Archive for June, 2010

Swinger's Guide to London reissue

by Modculture 29 June, 2010

Ok, it's a long story, but an interesting one that could mean a reissue of A Swinger's Guide To London by Piri Halasz.

I've never seen the original, but when trying to find a copy, I managed to get in touch with the author, who wrote the book as a junior writer for Time magazine in 1967. It was intended as a guide to swinging London for American tourists – places to go, the people, how to fit in etc. Sections like  'How Not to Look Like a Tourist', 'What Newspapers and Magazines to Read', 'Where to Find a Party' and 'Culture' gives you an idea of what to expect.

Anyway, I've still not seen an original, but a short while back, the author got back to me, saying she is looking to reissue the book herself in the US. Obviously as a nostalgia piece, but one that should be of interest to anyone with a fascination of the era. I'll keep you posted.

Swinger's Guide to London listing on Modculture

Brian Clemens at the BFI

by Modculture 29 June, 2010

One of Britain's leading cult TV (and movie) writers is celebrating 50 years of doing what he does – which makes it the perfect time for a Brian Clemens retrospective at the BFI.

His shows include the likes of Danger Man, The Avengers, The Champions, Adam Adamant Lives! and later stuff like Thriller and The Professionals, not to mention the odd Hammer flick. So some good stuff to choose from.

The BFI will be showing the pick of all of that over July (although sadly not top flick And Soon The Darkness), along with a couple of Q&A-style discussions with the man. Full details over the page.

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100 Club 6TS allnighter – July

by Modculture 29 June, 2010

I think the over long image above pretty much says it all, but just in case the images aren't loading well, the July 6TS allnighter takes place at the 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, London W1 on Saturday 3rd July.

Which is this coming Saturday. The time is 10pm until 6am, the DJs are Butch, Mick Smith, Keith Money, Andy Dyson and Ady Croasdell.

Want to know more? Check out the website.

Laurel Aitken – Voodoo Woman CD

by Modculture 29 June, 2010

Big thanks to Doug for pointing us in the direction of this interesting forthcoming release – Voodoo Woman by Laurel Aitken.

Subtitled Music for Mods, Soul & Ska Sounds from the Sixties, that pretty much sums up what you get, tunes that proved popular across the mod scene during the original 60s era. Want a tracklisting? There's one over the page.

The album is released on the Pressure Drop label on July 19th 2010, with Amazon doing the pre-orders now for £7.99.

Find out more at the Amazon website

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Manchester Modweekender 2010

by Modculture 28 June, 2010

Make a note of the 23rd and 24th July 2010 – those are the dates over which the Manchester Modweekender 2010 will take place.

The 11th weekender takes place at The Deansgate, 321 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LQ, with two night time events and one daytime scheduled.

Check out the full listing for what's going on and who is spinning the discs which is in the Modculture events section right now, along with a large-sized flyer.

Manchester Modweekender 2010 details at Modculture