Archive for August, 2010

Adidas Samba trainers in light blue

by Modculture 29 August, 2010

I know there are a lot of fans of the Adidas Samba out there – if that's you and you like the colour of sky blue, the latest Adidas Samba reissue should be right up your street.

the shoe is fairly typical – a football shoe dating back in 1962, but known more as a piece if casual footwear from the 1970s onwards. However, the latest edition has an all suede upper in what's officially called 'Vision Blue' with three white leather Stripes, a vulcanised white sole and some purple detailing.

Available now, £49.99 is the price. See another shot over the page.

Find out more at the Size? website

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The Birds in new Shindig!

by Modculture 29 August, 2010

Cheers to Smiler for dropping us a line about the new issuee of Shindig!

Two articles might be of interest to you. Firstly, Smiler himself has put together a piece on cult 60s beat band The Birds, a five page article with unseen photos of The Birds and some words from lead singer Ali McKenzie. There's also a piece of revival/powerpop band The Purple Hearts, which might well appeal.

Other stuff too I imagine, but as I've not seen a copy, I'm no wiser than you are! Grab one via the website.

Shindig! website

Danger: Diabolik screening in London

by Modculture 25 August, 2010

Independent cinema clubs and events seem to be springing up all over, with Cigarette Burns being one such group. Why are we mentioning them? Because they happen to be screening Danger: Diabolik on Saturday 11th September at the Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB.

From the producers of Barbarella and directed by the Legendary master Mario Bava, not to mention complete with a soundtrack by Ennio Morricone, it's a typically silly sixties crime flick that's a positive feast for your eyes.

See what we mean by the trailer below. You can find out more about the event at the Cigarette Burns website. £7 gets you in, with DJs and drinks taking you through 'til 2am.

Cellarful of Motown 4 CD

by Modculture 25 August, 2010

Yes, those Motown cellars keep on giving, enough to produce the Cellarful of Motown Volume 4 CD.

We're talking 50 never before heard tunes from Motown, headed up by 'Why Don't You Come Home', a previously-unheard 1968 track by Stevie Wonder, along with stomper 'Born To Be Bad' by Edwin Starr and 'Three Times Loser' – a 'lost' Marvin Gaye tune from 1963.

Anyway, all 50 tunes listed over the page, with the album released this coming Monday, August 30th for a bargain £8.99. Look out for a review ahead of that hopefully and see Amazon for the full tracklisting.

Find out more at the Amazon website

eBay watch: 1961 Vespa Sportique

by Modculture 25 August, 2010

A tasty-looking scooter on eBay right now, with this 1961 Vespa Sportique, which is currently at an equally-tasty price.

According to the seller, the scooter was imported from Italy and authentically restored by Scooterworks in London in 2004. Since then it has been maintained by Scooterworks and is being sold with MOT and tax until July 2011. It has also covered less than 4500 miles since the restoration.

Condition, unsurprisingly, is described as 'excellent', it has a 150cc engine and if you pick it up, you'll also get the rear seat, a matching silver open face helmet, some books, a Vespa DVD, the original Italian number plate and all the relevant receipts. Right now it's up for £770.

Find out more at the eBay website

London Weekend Show '79

by Modculture 25 August, 2010

Cheers to Spectre off the forums for finding this interesting TV show from 1979 – the London Weekend Show.

Presumably a 'yoof' show from the era, this particular episode focuses on the run-up to the launch of the Quadrophenia movie and the mod scene developing at the time. Certainly some interesting footage and chat from both from 1979 and from the 1960s. You'll also witness the world's greatest combover too.

It's a lengthy thing, so the first part only is below. You'll find part two here and part three here.

New Shindig!-endorsed club, Happening

by Modculture 25 August, 2010

When Shindig! meets up with London’s retro-rocking Sweet but Deadly and Dirty Water
promoters you know you’re in for a memorable night out. They have made a
corner of King’s Cross, the Social Club, their own little subcultural
haven, inviting the best band’s and DJs to stoke the sonic fires.

Playing on September 4th are Austria's much-loved six-piece THE STAGGERS (, promoting their second album
‘Zombies Of Love’. Support on the
night is from those paisley-decorated dandies from Derby, THE SILVER

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This Is England '86 details

by Modculture 23 August, 2010

News of a TV series you might have seen trailed on TV already, news of a related shirt giveaway from Brutus and an extended trailer of This Is England '86.

First up, the TV series, which screens from 7th September 2010 and is a follow-on from the original movie, with all the characters looking for love, a laugh, a job and a future. According to director Shane Meadows: 'Not only did I want to take the story of the gang broader and deeper, I also saw in the experiences of the young in 1986 many resonances to now recession, lack of jobs, sense of the world at a turning point. Whereas the film told part of the story, the TV serial will tell the rest.'

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