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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 →
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 →
Go Modesto: Raising Cain

Go Modesto: Raising Cain

The Chris Cain Band returns out of lockdown to Cafe Urbano on the outside patio on Sunday, March 21st. Chris will be promoting his upcoming release “Raising Cain”.  Doors open at 3 pm and the music will start at 4 PM. Tickets are just $20 each, this event will sell out so you are encouraged […]

By March 9, 2021 Read More →
Unplugged View: Rip Tide

Unplugged View: Rip Tide

Unplugged View: Rip Tideby Aaron Rowan One weekend last month, a murder mystery game played out across Modesto – a detective adventure designed by CluedUpp Games and inspired by the infamous Jack The Ripper case. I missed out on that party, but that’s alright because I’ve gotten to enjoy plenty of entertainment provided by Modesto’s […]

By March 3, 2021 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Thus Spoke Alzara, Thus, Art

UnpluggedView: Thus Spoke Alzara, Thus, Art

Unplugged View: Thus Spoke Alzara, Thus, ArtBy Aaron Rowan Among the hundreds of gifted song crafters to pass through Modesto to appear at my listening-concert series, there is one with whom I have forged a particularly beautiful friendship. Alzara Getz belongs to a musical lineage that includes her father Dave Getz, who once kept the […]

By January 30, 2021 Read More →
Annual Concert to Benefit Modesto Peace/Life Center

Annual Concert to Benefit Modesto Peace/Life Center

John McCutcheon performs live-streaming concert Jan. 9 to benefit Modesto Peace/Life Center Six-time Grammy nominated folk musician John McCutcheon has been performing a yearly benefit concert for the Peace/Life Center for nearly 20 years. This year the concert will be streaming on Sat., January 9 at 4PM Pacific Standard Time. Johnny Cash called John McCutcheon “the […]

By December 18, 2020 Read More →
MAMA Awards 2020

MAMA Awards 2020

MAMAView Virtual MAMA 2020 By Chris Murphy Everyone is sick of hearing it by now, but this year has upended so many of our community events and traditions. We all miss the things we used to do, but we need to do the right thing. One of the hardest hit has been live music and […]

By November 5, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
ComedyView: Local Comedian’s Amazon Prime Special

ComedyView: Local Comedian’s Amazon Prime Special

ComedyView: A.J. DeMello Comedy Special available on Amazon Prime Everybody knows that to be a good comedian, you need three things: A sense of humor, horrible self-esteem, and reliable transportation. Well… 2 out of 3 ain’t bad. Local comedian A.J. DeMello comedy special: I Didn’t Drive Here Either is now available on Amazon Prime: https://amzn.to/3jeYVSY […]

By July 21, 2020 Read More →
MAMA Virtual Live

MAMA Virtual Live

ModestoView and the Modesto Area Music Association have been live-streaming local artists since almost the beginning of the pandemic. We plan to continue our nightly broadcast through May and beyond if needed. We feel music is essential and the way we interact with each other and the musicians are memories that last a lifetime.  All […]

By April 30, 2020 Read More →
Free TV and Movies

Free TV and Movies

Free TV and Movies By Michael Mangano Now that we are stay at home you may be looking for more entrainment on a tight budgets.  You might have already cut cable and satellite for streaming services such as Netflix, hula, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus and Apple . We know many of you who have lost jobs […]

By March 23, 2020 Read More →
Joe Anastasi Explains Stroll Down Penny Lane

Joe Anastasi Explains Stroll Down Penny Lane

Joe Anastasi Explains Stroll Down Penny Lane Interview by Middagh Goodwin Stroll Down Penny Lane line up: Joe Anastasi aka Prof. Stompensplatt (leadvocals and rhythm guitar), Winter (lead guitar and vocals) and MikeSugar (bassist, electric cellist, melodica, synthesizer, and vocals), MarkAbbott (drums and vocals) and Matt Twain(Keys and vocals). Please introduce yourself to our readers. Hi, I am Joe Anastasi, the executive producer of the show Stroll Down Penny Lane […]

By February 18, 2020 Read More →
InterView – Todd Aaronson – Visit Modesto

InterView – Todd Aaronson – Visit Modesto

InterView By Chris Murphy Modesto Convention and Visitor’s Bureau’s Todd Aaronson If you’re reading this, you already are pretty darn passionate about Modesto. You are proud of our culture and history; be it innovations in agriculture or irrigation, the awesome graffiti car culture or as home to great companies like E&J Gallo, the rockabilly underbelly […]

By January 16, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
MAMAView: Roaring into a New Decade

MAMAView: Roaring into a New Decade

MAMAView: Roaring into a New DecadeBy Middagh GoodwinIt is quite hard to believe that it is the year 2020.  It seems like just yesterday that many of us were celebrating a new century or were worried about Y2K.

By January 3, 2020 Read More →
MusicianView – Joe Barretta

MusicianView – Joe Barretta

MusicianView By Chris Murphy What do Discovery Channel, The Young and the Restless, NBC The Wall, Flipping Out, Toddlers and Tiaras and Ralph’s Transmission have in common? Did you know that Modesto musician Joe Barretta has written songs and jingles for all of these shows and more. He is also a multi-album producing singer and […]

By December 29, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
BluesView: Dig the Blues

BluesView: Dig the Blues

BluesView: Dig the BluesBy Earl MathewsHello friends, there is so much happening this month in our area and my world. Let’s dig in. Robert Cray is coming to town on the 8th, and he will be at the Tracy Grand again. He’s one of my favorite songwriters and one hell of a musician.

By October 31, 2019 Read More →