barrio east + plush this friday for night of the dogstar!

Whew, things are changing up in Modeens-lands. Jamie and I are moving into new digs with a special new Chamber of Sounds studio. Photos and more new music to come soon!

 Night of the Dogstar Benefit at PLUSH Fri April 20th

If you love animals, rock music and scantily clad ladies, have we got the event for you! Tempest Broog – the KXCI DJ who brings you tripped out psychedelic music on Sunday nights – has put together a special event benefitting Tucson Cares Animal Rescue, a nonprofit and no-kill, no-cage organization saving animals’ lives in the Tucson Community. For the suggested donation of $6, you get:

  • 8:30 “The Taste of Tease” Burlesque Mini-Review! Featuring Pisa Cake!
  • 9:30 Pork Torta
  • 10:15 Fish Karma
  • 11:00 The Modeens
  • 11:45 Ensphere
..and the satisfaction that your paltry cover charge helps Tucson CARES end the cycle of unwanted litters, and stops the killing of homeless cats and dogs.


Crazy Cool Stage at Barrio Brewing Company

Back in March, we had the pleasure of playing for a fabulous friend’s birthday party (thanks, Tana!) – in a little-known new room at Barrio Brewing Company called “Barrio East”. It’s new and only open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. But I hope it goes into full-time production soon because it’s simply one of the coolest, most beautiful spaces I’ve seen in a while.

Unfortunately I used my usually adequate iPhone to take pictures – but iPhone pictures indoors are iffy at best. The band you see below is Buckeye Knoll, a lovely group of fellows from Seattle who play super catchy americana pop. Our friend Tana had made friends with one of the members and when they were coming through town on their way to SXSW around the time of her birthday, she thought it would be a great excuse to throw a party. And it WAS! Great night, great atmosphere and friggin great group of people (and dear friends) rockin out with us. Obviously, I couldn’t take pictures of the Modeens while we were playing and (of course) I forgot to ask anybody else to. But whew, what a great fun show. Thanks Tana, for making it happen and inviting us along!

Beautiful lights above in an iron tree!

An amazing East Indian door over the stage

Cozy yet fabulous yet industrial bar. Only in Tucson.


Cool crowd

Buckeye Knoll on their to SXSW in Austin

And these lovely people were out on a Monday night!

See you out and about this fine spring season!