Just a little plug for my rock n roll band, The Modeens – we’ll be playing at the beautiful Rialto theater in downtown Tucson this Saturday – okay, tomorrow – and covering songs from one of The Who’s best albums ever, “Who’s Next”.
(Yes, they’re doing what you think they’re doing.)
Since I’m doing some of the singing and all of the bass-playing, I’ve been learning a lot about Roger Daltrey’s mojo and John Entwistle’s face-melting musicianship. Not that I’m going to come even close to playing like John. Instead, I’m trying to distill the essence of his playing – as the rest of us are. These are mighty big shoes to fill and it’s been a real trip living inside these songs that have been in my head practically since birth! And I have to say, we’re not The Who, but we’re gonna rock the hell out of our 25-minute slot.
Oh, and if you want to watch an excellent documentary about them – with new live footage – check out Amazing Journey: Story of The Who – (also, available for instant streaming on Netflix).
This is a fundraiser for the wonderful KXCI to celebrate albums from 30 years ago (1971), and, folks, they deserve those dollars. Music is running from 5pm to 11pm and we’re in the 8:10pm slot (yeah, the short sets lead to weird show times). Lots and lots of other great local talent playing the hits so check out the flyer below. $10 general admission!
Saturday, August 20th
8:10pm (our slot)
Be there or be square!