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Tag: Modesto Area Music

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 →
MAMAView: Making Music Making Art

MAMAView: Making Music Making Art

MAMAView: Making Music Making Art By Middagh Goodwin   All the rules have been thrown out in 2020 due to the Worldwide Pandemic that is Covid-19. The game continues to change sometimes daily.As of October 1st Facebook warns that bands Livestreaming or posting videos may have their pages deleted. This is a huge blow since […]

By September 28, 2020 Read More →
The Seventies Music Scene in Modesto

The Seventies Music Scene in Modesto

The Seventies Music Scene in Modesto By Willie Hines    The 70’s, like any decade, didn’t really kick into gear until, say, 1973. Call it the hangover effect. Cultural changes, much like personal relationships, need a couple of years to shake off some of the old baggage and get into the new groove. Musically, the ’60s, after […]

By July 29, 2020 Read More →
GoModesto: Somebody Scream

GoModesto: Somebody Scream

GoModesto: ModStock goes Virtual Somebody Scream! This year ModStock sponsored by Robert’s Automotive celebrates ten years. Normally Darin Morris’s VMI School of Rock would host the event at Graceada Park on the last weekend of Summer with 50 plus youth and probands performing. This year due to the global pandemic ModStock is going virtual and […]

By July 24, 2020 Read More →
MAMAView – New Music from Gravel & Grace

MAMAView – New Music from Gravel & Grace

Gravel and Grace – Bringing the Blues By Chris Murphy Just released is the new debut CD from Gravel and Grace called “Bringing the Blues”. This is one of the most perfect band names as it features the gravel of Big Earl Mathews and the Grace of Ava Grace. This is a captivating CD loaded […]

MAMAView: Phase 2

MAMAView: Phase 2

MAMAView: Phase 2 What does that mean?By Middagh Goodwin   California is well into Phase 2 and restaurants, cafes and diners are opening up to have patrons dine in, but with limited capacity. What does that mean for live music? It will come back but just needs to come back in a safe way, with […]

By May 29, 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 →
MAMAView: Life Sheltered in Place

MAMAView: Life Sheltered in Place

MAMAView: Life Sheltered in PlaceBy Middagh Goodwin First off I can not believe no one messaged me about my profile picture in the magazine last month? It was a picture of Jack Black not me, a little April Fools prank or Easter egg if you will. I am not sure about you but I have […]

By April 27, 2020 Read More →
MAMAView: Rebirth

MAMAView: Rebirth

MAMAView: RebirthBy Middagh Goodwin It is a brand new year and what kind of resolutions as musicians, have you made? Are you going to play out more, record a new album or release a video for a new single? It is important to make plans and follow through to develop not just as an artist […]

By January 31, 2020 Read More →
MAMView: Radio is a Soul Salvation

MAMView: Radio is a Soul Salvation

MAMAView: Radio is a Sound SalvationBy Middagh Goodwin”When I got the music I got a place to go.”It used to be driving around listening to the radio was a right of passages for teenager all over America. It was how the rest of us passed the time while stuck in traffic or as we just cruised around on a Saturday night.

By December 3, 2019 Read More →
SongwriterView – Last Act

SongwriterView – Last Act

Last Act By Patty Castillo Davis What a year! What an abundance of milestones. KCBP 95.5 FM is up and running bring you pertinent local features, news and music. I’m personally humbled by being recognized last March as a Stanislaus County Commission for Women Outstanding Woman of the year for contributions in music and winning […]

MAMAView: Modesto Area Music Wins

MAMAView: Modesto Area Music Wins

The State Theatre was the sight for the 20th Anniversary of the Modesto Area Music Awards and with a record number of votes coming in we were set for a celebration of a lifetime.

By October 16, 2019 Read More →
SongwriterView: Scare Up Some Local Support

SongwriterView: Scare Up Some Local Support

Scare Up Some Local SupportBy Patty Castillo Davis This final stretch of the year is also the beginning of my favorite season and with this comes a month full of choice. Both the weather and former pace is amicable and chill. Our area holds exciting events celebrating diversity, culture, harvest and local music this month. […]

By October 2, 2019 Read More →
Go DoMo! – Jason Lytle & Virgil Shaw – Sept 6

Go DoMo! – Jason Lytle & Virgil Shaw – Sept 6

Go Downtown Modesto Jason Lytle & Virgil Shaw Music in the Plaza and DoMo1st Friday Market This event will be magic. Grandaddy frontman and songwriter Jason Lytle will be performing at Music in the Plaza in conjunction with the DoMo First Fridays on September 6 at 7 pm. This is a show you will not […]

By September 6, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Go Modesto: ModStock

Go Modesto: ModStock

Join Darin Morris and the Valley Music Institute for the 9th Annual ModStock at Graceada Park on Sunday, August 11th. This incredible event brings together 55 different acts on two stages for one awesome day of local music. ModStock takes place between 10 am and 8 pm and is Free to attend. Featuring 41 student bands performing alongside 14 […]

By August 5, 2019 Read More →