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Weekend Needle Drop The Monkees

Weekend Needle Drop The Monkees

THE WEEKEND NEEDLE DROP 52 WEEKS 52 ALBUMS THE MONKEES S/T Released October 10 1966 It has been 50 years since the Monkees first hit the TV and Radio airwaves. They have a new album out and will be coming to the fabulous Gallo Theatre for the Arts on September 20th. I know I am […]

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Stop Motion Poetry’s Focus on Songwriting Pays Off

Stop Motion Poetry’s Focus on Songwriting Pays Off

In some ways, indie pop bands have it pretty good in the modern music business. There are now more outlets than ever for catchy music, frompodcasts and blogs to car advertisement soundtracks. But all those opportunities also present a new challenge for bands hoping to get attention from fans: when there’s so much music playing […]

By April 6, 2011 Read More →
UrbanView – April 2011

UrbanView – April 2011

Welcome Back to this edition of the Urban View by the Fiesta Boyz! We Interview this month – Cesar Gutierrez “El Venadito” Genre “Musica Nortenia”. With his single, -El Troquero! Already available on I tunes. We sit down and ask him a few questions about his New Project “El Venadito” and his new music. This […]

By April 5, 2011 Read More →
What’s New with Jazz and Blues?

What’s New with Jazz and Blues?

With the changing of the seasons we are sad to see the change in format of Live 105.5, “The River” radio station which provided the Central Valley with a smooth Jazz format and helped promote a lot of the acts many of us promoters have brought into town over the years. Well I don’t know […]

By April 5, 2011 Read More →
Shrooming at the Speakeasy

Shrooming at the Speakeasy

By Guest Editor Madison Murphy I just finished listening to White Rabbit by Grace Potter in the car and then I stepped into the cool and trippy red lights of the Speakeasy Lounge.   Bypassed the martini glass shaped tables and cool private booths, I stepped up to the bar and started chatting away with Mary […]

By April 5, 2011 Read More →
11 Years of Being Metal

11 Years of Being Metal

By Mike Vanek & Isaac Ames w/ Photos By Ida Millsaps Being a promoter in this town is not easy when you put on Metal shows. This month marks 11 years that 209Productions has been around. What started as promoting bands like Immortality, Infestation, Carcinogen, & Bind in high school evolved into 209Productions. In December […]

By April 5, 2011 Read More →
All Ages – March 2011

All Ages – March 2011

Basketball season is over 🙁 It is so exciting to feel school spirit.  I always wonder if every feels about their school the way I feel about Modesto High.   These are great times and this year, the basketball season has been amazing.  But people, really, let’s get out there and cheer for girls basketball.  It […]

By March 3, 2011 Read More →
Not Just an Irish Band

Not Just an Irish Band

We should probably start with what The Black Irish Band is not. It is not just an Irish band. Sure, Irish is in the name of the Sonora quintet, which is set to perform March 11-13 at the 25th Sonora Celtic Faire and on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, in Carmel. And yes, the band […]

By March 1, 2011 Read More →
Hot Blues in Town

Hot Blues in Town

Modestoview is back with a vengeance! Yes it will be online also but to have a steaming copy hot off the presses with real pages that you can turn and peruse leisurely in your favorite coffee shop of choice is the real deal. Okay, back to the business at hand, no lip-synching, DJ’s, or Elvis Impressions […]

By January 30, 2011 Read More →
My Kind of Town

My Kind of Town

People are always telling me how boring my town is. That bit is less interesting if I separate who is saying it from who is not. You know who isn’t saying it? Friends from Portland, who look forward to spending the night on a local Modesto musician’s couch, and being given a sidewalk tour of […]

By January 30, 2011 Read More →
The State of the Scene

The State of the Scene

First of all this article is dedicated to our friend Terri Sterner of the Nor-Cal Plastics who passed away last year and i just wanna thank Chris Murphy for asking me to once again join the staff of the mighty Modestoview magazine! Now the hardrock & metal scene in Modesto has dramatically changed since i […]

By January 30, 2011 Read More →
Music. We’re Back!

Music. We’re Back!

We know you’ve been lost without Modesto View. You haven’t known about the hottest Modesto clubs or the best local bands, and as a result you’ve probably been forced to stay in on weekends and stare at the dark screen of your iPod. Well, now it’s time to get off the couch and get ready to […]

By January 30, 2011 Read More →