Press Review: MODESTO AREA MUSIC AWARDS
Braata, Tragic Culture triumph
By Tony Sauro
The show that Stockton’s Middagh Goodwin had planned for Friday night would have become a victory party.
Goodwin and the bands he’d booked - Stockton-based Braata and Tragic Culture - won Modesto Area Music Awards on Thursday night. So did Hari Kari, a Stockton group dating back to the 1970s.
That’s four awards from 10 nominations for Stockton’s music scene, the most in the 11-year history of the awards, which are voted on via the Internet.
Goodwin, 44, was named best rock promoter, Braata was chosen as best pop-rock band and Tragic Culture was voted best rock band during an awards show at the DoubleTree Modesto. Hari Kari won in the “best blue-collar” rock category.
TC would like to thank Jay Filichia with skateredcurbs.com for the album review. Cheers!
by Jay Filichia
Here is a band that I was turned onto by my friends over at www.thelocalmusicscene.org.
Tragic Culture is a quartet from Stockton that blends songwriting sensibility with upbeat rhythms, complex melodies and down right innovative guitar work.
Tragic Culture was formed in 2010 by Zach Cantu and are influenced by Oasis Bush and Coldplay. While you can clearly hear some of their influences in their music, they take it well beyond any group they mention liking or are trying to emulate.