play a few venues I helped set up. It was she who gave me the name ‘A-Force’ when I first did booking […]

By May 1, 2018 Read More →
BluesView: Full of Music

BluesView: Full of Music

BluesView: Full of Music By Earl Matthews Hello, friends and welcome to full on music season. Starting the month off right with the Thursday Night Supper Club at Ralston’s Goat is just what the Doctor ordered. With comedy hosted by Felicia Aleman and live music care of myself and the Poorhouse Millionaires, you can’t go […]

By April 30, 2018 Read More →
MetalView: Out of the Asylum

MetalView: Out of the Asylum

MetalView: Out of the Asylum By Eve Oberlander I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the important metal guys in our city. Mr. Brock Wiley. He lives here in Modesto and contributes to our city in many ways. Brock is the West Coast Southern Regional Chapter President of Georgia Metal Alliance Int’l Heavy Metal Club. He’s […]

By April 30, 2018 Read More →
GeekView: Star Wars and Comics

GeekView: Star Wars and Comics

GeekView: Star Wars and Comics By Middagh Goodwin This month marks the 41st Anniversary of the release of Star Wars. On May the Fourth at 5 pm we will celebrate our connection to this Galaxy Far, Far Away with Star Wars Day in the 10th Street Plaza. Bring the entire family out and be amazed […]

By April 30, 2018 Read More →
5 questions with Zodiac Gallery’s Dustin Carpenter

5 questions with Zodiac Gallery’s Dustin Carpenter

5 questions with Zodiac Gallery’s Dustin Carpenter by Monica Barber   Six to eight months ago, Dustin Carpenter was playing an art walk at Colossal tattoo in Turlock and I might’ve have overlooked him, but the music & beats he was playing caught my ear and blew my mind. Musically known by the moniker, Zodiac […]

By April 29, 2018 Read More →
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 →
MetalView: Mind of a Machine

MetalView: Mind of a Machine

MetalView: Mind of a Machine By Eve Oberlander Mind of a Machine is a band from Modesto and Los Banos and has been around since 2013. Collin Torres, Lead Guitar and Chico Barker, Drums are the original members with Roger Guajardo on Bass and Eric Doran on Vocals. Each member has been in previous killer bands […]

By April 8, 2018 Read More →
SongwriterView: Spurs

SongwriterView: Spurs

Spurs By Patty Castillo Davis In Rodeo, spurs are a tool, dull and proven, with rowels used for prompting persuasion to confront being uncomfortable and encourage moving forward. We can spur our local music community on by putting our support behind venues that propel diverse music choices. The Barkin Dog Grill, Congregation Beth Shalom, Moon […]

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 →
OutsideLands Line Up Announced!  #osl2018

OutsideLands Line Up Announced! #osl2018

OUTSIDE LANDS ANNOUNCES 2018 LINEUP By Chris Murphy The clues are out, and the wait is over. One of the USA’s favorite music, food, fun and comedy festivals is ready to announce the 2018 line up. This year offers a great variety, some epic favorites, up and comers and some groundbreaking performers. But, what you […]

By April 3, 2018 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Songcatchers

UnpluggedView: Songcatchers

UnpluggedView: Songcatchers by Aaron Rowan A warm tropical evening on an island in the Panama Canal. I join my dear friend on the balcony of the laboratory building, where she is about to wind down another day of research in the best possible way – the making of live music. A few of her fellow scientists […]

By April 2, 2018 Read More →