Archive for May, 2010

Spotify playlist: Butterflies Never Cry

by Modculture 27 May, 2010

Wynder K. Frog

Ok, I’m having some time off from Spotify playlists, but luckily, other people are not. So big thanks for David Jackson (aka @JacksonWylde on Twitter) for producing the Butterflies Never Cry playlist. Continue Reading

The Birds reform; play gig

by Modculture 27 May, 2010

Cult British R&B band The Birds, the band that kickstarted Ronnie Wood's career, are back on the scene after a break of more than 40 years.

Ron isn't in the line-up of the band once described as ‘London’s greatest R&B group’, he's probably busy doing the Faces reunion. Vocalist Ali McKenzie is fronting the new band, joined by Jon Gray (guitar, harmonica and keyboards), Neil Runalls (bass) and Dan Taylor (drums), with the band officially relaunching at The 100 Club, Oxford Street, London on Wednesday, June 2nd. Tickets are £10 in advance or £12 on the door.

Why reform now? 'The time seemed right to relaunch the band,' said Ali. 'A few years back Deram Records put out a CD called The Collector’s Guide To Rare British Birds (available for under £4 from Amazon) which included everything we ever recorded that still survives. It reignited interest in the band and things have really been building since then.'

 
Get the full lowdown and gig tickets at the band's website.

Brighton Beach Leicester – last one

by Modculture 27 May, 2010

The image above says it all – the next Brighton Beach in Leicester (Saturday 5th June) will be the last one in the city after a stay of 14 years.

But it's not too late to have one more dance there, with the final night offering two rooms of indie/60s or The Buzz Club DJs Rob Glover and Karl Flavell spinning alternative 60s dancefloor sounds from original vinyl.

The Leicester Student's Union, 11pm until 3am, £5 gets you in.

Brighton Beach website

Annie Greenabelle Babydoll Dress

by Modculture 27 May, 2010

For an instantly classic 60s look with minimal effort, a babydoll or shift dress is always a hit. This Babydoll Dress by Annie Greenabelle has a simplistic yet flawless sixties feel that's versatile enough to wear all year round.

The A-line cut creates an immediate sixties silhouette, with a mid thigh hemline and high neck. The sleeveless look is accented by the bold navy trim at the collar and hemline, giving a sharp and sleek edge to a feminine dress type.

Get it now from Topshop's boutique for £50.

Find out more from the website

Via Retro To Go

Britac Spirit of 69 shirts

by Modculture 26 May, 2010

Britac has a new range of shirts online – Spirit of 69.

The shirts all use a large check (four different colours) and come with matching hankies, offering all the usual detailing – button down collat with back collar button, short sleeve with tab and 2 buttons finished with a detail in v.

All shirts are slim-fitting with a back pleat and are offered in sizes from XS to XXL. Pick them up online priced at 55 Euros each.

Britac website