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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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 →
JavaView: National Coffee Month

JavaView: National Coffee Month

JavaView: National Coffee MonthBy Middagh Goodwin August is National Coffee Month and if you are like me, you start your day off with a cup of coffee, I am and have been a serious coffee drinker my entire life, I buy whole beans and grind fresh daily(no Folger’s Crystals for me). Back in the nineties […]

By August 1, 2022 Read More →
MAMAView: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

MAMAView: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Middagh Goodwin MAMAView: Necessity is the Mother of InventionBy Middagh Goodwin As Frank Zappa once said, “Necessity is the Mothers of Invention”. This is a mantra that I have at least internally shouted time and time again over the years. We are not completely out of the woods as far as Covid is concerned but […]

By July 23, 2022 Read More →
GeekView: Return of the Con

GeekView: Return of the Con

GeekView: Return of the ConBy Middagh Goodwin First things first, if you have not bought your tickets to see Star Wars: A New Hope with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra at the Gallo Center on June 3rd or 4th, do that now. You do not want to miss a live performance of John William’s Score while […]

By June 2, 2022 Read More →
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 →