Author Archive: Middagh Goodwin

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art and Comedy for years in the Central Valley. He ran the award winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. Middagh is beginning 2016 with a new position at the Gallo Center for the Arts and celebrating Beat Happy! Music's 30th Anniversary. Read the MAMAView every month and a the Needle Drop 52 Records 52 Weeks.

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Music Returns to the County Fair

Music Returns to the County Fair

It has been 2 years since bands have performed on the main stage at the Stanislaus County Fair but that is about to end when the Fair returns in July. Once again there will be a diverse lineup of acts from Pop, Rock, Latin and Country. Music starts at 8:30 pm and is included in […]

Chocolate Living

Chocolate Living

GoOakdale: Chocolate LivingThe 30th Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival will be taking place May 21st and 22nd 9 am-5 pm each day at Wood Park in Oakdale Ca. There will be 2 stages with live music, over 25 food booths, and another 200 vendors, crafters and exhibitors. There will be a kids zone, classic car show, […]

Porchfest Returns

Porchfest Returns

GoModesto: PorchFest ReturnsBrought to us in 2017 by the 3 women who created ModShop, Modesto PorchFest quickly became a fan favorite event, not just with fans but with musicians as well. It braved the heat and near flash floods but unfortunately during the pandemic it was put on hold. It did have a rebranded online […]

Star Wars & More

Star Wars & More

GoModesto: Star Wars & More On May 4h between 5-9 pm join us in the 10th Street Plaza for May our annual Star Wars Celebration. Modesto was the first city to create an official proclamation making May 4th Star Wars day and we have celebrated ever since with a free family-friendly event. Dress up, bring […]

By April 26, 2022 Read More →
GeekView: Mark Your Calendars

GeekView: Mark Your Calendars

GeekView: Mark Your CalendarsBy Middagh Goodwin April is not a month you normally would think would be packed full of geeky fun, but this year you would be wrong. Rogue One and the Original Star Wars Trilogy will be on the big screen once again at The State at the end of the month with […]

By April 4, 2022 Read More →
Without ART the Earth is Just EH.

Without ART the Earth is Just EH.

MAMAView: Without ART the Earth is Just EH.By Middagh Goodwin I put on my first gig in over 2 years on March 23rd a sold-out Rockabilly show with Koffin Kats and The Pendletons at Ralston’s Goat. It felt good to see several people I have not seen in 2 or more years and to hear […]

By March 31, 2022 Read More →
GoDowntown: It’s Been A Hard Days Night

GoDowntown: It’s Been A Hard Days Night

GoDowntown: It’s Been A Hard Days NightIt has been a hard two years but music is coming back and so is the Benefit for CASA this year featuring the music of The Beatles. Let’s all come together on April 1st at 7 pm at the State Theatre and twist and shout as The Vibe, Third […]

By March 29, 2022 Read More →
RockabillyView: Celebrating Modesto’s Roots in Music

RockabillyView: Celebrating Modesto’s Roots in Music

RockabillyView: Celebrating Modesto’s Roots in MusicBy Middagh Goodwin A key component and root sound of Rockabilly and in turn Rock n’ Roll can be traced back to the Doghouse slap bass style of Fred Maddox. The Maddox Brothers and Rose started playing music in Modesto back in 1937 and garnered crowds wherever they played. Bill […]

By March 9, 2022 Read More →
MAMAView: Learn, Play, Support

MAMAView: Learn, Play, Support

MAMAView:By Middagh Goodwin It is March and we are celebrating Music in Education in the BigView. I would encourage anyone to enroll in a music class, either in school or at one of the great local schools of Rock. There is Valley Music Institute here in downtown Modesto that Darin Morris has been running since […]

By March 5, 2022 Read More →
Rockit Music Gear Showcase

Rockit Music Gear Showcase

GoDowntown: Rockit Music Gear Showcase Halee Smith owner and operator of Rockit Music Gear is hosting a showcase at Harvest Moon on March 25th at 6 pm. Join Girls Smash Guitars, Indie Daze and Not All Right all on the side patio for a night of music. These talented young ladies show that gender has […]

By February 28, 2022 Read More →
GoModesto: Celtic Diaspora

GoModesto: Celtic Diaspora

GoModesto: Celtic Diaspora Sunday Afternoon at CBS is back and kicking things off with Opera Modesto. Opera Modesto will sing the music of the Celtic Diaspora, including the Northern Celtic Fringe (Brittany, Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man), and the sounds of the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal & Spain). Don’t miss these magical performances at […]

By February 26, 2022 Read More →
GoDowntown: Rockabilly Cruise Night

GoDowntown: Rockabilly Cruise Night

GoDowntown: Rockabilly Cruise NightIt has been over 6 years since America’s premier psychobilly band, the Koffin Kats have played the 209(the Gypsy Shack in Sonora) and longer since they last graced a stage in Modesto. They have not played the West Coast for over 2 years due to the pandemic and are ready to get […]

By February 23, 2022 Read More →
GoDowntown: JCBB10

GoDowntown: JCBB10

The 10th Annual Wrong Doers Johnny Cash Birthday Bash returns to the Prospect Theater Project on February 26th. Always a big event for our local musicians to be a part of. This year hear interpretations of Johnny Cash songs as done by the Wrong Doers, Big Earl, Chris Doud, Rachel Leonard, Nathan Ignacio, Jamie Byous […]

By February 8, 2022 Read More →
GoDowntown: BluesBox Bayou at the Gallo

GoDowntown: BluesBox Bayou at the Gallo

It is always great to see locals on the stage at the Gallo but we are extra excited that our very own Pete Grimaldi and the BluesBox Bayou Band will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary at the Gallo Center for the Arts, just in time for Mardi Gras! Saturday, February 19th, 8 PM. Come out […]

By February 6, 2022 Read More →
Go Modesto: Trax on Wax Turns Six

Go Modesto: Trax on Wax Turns Six

Felipe Garcia’s Trax on Wax Celebrates 6 Years on February 11th 8 pm at the Speakeasy Lounge on 12th Street. For the last 6 years, Trax on Wax has allowed anyone to come out and be a DJ for a half-hour set at a time. Felipe brings out and sets up his turntables and PA […]

By February 5, 2022 Read More →