Archive for January, 2009

Fred Perry knitted polo shirts

by Modculture 22 January, 2009

New for this season from Fred Perry is a 60s classic – the Fred Perry textured knit sports polo shirt.

An original 60s design, the waffle knit polo is available in a red or green (olive) variation, with contrast collar, cuff and waist, two-button collar, a vintage Fred Perry laurel and a slim fit.

Made in Italy, you can pick one up for £99.

Find out more at the Oi Polloi website

Madstock festival returns

by Modculture 22 January, 2009

Ska-popsters Madness have just announced the return of their much-loved Madstock one-day festival.

Madness will headline the event as always, 11 years on since the last instalment in Finbusry Park, north London. This years event will be held on Friday July 17th in Victoria Park, east London. A series of special guest support acts will be announced over the coming weeks, with The Specials already heavily rumoured to be involved. The Madstock event will mark the 30th anniversary of Madness' debut single for Two Tone Records, The Prince.

Tickets cost £35 (plus booking fee) and are available to buy now from here.

In other Madness news, their ninth long-player The Liberty Of Norton Folgate will be released this May.

Soul-A-GoGo in Manchester

by Modculture 22 January, 2009

Manchester really seems to be enjoying a revival in 60s music clubs at the momenet. The latest addition to the calender is Soul-A-GoGo.

The midweek affair begins on February 3rd and will be on every Tuesday thereafter. We are promised R&B, Motown, northern soul, funk, and beat bought to us by Paul Barker (Beat Boutique) and Andy Newens (Shake and Fingerpop, Wigan).

On the opening night the first 100 through the door will receive a free compilation CD of 15 Soul-A-GoGo-style tunes to take home. Sounds good to us.

Tuesdays @ Joshua Brooks
106 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6NG
10pm-2am, £3 before 11pm, £4 after

Investigate further via the Myspace page here, and the Facebook group here.

Rhoda Dakar at Filthys in London

by Modculture 21 January, 2009

Rhoda Dakar
makes a return to Filthy MacNasty this weekend, specifically Saturday 24th January 2009.

The ex-Special and Bodysnatcher will be onstage and acoustic from 8pm, accompanied by Nick Welsh (Selecter, Lee Perry etc), no dount playing a few tunes from Rhoda’s debut solo CD, Cleaning In Another Woman’s Kitchen, produced by Nick and available on Moon Ska World.

DJ support should come from Dave Edwards and entry is free. If you've not been before, you'll find Filthy MacNastys at 68 Amwell Street, London EC1R 1UU (0207 837 6067). Check out the MySpace site for more.

Rhoda Dakar MySpace

Rock 'n' Roll Soul goes free

by Modculture 21 January, 2009

Rock 'n Roll Soul – purveyors of 60s soul, punk, psych and funk since 2001 – have a new residency on the first Friday of every month at the Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell, EC1, with resident DJs are Gary Barrell, The Horse, Emma Sunley and the Funk Pursuivant.

Past guest DJs have included The Bees, The Go! Team, Ben Swank, The Draytones, Weller bassist Andy Lewis, Jonathan Ross sidekick Andy Davies, Findlay Brown, Math Priest, Danny Decourtelle and Dean Rudland, while those who have dropped by to dance include The Office's Martin Freeman and Kings Of Leon guitarist Matthew Followill.

And there's another big change to the night – it's now free to get in.

You'll find The Slaughtered Lamb at 34-35 Great Sutton Street, EC1 (0207 253 1516) with the next night on Friday 6th February, running from 8pm-1am.

Rock 'n' Roll Soul website

Simboli Design 60s Zodiac posters

by Modculture 21 January, 2009

Back in 1969, Simboli Design was commissioned to create a 'graphically strong and colourful' range of posters representing the signs on the Zodiac. And 40 years later, you can buy them once more.

The posters were unearthed once again by Paul Smith and used to promote a range of clothing in the recent past – but the daughter of the original designers (Joe and Gerry Simboli) still has some original stock and is selling the last of these stylish posters online, all signed by the designers to give them extra appeal.

Take your pick from all of the Zodiac signs (except Gemini), all very limited, all original and all featuring bold colours and distinctly psychedelic-style 60s designs that scream the era. Sized at 24 x 36 inches, you can buy then online via Etsy for $175 (around £125) each.

Find out more at the Simboli Design Etsy website

Via Switched On Art

Jonathan Adler target cushions

by Modculture 21 January, 2009

Not just any target cushion, this is a designer target cushion – specifically the Jonathan Adler Lucky Strike cushion.

Available in three colours combinations (including the two picture above), the cushions are sized at 61 x 61cm, with the New York designer offering up a hand-loomed wool outer with double-sided design and 'full feather' core.

Not cheap, but slightly cheaper right now at the Rume sale at £97.50.

Find out more at the Rume website

Upcoming Acid Gallery dates

by Modculture 19 January, 2009

London’s premier garage/freakbeat/psych club The Acid Gallery has just announced it’s latest batch of dates for 2009.

The bi-monthly event in east London is run by DJs Phil Istine and Tommy 'Gun' Atkins, who invite you to sample their latest sonic wares in the presence of some top bands from around the UK and the best DJs on the European scene.

Highlights include The Hidden Masters, The See See, and The Caper Story in January, Troubled Mynde (aka Gas Mach 5) and Doug Shipton (B-Music) in March, and The Junipers and Jens (Sweden) in May. Some further good news too is that the club is now open til the later time of 3am.

The Acid Gallery
@ The George Tavern, 373 Commercial Road, London E1 0RA
Selected Saturdays (January 31st, March 28th, May 30th. 'Summer Happening' weekender is the last weekend of July)
8.30pm-3am, £6 entry

For more on the club see the Sweet but Deadly website here and Myspace page here.