Archive for March, 2007

Weller joins cancer event line-up

by Modculture 3 March, 2007

Paul Weller
has been added to the line-up to play the latest Manchester Versus Cancer show, which takes place at Manchester’s MEN Arena on 30th March 2007.

He joins a line-up that already includes Ian Brown, The Charlatans and Echo & The Bunnymen. How long each act will play isn’t clear, but with a number of acts on the bill, it’s unlikely that you’ll get anything more than 30 minutes or so from anyone on the bill. However, it’s expected that there will be some collaborations on the night – with Weller expected to play with The Charlatans.

Tickets are available for £40 each.

More on the Manchester Versus Cancer show

1970 Bank Holiday Weekender

by Modculture 3 March, 2007

Something a little difference for the May Bank Holiday weekend – the 1970 Bank Holiday Weekender in Margate.

Pitched at the "hard mod" scene, it mixes soul/R&B with ska and reggae on the decks over the three nights, along with live acts including reggae legend Dave Barker.

All details are now in the events section, along with a large-sized flyer and contact details for weekender.

See the full details in the Modculture events section

Mod clips on YouTube

by Modculture 2 March, 2007

Paul has forwarded me a link to a raft of Mod-friendly YouTube clips he has online. The content includes the likes of The Jam, Secret Affair, Nine Below Zero, The Lambrettas, The Chords and the Purple Hearts.

And best of all, he's uploaded rally footage from the 1980s. Check out the clip below for an example of view all his clips here.

John's Children in Manchester

by Modculture 2 March, 2007

Though obviously without certain famous members (Marc Bolan springs to mind), John’s Children are still out gigging, the latest of which is at the Night and Day in Manchester.

The current line-up is supplemented with Morrissey’s guitarist Boz Boorer and Phil King from the Jesus and Mary Chain. But you should still get all the well-known 60s tunes (Midsummer Nights Scene, Desdemona etc).

Night and Day.  No. 26 Oldham Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M1 1JN
CONTACT:  ANDY ELLISON  for more info 07966284068 or email [email protected].

Trick Bag night in Birmingham

by Modculture 2 March, 2007

A new mod night is launching in Birmingham on Saturday 19th May – Trick Bag.

It takes place at The Tarnished Halo cellar bar, 21 Ludgate Hill (near St Paul’s Square and Jewellery Quarter), Birmingham. Expect a night of soul, R&B, Northern, Jazz & 60s Club Classics from DJs Pid, Lee Miller (New Untouchables) and Callum (Shoutin’ The Blues).

It runs from 9pm until 3am – full details (and flyer) will be listed in the events section as soon as we have them. For more details in the meantime, email Pid.

Leeds Mod Weekender 2007

by Modculture 2 March, 2007

Details of this year’s Leeds Mod Weekender are now on the site.

Taking place over the weekend of the 8th and 9th June, with a DJ line-up featuring the likes of Mike and Gav (Pow Wow), Lee Miller, Smiler and Mark Thomas. And there’s live music from the Flying Squad and Lost 45s.

For full details of the event and to view a large-sized flyer, check out the events listing.

New book: The Jam Unseen

by Modculture 2 March, 2007

Yet another book on The Jam – this time a book of previously-unseen images taken by Twink with the title The Jam Unseen.

A limited edition is available in April (to coincide with the From The Jam tour) with an umlimited version appearing in August. Both versions feature 192 pages and over 200 photographs of The Jam. The limited version (500 only) is signed and comes in a slipcase with a 10 x 8-inch print. The limited version will cost £50 (and needs to be pre-ordered), with the standard version retailing for £20.

There’s also a book signing and photograph exhibition on Sunday 29th April, 12 noon until 4pm at Upstairs at The French House, 49 Dean Street, Soho, London W1

More details of the book
More books at Modculture

Destination Soul in London

by Modculture 1 March, 2007

There’s a new monthly night starting up in London under the name Destination Soul, which takes place every second Sunday of the month at Metro, 19-23, Oxford Street, London W1 starting Sunday March 11th.

The Dj line-up is Snowboy, Keb Darge, Ian Wright and James Trouble. The music policy is Deep Funk, Northern Soul and Latin Boogaloo [and a little R&B]. The times are 7pm til Midnight and admission is £5 before 8/£8 after or £5 with a flyer.

Metro is two doors away from Tottenham Court Road tube station, and this under-used club is said to have an amazing sound-system. Parking is so easy on the side roads off of Oxford Street on the 100 club side.

For full details of the night, see the listing in the clubs section.