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Summer Session, Modstock!

Posted  May 14th, 2018  by  Darin Morris

 We will start our summer session the week of June 18. All the bands will perform either July 27, a Friday or July 29, a Sunday and then all of the bands will perform at the Award  winning Modstock Music Festival  August 12. We will have some flexibility for make up rehearsals as it is […]

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VMI at the Gallo Center May 20

Posted  May 13th, 2018  by  Darin Morris

  Roberts auto sales presents VMIRocks at the Gallo center May 20 🙂 32 bands from 11 AM until 7 PM, all ages, cute and talented to serious musical heavyweights! Totally free, stay as long as you can and support the musicians of the future 🙂 These times here are optimistic. We will probably run […]

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33 Bands: May 4 & May 6

Posted  April 29th, 2018  by  Darin Morris

For the first phase of our spring session  concertizing we are bringing 33 bands to ModSpot, the VMI building at 1220 J st., this Friday and Sunday.  Tickets are five dollars in advance and eight dollars at the door. All musicians need to get there at least 30 minutes prior to their performance time. Stay […]

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Spring Session- Play at Gallo Center!

Posted  March 14th, 2018  by  Darin Morris

The spring session begins the week of March 19 and will end at the Gallo Center, May 20th. We take the week of March 26 off for spring break and start again the week of April 2. We will also play at mod spot May 6, which is a Sunday afternoon, but some of the […]

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VMI Shows March 9 & 11

Posted  March 4th, 2018  by  Darin Morris

Come join us as some of the bands perform Friday, March 9 and the rest of the bands perform Sunday, March 11. Tickets are five dollars in advance and seven dollars at the door, 1220 J st VMI will take one week off and start the Gallo Center session the week of March 19. We […]

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Modstock in The Modesto Bee

Modstock photos by Keaton Crowder The band Without A Cause – crowder – Graceada Park was host to the second annual Modstock this weekend, a festival of guitar-slinging, lyric-shouting, bass-pumping youths and adults...
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Death Metal Sandwich

Half way through VMI’s 8 week program and veteran band Death Metal Sandwich is sounding pretty good, despite the lead singer missing for practise today. But not to worry “he’ll be back”.. please enjoy on...
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VOTING CONTINUES THROUGH MARCH 17

13 bands rocked O’Malley’s on Feb.26. Vote for your favorite! Voting begins Saturday March 3 and continues through March 17. First Place Band gets $50 each at Guitar Center. Second Place gets $25. Third Place get...
by Darin Morris
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MARSHALL.. the legendary iconic amp!

From the 1960’s to today Marshall amps have been synonomous with Rock and Roll. When I was 16, I wanted a Marshall more than I wanted a car. Rest in Peace Jim Marshall, The Father of Loud, who died this year at 88. My Mar...
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July 24, 26 bands at Greens on 10th St.

We are very excited to take 26 bands into one of the coolest venues in Modesto,  Greens on 10th St.,  on July 24.  Our concert will start at 12 PM and go until  whenever all the rock ‘n’ roll cows come home 🙂...
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