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MAMAView: Two Decades and Counting

MAMAView: Two Decades and Counting

By August 12, 2019 Read More →
Justin Moore Show the Redneck Side of Him at the Fruityard

Justin Moore Show the Redneck Side of Him at the Fruityard

By July 13, 2019 Read More →
MAMView: 20 Years of Music Awards

MAMView: 20 Years of Music Awards

By July 1, 2019 Read More →
MAMAView: MAMA turns 20

MAMAView: MAMA turns 20

By June 27, 2019 Read More →
MAMAView Spring Cleaning

MAMAView Spring Cleaning

MAMAView: Spring Cleaning By Middagh Goodwin It is officially Spring and time to do some proverbial  “spring cleaning”. Go through your merch and see what needs to be replenished or replaced with something fresh. Make plans to record a new song or go out and shoot a new video, even if it is just an […]

By April 1, 2019 Read More →
5 Questions with Joshua Barragan of Stinging Nettle

5 Questions with Joshua Barragan of Stinging Nettle

5 Questions with Joshua Barragan of Stinging Nettle By Monica Barber Stinging Nettle is quite possibly one of the freshest acts to arise out of the Modesto area in recent years. Already meeting with some success both locally and on the touring circuit, Nettle has caught the interest of larger labels. With the release of […]

By December 14, 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 →
MAMAView $5 at a Time

MAMAView $5 at a Time

MAMAView $5 at Time by Middagh Goodwin One thing that I Love and pretty much been a constant my entire life, Music if it is Live and Local even better. We are quite fortunate to have so many great artists spanning just about every genre and style of music. I like so many others, wish we […]

By February 3, 2018 Read More →
BluesView Love Regardless

BluesView Love Regardless

BluesView-Love Regardless By Earl Matthews   Hello everybody and welcome to February. Now whether you are in or out of love, the blues is going to be just what the Doctor ordered for this month. As I looked for shows this month, I came up a bit short on local options beyond what I have […]

By January 29, 2018 Read More →
Go Modesto – Grammy John McCutcheon January 9

Go Modesto – Grammy John McCutcheon January 9

Go Modesto Grammy Winner John McCutcheon – January 9 Renowned Folk Virtuoso John McCutcheon Returns for Modesto Peace/Life Center’s 15th Annual Benefit Concert with a special opening performance by MAMA Winner Patty Castillo Davis. Named the “most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard” by none other than Johnny Cash, folk virtuoso John McCutcheon will perform again […]

By January 1, 2018 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 →
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 →
Three Degrees of Separation

Three Degrees of Separation

Broken Toys-Three Degrees of Separation By Willie Hines The upcoming Broken Toys concert at the Gallo Center on Saturday, July 18 promises to be a multimedia extravaganza with the musical participants all connected by the proverbial six degrees of separation. Actually,..better make that three. The band’s members and their special guests have all crossed musical […]

By July 13, 2015 Read More →
RockabillyView – Summertime is Coming

RockabillyView – Summertime is Coming

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Summertime is Coming! The sun will beat down on the valley causing us to take out our beautiful swing dresses and Bobby Sox. Whether you go to a summer dance or even take a small vacation, where would your tiptoes take you? My favorite place to journey would be a place […]