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: kontikitucson.com!

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:

More cowbell!

But now it’s back to work on making 2014 the rockingest Modeens year yet with new tunes and some fun gigs on the horizon. Here are some dates to pencil in:

February 21st – PLUSH with Al Perry and Adam Marsland

March 8th – Headlining for 2nd Saturdays Downtown (All ages!)

April 5th – Kon Tiki Festival at one of the last temples to mid-century tiki culture

More coming soon – until then here’s a movie recommendation for ya! A Band Called Death (available on Netflix Streaming). It’s the story of the all-African American band from Detroit in 1974 who were playing punk rock before Lester Bangs had ever coined the term. Inspiring, at times heartbreaking, and the music seriously rocks.

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+


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 »

presenting Electric Caribou!

So here’s a major album hint – the album title! It’s called Electric Caribou and here’s the fab cover art by Jamie: Wouldn’t that make a badass blacklight poster? We’re getting digipaks made and they’re at the factory as we speak getting pressed and pimped out. The rest of the artwork features bits from The […] Read more »

cd release party – May 18 at Barrio Brewing!

Gears are in motion. Artwork is evolving and we’ve got a date to celebrate the release of our latest aural offering! cd release party – May 18th at the IPA Room/Barrio Brewing Those few lucky enough to have attended some rare events in this room know what a kickass space it is: spiral tree sculpture, […] Read more »

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