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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 →
BigView  – Modesto in the 2000s

BigView – Modesto in the 2000s

The BigView The 2000s By Chris Murphy Modesto USA really lit up during the 2000s. As the new millennium began, Modesto celebrated New Year’s Eve in downtown, with a Beatlemania concert and a fireworks display that was one of ModestoView’s first live webcasts. There was a lot of excitement and optimism in our community as […]

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MAMAView Celebrating in a Pandemic

MAMAView Celebrating in a Pandemic

MAMAView: Celebrating in a Pandemic By Middagh Goodwin MAMA Radio first aired on Monday, November 25th at 5 pm on KCBP 95.5 FM and has been going strong ever since playing the music by artists from the greater 209 area code, all genres going back decades. Who could have imagined the hardships musicians and artists would start […]

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MetalView: The 209 Scene 2000-2010

MetalView: The 209 Scene 2000-2010

Metal View: The “209” Metal Scene 2000-2010By Mike Vanek Check out his blog Mike Vanek Sucks Hello friends and neighbors. It’s your old friend Mike Vanek and I still suck!! I’ve come out of hiding to talk about possibly the best ten years in the history of the Modesto area Metal scene 2000-2010. I could […]

By November 1, 2020 Read More →
JazzBluesView: Shoveling Against the Tide

JazzBluesView: Shoveling Against the Tide

Jazz/BluesView: Shoveling Against the TideBy Eric Benson Well folks we made it to the red zone, Yippie!. This meaning we are having a smaller number of Covid cases in our county and we have a green light to opening ibusiness in our city. This is a good thing to get us back to normalcy. For […]

By November 1, 2020 Read More →
Music in the Nineties

Music in the Nineties

BigView: Music in the NinetiesBy Middagh Goodwin Original music in the early nineties shifted, hair metal and new wave were old news and grunge, punk and Ska had not taken a stranglehold just quite yet but they were all circling and making waves. This was certainly the case in places like Modesto and the 209. […]

By October 2, 2020 Read More →
Songwriting View: Alternative- The 90’s and Living during COVID

Songwriting View: Alternative- The 90’s and Living during COVID

Songwriting View: Alternative- The 90’s and Living during COVIDBy Patty Castillo Davis A pivot in the times has forced us to adapt. By this time we should have a new routine in place for living or coping with this health crisis. I’d like to give you some hope for the future of live in person […]

By September 29, 2020 Read More →
Unplugged View: Red Alert

Unplugged View: Red Alert

Unplugged View: Red Alertby Aaron Rowan You may have read about the recent lighting up of music venues across the nation in a coordinated crimson distress call, in the hopes that Congress will pledge funding to pull them back from the brink. As faithful an arts patron as I am, I can’t say I approve; […]

By September 28, 2020 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 →
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, […]