MAMAView – April Fools

April Fools
Middagh Goodwin

Love Modesto; Spring is in the air. Winter is officially over, and sure we are getting some much needed rain, but we are also getting warmer days and nights. Show your love for our own homegrown talent by going out to see them perform, not just here at home but when they play on the road.

Nothing But Losers, our two time MAMAmetal winners and Modesto’s most hated (or loved) have some big shows outside the confines of the 209 and we are thrilled. Catch NBL in Fresno on the 1st at Fulton 55 opening up for Nekrogoblikon and Psychostick and again at the NorCal Tattoo and Music Festival on the 9th at Cal Expo in Sacramento. These guys are showing what it is all about to be more than just a local band.

Grease Hound will be performing their brand of Rockabilly at the opening of the Mexabilly Clothing Store in San Jose on the 3rd and will be at it again in Merced at the Hangar BBQ on the 9th. Keeping the sounds of Modesto alive all over Northern California.

I’m always excited when I see one of our local bands play the legendary 924; Gilman and the Dream Supreme will be doing just that on the 3rd. They have a great sound and would love to see a caravan come out to see them play in Berkeley.
Cottonwood Creek just played the Gallo Center and they have tons of shows all over the area in the next few months. Catch them at Black Oak Casino on the 7th and also at the Asparagus Festival in Stockton on the 16th. Killah Wail will be up in Stockton on the 17th at McKinley Community Center for a fundraiser for the Peace & Dignity Journeys.

Here are a couple solid shows to catch in Modesto:
The 15th Fugue State (Release Show) at Deva Café with Bed Heads, Wet and the Flowers. (The last time the Flowers played Deva they sold the place out so get there early.)
Catch Adeleita’s Way, The Verms, Bus Stop Boxer at the Fat Cat on the 21st. Also catch some great acts every Sunday at Deva Café and enjoy your breakfast or brunch and in the evening there is always Queen Bean’s Open Mic.
Check the calendar here in the back pages and online at for a large number of shows and events.



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About the Author:

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art and Comedy for years in the Central Valley. He ran the award winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. Middagh is beginning 2016 with a new position at the Gallo Center for the Arts and celebrating Beat Happy! Music's 30th Anniversary. Read the MAMAView every month and a the Needle Drop 52 Records 52 Weeks.