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UnpluggedView: Some Like It Haute

UnpluggedView: Some Like It Haute

Unplugged View: Some Like It Hauteby Aaron Rowan I’ve always been a serious foodie, but I enjoy Burger King far more than any respectable foodie ought. Whenever I dine inside, I find their TV almost always tuned to the Food Network channel. I’ll sit and scarf my processed patty while watching their series ‘Chopped,’ the […]

By May 2, 2021 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Slow And Steady

UnpluggedView: Slow And Steady

UnpluggedView: Slow And Steadyby Aaron Rowan Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know when you’re gonna meet the Reaper. At least that’s the case if you should happen to visit a certain chocolatier in Asheville, NC which makes a truffle-infused with the dreaded Carolina Reaper chilli, among the very hottest peppers known […]

By April 1, 2021 Read More →
Unplugged View: Rip Tide

Unplugged View: Rip Tide

Unplugged View: Rip Tideby Aaron Rowan One weekend last month, a murder mystery game played out across Modesto – a detective adventure designed by CluedUpp Games and inspired by the infamous Jack The Ripper case. I missed out on that party, but that’s alright because I’ve gotten to enjoy plenty of entertainment provided by Modesto’s […]

By March 3, 2021 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Thus Spoke Alzara, Thus, Art

UnpluggedView: Thus Spoke Alzara, Thus, Art

Unplugged View: Thus Spoke Alzara, Thus, ArtBy Aaron Rowan Among the hundreds of gifted song crafters to pass through Modesto to appear at my listening-concert series, there is one with whom I have forged a particularly beautiful friendship. Alzara Getz belongs to a musical lineage that includes her father Dave Getz, who once kept the […]

By January 30, 2021 Read More →
Unplugged View: Music Box Superhero

Unplugged View: Music Box Superhero

Unplugged View: Music Box Superheroby Aaron Rowan “I can do this nightlife all day long.” – Garth Brooks If you have something fresh to offer as either a performing musician and/or as a presenter thereof; AND if you make it a priority to support and attend the events of others who do…you might be a […]

By December 1, 2020 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Homeward Bound

UnpluggedView: Homeward Bound

UnpluggedView: Homeward Boundby Aaron Rowan When I grow up, I want to be like George Clooney in ‘Up In The Air’ and travel full-time for a living. This is one of my favorite movies. Modesto even gets mentioned as one of Clooney’s destinations. Much like his character, I am most at home when I’m out […]

By November 3, 2020 Read More →
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 →
UnpluggedView: Opera In Open Air

UnpluggedView: Opera In Open Air

Unplugged View: Opera In Open Airby Aaron Rowan Signs of musical life are returning to downtown, and my opera friends are getting in on the action where some of the best action has been unfolding. Award-winning Modesto favorite Patty Castillo Davis and her bandmates have already given two outdoor concerts on the green of the […]

By July 3, 2020 Read More →
Unplugged View: Greatest Hits

Unplugged View: Greatest Hits

Unplugged View: Greatest Hitsby Aaron Rowan     Well, this isn’t exactly what I meant when I said I wanted a sabbatical. For the first time in 8 years of curating and supporting live music year-round, my culture calendar is disturbingly barren. In my book, COVID stands for “Cause Of Vanishing Independent Delights.” But if we somehow […]

By April 2, 2020 Read More →
UnpluggedView – Balkans to Bayou

UnpluggedView – Balkans to Bayou

From: Chris Murphy <chrism@spwg.com<mailto:chrism@spwg.com>> Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:02 AM To: Pete Grimaldi <pete@pgrimaldicreative.com<mailto:pete@pgrimaldicreative.com>> Subject: UnpluggedView – Balkans to Bayou Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan Balkans To Bayou You’re sitting there mesmerized by the Eastern European folk melodies that Briget, Juliana & Leslie combine their glorious voices to convey, when suddenly out of […]

UnpluggedView: Footloose and Fancy Free

UnpluggedView: Footloose and Fancy Free

Unplugged View: Footloose And Fanny Freeby Aaron Rowan     “Without music, life would be a blank to me.” – Jane Austen.     Behold! Modesto’s first annual JaneCon, a weekend devoted to all things Regency era. January 10-12 will be filled with screenings of Jane Austen film adaptations, lectures, costume-making workshops, and at the center of […]

By January 5, 2020 Read More →
UnpluggedView – Leave The Gun, Bring The Canzoni

UnpluggedView – Leave The Gun, Bring The Canzoni

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan Leave The Gun, Bring The Canzoni “The night wore on to dawn – a night made easier by songs from the German trenches, the piping of piccolos and from our broad lines laughter and Christmas carols. Not a shot was fired.” – Frederick Heath, British soldier. Christmas Eve, 1914. Throughout […]

By December 10, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Unplugged View – Band of Brothers

Unplugged View – Band of Brothers

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan Band Of Brothers “The dream world of sleep and the dream world of music are not far apart.” – Linda Ronstadt. I called up Linda’s nephew Michael G. Ronstadt some years back to talk details of a concert I was soon to host with his family band. I’m normally a […]

By September 6, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Unplugged View – Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik

Unplugged View – Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik

Unplugged View >by Aaron Rowan > >Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik > >³The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.² – Wolfgang >Amadeus Mozart. > >The time has come to conclude a phenomenal second season of live music at >Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House. One of very few listening-room venues >in […]

Unplugged View: Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik

Unplugged View: Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik

Unplugged View: Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusikby Aaron Rowan “The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The time has come to conclude a phenomenal second season of live music at Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House. One of very few listening-room venues in Modesto, we’ve seen our […]

By June 2, 2019 Read More →