Archive for May, 2009

Gama Clothing 60s Club t-shirts

by Modculture 28 May, 2009

Gama Clothing has produced a range of t-shirts featuring iconic 60s clubs and other institutions of the decade.

The GCT's are 'designed' by DJ and broadcaster Gary Crowley, although as most of the logos are pulled from original 60s artwork, I'm not sure how much designing was actually done – although he has picked the designs that feature on the shirts and overseen development of the range to be fair.

Either way, they're certainly eye-catching and worth a look for your summer hols, with The Marquee, the Flamingo, The Scene and The International Times being the first of the limited edition designs for sale. You can buy all of those from 1st June 2009, priced at £20. See over for more images.

Gama Clothing website

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Manchester's Arty Farty Film Club

by Modculture 28 May, 2009

It just might get even more grim up north when the Arty Farty Film Party in Manchester goes kitchensink for its next event.

The events take place every first Wednesday of the month at An Outlet, Dale Street, Manchester, kicking off at 7pm, so by our reckoning, the next one should be on Wednesday 3rd June.

The theme this time is 60s kitchensink, so you get to vote online for either A taste Of Honey, Kes, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, A kind Of Loving, Billy Liar, Cathy Come Home or The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. Or you can add another choice of your own. Voting closes at 9am this Friday, so get your vote in now at the website below.

Arty Farty Film Party website

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Quoc Pham retro cycling shoes

by Modculture 28 May, 2009

Cycle to work, but don't want to take an extra pair of shoes? Check out these newly-launched Quoc Pham cycling shoes.

British made, the shoes are designed to fit the gap between cycling footwear and casual shoes, with a tapered shape to fit inside a pedal cage, but with enough style to catch the eye when you're walking about during the day.

Made from what's described as 'the finest materials around' and in various finishes (including a patent leather), they should be available in the non-too-distant future for…well, we're not sure about the price as yet.

Quoc Pham website

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Blue Note tribute in London

by Modculture 28 May, 2009

If you happen to be in the capital tomorrow evening (29th May 2009), you might want to check out Ain't No New Thing at Filthy MacNasty's.

It's a Blue Note 70th anniversary special, described as 'a four hour musical trip exclusively through the finest music produced on one of the most influential independent record labels of all time. All Blue Note. All night long.'

Resident Sid Ford is joined by guests WeeGee (Fickle Formula) and Rob Whitlock (Brownswood), with special Blue Note visuals on the night from VJ Butch Auntie. The night runs from 7pm until 11pm, entry is free and you'll find Filthy MacNasty's at 68 Amwell Street, London, EC1R 1UU.

Facebook event page

Shakermaker night starts in Leeds

by Modculture 26 May, 2009

If you like your mod sounds mixed with a bit of indie, you might just launch the new Shakermaker night, which starts in Leeds on Friday 5th June 2009, running from10pm – 3am.

Six DJs will spin a mix of indie, mod, 60s beat, soul and ska, throwing in two live bands too – The Finnlys and The Persuasion. There's also 'competitive' drinks prices and three floors of entertainment and you're talking a lot for your £5 admission fee.

If you want to find out more, check out the Shakemaker website.