BT review + 2nd Saturdays

Here’s another review of Electric Caribou from that epic review tome, Big Takeover magazine (by Michael Toland):

“Tucson’s Modeens keep it simple on their third LP, sticking to a few chords, energetic rhythms and an infectious “Gee whiz, playing rock ‘n’ roll is a blast!” attitude. Tunes such as the frat-rocking “Fantasy,” punkish “Mr. Jones,” and Faces-nodding “Drinkin’ is a Full Time Job” have no agenda other than sounding cool coming from the speakers. The country rockin’ “Favorite Shoes,” desert rocking “Faster,” and psychedelic “Caroline” display the band’s versatility, proving there’s more to it than rocking for the next beer. Not that there’s anything wrong with that; sometimes hooks, brio and a big smile are all you need.”

Thanks, Michael!

And here are some awesome photos taken by of our 2nd Saturdays show back in March. Really love these shots:

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That’s all for now – but keep an eye out for our next gig, June 19th at The Flycatcher with Michael P Nordberg and Silverbell!

video “Day Will Come”

Kon Tiki certainly delivered on the fun and tiki frolic last Saturday. It was one of our favorite shows yet with lots of wild revelers in bright outfits screaming and dancing!

Our talented friend Tom Moore took some great footage including our classic closer, Day Will Come. Enjoy, and Aloha, yall!

Some other great pics from the night – Jamie and I are huge tiki fans, so this party was our cup of rum!

Kon Tiki Sign

The fabulous Kon Tiki sign!
photo by James Federico Reed


The Modeens

Front view of the show.
photo by Stanley Ellis


The Modeens

Side view
photo by Chris Callahan


Cristina Williams of The Modeens

Cristina in the dress she bought from one of the vendors that afternoon.
photo by Cia Romano


Flam Chen Fire Dancers

Members of Flam Chen swinging some fire.
photo by Stanley Ellis


Maggie Rickard from the Jonestown Band

Maggie Rickard wailing (and glowing) on drums.
photo by Carl Miller


Hawaii 5-0 Players

A flaming rendition of the theme from Hawaii 5-0.
photo by James Federico Reed


Love Me Nots

Phoenix band, The Love Me Nots, capped off the night.
photo by Stanley Ellis


kon tiki 50th birthday bash!

This is going to be such an amazing rum-flavored fiery splash of fun! Kon Tiki is a bona-fide polynesian restaurant that opened in the sixties in Tucson. And to celebrate their 50th birthday, they’re having a huge party this Saturday, complete with hula dancing, fire, sixties priced rum drinks during happy hour and lots of cool bands!

The Modeens go on at 9pm outside – with The Jonestown Band, Flam Chen and The Love Me Nots on our heels. Outside, Shrimp Chaperone will make you do the Mashed Potato while you sip your Scorpion. Lots of surprises in store, too, so don’t miss out!

You can still get your tickets by going to:!

50 Years of Kon Tiki flyer

Happy 2014

Yes, it’s been a while since you’ve heard from us. But rockers need holidays too and we’ve been working on some other projects, chillin’ out and indulging in some holiday merrymaking. And then recovering from some holiday merrymaking. We did manage to come up with a new year’s resolution. Here’s a hint: But now it’s […] Read more »

swoop down to sky bar this saturday

Looks like this is your last chance for a Modeens fix until the new year. Get on it! THE MODEENS @ Sky Bar (4th Ave & 5th St) Saturday, November 16 w/ SECRET MEETINGS and BERWANGER (formerly the anniversary) Starts at 9, we go on around 11pm No Cover. Full bar. 21+ Read more »

all soul’s procession at hotel congress

The Modeens love this haunted time of year. Especially living in Tucson where you not only celebrate Halloween, but then you get to paint your face for the All Soul’s Procession the following Sunday! This year, The Modeens will be playing the outdoor stage at Hotel Congress at 10pm Sunday Nov 3rd after the procession. […] Read more »

santa muerte festival + band love

Santa Muerte Festival, Saturday 9/14 at Sacred Machine Gallery Join us this Saturday at the 4th Annual Santa Muerte Festival (check out the Facebook event here) on Saturday Sept 14th at Sacred Machine Gallery. The gallery is renowned for amazing, dark, weird art right on Congress Street. The owner is also part of local triphop, […] Read more »

sweet jams and javelinas

Man, this summer has flown by! In Tucson it’s actually the slow season for music – the UofA students are gone and lots of music fans flock elsewhere to enjoy festivals in greener (usually cooler) lands. The Modeens have been working on some new songs (time to record again before you know it), doing a […] Read more »

release recap + summer gigs + online ordering

first, the recap Wow, what a super night for a release show. It was one of those easy, breezy Tucson nights when, after a day of full-on heat, the sun goes down and everything cools off. Barrio Brewing Company (usually referred to locally as “Barrio”) is one of the better places to spend such an […] Read more »

Electric Caribou 101

The time is nigh! This Saturday we’ll be putting on one a humdinger of a rock n roll release party for our new full length album, Electric Caribou, at Barrio Brewing in their beautiful IPA Room. Two other bands will be shaking things up: psychedelic rock shamans, Saint Maybe, and surf rock villains, Shrimp Chaperone. […] Read more »

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