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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 →
UnpluggedView: Strange Magic

UnpluggedView: Strange Magic

UnpluggedView: Strange Magicby Aaron Rowan High art goes high-tech this month when Opera Modesto returns to the Gallo Center with its first production of the season: Mozart’s final opera ‘The Magic Flute.’ Featuring a cast of about 20 vocalists, the piece is a fairytale full of gorgeous music, comical star turns, laughter, sorrow, and unusual […]

By October 4, 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 Fall is upon us with the hope of coolness, turning colors of the leaves and pretty please with sugar on top let it rain! We survived the sizzle of summer, California fires, the second wave of a global pandemic. I don’t know about you but I’m ready […]

By October 1, 2021 Read More →
RockabillyView: Cruise Night

RockabillyView: Cruise Night

RockabillyView: Rockabilly Cruise NightBy Middagh Goodwin Rockabilly music owes a debt to Modesto and more directly to the Maddox Brothers & Sister Rose and to be specific Fred Maddox big thumping slap bass sound. One of the key components to any good rockabilly act is that rhythmic slap bass that we hear from everything from […]

By September 27, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Charity Starts With You

MAMAView: Charity Starts With You

MAMAView:: Charity Starts With YouBy Middagh Goodwin A fantastic way to help get your name out there, play in front of new faces and give back to the community is by performing for non-profit and community events. One such event is the annual Modstock which just took place on August 22nd. Performing at or creating […]

By September 12, 2021 Read More →
Feels Like the First Time: Interview with Jeff Pilson of Foreigner

Feels Like the First Time: Interview with Jeff Pilson of Foreigner

Feels Like the First Time: Interview with Jeff Pilson of Foreigner By Middagh Goodwin   With over 45 years of recording and touring worldwide and over a dozen hits Foreigner is sure to please fans new and old when they perform with Great White at Basi Nationwide Amphitheater at the Fruit Yard on October 7th. […]

By September 7, 2021 Read More →
Jazz/BluesView: Can’t Stop the Blues

Jazz/BluesView: Can’t Stop the Blues

Jazz/BluesView: Can’t Stop the BluesBy Eric Benson I turned 64 on August 22nd and celebrated with a live jam with the Blue Monday Band including Barry Finnerty guitarist: Miles Davis, Tower of Power, BB King, Brecker Brothers and had a ball! A lot of my peeps are still on the fence about coming out to […]

By September 2, 2021 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Go West, Young Minstrel

UnpluggedView: Go West, Young Minstrel

UnpluggedView: Go West, Young Minstrelby Aaron Rowan Songs of the traveler make up the soundtrack of my life. Chris Doud, who for years I’ve called the greatest songwriter in Stanislaus County, knows how to craft some mighty fine ones. This summer, the co-leading songwriter behind The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit released his latest solo […]

By August 31, 2021 Read More →
GoModesto: Music in the Plaza

GoModesto: Music in the Plaza

Music in the Plaza kicks off in September in conjunction with First Friday on 10th Street and in the 10th Street Plaza. Texas Funk performs on the 3rd bringing you their blend of Latin Funk, Tejano and Tex Mex to the Plaza. Threshold performs on the 10th playing all the hits from the 60’s on […]

By August 29, 2021 Read More →
SongwriterView: The Good Listener or Please Tip the Musicians

SongwriterView: The Good Listener or Please Tip the Musicians

SongwriterView: The Good Listener or Please Tip the MusiciansBy Patty Castillo Davis If I had a dollar for every time I was asked about the rules for tipping live musicians, I would have an overflowing tip jar. Tipping in any industry, profession and even country can be a nuanced topic. Music is about as subjective […]

UnpluggedView: Pretty and Witty and Bright

UnpluggedView: Pretty and Witty and Bright

UnpluggedView: Pretty And Witty And Brightby Aaron Rowan Before the very colorful and very pointless-looking Spielberg remake of one of the great classic musicals comes to cinemas later this year, Modesto Performing Arts has quite the summer treat for you. Among the very first shows at the newly reopened Gallo Center is MPA’s fourth production […]

By August 3, 2021 Read More →
BluesView: Live Music If You Want It

BluesView: Live Music If You Want It

BluesView: Live Music If You Want ItBy Eric Benson Well now things are opening up a bit and I am cautiously optimistic, yes the glass is half full, not half empty! Nice to see folks out and about living life and getting back to the business of living! More shows are planned and tours being […]

By August 3, 2021 Read More →
GoModesto: Concerts Back at the Fruit Yard

GoModesto: Concerts Back at the Fruit Yard

GoModesto: Concerts Back at the Fruit YardThe Basi Nationwide Amphitheater at the Fruit Yard 7948 Yosemite Blvd. Modesto, California is back for a new season of fantastic not to be missed talent. Kicking off August on the 5th Warner Brothers recording artist Cole Swindell(“Chillin It” “Aint Worth the Whiskey” “Middle of Memory”) and Nick Tyrrel(“Now […]

By August 1, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Modesto Area Music Awards Return

MAMAView: Modesto Area Music Awards Return

MAMAView: Modesto Area Music Awards ReturnBy Middagh Goodwin The Modesto Area Music Awards was created by Chris Murphy and Ricci and first took place at Club Maxx at the Red Lion Inn(now the DoubleTree) in the year 2000. The music community celebrated 20 Years in 2019, and less than 6 months later, we were in […]

By August 1, 2021 Read More →
The Modesto Symphony Orchestra 2021-22 Season On Sale Now

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra 2021-22 Season On Sale Now

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra 2021-22 Season On Sale Now The MSO’s 91st season features four Music Director candidates, outstanding guest artists, the MSO Chorus, and the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra. The Classics Series will be conducted by the MSO’s Music Director candidates and will feature pieces by Prokofiev, Korngold, Márquez, Brahms, and many more. The Pops […]

By July 12, 2021 Read More →