Archive for January, 2010

Adidas Samba trainers in white

by Modculture 29 January, 2010

I know from previous features that there are a lot of Adidas Samba fans out there, so retailer Size could have just what you want – an exclusive on the classic trainer in a stylish white leather finish.

As you probably already know, the Samba was originally a football shoe back in 1962 before becoming a street classic, with this reissue still offering that timeless profile, boosted here with that mix of white leather and white mesh for the upper, constrasted with an airforce blue for the sole and branding.

Very smart and certain to be limited in numbers, it retails for £54.99.

Find out more at the Size website

Via Retro To Go

Georgie Fame Mod Classics CD reviewed

by Modculture 29 January, 2010

It's just hot the shelves, but if you're still unsure about buying the Georgie Fame Mod Classics 1964 – 1966 CD, you might want to check out our review.

If you've missed it previously, let us tell you that this BGP release is designed to complement the previous 'Beat Classics' release, offering up 24 dancefloor-friendly Fame tracks that mix jazz, rhythm and blues and soul, some that have only been available in Japan since their original releases were deleted in the late 60s.

Mark Raison of the excellent Monkey Picks blog has kindly done the review, which is online right now.

Georgie Fame Mod Classics 1964 – 1966 review at Modculture

Kevin Rowland chats in Manchester

by Modculture 26 January, 2010

I know there are a lot of Dexy's fans out there, so I'm guessing the Close Up event will be of interest for anyone in the Manchester area.

The concept is from writer/DJ Dave Haslam (who actually DJ'd my last Outta Sight club night) – he will be hosting nights where you get up close and personal with musicians, poets, artists and actors discussing their life and work, the first of those being Kevin Rowland, taking place at the Green Room in the city centre.

It takes place on Thursday 11th March, with tickets £9 in advance. Next on the list is Mark E. Smith on Saturday 20th March, which should also be something special. I'm hoping for John Cooper Clarke at a future event, especially if he waxes lyrical about his Twisted Wheel days.

Green Room website

Next Boogaloo Bunker in London

by Modculture 26 January, 2010

London’s Boogaloo Bunker takes place on Friday 5th February and the first Friday of every month thereafter. Continue Reading

Catch-up: W/C 25th January 2010

by Modculture 26 January, 2010

Barry Murphy picks out the best of the week's TV and radio on the various catch-up services in the UK. All programmes are listed in date order and please note: Only available to UK residents.


The Man Who Shot the 60s – Brian Duffy was one of the greatest photographers of his generation. Along with David Bailey and Terence Donovan he defined the image of the 1960s and was as famous as the stars he photographed. Then suddenly in the 1970s he disappeared from view and burned all his negatives. With the first ever exhibition of his work due, Duffy has agreed to be filmed to talk about his life, his work and why he made it all go up in flames. (Available until: 12:59am Wednesday 27th January 2010)

Watch it here

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