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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 →
Jazz-BluesView: Back in Business

Jazz-BluesView: Back in Business

Jazz BluesView: Back to BusinessBy Eric Benson Well now is the time to get back to living our lives and getting on with our bad selves! I walked into a store wearing a mask and the grocer said you don’t have to wear a mask! I retorted yes they make it hard to breathe, itches […]

By July 4, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Sounds of Summer

MAMAView: Sounds of Summer

MAMAView: Sounds of Summer By Middagh Goodwin It is Summer and usually, that means lots of live music being played out on the patio and in the bars. Last year, for the most part, was silent, this year we have been able to hear music on the patio and in courtyards and things are picking […]

By July 4, 2021 Read More →
BrewView: Dying Breed

BrewView: Dying Breed

Dying Breed Brewing: A Valley OasisBy Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell There isn’t a perfect way to describe Dying Breed, because it is hard to describe a feeling. This place was a welcome break in all the best ways. Walking into the brewery and taproom, the welcoming atmosphere took us for a ride that we […]

By July 2, 2021 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Song of the Southpaw

UnpluggedView: Song of the Southpaw

Unplugged View: Song Of The Southpawby Aaron Rowan David Finley does much of his best songwriting from behind the wheel, whether on an interstate highway or a back road somewhere. His musical journey has taken him from singing gospel at family gatherings in Arkansas from an early age to a tenure as a performing songwriter […]

By July 1, 2021 Read More →
BargainView: It’s July Dive In

BargainView: It’s July Dive In

BargainView: It’s July! Dive in!by Monica Barber Summer is here and it is time to dive into everything that is happening right now! Ms M. is taking in a pleasant afternoon sipping an iced lemonade while running errands in Downtown Modesto. She knows that there are no worries involved in making plans to enjoy the […]

By June 29, 2021 Read More →
New Music from Jim Fairchild of Grandaddy

New Music from Jim Fairchild of Grandaddy

The Valley, The Mountains, The Sea: Debut album by Small Isles (featuring Jim Fairchild of Grandaddy) is out now on AKP Recordings The new instrumental project of guitarist Jim Fairchild (Grandaddy / Modest Mouse) and songwriter/composer Jacob Snider (named Best New Artist by NPR-affiliate WXPN-Philadelphia), Small Isles inhabits a rare hypnotic twilight between motion picture music and incandescent […]

By June 25, 2021 Read More →
GoModesto: Modstock

GoModesto: Modstock

GoModesto: ModStock With the state opening up and more and more people being vaccinated Modstock presented by Robert Automotive is returning to Graceada Park on August 8th from 10 am to 8 pm. The last few years before the pandemic ModStock has grown beyond the Mancini Bowl which will feature 50 VMI bands to include […]

By June 25, 2021 Read More →
SongwriterView: Hopin’ For A Safe Reopen

SongwriterView: Hopin’ For A Safe Reopen

SongwriterView: Hopin’ For A Safe ReopenBy Patty Castillo Davis 19 is a fool’s errand. Not wearing a mask is a fool’s behavior demonstrated by this country’s previous administration which put us in this predicament of mistrust, misinformation and remaining in the Red Tier indicating that we have a consistent substantial spread of the virus in […]

BargainView: Hello Lovely Summer!

BargainView: Hello Lovely Summer!

BargainView: Hello Lovely Summer!By Monica Barber Welcome to Summer! It’s that lovely time of year where an ice-cold lemonade sounds heavenly as the temperatures make their way toward the 90s and today Ms M is sipping a pink lemonade she picked up from the Queen Bean. As she sips slowly she ponders how wonderful it […]

By June 4, 2021 Read More →
Unplugged View: Old Souls

Unplugged View: Old Souls

Unplugged View: Old Soulsby Aaron Rowan What’s the coolest band name you’ve ever seen? Mine might just belong to the posse of players that songwriter Marty O’Reilly has backing him, because it combines two of the things I appreciate most. The musical highlight of my June is happening on Thursday the 10th, in a cozy […]

By June 3, 2021 Read More →
Jazz BluesView: Sunshine Don’t Take My Blues Away

Jazz BluesView: Sunshine Don’t Take My Blues Away

Jazz BluesView: Sunshine Don’t Take My Blues AwayBy Eric Benson I heard a rumors things will be opening on June 15th, I think the cat is out of the bag already. The smile are returning to our faces and here comes the sun…It’s all right! Our numbers are down for the virus and more people […]

By June 1, 2021 Read More →
SongwriterView: Keeping Their Composer

SongwriterView: Keeping Their Composer

SongwriterView: Keeping Their ComposerBy Patty Castillo Davis Some say that Songwriters are a bit like historians, “concerned with the continuous, methodical narrative and research of past events as relating to the human race.” I say we are seeking to catch something universal by crafting melodies and threading prose-developing and advancing the art of the song. […]