Weekly Greeting

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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 […]

By September 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By September 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By September 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By July 5, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
UrbanView – July

UrbanView – July

By Fiesta Boyz This Month Fiesta Boyz interview the newest but very musically inclined DJ to hit the (209), Presenting Hector J. FiestaBoyz mixing it up at the Fat Cat in June. FiestaBoyz: What were your first musical inspirations and at what age? Hector J: There used to be a Friday Night Video show in […]

By July 5, 2011 Read More →
MusicView – Matty Comer

MusicView – Matty Comer

This is an exciting time of the year when the local bars and restaurants are booking a lot of bands for the summer, everyone is getting ready for X-fest things are just on fire. Some of our bands and families work so hard to support the local scene as they not only perform, but book […]

By July 5, 2011 Read More →
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. […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
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 […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
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 […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
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 […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
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, […]

By May 3, 2011 Read More →