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What’s New with Jazz and Blues? October

What’s New with Jazz and Blues? October

What’s New with Jazz and Blues? By Eric Benson We have lost three of our great local musicians in the last couple of years, Jazz trumpeter Deck Hogin, master guitarist Carl Robinson and now Ernie Bucio. Ernie Bucio, Jazz and classical musician, bandleader and music educator, passed from a massive stroke in August. The outpouring […]

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Metal View- October 2011

Metal View- October 2011

Happy Rocktober! This month Metal in the MAMA’s & The CVDM By Mike Vanek A few things to talk about this month. First of all I would like to announce that after 11 years of supporting metal in our area me my company 209Productions have been nominated for a MAMA award!! I have been nominated […]

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What’s New with Jazz and Blues? September

What’s New with Jazz and Blues? September

By Eric Benson Well it’s not always all good now is it. One of our mainstays in the Jazz world, bandleader, musician and music educator Ernie Bucio has suffered a massive stroke on Monday August 15th and recently passed away. Jazz man Ernie Bucio had recently become part owner in Gottschalk’s Music Center and has […]

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Jill’s September Playlist

Jill’s September Playlist

By Jill Ferris Hello, I am glad to be back for the September playlist. This list is all local and you most likely can see any one of these bands right here in Modesto and these are some songs that you have to log on and get right this second.  I am going to kick off […]

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Rockabilly and Modesto Roots

Rockabilly and Modesto Roots

By Jennifer Allsup Modesto has a culture and reputation for American Graffiti. But, I do believe that we are missing a crucial part of that history. The music genres such as blues, androots rock-n-roll that make Rockabilly great are a big part of our history dating back to the 30s and 40s. I recently met […]

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The MAMA’s Are Coming

The MAMA’s Are Coming

The MAMA’s Are Coming! The 2011 Modesto Area Music Awards are coming October 13! This year, the MAMAs go retro lounge as we move our event to the Doubletree Grand Ballroom and Lobby.  Over 10 live performances, 17 awards including 2 new categories thisyear, Rockabilly and Rockshow Promoter.  Since 2000, the MAMAs have been a showcase […]

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Flying Blind is Back!

Flying Blind is Back!

Flying Blind is Back! Have you seen my girl….she’s the one with the curly hair…. OK, you know this song by heart.  If you have never heard it, get ready for the first big reunion of Flying Blind.   Flying Blind captured the heart of Modesto during 2000 and 2001 before inking a record deal with Universal/Republic and […]

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Thanks for MoBand Support

Thanks for MoBand Support

Thanks for the MoBand Support The Night in the Bowl fundraiser was an amazing success.  14 local restaurants were on hand to sample their amazing tasty treats and 4 wineries were on hand to tease guest with a variety of local flavors, all to benefit the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County ( MoBand) and the Modesto […]

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New MAMA Winner Megan Slankard Wins Again!

New MAMA Winner Megan Slankard Wins Again!

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Urban View- August

Urban View- August

When you talk entertainment in the central valley, the average person begins by naming clubs, DJs, bands & artists. Allow us to make you think bigger. Who brings the biggest fest to the central valley California?  If you’re anyone in the entertainment business in central valley, this name may sound familiar “Chris Ricci”. Chris is […]

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What’s New With Jazz and Blues?

What’s New With Jazz and Blues?

What’s New with Jazz and Blues? By Eric Benson “Having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave…her anatomy makes the mercury go to 93, yes sir, we’re having a heat wave!”  As the summer heats up for the County Fair, X-Fest, and other outdoor summer events, there is so much to do that frequently we […]

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X-Fest Metal Mania

X-Fest Metal Mania

Ok…first of all this month I must touch on the biggest topic going around town these days. Metal bands at X-Fest!! For years metal bands were a no no when it came to X-Fest. Due to a certain incident at the State Theater that I’m not really allowed to speak of, metal bands have been […]

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Jazz & Blues July ’11

Jazz & Blues July ’11

One of my favorite spots to frequent on a hot summer night is Vito’s Italian Ristorante at 918 13th St. Manager Ray Ashak is bringing back Jazz & live music on Saturday nights promoted by Eric Benson Presents, that’s me. Music will be Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, and Latin music with a showcase for vocalists […]

MetalView: Rob Zombie

MetalView: Rob Zombie

This month I had a few things to talk about. But first I must talk about a good thing coming up a lot in conversation. There are a lot of great promoters here in Modesto doing great shows at venues like Seasons, Spinnakers, King Kabob, & of course the Fat Cat Music House in Lounge!! […]

The Guitar Czar

The Guitar Czar

By Kyle Cobb For some people a guitar is merely a six-string noise making apparatus, but for others they are masterfully crafted weapons of aural combat. The latter would be the belief of master guitar builder and Modesto resident, Dean Gatewood. Growing up in New Jersey with four older sisters who either sang or played […]

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