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Looking Out for You

Looking Out for You

MAMAView: MAMA looking out for you By Middagh Goodwin Wow, time flies when you are having fun. So far this year the Modesto Area Music Association has helped to put close to $10,000 into performers pockets with paying gigs. Over the last few years, the MAMAs have been working hard at curating events and networking […]

By July 20, 2018 Read More →
SingerSongwriterView: Where were you in 62?

SingerSongwriterView: Where were you in 62?

The Gleam In Dad’s Eye By Patty Castillo Davis The answer to “Where Were You In ’62?” is the title of my column this month. My stoic, quiet Dad, Alonzo Castillo is the sole reason I am in BIG love with Linda Ronstadt today. He cultivated a musical environment from which I gleaned influences from […]

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer By Middagh Goodwin  We are in the midst of Graffiti Summer, and that means that MAMA season is just around the corner.  You might not know that the Modesto Area Music Association is a 501c-3 non-profit, that over the last few years we have been actively booking or helping others to book […]

By June 3, 2018 Read More →
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 […]

MetalView New Year New Life

MetalView New Year New Life

New Year New Life by Eve Oberlander A new life has begun, our circle is richer, with the birth of a little metal head. I’m pleased to announce the birth of Æryz Bell. Daughter to Dave and Eemjay Bell. Dave is the bassist in Modesto’s Nothing But Losers and Eemjay is their creative designer and makeup artist. Æryz was […]

By February 2, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView Resolutions

MAMAView Resolutions

MAMAView: Resolutions By Middagh Goodwin It is a new year, and with it, we all seem to make Resolutions. Maybe work out more, go on a diet, reconnect with old friends or family, go back to school. Unfortunately, most never follow through on these. I would like to challenge everyone who reads the ModestoView to […]

By January 1, 2018 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 →
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 →
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 →
MAMAView August

MAMAView August

August is upon us and without X-Fest happening this year, for many to look forward to going to or performing at we will all have to look elsewhere for our entertainment. Local promoters have already been looking outside the box to host or create events but we need to make sure we support them to […]

By August 9, 2017 Read More →
UnpluggedView

UnpluggedView

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan Two months ago I was invited to join the panel of judges for the annual ‘Roosevelt’s Got Talent’ competition, held at Roosevelt Junior High. International opera performers Roy Stevens and Annalisa Winberg oversee this contest, and mentor students as they share their gifts of song, dance and more. It was […]

By May 2, 2017 Read More →
MAMA OVERVIEW METAL

MAMA OVERVIEW METAL

MetalView 2016 By Guest Writer ,  Pammy Von Duke For over 20 years I myself have been attending metal shows in and around the Modesto area, in fact, people I know from all over California actually come to our little town for the metal shows , local and touring. If you haven’t you should really […]

By September 10, 2016 Read More →
MAMA OVERVIEW-ROCK

MAMA OVERVIEW-ROCK

Good ol’ Rock N Roll! By Guest Writer-Eve Oberlander Yes, I love it. I’m very excited to give you the rundown on this year’s Rock MAMAnees. These bands work hard to do what they love, with writing, recording, and performing. They bring us joy and entertainment. Giving us something to look forward to in our […]

By September 9, 2016 Read More →
Unplugged View – Sweet Summer Music

Unplugged View – Sweet Summer Music

UnpluggedView By Lisette Sims Sweet Summer Music An incredible summer is just ahead, full of great live performances and exciting community events! One particularly engaging concert coming soon will be on Friday, June 17: Lisette & the Loudmouths and ‘Valley’s Got Talent’ winner Carolina Stevens will be performing on ‘MUSIC AT THE GMC’, an intimate […]

By June 1, 2016 Read More →
Keeping things Grounded with Mondo

Keeping things Grounded with Mondo

Last Year, Mondo Mariscal was laid off from his job and decided to give being a musician a run. With the support of his wife and family he has been very lucky to be making a living(maybe not a great one) doing what he loves. Last October he took home a well deserved Modesto Area Music […]

By May 26, 2016 Read More →