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MSO Announces Cancellation of All Concerts Through March 2021

MSO Announces Cancellation of All Concerts Through March 2021

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF ALL CONCERTS THROUGH MARCH 2021 MSO’S 90TH SEASON REIMAGINED THROUGH VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra Association (MSOA) announces the cancellation of all concerts through March 2021 due to COVID-19. These cancellations are in accordance with Stanislaus County and statewide guidelines stating that large gatherings and live […]

By September 11, 2020 Read More →
Keeping Composer

Keeping Composer

Songwriting View: Keeping ComposerBy Patty Castillo Davis Creativity can flourish anytime and anywhere. Even when an artist is not focused on bringing art to life- it grows. Inspiration flows from all spaces and time. It does not understand if it is born out of chaos. Now we are finding ourselves adapting a new routine, even […]

By September 3, 2020 Read More →
GoModesto: Fire Benefit

GoModesto: Fire Benefit

GoModesto: Del Puerto Canyon Fire Benefit In times of need, no other community like the music community comes together to help out. Saturday, September 5th 11 am until 11 pm at Ralston’s Goat join us for some good music for a great cause. DJ Pete(Kolony), David Dow Band, Texas Funk, Sticks & Stones, Timothy Christian […]

By September 2, 2020 Read More →
Growing up in the Eighties in the Two Zero Nine

Growing up in the Eighties in the Two Zero Nine

MAMAView: Growing up in the Eighties in Two Zero Nine By Middagh Goodwin      Moving to a town that only had 8 exits off the Freeway(what kind of cultural wasteland was my parents moving us to) was a pretty big shock for a teenager from LA(and what classic 80 movie plots seemed to be […]

By September 1, 2020 Read More →
AuthorView: 5 Clones

AuthorView: 5 Clones

AuthorView: 5 ClonesBy Middagh Goodwin It is always great to see our local talent branch out in other creative outlets. That is just what Ed Bonilla a Stockton teacher and punk rock vocalist for the band Radical Times and Rudie Can’t Fail has done with 5 Clones. 5 Clones published by Montag Press is a […]

By August 31, 2020 Read More →
CreativeView – Celebrating Our Creative People ­ Brian Swander

CreativeView – Celebrating Our Creative People ­ Brian Swander

Celebrating Our Creative People – Brian Swander By Paul Forakis I was asked to share some words about my old friend Brian Swander. On most summer Saturday mornings, you can find a tall lanky framed man leaning against a beautiful Raleigh three speed bike, with a sketch pad in hand and his faithful Border Collie, […]

BigView Rock and Roll Radio 80s Memories

BigView Rock and Roll Radio 80s Memories

By Jeff “Beaver” Brown We had the world by the tail and didn’t even realize it at the time. The DJ’s and staff at 95/KDJK Modesto-Stockton were providing a rock & roll soundtrack to people lives. Our audience was listening to the end of rock radio as we knew it. The memories are still sweet, […]

UnpluggedView: Welcome to the Machine

UnpluggedView: Welcome to the Machine

UnpluggedView: Welcome to the Machine By Aaron Rowan       I’ve featured a number of virtuosos over the past eight years. Now we’re living through a era dominated by virtualosos. Don’t expect any online showcases from Modesto Unplugged, though. That would go against everything I stand for as a curator of music. Like an […]

By August 29, 2020 Read More →
Gettin’ Crazy Up in Here

Gettin’ Crazy Up in Here

Jazz/Blues View: Gettin’ Crazy Up in Here!By Eric Benson     Well, things are really challenging my ability to stay calm, “La Fiesta de Masque 2nd to COVID, extreme heat, and now California is on fire. I am an optimist but man if a Tsunami rolls in I am getting a surfboard and I am […]

By August 29, 2020 Read More →
StrayHeart Memories

StrayHeart Memories

StrayHeart Memories The 1980’s music scene in the greater Modesto area kicked off with a bang on the heels of an already growing, electric 1970’s music scene led by area band legions like the Milk house Boys, Silvermoon, Homegrown, The Lights and so many others. I moved to the Central Valley from the Bay Area […]

Piano Version of Grandaddy Song Released and 20th Anniversary Reissue of Sophtware Slump.

Piano Version of Grandaddy Song Released and 20th Anniversary Reissue of Sophtware Slump.

The Sophtware Slump ….on a Wooden Piano is Scheduled for a November 20th release to coincide with Grandaddy 20th Anniversary of The Sophtware Slump.  This is not a demo or rough sketch, this can be considere a “shadow sibling” to the original. You can listen to Jason Lytle playing on a Wooden Piano “Jed’s Other […]

By August 28, 2020 Read More →
Inside Land

Inside Land

The producers of Outside Lands, Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly, and Starr Hill Presents, are excited to announce the full schedule of programming for Inside Lands, a free virtual festival celebration taking place this weekend, August 28-29 exclusively on Twitch.    Performances featured in the stream include iconic sets from the Outside Lands archive with Elton John, J. […]

By August 25, 2020 Read More →
1970s Modesto Timeline

1970s Modesto Timeline

Timeline 1970 Modesto’s population is 61,712 Modesto Peace Life Center founded Modesto celebrate its centennial April 22, Modesto celebrates the first Earth Day Modesto became the first city in the USA to offer curbside recycling Memorial Hospital opens on Coffee Rd 1971 The new Stanislaus County Library opens on I street. The old library would […]

Songwriting View: The Voice of Summer

Songwriting View: The Voice of Summer

Songwriting View: The Voice of SummerBy Patty Castillo Davis What did the song of Summer sound like? Did we even have one? Who could have predicted that the Summer of 2020 would feel like whiplash? While we made small progress to curtail the spike for a few months, those “bad actors” we were warned about, […]

Unplugged View: The Lind That Time Forgot

Unplugged View: The Lind That Time Forgot

Unplugged View: The Lind That Time Forgotby Aaron Rowan There is an old mining town up in Calaveras called Jenny Lind, named after the ‘Swedish Nightingale,’ one of the most highly regarded opera singers of the nineteenth century. Her U.S. tour from 1850-1852 was backed by circus master P.T. Barnum and launched a wave of […]

By July 31, 2020 Read More →