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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A Decade of Local Music

A Decade of Local Music

MAMAView A Decade of Local Music By Middagh Goodwin I can not believe it has been Ten years since I first started writing for ModestoView. In that time I have interviewed members of The Monkees, The Stray Cats, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Foreigner, actors Doug and Sam Jones, and more. I have written the GeekView, ComedyView, and […]

By February 3, 2024 Read More →
Modesto MLK Celebrations 2024

Modesto MLK Celebrations 2024

Modesto MLK Celebrations 2024 Martin Luther King, Jr. died 56 years ago, but his vision still uplifts and transforms countless people throughout the world. His vision and dream are celebrated the world over as well as right here in Modesto. “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends […]

By January 12, 2024 Read More →
John McCutcheon Returns to Modesto

John McCutcheon Returns to Modesto

Six-time Grammy-nominated folk musician John McCutcheon performs his twenty-first benefit concert for the Modesto Peace/Life Center on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 7:00 pm at the Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Avenue. Johnny Cash called him “the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.” John is a master of the guitar, banjo, hammer dulcimer, piano, […]

By January 6, 2024 Read More →
CrabFeed Season

CrabFeed Season

Is there a better more mouthwatering way to satiate your appetite? Not just for a delicious night out but also for giving to great causes. It is Crab Feed Season and it seems like every Non-Profit is hungry for donations and is boiling water and melting butter. These events are some of the biggest fundraisers for very […]

By January 4, 2024 Read More →
When I Got the Music I Got a Place to Go

When I Got the Music I Got a Place to Go

MAMAView-When I Got the Music I Got a Place to GoBy Middagh Goodwin As the East Bay Punk band sang in their song “Radio”, “When I got the music I got a place to Go, Radio, Radio, Radio, Radio,” The Selecter sang in “On My Radio”, “It’s just the same old show on my radio,” […]

By January 3, 2024 Read More →
MAMAView: Rockin Holidays

MAMAView: Rockin Holidays

MAMAView: Rockin’ Holiday and Seasonal CheerBy Middagh GoodwinI hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you went shopping for gifts on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, I hope you supported local businesses. It is crucial to support our locally owned establishments, including restaurants, bars, and cafes, especially those that promote local music. Rockin’ Holiday […]

By December 4, 2023 Read More →
Shop Small Spend Local

Shop Small Spend Local

Shop Small Spend LocalBy Middagh Goodwin Modesto’s population is approximately 216,810, making it the 19th largest city in California. So, what does that mean? It means that there is a significant number of people living in and around Modesto. Statistics show that approximately 68% of the money spent locally is reinvested in the community. This […]

By November 14, 2023 Read More →
GoModesto: SKAbilly Rebels are Special

GoModesto: SKAbilly Rebels are Special

GoModesto: SKAbilly Rebels are SpecialRoddy Radiation guitarist for one of the most Iconic bands from the late 70s early 80s The Specials is kicking off his West Coast Tour at Rancho Fresco Cantina in Downtown Modesto on November 16th. Performing originals and songs he wrote for the Specials like “Rat Race,” “Hey Little Rich Girl,” […]

By November 1, 2023 Read More →
24 Years of Music

24 Years of Music

MAMAView: 24 Years of MusicBy Middagh Goodwin I want to say what a great night at The State Theatre of Modesto for the Modesto Area Music Awards. The point is and I believe always has been to elevate the entire entertainment scene in the 209 not just those MAMAnated. It is a celebration bringing together […]

By November 1, 2023 Read More →
Congratulations MAMA 2023 Winners

Congratulations MAMA 2023 Winners

Congratulations to all the MAMAnees, and thanks to everyone who came out and supported the Modesto Area Music Awards at the Historic State Theatre. Your 2023 Winners are:Unplugged MapuanaRestaurant/Breweries Dying Breed BrewingPunk Horizon PointYouth Last JulyJazz/Blues High St Blues bandLifetime Darin Morris VMIRocks School Of RockLatin The Wet BandidosAmericana Tiffany Rose & the Outlaw HeartsEvent […]

By October 18, 2023 Read More →
Who is Your MAMA?

Who is Your MAMA?

Who is Your MAMA?By Middgh Goodwin Maybe the better question is how can my band or event, get nominated for the Modesto Area Music Awards? This question often arises just after the voting goes live. One of the easiest ways to get noticed is to email your gigs to events@modestoview.com. This not only shows how […]

By September 27, 2023 Read More →
Max Ska n P

Max Ska n P

GoModesto: Max Ska n P  This is SKA and Viva Ska Radio present Maximum Ska n’ P at Persuasion Brewing, 500 7th Street, Modesto on October 7th. Headlining the event will be The Littlest Man Band featuring Scott Klopenstien and Tavis Werts(Reel Big Fish), Vincent Walker(Suburban Legends), and members of the Scholars. Also on the […]

By September 21, 2023 Read More →
Greek Food Festival

Greek Food Festival

Go Modesto: Greek Food Festival The Greek Food Festival, which has been a beloved tradition for over 55 years, will be making its return on September 16th, 12-8 pm, and 17th, 11 am-7 pm 2023 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Modesto. This highly anticipated event is a celebration of Greek culture, featuring live music and entertainment, as well as a bustling marketplace where you can […]

By September 16, 2023 Read More →
Go Turlock Assyrian Festival

Go Turlock Assyrian Festival

The 9th Annual Assyrian Festival is coming up, and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Once again, it will be hosted by the Central Valley Parishes of the Assyrian Church of the East in Turlock, California, and will take place at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. The festival is set to […]

By September 16, 2023 Read More →
I’m a Daydream Believer: An Interview with Micky Dolenz

I’m a Daydream Believer: An Interview with Micky Dolenz

I’m a Daydream Believer: An Interview with Micky Dolenzby Middagh Goodwin On September 14th, nearly 57 years after the Monkees first appeared on TV(September 12, 1966), Micky Dolenz will celebrate the Monkees at the Gallo Center for the Arts by playing hits such as “I’m a Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” “Daydream Believer,” and more, […]

By September 1, 2023 Read More →