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Tag: Modesto Area Music

MAMAView Thanks for Giving

MAMAView Thanks for Giving

MAMAView: Thanks for Giving By Middagh Goodwin      It is November, a time to be thankful and reflective. We look forward to 2019 and another year of great entertainment throughout the area. Rockin Holiday kicks off on December 1st and happens every Thurs-Saturday until Christmas. Rockin Holiday is another Community event that the Modesto […]

By November 7, 2018 Read More →
BluesView: November Nights

BluesView: November Nights

BluesView Big Earl Matthews Hello Friends and welcome to November. There are some pretty cool events coming up this month so let’s talk about it. It’s not blues but its still pretty cool, WAR is coming to the Tracy Grand on Nov 2nd. Classic tunes and more groove then one man can handle. On the […]

By November 2, 2018 Read More →
BluesView: October Nights

BluesView: October Nights

BluesView: October Nights By Earl Matthews Kicking things off this month is the downtown Sampler, there will be bands all over downtown and samples on offering for one ticket price Oct 2nd. On the 3rd my Big Earl’s Blues Jam at Fired Up Grill in Ceres, Bring your axe and sit in with the band […]

By October 2, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView: MAMA has a Brand New Bag

MAMAView: MAMA has a Brand New Bag

MAMAView: MAMA has a brand new bag By Middagh Goodwin Voting for the Modesto Area Music Awards will end at Midnight on October 14th with the Awards Show taking place at the State Theatre on Tuesday, October 16th. Over the last month, I am sure you have been hit up by more than a few […]

By October 1, 2018 Read More →
The Sampler is Back

The Sampler is Back

The Downtown Sampler returned last year and was a big hit. A couple of thousand people came to downtown and walked stroll and rode their bikes to over 25 restaurant, cafes and bars to sample what they had to offer. 10 bands several of them are Modesto Area Award Winners,  were placed strategically throughout the Sampler footprint with two wandering minstrels […]

By September 24, 2018 Read More →
MAMA Season

MAMA Season

MAMAView: Season is Upon Us By Middagh Goodwin      It is once again that time of year; it is MAMA season. This year there were over 500 nominees in 20 plus categories to be considered for nominations. At the beginning of July, emails were sent out to previous years winners and other, area promoters, music writers and […]

By August 30, 2018 Read More →
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 →
MetalView Get Lucky

MetalView Get Lucky

MetalView-Get Lucky By Eve Oberlander Modesto’s Nude Medusa is back in action. They sound harder and heavier from when they first started a few years back. Their sound reminds me of stoner doom rock. They also have a sludge grunge sound, reminiscent of 1990’s alternative days. With band members Ericka on vocals and Potter on […]

By March 4, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView-Making Your Own Luck

MAMAView-Making Your Own Luck

MAMAView-Making Your Own Luck by Middagh Goodwin As an Independent Musician, you have to make your luck. What does that mean exactly? The days of management and record deals are over, and if you want to make your mark locally, regionally or hopefully Nationally, you have to make it happen yourself. Easier said than done, […]

By March 3, 2018 Read More →
BluesView: Fresh Tunes

BluesView: Fresh Tunes

BluesView By Big Earl Hello everyone and I hope you guys are enjoying the winter that almost wasn’t. Starting it off on the first I will be with the Poorhouse Millionaires at Ralston’s Goat and our host Felicia Aleman for an evening of comedy and music, the food is great and we always have a […]

By March 2, 2018 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 →
Unplugged View – Unmistakable Mali Blues

Unplugged View – Unmistakable Mali Blues

The Unsinkable Mali Blues By Aaron Rowan While Modesto Unplugged has been most closely associated with the Americana and folk genres, several of the most satisfying moments for me as a music curator have been those when we featured sounds from around the globe. One of my favorite showcases involved a classically trained soloist of […]

By January 31, 2017 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 →
MAMA is coming- Who Will Be Nominated?

MAMA is coming- Who Will Be Nominated?

MAMA is coming- Who Will Be Nominated? By Middagh Goodwin Fumes from Graffiti is in the air and things are heating up in the Valley. You know what that means. It is time for everyone to let us know who you think should be considered for a Modesto Area Music Award. The mamas will be […]

By May 21, 2016 Read More →
MAMAView

MAMAView

MAMA View By Middagh Goodwin Time flies when you are having fun and that is just what we do here at ModestoView. It has been two and half years since moving back to Modesto, and I am looking towards the future and reflecting on the past. I recently accepted a position at the Gallo Center […]

By January 3, 2016 Read More →