Archive for September, 2008

Shout To The Top reprinted

by Modculture 25 September, 2008

Dennis Munday’s definite book on the history of The Jam, The Style Council and Paul Weller – Shout To The Top – has been reprinted and updated in paperback for 2008.

Munday was the record company executive who guided Weller’s career through its various incarnations – so he’s a man ideally placed to catalogue the ups and downs over the year, which he does without pulling the punches.

The new version adds everything up to and including 22 Dreams, along with a section on Jam offshoot From The Jam. And of course, there’s plenty of photos from throughout the years. The book is published on 8th October, with a recommended price of £14.95 (although it’s discounted to under a tenner at Amazon).

Find out more about the book at

Ruskin Arms demolition party

by Modculture 25 September, 2008

It’s a venue that will be forever associated with the Small Faces, so it’s only appropriate that the Ruskin Arms demolition party should have a Small Faces theme.

It takes place tomorrow (Friday 26th September) at the Ruskin Arms, 386 High Street North, Manor Park, London, E12 6PH – one of the last gigs there before the venue is flattened. The night will be headed up by leading tribute band the Small Fakers, along with special guests, including original band member Jimmy Winston.

Tickets are £10 and will be available at the door on the night. The venue is ten minutes walk from East Ham underground station.

New band: The Supernovas

by Modculture 25 September, 2008

Certain to spark a what is/isn’t mod debate is new band The Supernovas.

Very much operating in that late 70s punk/pop groove (with a bit of modern-day indie thrown in for good measure), The Supernovas can certainly knock out a catchy tune (judging by their MySpace tunes) – whether you think it ticks the ‘mod’ box probably depends on where you sit with guitar bands in general.

Anyway – find out for yourself via the band’s page below.

The Supernovas MySpace page

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.