Archive for September, 2008

Important: No Way Out date change

by Modculture 25 September, 2008

If you’re planning on heading to the next No Way Out event in Manchester, read this very carefully.

Unfortunately, due to a clash of events at the venue, the No Way Out date has now been changed – the new details are as follows:

No Way Out
Saturday 11th October 2008
8.30pm till 2.30am
The Rampant Lion
17 Anson Road
Victoria Park
Manchester M14 5BZ
£5.00 on the door
Strictly no admittance after 11.00pm (unless with prior arrangement)

Guests: Gav Arno, Mark Thomas & Mace
Resident: Phil Saxe

More details on the Modculture forums

The Zombies 2009 tour

by Modculture 24 September, 2008

The Zombies have just announced a 2009 UK tour.

Following their rapturously-received sold-out shows at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire earlier this year (marking the 40th anniversary of their seminal album Odessey & Oracle), the baroque mod-psych poppers play the following venues in April:

Glasgow ABC (April 21st)
Bristol Colston Hall (April 23rd)
Manchester Bridgewater Hall (April 24th)
London Hammersmith Apollo (April 25th)

Expect them to repeat the trick of playing Odessey & Oracle in its entirety, plus plenty of other tracks from their back catalogue, in addition to some of Colin Blunstone‘s recent solo output. Tickets for the dates go on sale tomorrow (Thursday September 25) at 9am, so head to Aloud or Ticketweb now to snap yours up.

100% Dynamite returns to London

by Modculture 24 September, 2008

Long-running and much-loved, the 100% Dynamite club returns to London shortly.

Ten years since the club started in Angel, and two years since the last party, 100% Dynamite starts a new Sunday monthly session in Brick Lane, east London on October 12th. The club is the work of the people behind Soul Jazz Records, the renowned record shop and label. Musically you can expect the usual high quality mix of vintage soul, funk, ska and reggae. The all-day club is situated in the Cafe 1001, a large room with numerous comfy sofas to relax on, and a plentiful supply of food. Children are welcome too.

100% Dynamite
@ Cafe 1001, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
2nd Sundays of the month: October 12th, November 9th, December 14th
3pm-11pm, £3 entry

For more on this and Soul Jazz visit their website here.

A Technicolor Dream DVD release

by Modculture 24 September, 2008

Following the recent news of the death of organist Richard Wright, rare Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd footage appears on new collectors’ DVD A Technicolour Dream – The Story of the 60s Underground, out next month.

The budget-price DVD follows the story of the 60s underground movement, up to the 14 hour concert at London’s Alexandra Palace on April 29th 1967, and includes rare footage of the UFO Club and that year’s Notting Hill Carnival. Also on the DVD are new interviews with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and Nick Mason, Joe Boyd, Kevin Ayers, Barry Miles and Arthur Brown. The best part of the package has to be three full Pink Floyd performances with Syd Barrett from 1967; ‘Astronomy Domine’ at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, 14 May 1967, ‘Scarecrow’ from Pathe News, 8 July 1967, and ‘Arnold Layne’ from the Peter Whitehead promo, 10 March 1967.

A Technicolour Dream is released on the 13th October and available from Play for only £6.99 (including delivery) here.

Club Mau Mau in Copenhagen

by Modculture 22 September, 2008

If you’re in Copenhagen (or planning a weekend there), you might want to check out Club Mau Mau.

The night promises a mix of 60s beat, mod, freakbeat, garage, psych, R&B & soul floorfillers, running from 11pm until 5am. And best of all, entry os absolutely free.

The venue is Isola Rock Music Club, Linnésgade 16A, Israels Plads, with forthcoming dates slated for 11th October, 8th November and 13th December 2008. Find out more at the website

Club Mau Mau MySpace site

Affordable Vintage Fashion Fairs

by Modculture 22 September, 2008

Well, the universities are back, so it’s no surprise to see the return of the Affordable Vintage Fashion Fair.

Except this isn’t a student-only event – anyone is welcome to browse the 40+ stalls selling vintage clothing from the 1930s to the 1980s. And if you head to the Sheffield event, there’s also a vintage clothes swap, where you can exchange the clean/wearable vintage items you’re bored of for anything else that catches your eye (as long as you grab it before anyone else).

Read over the page for dates, addresses and time details for October’s events. Admission is never more than £2 and if you want a stall (or just want to find out more), check out the website.

Affordable Vintage Fashion Fair website

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Classic James Bond poster reprints

by Modculture 22 September, 2008

We mentioned the Ian Fleming and James Bond exhibition at the Imperial War Museum some months back, but we didn’t mention the merchandise that came with it – including these classic James Bond movie poster reprints.

All are exact reprints of original posters, covering just about every James Bond classic, including our favourite – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Sized at 24 x 36 inches, it features a typically wacky 60s design, complete with ‘Far Up! Far Out! Far More!’ slogan.

And at just £4.99, it’s at least £700 cheaper than an original. Follow the link for this and all the other Bond posters available.

Find out more at the Imperial War Museum website

Via Retro To Go

A.P.C. Peacoat

by Modculture 22 September, 2008

Ok, we’ve still got a bit of sun, but let’s be honest, we’re in the run-up to winter and winter clothing – which could include this A.P.C. Peacoat.

On the face of it, this is just like any other peacoat on the market, but there are a few added extras to make it worth the outlay. That includes a sleek finish on the 100 per cotton coat, a removable wind collar and epaulettes, adding to the expect double-breasted fastening, side pockets and inside pocket.

All of which will set you back around £260.

Find out more at the End Clothing website