Modesto Area Music Awards 2023

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Some Blues You Can Use Music In The Downtown

Some Blues You Can Use Music In The Downtown

Some Blues you can use, Music in the DowntownBy Eric Benson After being down a minute with Blues Monday Party we are back Feb 12th at Café Urbano. The Jan 22nd jam went well with good attendance and musicians sitting in. The band features John Burt Sax, Cortez Flores drums, Raul Slaps Bass, and myself […]

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A Decade of Local Music

A Decade of Local Music

MAMAView A Decade of Local Music By Middagh Goodwin I can not believe it has been Ten years since I first started writing for ModestoView. In that time I have interviewed members of The Monkees, The Stray Cats, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Foreigner, actors Doug and Sam Jones, and more. I have written the GeekView, ComedyView, and […]

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MSO Performs Gershwin’s An American In Paris

MSO Performs Gershwin’s An American In Paris

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMS GERSHWIN’S AN AMERICAN IN PARIS AND YOUTH ORCHESTRA PERFORMS SPRING CONCERT IN FEBRUARY   February 9 & 10, 2024 – Modesto Symphony Orchestra Performs Gershwin’s An American in Paris, Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony, and Boulanger’s D’un Matin de Printemps (Of a Spring Morning)  February 10, 2024 – Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra to perform […]

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John McCutcheon Returns to Modesto

John McCutcheon Returns to Modesto

Six-time Grammy-nominated folk musician John McCutcheon performs his twenty-first benefit concert for the Modesto Peace/Life Center on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 7:00 pm at the Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Avenue. Johnny Cash called him “the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.” John is a master of the guitar, banjo, hammer dulcimer, piano, […]

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When I Got the Music I Got a Place to Go

When I Got the Music I Got a Place to Go

MAMAView-When I Got the Music I Got a Place to GoBy Middagh Goodwin As the East Bay Punk band sang in their song “Radio”, “When I got the music I got a place to Go, Radio, Radio, Radio, Radio,” The Selecter sang in “On My Radio”, “It’s just the same old show on my radio,” […]

By January 3, 2024 Read More →
Howdy 2024

Howdy 2024

Howdy 2024!By Monica Barber With New Year’s just hours behind us, some of the best moments have just made their goodbyes. New Year’s 2024 has yet to be more than an idea. To Ms. M, something so small as the idea can blossom into a simple start that allows one to reflect on the past, […]

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A Study In Starlets

A Study In Starlets

Unplugged View: A Study In StarletsBy Aaron Rowan “My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplaces of existence. These little problems help me to do so.” – Sherlock Holmes. I share this sentiment with my favorite literary character, although the only crimes I’m trying to help solve are the shortage […]

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MAMAView: Rockin Holidays

MAMAView: Rockin Holidays

MAMAView: Rockin’ Holiday and Seasonal CheerBy Middagh GoodwinI hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you went shopping for gifts on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, I hope you supported local businesses. It is crucial to support our locally owned establishments, including restaurants, bars, and cafes, especially those that promote local music. Rockin’ Holiday […]

By December 4, 2023 Read More →
Falling Into Fall

Falling Into Fall

Falling Into FallBy Eric Benson Blue Monday Party is looking for a new home folks. October is the last month playing Café Urbano. At this location over the years, we have played over a thousand Mondays with great players and attendance, but it is time for a change. Any venues that would work hosting the […]

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Gratefully November

Gratefully November

Gratefully NovemberBy Monica Barber As the spooky season simmers down, November ushers in the season of gratitude. More often in this world showing kindness & having gratitude is so important. Ms. M loves to gear up for the holidays this time of year and is grateful to be able to spend time with family and […]

By November 3, 2023 Read More →
Who’s Got Modesto’s G.O.A.T.?

Who’s Got Modesto’s G.O.A.T.?

Unplugged View: Who’s Got Modesto’s G.O.A.T.?by Aaron Rowan The 23rd Modesto Area Music Awards were recently held. It’s always nice to see some artists from my own series go home with prizes. But something is missing from MAMA – has been for a while now – and we need to talk about it. The awards […]

By November 1, 2023 Read More →
GoModesto: SKAbilly Rebels are Special

GoModesto: SKAbilly Rebels are Special

GoModesto: SKAbilly Rebels are SpecialRoddy Radiation guitarist for one of the most Iconic bands from the late 70s early 80s The Specials is kicking off his West Coast Tour at Rancho Fresco Cantina in Downtown Modesto on November 16th. Performing originals and songs he wrote for the Specials like “Rat Race,” “Hey Little Rich Girl,” […]

By November 1, 2023 Read More →
24 Years of Music

24 Years of Music

MAMAView: 24 Years of MusicBy Middagh Goodwin I want to say what a great night at The State Theatre of Modesto for the Modesto Area Music Awards. The point is and I believe always has been to elevate the entire entertainment scene in the 209 not just those MAMAnated. It is a celebration bringing together […]

By November 1, 2023 Read More →
Congratulations MAMA 2023 Winners

Congratulations MAMA 2023 Winners

Congratulations to all the MAMAnees, and thanks to everyone who came out and supported the Modesto Area Music Awards at the Historic State Theatre. Your 2023 Winners are:Unplugged MapuanaRestaurant/Breweries Dying Breed BrewingPunk Horizon PointYouth Last JulyJazz/Blues High St Blues bandLifetime Darin Morris VMIRocks School Of RockLatin The Wet BandidosAmericana Tiffany Rose & the Outlaw HeartsEvent […]

By October 18, 2023 Read More →
Hip Hop MAMAnees

Hip Hop MAMAnees

Hip Hop MAMAnees  By Joseph Zimmerer This year it has been brought to many people’s attention just how long Hip Hop has been around. All this talk of the 50th birthday of Hip Hop makes this year’s Modesto Area Music Awards extra special. For well over two decades the Modesto Area Music Awards have been […]

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