easy like sunday afternoon

Hang out with Jamie and Cristina (me) on the Che’s Lounge patio as we play our favorite back porch songs. Jamie’s on the Sunlite guitar pictured in the flyer and I’m breaking out the Fender acoustic bass. We’ll be playing stripped down versions of Modeens rockers and a some fun (and surprising!) covers.

Two sets, no cover and a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon (trust us, more often than not, we spend our Sunday afternoons here anyway!) The Sturgill Simpson concert at the Rialto will be the night before (we already got our tickets) so this can be your day-after party.

Sunday, April 26th
Che’s Patio
5pm to 7pm

The Modeens @ Che's Lounge Patio April 26th

Opening for The Sloths on March 7th

Got some rock n roll history coming to Tucson. The Sloths were one of those awesome LA bands who were too young for their own good and too controversial for their time. You can read about it in this awesome write up from LA Weekly, but the salient point here is we are opening for this blast of garage punk heritage on Saturday, March 7th!

“While squandered legacies and the yoke of mediocrity befall so many once promising players, the return from oblivion by ’65-era Sunset Strip teen thrillers the Sloths rates as big news. Though the band members were only 15-17 when they started off, in their brief run they hit all the critical local go-go’s, including Stratford, Sea Witch, the Whisky, and Pandora’s Box. They split bills with The Doors, Iron Butterfly, Pink Floyd and The Animals. Though it didn’t last, the fact that they have finally gotten back together is nonetheless musically exhilarating.”

The Sloths and The Modeens on March 7th

And this video shows they are anything but sloth-ful:

last show of 2014 is Fine Art :: Five Cents at hotel congress on friday

Hey there, ‘Deeners

Our last show of the year is gonna be a hella cool bill with Saint Maybe, Sun Bones and The Wolfgang on Friday (tomorrow!) at Club Congress. We’ll start at 9pm. Admission is a donation for $10 which will go towards the hotly anticipated new radio station: Downtown Radio Tucson. Plus there’ll be some of the best art in town with some cool ways to score fine art for a deal!

Where: Club Congress
When: Friday, Nov 14 at 9pm
Cover: $10 (though it goes to a great cause! a new underground voice in radio)

Here’s the article about the show: Hotel Congress show doubles as five-cent art sale

And another Jimi Gianatti-delic poster! See yall there!

Fine Art :: Five Cents poster by Jimi Gianatti

party for the kids at maker house + acoustic duo at che’s patio

The air is finally cooling off at night and it’s a wonderful time to be in T-town. And we got two super cool gigs this weekend for you. Rock for a cause at Maker House First up on Friday is a rock n roll island dance party at Maker House with spaghetti western bluesters, Hey […] Read more »

a beach in the desert + acoustic duet

It’s summertime and in Tucson that means we’ve had daytime highs over 100 degrees for almost a month-and-a-half now. Whew! So Jamie and I hit the road to enjoy some cooler temps and gorgeous views of WATER in our neighboring state (and former home) of California. But now our summer hiatus has been cut short […] Read more »

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,” […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

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 »

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