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Gary Numan Electronic Music Icon

Gary Numan Electronic Music Icon

Electronic Music Icon Returns To San Francisco Text and Photos by Efren Martinez On November 19th we headed back to The Fillmore to witness the talented Gary Newman. Gary is no stranger to those in the professional music industry. His music has effected such Artists as Nine Inch Nails, Janet Jackson and the list goes […]

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Support Local Artists

Support Local Artists

MAMAView: Support Local Artists by Middagh Goodwin Buy Local Saturday was November 25th but I encourage everyone to continue the trend and Buy Local Art and Music for all your Holiday Gifts. Your purchases will help to keep your arts community vibrant and healthy. So many of our area musicians have upped their merch game with […]

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A Little Bird Told Me

A Little Bird Told Me

UnpluggedView by Aaron Rowan A Little Bird Told Me So there I was, helping load gear into the moon-house for a concert, when a hawk swooped down in pursuit of a pigeon. The pigeon crashed into the window right next to the door, not a foot from where I stood, and then flew into the […]

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SongwriterView: Finale

SongwriterView: Finale

SongwriterView: FINALE By Patty Castillo Davis December signals the end. Celebrates the history made. Mourns the absence. It has been a year of tremendous accomplishment and loss in our community. On the other side, we can look ahead to the new venues finding the formulas that work for them, freshman artists getting polished, veteran entertainers […]

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MetalView Remembering Abe

MetalView Remembering Abe

Remembering Abraham Guerrero By Eve Oberlander We lost a son, a brother, a husband, a friend and a part of the Modesto Metal scene on the evening of November 6th, 2017. Gone but never forgotten, Abe was a part of our metal family, hailing from Los Banos. He leaves behind a wife, our beautiful brutal […]

By December 2, 2017 Read More →
BluesView Winters Blues

BluesView Winters Blues

Winters Blues By Earl Matthews Hello, friends, the Holidays are here and I’m sure we could all use some good cheer. I recommend you take yourself out for a nice night of music, here are my suggestions for you blues lovers out there. Kickoff your month with a great night at the Knights Ferry Saloon […]

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BluesView Blues in Full Swing

BluesView Blues in Full Swing

BluesView by Earl Matthews Hello everybody Fall is in full swing and we are gearing up for the holidays. This month I am trying something new and I hope you will come down and check it out. Starting on November 1st and again on the 15th, I’m putting on a show that we are calling […]

By November 12, 2017 Read More →
Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation

2017 November Songwriter View  Music Appreciation By Patty Castillo Davis Every night of the week there is live music offered in and around the valley. Every season there are more concerts and festivals to be attended than you have the time or the funds for. Every Summer when it comes time to consider nominees for […]

By November 12, 2017 Read More →
MetalView HellHeart

MetalView HellHeart

MetalView-HellHeart by Eve Oberlander It is my honor to present you Best Metal 2017 MAMA Award winner, HellHeart!  HellHeart consists of Alie Grabowski Vocals, Kevin Nelson Drums, Eddie Callow Lead Guitar, Jess Gilmore Guitar/Vocals and Jeff Amador Bass.  Even though HellHeart is a newer band you will be surprised to find out how much they […]

By November 12, 2017 Read More →
OK GO! Live at the Fillmore

OK GO! Live at the Fillmore

OK GO at The Fillmore By Efren Martinez Another brilliant performance by OK GO on November 2nd in San Francisco. My wife and I, as well as a full house of fans, enjoyed the show. Damian, OK Go’s lead singer, made it particularly up close and personal when he directly stepped off the center of […]

By November 7, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView Giving Thanks

MAMAView Giving Thanks

MAMAView Giving Thanks by Middagh Goodwin November is the Month of giving thanks. I know I am grateful for all the great entertainment opportunities we are afforded living right here in Modesto. It is amazing how much creativity surrounds and is available to us. What can you do to show your gratitude and support of […]

By November 5, 2017 Read More →
All Ages View – Lessons from the Beatles

All Ages View – Lessons from the Beatles

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson At five years old, ‘Here Comes the Sun’ was my favorite song. As all do, I grew and changed, but my love for The Beatles was firm. Last Spring, I took the Modesto Junior College class regarding the history of the British group. ‘The Music of The Beatles’ covers the magnitude […]

By November 4, 2017 Read More →
Jazz&WorldView – Latin Explosion

Jazz&WorldView – Latin Explosion

JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this By Eric Benson And on to Fall & the Holidaze we go. Button up your overcoats and find that old umbrella you’re going to need pretty soon. Plenty to do this month before we come together with family and friends to cool the […]

By November 4, 2017 Read More →
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 […]

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