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MUSICMANIA- the first in a series of events for music lovers in Central California, and one of the largest events of its kind on the West Coast. The event will take place at The Portal in Modesto on Sunday, May 7th from 10am to 6 pm. Attendees will be able to browse and pick up […]

By April 14, 2017 Read More →
Weekend Needle Drop-Secret Affair

Weekend Needle Drop-Secret Affair

Weekend Needle Drop-52 Weeks 52 Albums SECRET AFFAIR-GLORY BOYS Sire Records Glory Boys was the first of three albums released by the Mod Revival band SECRET AFFAIR. Released in 1979 on I Spy in the UK and 1980  on Sire Records in the US. This is a promotional copy I bought for $2.99 at Replay […]

MetalView – Mother’s Day Special

MetalView – Mother’s Day Special

Metal View – By Mike Vanek 2016 Mothers Day Special May is rad month for me. I was born in May, my pool opens in May, we start bbq’ing in May. The weather starts getting good but most importantly to me, it means it’s Mother’s Day and this month is all about mom’s in our […]

By May 1, 2016 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView – May 16

Jazz&BluesView – May 16

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson “If you luv music you’re gonna luv this” Ah thanks for the springing has sprung with tender shoots, seedlings, some blessed rain and mosquitoes! Know I’m preaching to the choir but unless you own stock in mosquito repellant drain all standing water, wear repellant when out, and try not to let […]

By May 1, 2016 Read More →
UnpluggedView – Intimacy, Originality, Reciprocity

UnpluggedView – Intimacy, Originality, Reciprocity

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan Intimacy, Originality, Reciprocity – the tripartite motto of Modesto Unplugged. We have just wrapped our finest festival yet, and don’t have much happening in May, so I shall devote this column to talking about the stellar MUMF team members I work with, and our mission. Modesto Unplugged was formed to […]

By May 1, 2016 Read More →
Weekend Needle Drop-TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA

Weekend Needle Drop-TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA

I do not know if anyone even noticed that I did not do a review from my collection last week. As I am sure you all know Prince passed away and that loss affected us all in a big way. I thought about doing two reviews to make up for it this week, but have […]

By April 30, 2016 Read More →
Weekend Needle Drop-The English Beat

Weekend Needle Drop-The English Beat

Weekend Needle Drop-52 Weeks 52 Albums The Beat-I Just Can’t Stop It May 1980 The Beat(English Beat in the US) are a 2Tone SKA Pop band from the UK. I just Can’t Stop It was the first release by the Band on Go Feet in the UK and Sire in the US.  Rolling Stone called […]

By April 10, 2016 Read More →
The Weekend Needle Drop-Madness One Step Beyond

The Weekend Needle Drop-Madness One Step Beyond

  The Weekend Needle Drop-52 Weeks 52 Albums Madness-One Step Beyond Stiff/NOVA Portugal Release 1979 Madness is one of my favorite bands, easily in my all time top 5. The first time I heard the Baritone Sax on the tittle track I was hooked. It is not often that an instrumental will draw me into […]

By April 3, 2016 Read More →
Weekend Needle Drop-Troublemakers

Weekend Needle Drop-Troublemakers

THE WEEKEND NEEDLE DROP 52 Weeks 52 Albums Troublemakers-Compilation Warner/Reprise Released 1980 Before the internet the Compilation Album was a great way to find out about music. An inexpensive way for a record label to get the word out about their artist. Be it a genre related release or label centric, as a consumer you […]

By March 26, 2016 Read More →
The Weekend Needle Drop-52 Weeks 52 Albums The Koffin Kats

The Weekend Needle Drop-52 Weeks 52 Albums The Koffin Kats

The Weekend Needle Drop 52 Weeks 52 Album The Koffin Kats Drunk in the Daylight Middagh Goodwin Drunk in the Daylight is the Koffin Kats(from Detroit, MI.) fourth album and first one with Eric “E Ball” Wall on drums. Along with Vic Victor(Vocals and Upright Bass) and Tommy Koffin(Guitar). Released in 2008 the album showcases what the […]

By February 28, 2016 Read More →
The Weekend Needle Drop-Oingo Boingo

The Weekend Needle Drop-Oingo Boingo

  THE WEEKEND NEEDLE DROP 52 Weeks 52 Albums Week Eight Oingo Boingo Only a Lad Released May 1981 Middagh Goodwin Anyone who knows me and my musical taste, knows I have an affinity for SKA music. A band that especially in the early days skirted the line of SKA but never got pigeonholed as […]

By February 21, 2016 Read More →
Weekend Needle Drop-The Costello Show

Weekend Needle Drop-The Costello Show

The Weekend Needle Drop 2016 52 Weeks 52 Albums Week Seven-The Costello Show(featuring Elvis Costello) King of America Middagh Goodwin Interesting side note, Elvis Costello first album, My Aim is True, had a sticker that read “The King is Dead Long Live the King.” This was especially controversial with Elvis Presley death earlier the same […]

By February 17, 2016 Read More →
Needle Drop Week Five-REM

Needle Drop Week Five-REM

The Weekend Needle Drop 2016 52 Weeks 52 Albums By Middagh Goodwin Week Five-REM Fables of the Reconstruction R.E.M.’s 3rd Album released on June 10th 1985 on I.R.S Records Interesting note Fables of the Reconstruction was the first and only album recorded outside the United States but is a concept album of Southern Themes and […]

By January 30, 2016 Read More →
Meet the Amazing Mic Gillette

Meet the Amazing Mic Gillette

Mic Gillette By Chris Murphy (Originally Published Oct 2014) We mourn the passing of Mic Gillette. Here is a wonderful look back at the amazingly talented man. One of the legends of power horns will be performing in Modesto on October 18. This will be a special benefit show for the Center for Human Services […]

By January 16, 2016 Read More →
PortalView “I Seen ‘Em!”

PortalView “I Seen ‘Em!”

PortalView By Chris Murphy Have you been abducted by an alien? Really, I “seen” ‘em too! There is something really cool happening here in Modesto over by MJC. There is an unusual time space warp that has created a hole in our solar system and a Portal has been created. Yes, this amazing place that […]

By November 4, 2015 Read More →