Archive for November, 2007

Lee 101J 1966 denim jacket

by Modculture 30 November, 2007

Fancy a denim jacket with real heritage? You need the Lee 101J 1966 jacket.

This is a replica of the Lee 101J from 1966, made famous by The Beatles, who wore these very same jackets in that year for a Scandinavian photo shoot. The jacket is made from premium Japanese denim and has an adjustable waist, two button-fastening chest pockets and the Lee tab on the chest pocket.

Yours from Oi Polloi for £159.99.

Find out more at the Oi Polloi website

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Home Cookin' at Filthy MacNasty's

by Modculture 30 November, 2007

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the release of Miles Davis’ seminal Birth of The Cool LP, Jean-Paul Séculaire from Right On! is launching a new night dedicated to the sounds of ‘real’ jazz – think bebop, cool, hard bop, soul-jazz, Latin, funk and blues, all from his collection of original vinyl LPs and 45s.

Home Cookin’ is the name of this Sunday session at popular mod haunt Filthy MacNasty’s, where you can drink and make merry as well as sampling the pie and mash from the newly fitted kitchen. Best of all, it’s free to get in.

Date: Sunday 9th December 2007
Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Admission: FREE
Venue: Filthy MacNasty’s
Address: 68 Amwell Street, London EC1R 1UU
Tubes: King’s Cross / Angel

Find out more at the London Dossier website

Reviewed: Smashing Time at the NFT

by Modculture 25 November, 2007

Those nice fellas at The Flipside managed to secure not only the use of a print of Smashing Time, but also a personal appearance by the delightful Rita Tushingham! In case you haven’t run across this little belter of a film before, I’ll summarise:

Two girls from the North of England, Yvonne & Brenda, come down to London in search of ‘The Scene’, which they’ve heard is located somewhere around ‘Carnaby Street’ and we follow their hapless journey from the drive of St Pancras Station, forty years before the glittering refit that transformed it into a sight worth seeing, but here, begrimed with eighty years of soot, and in disrepair, to Camden Town, the result of asking a drunken gentleman of the road the way to that more fashionable street in W1, all the way to that dreamy thoroughfare of fashion, to the more upmarket of West London’s boutiques, fashion shoots and Yvonne’s thwarted pop career, then the long walk back to St Pancras and home.

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Sweet but Deadly end of year party

by Modculture 21 November, 2007

On Saturday 29th December the Sweet but Deadly collective celebrate a great year of dos by holding an end of year party in new underground venue – The Cellars in Newington Green (N1).

10 DJs from all over Europe, with 2 rooms of music ranging from rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, ska and reggae, to rockabilly, surf, beat, garage, and psychedelia. And to add a some special Swedish seasoning to the mix, raucous 3 piece ‘rhythm’n’booze’ garage rockers The Branded fly over to play a live set.

Venue: The Cellars, 125 Newington Green Road, London
Doors: 10pm-6am Admission: £7 before midnight, £10 after. Cheap advance tickets are available from

Find out more at the Sweet but Deadly website

Bert's Apple Crumble in Derby

by Modculture 21 November, 2007

Christmas is coming early in Derby with the Christmas Special of Bert’s Apple Crumble.

Expect a  night of uptempo soul, funk, ska & dancefloor boogaloo on Friday 14th December 2007, 10pm – 2am at Susumi, The Wardwick, Derby City Centre. Admission is £3 B4 11pm, £4 After (NUS £3)

Resident DJs Craig Simpson & Dom Cater are joined by a top-notch guest in the form of Dean Rudland (BGP, Acid Jazz, Ace, Blue Note Records), a man responsible for some of the finest soul, funk and jazz compilations out there – check your collection – his name will be in it.

Find out more at the Bert’s Apple Crumble MySpace page

C.A.F. in Hastings

by Modculture 21 November, 2007

If you happen to be in the Hastings area on Friday 7th December, it’s worth checking out C.A.F.

After a short lay-off, the night is back, offering Classic & Rare Motown, Rhythm & Blues, Club & Northern Soul, Funk & Hammond Heavy Dancefloor Jazz, courtesy of Ian ‘Rowly’ Rowland, Southern Sam and a guest DJ. All on original vinyl obviously.

It’s free entry and it’s at Bar Cherrybomb, Robertson Street, Hastings, 8pm until 2am.

Email Rowly for further details

Last-ever FAB in London

by Modculture 21 November, 2007

With the New Untouchables starting a new club night starting at the Epicurean Lounge on 19th January 2008, another one ends.

FAB opens it’s doors for the very last night this Saturday 24th November. The last night features the Actionettes dance troupe + DJs Dr Robert & guests Niamh Lynch & Pat Long, spinning Underground 60s dance gems from 9pm until 3am at The Venue, 229 Great Portland St, London W1 (Opp Gt Port tube station).

Admission is £8.

Find out more at the New Untouchables website

The London Nobody Knows (1967)

by Modculture 21 November, 2007

I’ve just had word that a real lost gem is coming to DVD – The London Nobody Knows.

Dating from 1967, this documentary is headed up by James Mason, who takes a look at the ‘underside’ of the city, including many places long since demolished. It’s due for release on 3rd March as part of a package that also includes Les Bicyclettes De Belsize, a 1968 short about a young man who falls in love with a model, filmed around the Hampstead area of London.

More details on the package when we have it. In the meantime, enjoy a clip of The London Nobody Knows below:

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