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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 →
Jazz-BluesView: Out with the Old in with the Blues

Jazz-BluesView: Out with the Old in with the Blues

Jazz-BluesView: Out with the Old in with the BluesBy Eric Benson And so it goes another year laid to rest full of Christmas cheer and resolutions on that list checking it twice and seeing who’s been naughty or nice. A lot of change in our lives, business, and music. Shout out to Hanibal Yategar of […]

By January 4, 2022 Read More →
UnpluggedView: The Big Year

UnpluggedView: The Big Year

Unplugged View: The Big Yearby Aaron Rowan Happy New Year, dear reader. In the world of birding, there is an annual contest called the “Big Year.” You may have seen the Steve Martin/Jack Black film about this challenge to spot as many species of birds as possible over the course of the calendar year. In […]

By January 3, 2022 Read More →
GoModesto: Giving at the Goat

GoModesto: Giving at the Goat

GoModesto: Giving at the Goat Saturday, January 15th make plans to give at the Benefit for Dakotah at Ralston’s Goat. As many of you may know Mike and Jenn Allsup’s daughter was in a car accident with 3 other girls just before the Holidays. They will have a long recovery and Dakotah will need her […]

By January 1, 2022 Read More →
The State Battle of the Bands

The State Battle of the Bands

A Battle of the Bands will be taking place on March 13 at the State Theatre with a $2500 Grand prize and $1500 Fan Favorite award. The event intends to showcase 8 of the areas brightest playing 2 songs each. To participate you will need to record a video of you performing an original song […]

By December 30, 2021 Read More →
New Years Eve Events

New Years Eve Events

Here is a list of confirmed New Years Eve events at the time of printing. 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 […]

By December 13, 2021 Read More →
Jazz Blues View: Live Music Support It and It Will Grow!

Jazz Blues View: Live Music Support It and It Will Grow!

Jazz Blues View: Live Music Support It and It Will Grow!By Eric Benson A little bio on one of our fellow Jazz pianists – 81 years young Kent Gripenstraw, who is hanging up his shingle playing out, secondary to feeling like his playing is not as it once was and schlepping around music gear. Kent […]

By December 2, 2021 Read More →
Unplugged View: The World Is Yours

Unplugged View: The World Is Yours

Unplugged View: The World Is Yoursby Aaron Rowan ‘Duende’: a Spanish word with no direct English translation, which refers to the mystical power of a performer to create an emotional response in the audience. ‘Fernweh’: a German word with no direct English translation, describing the opposite of homesickness; an ache to visit distant places – […]

By December 1, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Lights, Snow and Holiday Cheer

MAMAView: Lights, Snow and Holiday Cheer

MAMAView: Lights, Snow and Holiday CheerBy Middagh Goodwin Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and if you went out shopping for gifts on Friday or Saturday that you shopped local and shopped small. It is more important this year than ever before to support our locally owned businesses and that includes restaurants, bars and cafes(especially […]

By November 30, 2021 Read More →
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Holiday Pops! with Ali Ewoldt – December 3rd & 4th Holiday Candlelight Concert – December 21st  Modesto Symphony Orchestra to offer free tickets to healthcare workers for Holiday Pops concerts MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) holiday concerts offer fun for the entire family. Complete with holiday […]

By November 17, 2021 Read More →
Unplugged View: The Song Remembers When

Unplugged View: The Song Remembers When

Unplugged View: The Song Remembers Whenby Aaron Rowan & friends Welcome, dear reader, to the 100th UnpluggedView column. Here’s something special to mark this milestone: stories from a few of the great creative people I’ve worked with over the years, about pieces of music that carry a special meaning and the true-life tales that accompany […]

By November 5, 2021 Read More →
Jazz BluesView: Support It and It Will Grow!

Jazz BluesView: Support It and It Will Grow!

Jazz BluesView: Support It and It Will Grow!By Eric Benson The MAMA’s were back live with a big dose of normalcy returning to the State Theatre! Winners and losers but we are back together with live music. It will be challenging as the weather changes, “I’m beginning to feel a Chill” as the song goes, […]

By October 31, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Another Year Older

MAMAView: Another Year Older

MAMAView: Another Year OlderBy Middagh Goodwin Another year down, another year older, congratulations to all the winners and good luck to all the #MAMAnees on being winners next year. It is so important to support, nurture and grow our local arts scene. Venues and artists alike please email your gigs to events@modestoview.com so we can add them […]

By October 30, 2021 Read More →
MAMA 2021

MAMA 2021

MAMA2021 By Middagh Goodwin The Modesto Area Music Awards did not take place in 2020 and was sorely missed. Last night we celebrated Live Music in the 209 in style once again and raised our glasses to toast the MAMAs turning 21 and all the great talent, the venues and the fans that support. The […]

By October 20, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Post Pandemic Renaissance

MAMAView: Post Pandemic Renaissance

MAMAView: Post Pandemic RenaissanceBy Middagh Goodwin Historically after a pandemic or any life-altering event on a major scale happens there is an explosion in creativity. We are not there yet(though I am looking forward to it) but we have seen many of our fantastic local entertainers back out and performing with a newfound joy. Hopefully, […]

By October 12, 2021 Read More →