Archive for November, 2008

Adidas Tokio trainers return

by Modculture 21 November, 2008

Another 1960s trainer returns alongside the Italia – the Adidas Tokio.

Originally dating from 1964 and designed as a running shoe, the Tokio is more about style than sport these days. The last time we saw it was in red and white, this time it’s in white with blue detailing and a  it of off-white suede, the laces still that distinctive ‘archival’ slim variety.

Available on pre-order, you can bag a pair for £79.

Find out more at the End Clothing website

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Heavy Mod Mojo CD

by Modculture 21 November, 2008

Mojo magazine comes up trumps again with its latest issue that features another quality cover-mounted compilation CD.

The Heavy Mod CD contains 15 tracks from artists such as The Move, The Yardbirds, Deep Purple, The Creation, The Pretty Things, Small Faces, and Aphrodite’s Child. Mojo says it is celebrating ‘the artists who took the ‘60s mod batton and carried it into a fierce, overdriven future’.

The CD comes with the latest issue, out this Tuesday (25th November). Mojo cover stars this month are those much-loved/much-hated (delete as appropriate) pseudo-mods Oasis. Also featured this month are the new Kinks boxset, Neil Young, and The Beach Boys. For more on Mojo visit their website here.

Club J.A in south London

by Modculture 21 November, 2008

It’s been running a couple of months now and seems to have settled in nicely, so let us take some time to let you know about Club J.A, held in south London’s new artistic quarter Deptford.

Organised by local lad Johnny Reggae (aka Jay), it’s an opportunity for Londoners north or south to get a monthly dose of 60s Jamaican sounds. Alongside resident DJ Paul T will be a guest spinner each month: at the next date, Saturday 29th November, that guest will be Adam H.

Club J.A
@ The Deptford Arms, 52 Deptford High Street, London, SE8 4RT
last Saturdays of the month (29th November etc)
8pm-1am, free entry

There’s no website for the club (as yet), but if you need to contact Jay you can email him here.

Kinks Picture Book box set

by Modculture 20 November, 2008

It’s amazing to think that no-one has managed to compile a Kinks’ box set in all these years – until now.

Yes Sanctuary has got round to compiling Picture Book, a six-CD box of tracks compiled by Ray Davies. It covers all of the band’s 40-year career (which could be good or bad), packing in plenty of previously unreleased tracks, rarities and live recordings, along with a 60-page, full colour booklet, which as well as telling the story of the band, also features never seen before photographs.

You can pick it up from December 8th (just in time for Christmas) – a full tracklisting is over the page.

Find out more about the boxset at

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Adidas Italia 1960 trainers reissued

by Modculture 20 November, 2008

Adidas has been back into its archives, returning with the Adidas Italia 1960 trainers. Continue Reading

The Four Aces Story screenings

by Modculture 19 November, 2008

British documentary maker Winstan Whitter has finished making a film about London’s Four Aces club, and special screenings are to be shown in the next month.

Legacy in the Dust: The Four Aces Story documents the history of the Hackney club which became a home to the most influential black music of the early 1960s. Founded by Jamaican east Londoner Newton Dunbar, The Four Aces Club held shows by Desmond Dekker, Prince Buster, Jimmy Cliff, Ann Peebles, Percy Sledge, Ben E King and Billy Ocean, then in the 1970s Bob Marley, Chrissie Hynde, The Slits, Sex Pistols and Bob Dylan. The film charts the club’s history right up to its closure as a result of the 2012 Olympic urban regeneration.

The British Film Institute are screening the documentary at the NFT on Southbank on Friday the 28th November. After the film ska/rocksteady maestros Freetown and ‘queen of lovers’ rock’ Janet Kay perform live on stage. Whitter will join DJs Nick Luscombe and Emma Pettit in the Benugo Bar after the show as well. The ICA will also be showing Legacy In The Dust on Sunday 7th December.

Tickets for the BFI event are available for £8.60 here, whilst tickets for the ICA screening can be bought for £8 here. The film has its own website here.

The In Crowd in Manchester

by Modculture 19 November, 2008

Back in April we told you about 60s femme pop night Here Comes The Girls in Manchester. Well now it has a sister night: The In Crowd.

DJ David Jackson will be playing 60s pop, soul and rock’m’roll on 1st and 3rd Thursdays (such as tomorrow, the 20th November) at the Tiger Lounge, the same venue as Here Come The Girls (which is now 2nd and 4th Thursdays).

The In Crowd
Alternate Thursdays
@ Tiger Lounge, 5 Cooper Street, Manchester
9pm til late, free entry

For more on The In Crowd visit the Myspace page here.

Quadrophenia scenery poster auction

by Modculture 17 November, 2008

The forthcoming Pop Culture auction at Christies is something of a mixed affair, covering everything from pop art to film posters and music memorabilia. And one item in particular covers all bases.

This is a Quadrophenia poster from the 1979 movie – but it’s not any old Quadrophenia poster. This is actually a prop from the movie, announcing The Who’s upcoming residency at London’s Marquee club. I can’t say for sure whether this is a mock up or a copy of an original – maybe someone out there knows?

Sized at 76 x 51cm, it’s selling for what sounds like a fairly reasonable £300 – £500, especially when you consider how unique this item actually is. Find out about the poster and all the other lots via the link below – the auction takes place at the South Kensington auction house in London on 4th December 2008.

Find out more at the Christies website

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