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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 […]

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 →