Author Archive: Middagh Goodwin

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art, and Comedy in the Central Valley for years. He ran the award-winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. In addition, he is the managing editor of ModestoView and writes the MAMAView and GeekView. Middagh works with the Modesto Area Music Association and books Music in the Plaza. In addition, he owns and operates Graffiti-Con, where cars and pop culture intersects. More recently, Middagh has been working with the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum, helping to create unique events that help raise funds and awareness of the museum and its mission. On top of that, you can tune into one of two shows that Middagh Goodwin hosts on KCBP 95.5 FM; This is SKA and MAMA Radio. 

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The Beat is Back in Modesto

The Beat is Back in Modesto

MAMAView: The Beat is Back in ModestoBy Middagh Goodwin If your New Year resolution was to go to more live concerts, then 2023 will start with one heck of a bang. On the third weekend of January, it will feel like music in Modesto is officially back. There will be four not to miss musical […]

By January 9, 2023 Read More →
NYE 2023

NYE 2023

Here is a list of confirmed New Year’s Eve events. We will update the online calendar and share it on our social media as any new events may get announced. Remember, Don’t Drink and Drive, designate a driver or take a cab, Lyft or Uber when you are done partying for the night. Looking forward […]

By December 13, 2022 Read More →
Spirit of Giving

Spirit of Giving

MAMAView: Spirit of GivingBy Middagh Goodwin Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are all behind us and I am hoping you all shopped small and locally. Hopefully, you picked something unique up at ModShop from one of the many talented artists and crafters that make up that truly wonderful event. Might I make […]

By November 28, 2022 Read More →
Shop Small & Buy Art

Shop Small & Buy Art

MAMAView: Shop Small Buy Artby Middagh Goodwin    Shop Small Saturday is November 26th and I encourage everyone to continue the trend and Buy Local Art and Music for all your Holiday Gifts. Your purchases will help to keep our arts community vibrant and healthy. I want to challenge everyone who reads the ModestoView to […]

By November 1, 2022 Read More →
Lowrider Culture Takes Center Stage at Graffiti USA

Lowrider Culture Takes Center Stage at Graffiti USA

Lowrider Culture Takes Center Stage at Graffiti USA By Middagh Goodwin and Carly Russell     On the heels of Hispanic heritage month, and as the Modesto Crusier’s Council works towards recognition for their community and cultural pastime, (gatherings that commingle their love for classic cars and a celebration of family and support for the […]

By October 29, 2022 Read More →
MAMA Recap

MAMA Recap

MAMA RecapBy Middagh Goodwin Another year has come and gone for the Modesto Area Music Award and this year was one for the books. Members of all walks came together at the State Theatre to celebrate live entertainment in the great Modesto area, jazzheads mixed with metal heads, and we had some of the youngest […]

By October 19, 2022 Read More →
Autumn Blues and Jazzy Nights

Autumn Blues and Jazzy Nights

Jazz-Blues View: Autumn Blues and Jazzy NightsBy Eric Benson Ah, fall is upon us us and sweet September song has rung in a cooler season. I am no longer sweating in places I didn’t know I had places! The summer garden winding down and rust settling in on the vines but now is the time […]

By October 2, 2022 Read More →
Who’s Your MAMA?

Who’s Your MAMA?

Who’s Your MAMA?By Middagh Goodwin Voting for the 22nd Annual Modesto Area Music Awards is life and will continue until 11:59 pm on October 16th. 23 years ago Murphy and Ricci had a little idea to host an award show highlighting the talent that the great Modesto area had to offer, and the MAMAs were […]

By October 1, 2022 Read More →
Sounds of the Valley Last Chance for MAMAnees

Sounds of the Valley Last Chance for MAMAnees

MAMAView: Sounds of the Valley Last Chance for MAMAneesBy Middagh Goodwin As things slowly revert back to a semblance of normalcy we see more and more people going out to events. We are finding live music continuing at restaurants, cafes and local breweries with a few events here and there for good measure. We still […]

By September 1, 2022 Read More →
Music in the Plaza September

Music in the Plaza September

GoModesto: Music in the PlazaKicking off the month of September on the First Friday Greg Edwards of Off the Air has booked a trio of great artists Perhapsy, Mae Powell and The Breathing Room. If you have caught any of his showcases over the year you will know that this is going to be something special. […]

By September 1, 2022 Read More →
Knights Ferry Music Festival

Knights Ferry Music Festival

GoKnights Ferry: Music Festival John Shaw and the guys in Whiskey Skull had so much fun last year that they are doing it again, on September 3rd out on the green next to the 50’s Roadhouse don’t miss the 2nd Annual Knights Ferry Music Festival. This is an all-ages hard rockin’ music festival featuring Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers a tribute to ZZTop, Whiskey […]

By August 24, 2022 Read More →
Where Were You In ’62 

Where Were You In ’62 

Where Were You In ‘62  By Middagh Goodwin On August 1st, 1973, American Graffiti, the coming of age film co-written and directed by George Lucas, premiered at Los Angeles’ Avco Center Triplex. The film’s release was staggered across the country, opening on August 12th at New York City’s Sutton theatre and, on August 15th, 23 more theatres, including […]

By August 22, 2022 Read More →
MAMAView: A Call for MAMAnees

MAMAView: A Call for MAMAnees

MAMAView: A Call for MAMAneesBy Middagh Goodwin 23 years ago Chris Murphy and Chris Ricci had discussed a vision over lunch at Harvest Moon to celebrate our local musicians and the Modesto Area Music Awards were born. The first year was held at Club Max at the then Red Lion Hotel(now the DoubleTree by Hilton). […]

By August 9, 2022 Read More →
Unplugged View: The Amtraker’s Guide To The Gallery (Vol 3)

Unplugged View: The Amtraker’s Guide To The Gallery (Vol 3)

Unplugged View: The Amtraker’s Guide To The Gallery (Vol 3)by Aaron Rowan Time to wrap up this travelogue trilogy for now. I spent the better part of July playing tour manager + roadie, collecting memories and material for a future volume of The Amtraker’s Guide, which probably means I’ll spend the better part of August […]

By August 3, 2022 Read More →
GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonCon

GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonCon

GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonConBy Middagh Goodwin StocktonCon is celebrating 10 years of geeky fun at the Stockton Arena on August 13-14th 11 am-5 pm each day. Overwhelming fan support has helped StocktonCon move from a one-day event at the University of the Pacific in 2012, to one of the top pop culture events […]

By August 2, 2022 Read More →