Archive for 2009

Magicstereosound online radio

by Modculture 26 December, 2009

I don't know much about it (as details even on the website are scarce), but Magicstereosound is certainly worth a listen.

Describing itself as 'web mod radio', it has a schedule (which you can read over the page) that covers beat, hammond and soul/R&B on a daily basis out of Milan, streaming via most online players (iTunes, Real etc).

Check out that schedule and tune in anytime via the website.

Magicstereosound online radio website

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Fred Perry sale now on

by Modculture 26 December, 2009

Some real bargains to be had online at the Fred Perry sale for both men and women.

Pretty much everything in the range is heavily marked down, from polo shorts and shoes, through to larger items like coats and jackets. As examples, the FP pea coat is down from £250 to £175, the cropped trench coat is £112.50, down from £225 and Harringtons drop from £125 to £87.50.

Not just for the men either, the women's range is discounted too – like the women's Harrington jacket pictured above, which was £150, but is now just £75. Check out everything now at the Fred Perry site.

Fred Perry website

Blow Up NYE Party in London

by Modculture 21 December, 2009

Blow Up has just announced details of its New Year's Eve Party.

Taking place in the basement of 4 Denmark Street London WC2 (aka Peter Parker's Rock n Roll Club), resident DJs Paul Tunkin and Ian Jackson will be playing what's described as 'pop, mod, soul and new wave' from 9pm until 4am.

Tickets have just gone on sale today, priced at £15 in advance.

Blow Up tickets at the Seetickets website

Sweet But Deadly end of year party

by Modculture 21 December, 2009

If Christmas and New Year's Eve isn't enough for you, you can squeeze another night out at the Sweet But Deadly end of year party in north London.

All the SBD DJs under one roof playing the best tunes on 45 from 1954 – 1974 – and best of all, it's free to get in.

The venue is The Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, Highbury Corner, London, N1 1RU Tube: Highbury & Islington, Buses: 4, 19, 30, 43, running time 7.30pm – 2am.

Sweet But Deadly website

Pre-order Paul Weller R&B compilation

by Modculture 21 December, 2009

We featured this some time back, but now Lost & Found; Real R'N'B & Soul by Paul Weller and Keb Darge is available on pre-order.

A double album on the BBE label, it features 'forgotten soul tracks from the '50s and '60s', with Darge picking the songs on the 'A' side of the record, while Weller has chosen the tracks for the 'B' side – see the end result of that over the page.

It's available to pre-order now on both CD and vinyl, the CD selling for £8.98, the double vinyl collection selling for £17.59. As we mentioned, tracklisting over the page.

Pre-order CD at Amazon.co.uk
Pre-order double vinyl album at Amazon.co.uk

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Clarks x Fox desert boots

by Modculture 17 December, 2009

Here's something you'll love or hate – the Clarks x Fox desert boots.

Fox you ask? Well, Fox Brothers & Co. are a world renowned wool & worsted manufacturer, used by a number of Savile Row taiors and now used by Clarks for some footwear, specifically using a pinstripe in 100 per cent wool in grey and navy. There's also a crepe sole, the classic desert boot profile and internal labelling showing off the cloth maker's credentials.

A limited edition, you can pre-order now for January release, priced at £69.95. See an image from another angle over the page.

Find out more at the Hanon website

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Adidas Chile ’62 trainers reissued

by Modculture 17 December, 2009

A gem from the 1960s archives has been reissued once more – the Adidas Chile ’62 trainers. Continue Reading

Vintage Hairstyling by Lauren Rennells

by Modculture 17 December, 2009

Looking for a vintage hairstyle, but not quite sure how to go about it? You need Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles With Modern Techniques by Lauren Rennells.

The 2nd edition is now available, coming in at 200 pages, covering a range of retro styles from the 1930s right up to the 1960s. Which means early 30s and 40s examples like  spit curls and the 'happy pomp' (as seen on the cover) through to the classic Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's 'do and the beehive from the 1960s. There are step-by-step instructions for every style, along with some added tips on accessorising with scarves, flowers, snoods and hats, along with advice on how to achieve vintage make-up looks.

Available now via specialist sellers, it retails for £27.

Find out more at the Pin-Up Parade website

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