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MAMAView Thanks for Giving

MAMAView Thanks for Giving

MAMAView: Thanks for Giving By Middagh Goodwin      It is November, a time to be thankful and reflective. We look forward to 2019 and another year of great entertainment throughout the area. Rockin Holiday kicks off on December 1st and happens every Thurs-Saturday until Christmas. Rockin Holiday is another Community event that the Modesto […]

By November 7, 2018 Read More →
ComedyView: Laughs are Getting Stronger

ComedyView: Laughs are Getting Stronger

ComedyView: Laughs are Getting Stronger By Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. It’s my View-a-versary! One year ago I started writing the Comedy View column. Thanks to all five of you for reading. Send cake. October = MAMA’s. During a lapse of judgement, I asked the comic MAMAnees why they should win. Taylor Evans: I want to show other crappy comics like […]

By October 6, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView: MAMA has a Brand New Bag

MAMAView: MAMA has a Brand New Bag

MAMAView: MAMA has a brand new bag By Middagh Goodwin Voting for the Modesto Area Music Awards will end at Midnight on October 14th with the Awards Show taking place at the State Theatre on Tuesday, October 16th. Over the last month, I am sure you have been hit up by more than a few […]

By October 1, 2018 Read More →
BluesView Summertime Blues

BluesView Summertime Blues

BluesView: Summertime Blues By Earl Matthews Hello everyone, the dog days of summer are here again, and for some crazy reason, that means there is a ton of fun stuff going on. In fact, there is so much to do that I hope you look at the calendar because I don’t have room to talk […]

By August 13, 2018 Read More →
ComedyView: It’s Hot

ComedyView: It’s Hot

ComedyView: It’s Hot By Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. It’s August, it’s hot, I’m over summer and want my hair dry. You too? Go to a show–air conditioning is included with admission. Might I suggest you check out an open mic? Open mics are a place where anyone can show up and try comedy and […]

By August 1, 2018 Read More →
The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours

MAMAView: The Choice is Yours By Middagh Goodwin Modesto is fortunate to have so many talented performers in the area. Over the last few months, the Modesto Area Music Association has sifted through hundreds of nominees to narrow down the up and comers, the grinders and the acts that keep on rockin’. We have reached […]

By July 30, 2018 Read More →
Looking Out for You

Looking Out for You

MAMAView: MAMA looking out for you By Middagh Goodwin Wow, time flies when you are having fun. So far this year the Modesto Area Music Association has helped to put close to $10,000 into performers pockets with paying gigs. Over the last few years, the MAMAs have been working hard at curating events and networking […]

By July 20, 2018 Read More →
SingerSongwriterView: Where were you in 62?

SingerSongwriterView: Where were you in 62?

The Gleam In Dad’s Eye By Patty Castillo Davis The answer to “Where Were You In ’62?” is the title of my column this month. My stoic, quiet Dad, Alonzo Castillo is the sole reason I am in BIG love with Linda Ronstadt today. He cultivated a musical environment from which I gleaned influences from […]

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer By Middagh Goodwin  We are in the midst of Graffiti Summer, and that means that MAMA season is just around the corner.  You might not know that the Modesto Area Music Association is a 501c-3 non-profit, that over the last few years we have been actively booking or helping others to book […]

By June 3, 2018 Read More →
SongwriterView: Mother of My Invention

SongwriterView: Mother of My Invention

SONGWRITER View: Mother of My Invention By Patty Castillo Davis My Mother has always been in support of my music. When I was a minor she and my Dad and a crew of their friends would caravan to various bars around town so I might participate in their “Talent Contests”-it was always on a school […]

MetalView New Year New Life

MetalView New Year New Life

New Year New Life by Eve Oberlander A new life has begun, our circle is richer, with the birth of a little metal head. I’m pleased to announce the birth of Æryz Bell. Daughter to Dave and Eemjay Bell. Dave is the bassist in Modesto’s Nothing But Losers and Eemjay is their creative designer and makeup artist. Æryz was […]

By February 2, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView Resolutions

MAMAView Resolutions

MAMAView: Resolutions By Middagh Goodwin It is a new year, and with it, we all seem to make Resolutions. Maybe work out more, go on a diet, reconnect with old friends or family, go back to school. Unfortunately, most never follow through on these. I would like to challenge everyone who reads the ModestoView to […]

By January 1, 2018 Read More →
MetalView HellHeart

MetalView HellHeart

MetalView-HellHeart by Eve Oberlander It is my honor to present you Best Metal 2017 MAMA Award winner, HellHeart!  HellHeart consists of Alie Grabowski Vocals, Kevin Nelson Drums, Eddie Callow Lead Guitar, Jess Gilmore Guitar/Vocals and Jeff Amador Bass.  Even though HellHeart is a newer band you will be surprised to find out how much they […]

By November 12, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView Giving Thanks

MAMAView Giving Thanks

MAMAView Giving Thanks by Middagh Goodwin November is the Month of giving thanks. I know I am grateful for all the great entertainment opportunities we are afforded living right here in Modesto. It is amazing how much creativity surrounds and is available to us. What can you do to show your gratitude and support of […]

By November 5, 2017 Read More →
MAMA PromotersView

MAMA PromotersView

PromoterView by Middagh Goodwin There is a lot of work that goes into promoting a show well. Most local promoters secure the date and venue, book the bands (touring and locals), make the flyer, arrange for sound, often work the door and for the most part for little or no pay or glory. There are […]

By September 8, 2017 Read More →