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MusicView: The Refuzniks Bring a Love for Rock and Roll to Graffiti

MusicView: The Refuzniks Bring a Love for Rock and Roll to Graffiti

“Now brothers and sisters!” Devon Boyd howls on the opening of The Refuznik’s track “Testify.” “Now you may not believe it…”“Say I’m straight out of my mind / years of pumping gasoline/ and drinking turpentine…”. What follows is a gritty rockabilly anthem driven by a rollicking guitar that could be the soundtrack to a late, […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
What’s New With Jazz and Blues?

What’s New With Jazz and Blues?

Well no excuse for not getting out into the downtown and checking out the scene as the weather is gorgeous with plenty in the downtown to do. Vito’s Italian Ristorante at 918 13th St. is bringing back Jazz, Blues & Latin live music on Saturday nights promoted by Eric Benson Presents from 8:30 to 11:30. […]

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MetalView: Metal News Making an Impact

MetalView: Metal News Making an Impact

This month I would like to talk about a few subjects that have popped up in Modesto’s metal scene. First of all as I write this I prepare to be a stage hand at the biggest metal show in Modesto History. Rob Zombie at the Fat Cat!! Probably the most anticipated moment in Fat Cat […]

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UrbanView: DJ’S and M.C.’S

UrbanView: DJ’S and M.C.’S

By Fiesta Boyz In this chapter the Fiesta Boyz explore DJ’s & MC’s. A likely combination that serves this nation full of consumers with unlimited music faster than ever before on every street corner, your T.V., I-Pod and in the club. The Fiesta Boyz have interviewed famous DJ’s such as DJ 9T9 and Legendary MC’s […]

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MoBand

MoBand

Pair the warm evening breezes of the Central Valley’s summer nights with one of the country’s most long-established, continuously performing bands and you have Modesto’s Concert in the Park. “Groovin since 1919,” the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County has helped furnish the sound track of our humble city and Concert in the Park has filled […]

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MetalView: Warpath Assassins

MetalView: Warpath Assassins

As trends come and go in this town there is one thing that has remained here in the city of Modesto, Good Heavy Metal Bands. One such band has risen through the ashes of 3 bands to form one of the best new bands Modesto has ever seen! The band I speak of is called […]

By May 3, 2011 Read More →
Epic Mama Music

Epic Mama Music

Epic MAMA Music By Chris Murphy Modesto has been the source of some great music.  The Modesto music scene has been the launch pad for many successful artists and continues to be place for new artist to develop, and thanks to all of the local restaurants and bars that are very friendly to live music, […]

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Jazz & Blues May ’11

Jazz & Blues May ’11

Jazz & Blues View  What’s New with Jazz and Blues? May ’11 By Eric Benson  May will feature a lot of stellar jazz and blues! The Fat Cat Music House has a Monday night promoters meeting at the club from 5:00 to 7:00 to create a networking for promoters. Complimentary beer and pizza are provided. […]

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UrbanView – May 2011 Mellow Man Ace

UrbanView – May 2011 Mellow Man Ace

UrbanView This month the Fiesta Boyz interview Latin Hip Hop Legend Mellow Man Ace…   Born in Cuba, Mellow Man Ace has the occasional bilingual delivery and a heady gift for novelty rhymes. Born Ulpiano Sergio Reyez in 1967, he left Cuba with his family at the age of four and resettled in Los Angeles. With […]

By May 2, 2011 Read More →
209’s Best Local Hard/Rock & Metal

209’s Best Local Hard/Rock & Metal

A lot of bands today, either due to lack of venues, or just sheer need to get their music out, seem to be pumping out CD’s these days to get their sound heard. I’ve recently come across a few that I think deserve some recognition. I’ll be covering more local projects in the future, for […]

By March 4, 2011 Read More →