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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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 →
MAMAView: For the Love of Music

MAMAView: For the Love of Music

MAMAView: For the Love of MusicBy Middagh Goodwin Most people like music but there are some who love it, it is a lifelong passion maybe even an obsession. The soundtracks for movies are as much a co-star as any actor. We read books about music and watch documentaries, We buy music in a physical format, […]

By February 2, 2022 Read More →
Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

The State Theatre Battle of the Bands first round to determine which 8 of the 57 bands that submitted videos will perform live on March 13th. 8 bands will perform 2 songs for a chance to win a share of the $4000 combined prize money. In this first round, fans are encouraged to vote for […]

By January 31, 2022 Read More →
GoDowntown: Killer Dueling Pianos

GoDowntown: Killer Dueling Pianos

The Killer Dueling Pianos are gracing the central valley again performing live at Rancho Fresco Cantina on February 8th at 7 pm. This is a high energy, interactive, and exhilarating show that is guaranteed to impress. Appealing to all ages, The Killer Dueling Pianos will have you clapping, singing, and laughing along all night with […]

By January 29, 2022 Read More →
Mural Tour of Downtown Modesto

Mural Tour of Downtown Modesto

Mural Tour of Downtown ModestoBy Middagh Goodwin Photos by Middagh Goodwin Take a walking or, even better, a bike tour of the Murals of Modesto. There is so many located Downtown that it is the perfect start to enjoy the 100 public art pieces found around Modesto. You can start at any point but let’s begin on 7th […]

By January 7, 2022 Read More →
MAMAView: New Year Resolutions

MAMAView: New Year Resolutions

MAMAView: New Year ResolutionsBy Middagh Goodwin A recent post on social media stated the importance of a professional headshot when booking comedy gigs, of course, this is true for any performer aspiring to do more than open mic nights. Now no one is saying to go out and spend thousands or even hundreds of dollars […]

By January 6, 2022 Read More →