Archive for September, 2010
Everyone knows about Bronco Bullfrog, but what you might not know is that the same writer/director (Barney Platts-Mills) has other movies in his back catalogue, including Private Road.
The Scenester went to see it at the NFT, a rare screening of this 1971 flick and a chance to meet the director too. Not 'mod', but if you are interested in films of the 60s and early 70s, this tale of life in London amongst the hipster and radicals might well appeal.
Check out the review over at Cinedelica – I think (though I'm not sure) that it's one of the next BFI Flipside releases.
Private Road at NFT reviewed at Cinedelica
A new club launch for the capital – Pussyfooting.
Described as a 'mod-friendly' night, it takes place at an upstairs bar (with smoking terrace), just two minutes stroll fron Kings Cross station. Expect R&B, soul, blue beat, funk, psych and obscurities from DJs Darren Brooker and Simon Colquhoun.
The address is The Fellow, 24 York Way, Kings X, London, N1 9AA, with the first night on 22nd October from 8pm until 1am. Entry is free.
Pussyfooting on Facebook
Paul Weller's next release is called Find The Torch, Burn The Plans, it's a 'CD/DVD Deluxe Album' and its out on November 29th on Island Records
What is it? Well, according to the label, it's a 'lavishly packaged and highly covetable DVD and CD package' mixing a 26-track live set culled from Weller's Royal Albert Hall shows, an all-new film and a music disc of his Radio 2 gig earlier this year.
Something stylish and simple with a sixties twist – that's the Quaint of the Art Dress from ModCloth.
Tapping into a London chic from the time, this Quant-esque dress achieves the look through the simple a-line pinafore shape. The sleeveless cut works with a large, pierrot style collar and black border trim to create bold shapes and clean cut lines.
It's now new in at ModCloth for $77.99.
Find out more from the website
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We first featured these a long time back- well before there was a webdite anyway. So it's high time we featured the Nicholson and Walcot vintage-style scarves once more, especially with the seasons changing.
Starting out as a cotaage industry for family and friends as well as the mod scene, the company now makes a range of items including the scarves commercially, but still offering that personal touch if you want something individual..
It's out later this week, so the perfect time to review Boutique London by Richard Lester.
Published by ACC Ediitons, this 192-page book is part vintage tourist guide, part history and part coffee table glossy, taking in all the retailer of note (and some unknowns) from the capital from the early 60s to the mid-70s, but primarily focusing on swinging London at its height.
Check out the review now, the book goes on sale on September 30th 2010.
Boutique London by Richard Lester reviewed
It's soon to be 30 years since The Jam released the Sound Affects album. Not something the record label could pass by, so watch out for the The Jam's Sound Affects Deluxe Edition.
In fact, watch out for it on November 1st, a two-disc affair that promises eight previously unheard demos, a new interview with Weller, rare photos – you know the kind of thing.
Full tracklisting over the page. Amazon is already doing the pre-order thing, £11.99 secures you one. Want the full tracklisting? That's over the page.
Find out more at the Amazon website
Tasty scooter – and right now, this Vespa 150 is under £1,000.
Not bad considering this 1960 model has had a full restoration as recently as 2009, with an engine overhaul, new electrics and plenty of cosmetic work too, judging by the paint job and those seats.
The MOT runs until September 2011 and right now the price is £820.
Find out more at the eBay website
Here's an interesting one, British singing legend Tony Christie has signed for Acid Jazz, with a northern soul-inspired album due out in January 2011.
The album is called 'Now Is The Time!', a collection of original new material which claims to blend 'the classic Christie sound with a progressive take on classic northern soul and British beat'. Oh yes – it even has a new version of the Get Carter theme tune on it, written for Tony by Jarvis Cocker of all people.
Once upon a time, you knew where you stood with Baracuta. But these days, an obsession with logos and a big increase in the company's range has made it harder to pick out the good from the not so good. The former tending to be items that don't carry a logo. Like this Baracuta G29 Longford wool reefer jacket.
It's a classic reefer jacket or pea coat (take your pick) with some understated style. Made of an Italian wool blend, the coat is fully lined with the original Fraser Tartan and has adjustable cuffs, an internal pocket, double breasted front and a pair of button-down front pocket.
Not the cheapest pea coat around, but not the most expensive either at £210.
Find out more at the Baracuta website
Via His Knibs