Archive for August, 2006

Rhoda Dakar at the new Filthys

by Modculture 24 August, 2006

A big night in the world of Filthy Macnastys, with the opening of a new venue in SE1 and live music from the ever-popular Rhoda Dakar on Thursday 31st August from 6pm onwards.

The British Ska legend will be performing some classic reggae and ska standards acoustically along with a selection of Bodysnatchers and Specials hits. Admission is absolutely free.

The new Filthys can be found at:
The Gladstone
64 Lant Street

Find out more at the Filthys website

The Saint – The Monochrome Years

by Modculture 24 August, 2006

If you bought and enjoyed the 14-DVD boxset of the colour Saint TV shows (reviewed here on Modculture), you’ll be pleased to know that Network is doing the same with all the black and white episodes, under the title The Saint – The Monochrome Years.

It clocks in at an amazing 18 discs (running for 3550 minutes) and of course, stars Roger Moore as debonair playboy Simon Templar. still great vieiwng and packed with stars of the era, including Honor Blackman, Warren Mitchell, Patrick Troughton, Oliver Reed, Julie Christie and Sylvia Syms. In addition to the episodes, the box set also features a new documentary on the making of The Saint with Roger Moore, audio commentary with Roger Moore, episode trailers and an image gallery.

It’s available from 18th September, for a price of £129.99 (but you;re sure to get it cheaper). Part of the proceeds goes to the Heaven’s Angel’s campaign, which aids healthcare in Africa.

Find out more at

YouTube: The Who

by Modculture 24 August, 2006

Yes, it’s The Who – this time live at the Marquee Club in 1966, with harmonies slightly out of tune, but all the better for it. At least you know it really is live!

The song is So Sad About Us (but you’ll know that as soon as the intro kicks in). Enjoy!

Soul at London's Theatre Museum

by Modculture 23 August, 2006

If you’re not rallying this weekend and find yourself in the capital, you might want to check out a northern soul event at the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden.

It’s on Sunday 27th August, with the event, which claims to "celebrate the Music and dance of northern soul" featuring Andy "Portishead" Smith, Keb Darge and Guy Hennigan. It all starts at 7pm (with the bar open from 6pm) and running until 10pm, with an after-event in Soho if you want to keep on dancing (check on the night for details). Entry is £5.

The Theatre Museum is also running its Unleashing Britain exhibition (pictured) right now, featuring theatre and music scene of the 50s/60s, which looks well worth a visit.

Theatre Museum
Russell St
Covent Garden
Telephone: 0207 943 4750

Find out more at the Theatre Museum website

Final Shake night in London

by Modculture 23 August, 2006

After five years, one of London’s finest mod/soul nights is coming to a close. The Shake next month (September) will be the last. So if you can make it down there, make every effort to do so.

And as an added incentive, there’s the usual top notch DJ line-up, with resident Mark Raison being joined by Rowly, Niamh Lynch, Andy BB, Colin Knowler, Guy Sisson, Nick Hackett and Hannah Moore. And of course, it’s free to get in.

The night is on Friday 1st September, running from 8pm until 2am.

More on this night at the Modculture forums