|5.2012 (dj) Mick Hale Returns!!! .
FUN's own Mick Hale will be DJ-ing an "Alternative, Madchester,
New Wave, Mod, Goth & EBM" nite dedicated to the best 80's &
90's "Alternative" dance music -- similar to the sounds he played at The Roxy & Melody Bar in the 1990's -- for One
Nite Only SAT MAY 26th, in Asbury Park at The Saint, also appearing is DJ
Chris D. & "Disorder" a Joy
Division tribute band. The Night is called "Memorial." Don't
6.2010 Modsbury Park Returns!!!
FUN is totally psyched (out!) to announce the lineup for the 4th
ever "Modsbury Park"
nite, as MP3 waz, this 4th installment will take place at the greatest
club on earth: ASBURY LANES (a working
bowling alley, snack bar, full bar & rock-club, all in one!!!)... click the image to the left
for all the details on this exciting nite in Asbury, the 1st "Modsbury"
to feature a rockabilly styled act, as well as DJ Bill Luther is back
& MF's Mick spinning a dub-rockers set...
5.2010 Coming (even) Soon(er) .
NEWS! MOD FUN has been invited to appear LIVE on
the mainstage at this year's "Asbury Pride"
fesival. MF takes the stage at
1:30PM (SHARP!) for the 1st
time at this huge yearly (all ages!,) event in Asbury (5th Avenue @
Convention Hall, Noon-5pm.) Click
for even more info.
next (club) show will be on Fri July
9th at the world famous Asbury
Lanes (we're 70% done setting up
support,) more details will be availabe shortly. In the
meantime BOTH new(er) cds are now available at the bricks'N mortar
shoppe in Fords, NJ "Vintage Vinyl"
(as well as The Record Collector
in Bordentown and Princeton Record
Exchange. If you can't find them in the store, ask at the
counter.) Pretty much any shop in the USA can get them thru CD BABY too; but then again, so can
you... have sum MOD FUN!
3.2010 Now Available . . .
announce that Futurepresent
is now "live" on iTunes
(for downloads) and CD BABY for physical-cd
orders!!! or order direct thru MODFUN.com by clicking the banner
at the top (use PayPal & get free stickers & a Poster with the
cd!) Also, go check out these new reviews for the cd: Kinston
Free Press & JerseyBeat.com and remember to
check out MOD FUN's own Mick
Hale on his "interweb radio show"
the WMU archive is ava 24/7 here! cheers!
2.2010 On and On . . .
thanx to everyone who made it to our
"winter preview" shows for the new CD "Futurepresent" Check out our YouTube™Channel
for some new "live" clips from the 2 shows! . . . we'll be back at it
live soon; rite now we're setting up the CDBABY page for the release &
gearing up for a full-on promo-push
in Spring... In the meantime, check out the new "weekly archive" for MOD FUN's own "DJ" Mick's internet
radioshow The Weekend MIX-Up! (You can
still stream it Fri & Sat @ 9pm & Sun @ 1&6pm over at BlowUpRadio.com,) but it's now
(also) available here (24/7)
for streaming, or (right-click) downloading 4 your audio enjoyment here!
1.2010 Hippie Nu Year, Kids . . .
The Futurepresent CD
party in Asbury was such a great time, we're doing it again @ the
legendary Record Collector (in
Bordentown,) we're on FRI FEB 12th @ 9pm but come around
early for the x-cellent, trippy laid-back "Lost Patrol" we'll be around to sell
& sign copies of the new disc as well as our special set of mostly the new disc... click here
to buy tix in advance (it's still in the "upcoming shows" section, so
scroll down!) If you want to order the disc in advance click the banner
FUN's Mick Hale continues to host a weekly internet radio
show "The Weekend
Mix-Up" - tune in every Fri & Sat @ 9pm, or Sundays @
1&6pm (click the "play" button in the blue LIVE365 box) to
listen over @ BlowUpRadio.com
12.2009 IT'S SO ALIIIVVVEEE ! !
! . . .
The new MOD
FUN video-single "Give" is
now "live" on YouTube ...
check it out by clicking on the image to the left... We have also setup
2 in-store "Record
Release" special gigs for the album Futurepresent,
which is NOW
AVAILABLE only from MODFUN.COM!!! (& at the
record release gigs)...1st up is Asbury Park (where the video
was shot, btw!,) on "FirstNight" Sat Jan 2, 9pm we'll be live @ B Unique Clothing Shoppe (723
Cookman Ave, AP)... and in Feb we'll be @ the legendary Record Collector (in
FUN's Mick Hale has just started hosting a weekly internet radio
show "The Weekend
Mix-Up" - tune in every Fri & Sat @ 9pm, and Sunday @
1&6pm (click the "play" button in the blue LIVE365 box) to
listen over @ BlowUpRadio.com
08, 09, 10, & 11.2009
DID YOU MISS US? WELL, WE BEEN BUSY . . .
delighted to announce that the new MOD
FUN album "Futurepresent"
will be out in December'09 - we are hoping to have it released before
the 25th (makes a GREAT stocking stuffer, we might add!)... 15 tracks
in all, with 11 written (& sung) by Mick; 3 (writ&sung) by Bob
& one (writ&sung) by Chris! A first for a MOD FUN release, and After hearing
the results dunno why we waited so long to "mix it up" on record like
this... Needless to say it's a good 'un...Watch for the 1st single to
be previewed (on MySpace) 12.3.9 . . . MOD
FUN also just finished shooting footage in Asbury Park for said
1st single ("Give") - when that's done in production & posted to YouTube, we will get a link on here
in the meantime check out the older videos on the all-new MOD FUN YouTube channel... also
stay tuned for announcements for "In Store(s)" and Club-gigs in the
early new year!!!
AND AROUND BACK ONCE AGAIN, IT'S . . .
MOD FUN will return to the small,
cozy BUDDIES TAVERN in
Sayreville on SAT AUG 15th, also on the bill will be our long-time
"buddie" Jim Testa of Jersey Beat Fanzine fame &
kosmic daydream... it's part of "BlowUpRadio.com"s
free concert series so - NO cover!!! Good beers & food in a small
pub-setting... We will play a lotta nu tracks off our upcoming release
which is currently in the "mix-down" phase...check it!
SAME BAT-TIME, SAME BAT-CHANNEL . . .
MOD FUN is back at The
Asbury Lanes (maybe the best venue ever?!) on Friday May 22, with the groovy Lost Patrol & CJ Grogan (who feature 1/2 of
the late-great Phantom V --
longtime MF fans may recall
Mick produced P5, & it was released on MOD FUN's "Making Tyme" record label in the
80's;) this is bound to be a fun-filled, fantastic, and long overdue
"reunion" of sorts... also MF
just got the following rave review in the local-scene giveaway "The Rag" > "I
haven't had as much fun listening to an album since I first
opened up my copy of "Can't Stand The Rezillos"... This
is high energy psychedelic/garage music for the roots oriented... their
possesses a retro yet contemporary feel... elements of the british
(KINKS) as well as punk (BUZZCOCKS)... if you can sit still to their
you must be dead!" Read the
whole review here (click
on pg. 11 below cover.)
04.2009 BUT WAIT...THERE'S MORE!
HOBOKEN MUSIC AWARDS have
nominated MOD FUN in their "surrounding area Pop-Rock/Alt" category
vote (enter "MOD FUN" in the
subject line.) AND THEN come check out the Awards Ceremony (we will be
playing a live set!) on SAT APRIL 25
@ TheGoldHawk more info at the
03.2009 TIME 4
(YET MORE) ACTION
FUN gigged again live in March in Atlantic City, cheers if you made it
to thee show... up next Asbury Park
in May... The basic trax were also recorded for 13 new songs for a (yet
to be titled) new album - to be released in 2009... MOD FUN has been playing some of the
new songs live: "Give" - "Hold On" - "East Side Down" - "Tell Me
Why" and "Patrick Bishop" (which is actually a ressurected track MF never recorded in the 80s...
01.2009 '09 TIME FOR
(A SPRING INTO) ACTION
FUN hit the stage again (finally!) in
February, with a batch of new material! Check out the flyers at
the left for all the details (click for links.) 2 Maryland shows on 2
saturdays over 2 months seemed to us like a nice way to break back into
the saddle, don't you think? Both shows are with the Names, (from MD) and both are at
great venues, to boot - don't miss
06, 07, & 08 (& 09-12.2008)
SEE YOU... IN SEPTEMBER... (or not!)
yes, it's been a while since an update
- we basically took the summer off
(as you can see, hehe!) a few dj spots kept "dj (mod) mick"
busy, as did a solo acoustic gig for Chris, while Bob found time in
between moving (and breaking bones;) to write some new material which
will be included in a new set (and album) the band is working on now...
there are a couple of gigs brewing for fall, as well as the recording
sessions - in the meantime check out this MF video we unearthed this spring
(from 1983!) for the "Real Rock TV"
show - now transferred and live on YouTube!
Click the Black & White You Tube
image to the lower left to go "Way
04 & 05.2008 ALL OUR BUDDIE(S) !!!
is how to sum-up the NYC show at Crash - the open bar was amazing,
the crowd young and hippiest, the dj cool, the other acts dope,
all-around a buncha fun... thanks to all who came out for the gig...
And Now, we'll be back at our
"favourite little watering-hole in the wall" BUDDIES TAVERN in Sayerville on Sat May 10th for Lazlo's (Blowupradio.com)
birthday bash with our ole', ole' buddie Jim Testa (JerseyBeat.com)
opening the birthday-bash... doors at 8pm, we'll be onstage at 11 -- no
03.2008 BACK,... IN THE NY
are really happy to announce a special show at an amazing NY club (CRASH
MANSION) - with our friends in London Egg ... email
"firstname.lastname@example.org" for guest list - and there is an OPEN BAR 9-10pm, how can you beat
this? Also be on the lookout for MOD
FUN on 2 episodes of Real Rock
NJ TV on Comcast cable (April
1st and 8th at 9:30pm) we'll put some of it on YouTube afterwards too, . . . in the
meantime DO NOT MISS THIS ONE:
Fri March 21 - NYC - Crash Mansion
02.2008 IT'S A NEW NEW YEAR,
- My how time flies, NYE came and went with a groovy Lobster Fun show in Bergen Co. and
we're back in "original" mode now for the following gig -- hope you can
make it -- it is MOD FUN's 1st
show in New Brunswick since the 80's !!!
Feb 27th - Harvest Moon
New Brunswick, NJ w/ The Anderson
11.2007 SO MANY MONTHS LATER !!!
for the lack of updates - we were busy at work with our "Lobster Fun" gig at a secret
location which went amazingly well - so well in fact, that we will be
back in that "MODe" for a show
on NYE!!! Next up for MOD FUN,
however is the 2nd "All Mod Cons"
retro-mod-garage-psyche night, this X at the CLASH BAR on Sat 11/24 -- click the
flyer at the left for all the details ..
08.2007 MORE SUN-NY LOOPY-NESS
live gig coming at you from the LOOP LOUNGE in Passaic, NJ --
Friday Aug 24th 10pm -- great lineup, great bar, great club - don't
miss it... "Now...
available at show, (cheep!) as usual!!!
07.2007 HOT SUMMER MODNESS !!!
Again" is now "live" in the CD
BABY store and "digitized" and available for download on iTunes (<-- click link to
to download song by song, or the whole cd). You can also check out a
special live-set we're
doing at Buddie's Tavern in Sayerville
Sat July 28th, as part of Blowup Radio's free music series... it will be a
pretty different and (moddish)
FUN sorta set we're putting together for this "bar" gig . . . well
checking out if you recall the "Lobster
side of MF . . . hehe!
The new cd
will again be onsale at the show, too...
06.2007 HERE IT IS... NOW
MOD FUN's first
release of new material since 1987(!), "Now...
Again" will be released THIS
SAT 6/9/7, and we hope you can join us at THE CLASH BAR in Clifton NJ for our
cd relese party on that date... we will be playing a bunch of tracks
off the new cd as well as offering it for a "pre-sale" price -- doors are at
8pm and we hit the stage (early!) at 9pm sharp, so don't miss it... IF,
however you must, (miss the show that is), don't miss out on the cd --
ordering info is available here (or click on the CD annime
to the left of this blurb.) Cheers!
AND HERE IT IS, (NOW... AND) AGAIN....
it's called... MOD FUN: "Now... And
Again" it's the new double album - 10 new tracks (Now) and 10
remakes of our favourite classicks from our "80s catalogue" -
coming out & at you by our early (10pm SHARP!) gig
JUNE 9th at the CLASH BAR
Clifton, NJ (the Audio Master and Artwerks are at the plant in Canada
right now, so our fingers are
crossed - and if we get them here in tyme we will do a few
givaways and it'll
also be for sale at a super low
"introductory" price - only on that
night!!! Then it hits CDBaby and iTunes for the regular $) -- 80s Punx
the Victims will be on the bill, as
well as a new 60s retro-surfy act "Demon Seed" -- THIS should be
one hellva good tyme had by all at the ever-groovy CLASH ... be there or don't kare!!!...
03.2007 (a)LIVE AGAIN....
have confirmed the following live dates for spring: THUR APRIL 19th at
the BRIGHTON in Long Branch,
NJ with the Gore Gore Girls -
we were asked to open, & decided it was a nice early night for us
on a thursday (9pm sharp - doors @ 8!) plus we haven't played at the
Brighton since like 1984 or something - seems a good "warm up" to get back into it... for...
JULY 9th at the CLASH BAR in
Clifton, NJ (Fleshtones just did a smash show there, & we're set to
hit it with 80s punx legends
... more info as it happens...
02.2007 HAPPY NU SITE....
you can see, the site has had an overhaul... check it out (new pix in
the gallery, updated bio, more stuff coming soon)... ALSO the SQUIRE
tribute cd is out now! It features MOD FUN's 1st recording
since reforming in 2004 ("I Know A Girl") Check it out here,... more
01.2007 HAPPY NU YEAR....
Tyme (Greece) fanzine #3
and comp is out now featuring an interview with MF and 2 tracks on the cd... Click Here for
more info . . The IPO NY show
we did in Nov. of '07 was good, and we'll be back at the live thing in Spring if all
goes well... Recording now for a new full-length release (also) in
Spring ... more news soon, have a
11&12.2006 Holiday "Break"....
Live show in NYC for November and Started New Recordings in OG @
"DAMn!" . . .
THANX FROM MP3!!! & EVEN MORE SHOWS....
Park" - 3rd
time is a charm... to say
this show was a success is to put it mildly; so many new faces, so many young faces at
that, AND our 1st Scooter out front of any "Modsbury" night yet! Over 3x
entry at the door mandates
we'll be doing this again next year,
you betcha... Thanks to all involved, the Asbury Lanes were great to us and
the Council did a fine job, as
did the Pirate (read the blog
for the full wrap-up here)...
Also check MF's Myspace page
for more info on November shows...
MODSBURY PARK #3... MP3!!!....
Park... is the
next stop on our "Slow Motion
US Tour"-- we're sharing the bill with The Anderson Council
(who just gigged with THE ZOMBIES!) at the "Asbury Lanes" -- don't miss
this great night, doors are at 10pm, MF's
own Mick djs and there's "All
night Bowling" for only $10, Snack bar, Full Bar, Cheap Hotels a block away! much
more ... Click here for Sounds & more info...
8.2006 WE'RE HEADED SOUTH!....
come -- we're going to MD for the 1st gig there since we played in the
80's with Lord
John at the "Congress Hotel." This time we're off to the Reaction monthly Retro-Night and
we share the bill with a few mod-ified DJs, and the sights and sounds
of "Sidebar Tavern" Friday Sept 8th is the date, and 4
more info click: here!
7.2006 WHAT A SHOW!!!....
there is to be said about the CBGB
show a few weeks ago (took this long to recover enuff to update,
here... :) we had a blast, and from the sounds ov the CDR ov thee
show - seems the over 200 in attandance did as well... cheque out the
live version ov the opener "I Am With
You" over at the My Space Page for the Event.
We'll try to make more live cuts available from this amazing night
soon... Up next: we hed
to Baltimore on 9/8 for the Reaction monthly Retro-Night
there.... Can't wait ....
WHAT A WEEK!!!....
Busy as a bee we
are,.... MF did a liveset on WPRB Wed (which is archived
there for streaming), & we're off to thee "big apple" on Fri for
what is billed as the "last ever mod-garage-psyche-out"
(they are closing the Bleeker & Bowery location in Sept, because of
a non-renewal on their lease) 7 great retro/60's influenced acts
starting up at 8pm, and we're on at 11:30 + it's 16+up -- so just GO!,...
CD:News, now released is the compilation "News Of the World mkII: Songs for
Scootering" (which we contributed the track "Leaving Here"
to.) More updates will go into more detail on this and the
following: MF live in
Baltimore (@ Reaction) in September, and
(drum roll please:). . . MODSBURY
PARK: MP3! coming in
October . . . stay tuned!
WOOO HOOO!!!.... 1 DOWN 1 TO GO,
WHAT a freaking
amazing tyme @ Mod
xtra special thanx
(a BIG "TA!") goes out to Eric for having us there, and all the new
mates and everyone who made it out to the opening night "gig" - we had
an absolute blast and are already looking FWD to MC6! UP NEXT: we headline the
last-ever "Mod Garage Psycheout" on 7/7/6 at the legendary original CBGB's
location on the Bowery (at Bleeker)... this is our 1st NYC show in about 20 years,
and CB's will close it's
current doors at the end of summer, so DO NOT miss this one! 7
retro/60's acts on the bill. . . doors at 8pm!!!
5.2006 BUT WAIT,.... THERE'S MORE!
A'nutter show has been added to the schedule: CBGB's presents "Mod
Night 06" featuring MOD FUN... click the ad to the left for more
info... we're off to the windy city first tho - so if you're in the
area... check MOD
CHICAGO out there . . . also the "News
Of the World" comp cd will be out by the CB's show (features MF cover
of "Leaving Here") on Howitzer records outta VA...
back from TN y'all... twas a (mod) fun trip, & we will post some
shortly . . . first - we wanna announce our live appearance at "Our Way
Of thinking" the MOD CHICAGO
weekender on June 1st -- more info to follow soon. . .
Nu Year to alla y'all... Guess where the next MOD FUN show will
be.... Nashville! That's right, we hit the road to play the internationalpopoverthrow
on March 16 (St. Patty's Day EVE.) We are also
other out-of-town spots for the near future. The new recordings
moving along also,with a new version of "99th Floor" on our "My
Space" page now, look for it now!
12.2005 HO HO
Holi-Daze to ya!!! We just unearthed a copy of the "It's A
Mod World" comp on the Antenna label (UK). It
the original mix of "Open Your Eyes" from the Hi-Lo comp
Heart and Soul" from years back. Inside this ace comp is this kewl
little blurb about MF in thee booklet -- click
here to see! Also - we got some promo pix back we took in
with Beth... click the pic below to see it bigger. . .
text from the Asbury Park Press article(s) on "Modsbury Park"
here, and also a website with old images from the "Dive Daze"
is being run by the Cheepskates' Dave here,
look at the images
everyone who made it out to MODSBURY
PARK 2, we had a blast and hope you all did too! Looking
forward to next years (already!) Here is a link to Bill's
photos from the evening. And a'nutter one to Jim Testa's Jersey
Beat blog (with a recap & yet a'nutter link to the pictures
he took - see above!) Click HERE
to see the TriCityNews, (Monmouth County's Arts paper) coverage! We
post more images from this amazing night in the very near future.
Again, thanks for such a smashing turnout and great night!
FUN is featured (with a download of the 1st single) on the "Lost
Bands" website click here
to go check it out...
here to read the chat with Mick on the Uppers Modsite!
PARK #2 event had to be moved (by
the venue!) -- we HAVE now confirmed OCT
1st (2 Saturdays later) - more info here!!!
FUN is happy to announce that the Dansettes (excellent
r&b/soul from NYC) will be joining the boys and dj Bill Luther
for "MODSBURY PARK" 2!
in September at The ASBURY LANES on Saturday the 17th (just about a
after thee 1st MODSBURY,)
more details will follow, also MOD FUN have 3 new original
in pre-production along with a slew ov cover-versions for a new
in the "planning" stages now... See you at the Philly
Freakout on Sat Aug 6!!!!
FUN is now in weekly rehearsal for the next show (we want to outdo
our reunion gig from last Sept, in a big way:) so here's the scoop --
Freakout" (#17) will take place in early August at the
Room in (where else?) Philly, PA . . . 4 Garage (60's styled) acts as
as "Retro" visuals, more details will be announced here soon. In
the meantime check out the listing at our "MY
SPACE" page and also hed there for free audio ov 3 MOD FUN trax on
their standalone jukebox...