Archive for April, 2007

Retro TV W/C 27th April 2007

by Modculture 25 April, 2007

Barry Murphy once more trawls the TV and radio guides (so you don’t have to) to find anything worth tuning into this week. All listings are for UK terrestrial TV, Freeview and national radio, with the shows running from Friday 27th April to Thursday 3rd May.

Highlight of the week: The South Bank Show. Sunday 29th April. ITV 1. 11.00pm
Leading independent film director Shane Meadows talks to Melvyn Bragg on the set of the skinhead saga This Is England, a rites of passage story based on an 11-year old boy growing up in Uttoxeter in the North of England, in the early 80s and joining a gang of skinheads who all become involved in the rise of the National Front.

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Corduroy reform for two shows

by Modculture 25 April, 2007


Former Acid Jazzers Corduroy are returning – with two shows at London’s Jazz Cafe on 16th and 17th June 2007. The line up on the night, according to the Jazz Cafe, is:

Scott Addison – singer/keyboardist
Ben Addison – drums
Simon Nelson-Smith – guitarist
Richard Searle – bassist

Tickets for both nights are available now, priced at £20 adv / £25 door. The night runs from 7pm – 11pm.

Jazz Cafe website

Paul Weller DJs at Heavy Soul

by Modculture 18 April, 2007


Fancy a trip to Belgium? It might be worth checking it out on 16th May, with Heavy Soul at the Petrol Club in Antwerp.

A top-notch DJ line-up for the allnighter is led by Paul Weller, alongside the likes of Andy Lewis, Eddie Piller and Keb Darge. The playlist promises Club Soul, authentic Rhythm & Blues , deep funk, ska and dancefloor jazz.

For the full details of the night, check out the listing in the events section.

Retro TV W/C 20th April 2007

by Modculture 18 April, 2007


Barry Murphy
once more trawls the TV and radio guides (so you don’t have to) to find anything worth tuning into this week. All listings are for UK terrestrial TV, Freeview and national radio, with the shows running from Friday 20th April to Thursday 26th April.

Highlight of the week: Dinah Washington: Evil Gal Blues. Friday 20th April. BBC 4, 9.00pm (Repeated 12.10 am, 2.45 am)

Profile of the bluesy Chicago-born singer, who began recording in the 1940s and went on to enjoy success for another two decades.

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Roots N Shoots radio show

by Modculture 18 April, 2007

Another mod-friendly radio show both on your radio and online – this time called Roots N Shoots.

It’s a Wednesday night show from 8pm until 9pm based around Bristol, with a mixed playlist of Northern Soul, Ska, Blues, Garage, Psych, Rock n Roll, Doo-wop and jazz.

If you’re local, you can tun in at 93.2FM. Alternatively, you can listen live at the BCFM website or download the podcast from here.

Find out more at the Roots N Shoots website

Paul Weller talks shirts

by Modculture 15 April, 2007


Following on from the launch of the Paul Weller-designed Ben Sherman shirts, Paul Weller is in the Mail On Sunday today, discussing the shirt, other Weller-designed fashion (with Hudson and Fred Perry) and a few other bits and pieces.

And because the Mail has a decent (and updated) website, you don’t need to go out and buy the paper, you can read it online.

Read the full Paul Weller article at the Daily Mail website

Retro TV W/C 13th April 2007

by Modculture 12 April, 2007


Barry Murphy
once more trawls the TV and radio guides (so you don’t have to) to find anything worth tuning into this week. All listings are for UK terrestrial TV, Freeview and national radio, with the shows running from Friday 13th April to Thursday 19th April.

Highlights of the week:


Stax Records 50th Anniversary. Saturday 14th April.

BBC radio presents 2 shows this weekend in celebration of the 50th birthday of legendary Memphis record label Stax.

Hit the Road Stax – BBC Radio 4. 10.30am – 11.00am
Paul Gambaccini explores the Stax/Volt tour of 1967, which introduced Europe to soul giants Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, and Booker T and the MGs. With input from Sam Moore, Steve Cropper, Wayne Jackson (of the Memphis Horns) and Stax boss Al Bell.

Soulsville – BBC Radio 2. 8.00pm – 9.00pm
Trevor Nelson celebrates the 50th anniversary of Memphis-based soul studio Stax records. Recalling the label’s glory days are Stax house composers Issac Hayes and David Porter, guitarist Steve Cropper and trumpeter Wayne Jackson.

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Weller/Ben Sherman shirts – last stock

by Modculture 9 April, 2007


Ian at Cazual has dropped me a line to say that he’s just snapped up all remaining stock of the limited edition Paul Weller-designed Ben Sherman shirts from the supplier – including the pink and white variation that appeared in all the ads (pictured here).

There’s around 80 shirts in total across all sizes and colour schemes available, all in a "candy" stripe, 100 per cent cotton, high button-down collar, pleated back and slim fit. And once these are sold through, that’s it.

All are priced at £47 each.

Ben Sherman website

New radio show: The Vinyl Vault

by Modculture 9 April, 2007


If you’re in the London area (or available to listen online), tune into The Vinyl Vault from 10pm until midnight every Wednesday on 103.6FM London or via the Life FM website.

It starts from Wednesday 18th April and is hosted by Martin Gavin (Caledoniasoul, Friday Street, 100 Club, Goodfoot, Mousetrap and CCI mod rallies). Expect to hear Mod jazz, rhythm & soul, blues, northern soul and anything else that fits in the groove. Special guest on 18th April is DJ Cello from London’s Coast to Coast.

If you want a request or want to know more, email [email protected].

Find out more at the Life FM website

ICA psych night after-party

by Modculture 9 April, 2007


If you’re planning on attending Freak Out Ethel – the ICA’s ttribute to British psych on 21st April – you might be interested in the after-party at a "secret location".

Sleep All Day Drive All Night
promises DJs Cherrystones, Barry 7 and DJs from the Technicolor Dream, also Drive All Night residents, live psychedelic garage band The Higher State  and cabaret from Miss Vicky Butterfly.

Admission is by ticket only, available from here at a cost of £5. The party should run from midnight to 5:30am.

Find out more at the Sleep All Day Drive All Night website