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October is Upon Us

October is Upon Us

METALView by Eve Oberlander October is upon us, my favorite month of the year because of the Modesto Area Music Awards and our city’s downtown live music Halloween celebration, The Summoning. First off I’d like to congratulate each metal MAMAnee for best metal 2017. Each band deserves to be nominated because of several important reasons. […]

By October 8, 2017 Read More →
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 →
Alison Moyet at the Fillmore

Alison Moyet at the Fillmore

Alison Moyet By Efren Martinez Guess who’s back? Me! Not really I’ve always been here with my camera covering many of your professional recording artist’s shows in the Bay Area, although not always able to get you some of the epic Modesto View show reviews I get invited to due to my other gig at […]

By October 3, 2017 Read More →
BluesView Wednesday Friendsdays and more!

BluesView Wednesday Friendsdays and more!

Hello everybody and welcome to the best month of the year aka my birthday month! I’m turning 41 and I’m having more fun than ever. It’s music, I say music, that is the fountain of youth and on that note, let’s talk shows. On the 3rd is an event called the Downtown Sampler and if […]

By October 1, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView 18 Years Strong

MAMAView 18 Years Strong

The MAMAs are turning 18, can you believe that? When Murphy & Ricci first conceived of this brainchild, I am sure they never imagined that it would grow as it has. Going from 8 to over 20 Categories from Rock to Jazz, Americana to Hip Hop and everything in between. The Awards Show has become […]

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 →
SongwriterView

SongwriterView

Songwriter View By Patty Castillo Davis Music never goes out of fashion. Never. Not Gregorian Chant, not Kassia (the first female composer of the 9th century), not Scott Joplin, not Count Basie, not Pete Seeger, not Little Richard, not Nina Simone, nor Jimmy Webb. You get it? The resurgence of the collection of vinyl affirms […]

By September 6, 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 →
JazzView – Sizzling September Songs

JazzView – Sizzling September Songs

JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this All right folks I did the deed turned the big 60 and realized man I’m old. Garden party to celebrate in Bezerkely Ca in the house I was born with some amazing musicians: Barry Finnety guitar, Dave Hawks drums, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim […]

By September 5, 2017 Read More →
It’s MAMA Season 2017

It’s MAMA Season 2017

MAMAview By Middagh Goodwin Be very, very quiet(forget that get LOUD.) It is that time of year when if have local friends who are performers you are going to get inundated with request for Votes. What I challenge you to do first is take a peruse all the nominees, see who you like. Remember you […]

By September 5, 2017 Read More →
UnpluggedView – A Moon With A View

UnpluggedView – A Moon With A View

A Moon With A View By Aaron Rowan Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House is the happening new concert destination in town. Somewhere between a theater venue, warehouse space, and house show, M&S is our area’s newest home for all sorts of performing & visual art. In August we enjoyed everything from in-your-face rock […]

By September 3, 2017 Read More →
BluesView – Fall Favorites

BluesView – Fall Favorites

BluesView By “Big” Earl Matthews Hello everybody, we are entering into my favorite time of year – Fall. The weather is nice and my birthday is just around the corner so let’s all start celebrating it early with some great music. On September 2nd I will be on the Oakdale Beer train again with the […]

By September 3, 2017 Read More →
Rockabilly View – Rockin’ Rick Goes Wild

Rockabilly View – Rockin’ Rick Goes Wild

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Exciting news for Sonora based Rockabilly band Rockin Rick and the Rhythm Wranglers. After spending a few years on the Hi-Hi Silver Record label. The boys have decided to travel new horizons and sign with Wild Records out of LA. “Yes, we recently received an offer from Reb Kennedy to sign […]

By September 3, 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 →