Archive for June, 2006

Rhoda Dakar live and free at Filthys

by Modculture 28 June, 2006

Looking for a great night out without spending a penny? You need to get yourself down to Filthy MacNastys in London, where, by popular demand, Rhoda Dakar is back playing live on Thursday 29th June – and it’s free to get in!

Rhoda Dakar began her career with Ska/Two Tone band The Bodysnatchers, and very soon was regular guest vocalist with The Specials . She had chart success with ‘Do Rock Steady’ before singing on perhaps her most famous and notable release ‘The Boiler’ – much played by the late John Peel.

With Gerry Dammers she sang on the seminal single ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ under the The Special AKA monika. Revisiting her Two Tone roots she has recently sang with The Selecter and appeared on tour with other 2 Toners Dave Wakeling (The Beat), Roddy Radiation of the The Specials and of course Pauline Black & Nick Welsh (The Selecter). 

It all starts at 8pm – don’t be late.

If you want to see how good she is check this out this YouTube clip.

Filthy MacNastys
68 Amwell Street London EC1
Nearest trains and stuff Angel * Kings Cross * Farringdon

Mod bands – tell us about yourselves

by Modculture 28 June, 2006

Fancy telling the Mod world about your band? It’s easy – just email us your band’s details (enough to put together a new piece), a photo and a link to a website where people can hear your music (MySpace etc) and we’ll do the rest, featuring you on the site frontpage and in the music section.

The only conditions are:
1. Bands with an appeal to the mod scene only please.
2. Make sure you send adequate details about your band and its history, or we’ll not be able to write anything about you.

You can get in touch about this or send any other news story to:
[email protected].

Adam Adamant Lives DVD boxset

by Modculture 28 June, 2006

Great news for fans of sixties TV – Adam Adamant Lives is coming out in an impressive five DVD boxset.

Adam Adamant is an Edwardian adventurerm frozen in a block of ice by his nemesis, "The Face", only to be woken up in the swinging sixties to fight crime and have his Edwardian morals tested on numerous occasions!

Originally screened in 1966 and 1967, this five DVD set features all 17 surviving episodes, a documentary on the series featuring cast and crew, commentary tracks, a mini-documentary called Adam Adamant’s Wheels, audio from a missing episode, outtakes, scripts of 12 missing episodes, plus a gallery of images from the show, the Adam Adamant annual and the comics.

Find out more at

Mark Lamarr's Alternative Sixties

by Modculture 27 June, 2006

I once emailed Mark Lamarr, in an attempt to book him for a club night I was doing in Manchester. He couldn’t do it, but did actually call me up to apologise for not being able to do it, which makes him a better person than most in my book.

Another reason for giving him the time of day is Mark Lamarr’s Alternative Sixties – easily one of the best radio shows around right now. The show’s a mix of across the board underground 60s sounds – and that’s why it works – because it doesn’t try too hard to fit a particular genre. If it’s a decent track from the era, it’s got a chance of a spin.

The new series is now on every Monday, from 9:30pm until 10:30pm, on Radio 2. If you’re not around then or not in the UK, you can listen to each week’s show again online at the show’s homepage.

– the page also has tracklistings from the week and the week’s competition.

Danimod's Bang! podcast

by Modculture 27 June, 2006

I’m always amazed how far the Mod scene has spread. The scene’s very healthy in Europe and indeed the US, but it’s surprising to hear of clubs and events elsewhere. There is actually a regular event in Brazil, run by Danimod.

BANG! (every 2nd Saturday of the month) covers 60s South American Samba, Bossa Nova, French beat, English freakbeat, ska, garage, soul and R&B. If you’re in the country, you’ll find it at NICO, Rua João Negrão, 45, Downtown, Curitiba in Brazil. Email for club details to [email protected].

If you’re not planning a trip to Brazil in the near future, Danimod has done a rather good podcast covering some of the sounds of the club, check it out at:

You can stream it online or download it to your machine by the usual podcasting software (including iTunes). And if you know of anymore podcasts or indeed events in places you perhaps wouldn’t expect, let us know.