Archive for October, 2010
Another winner off the high street – this Four Seasons dogtooth coat, complete with a 60s twist.
That slimline shape and dogtooth print certainly leans it towards that decade, with a small pleated funnel neck, two front pockets and three large round buttons finishing off the detailing. If you want it even slimmer, the side belts, back fastening and an inverted pleat will help you do just that.
Available online at John Lewis, the price is £149.
Find out more at the John Lewis website
Cheers to Karen H-K for the tip off!
Earlier in the week, we featured a Fred Perry floral shirt over at His Knibs. Strange for Fred Perry, but not for Tuk Tuk, which has been knocking them out regularly. Indeed, two new floral shirts have just been added – and the company is also offering Modculture readers an exclusive discount on everything it sells.
The Chocolate Orange floral shirt above is made of 100 per cent cotton, with a straight cut, slim silhouette, 3.25-inch button down collar, a small collar button on reverse, 'V' pocket on left breast, full sewn in box pleat with locker loop on reverse and a one button cuff with small button on cuff placket. It sells for £55 in limited numbers.
After a recent outing 'up north' to Leeds, the Vintage Kilo Sale heads to London over the 13th and 14th November 2010.
As the title suggests, you get to buy vintage clobber by weight, with the people behind it claiming to have '1000s of vintage items' from the 60s to the 80s, all available for £15 per kilo. A kilo, for reference, is about 4x summer dresses or a pair or trousers, a t-shirt and a jumper. Alternatively, you can pay per item – see the website for a price list for that or turn up on the day.
You'll find it at The Rag Factory, 16 Heneage Street, London , E1 5LJ (just off Brick Lane, Whitechapel end). £1 gets you in on either day, free entry to trade as long as you buy a minimum of 10kg.
Vintage Kilo Sale website
This sneaked out a couple of weeks back – the Record Collector Rare Record Price Guide 2012.
It is pretty much what it claims to be – the 11th edition of the best-selling guide to record collecting. The new edition packs 1,440 pages and over 100,000 entries, covering pretty much every musical genre of note, from soul and R&B to soundtracks and radio recordings. Every entry includes catalogue numbers, b-sides, release dates and current mint values, covering more or less every UK single, EP, CD single, LP and CD.
If you happen to do a lot of crate digging, Amazon is doing it discounted to £18.32.
Find out more about the book at the Amazon website
On the face of it, Any Day Now: David Bowie The London Years (1947 – 1974) by Kevin Cann might not be obvious Modculture fodder, but some of the images within are sure to be of interest to anyone with an interest in this site and the 60s era.
Published by Adelita, this 336-page book charts the early life and career of Bowie, his time in London (as the title suggests). It's also packed with rare and never-published-before images and memorabilia, including shots mixing it with Steve Marriott and the Pretty Things through to the historic letter confirming his name change from David Jones to David Bowie.
OK, I'll admit I've not been able to get all the details of this, despite chasing up the company, the PR and anyone else who will listen. But I have enough to get a rough idea of what The Avengers 50th anniversary DVD set will offer up.
For a start, it offers all The Avengers episodes that are currently being released series by series by Optimum, including the pile of extras each set has offered. But there will also be an extra disc, exclusive to the set – although we don't know what will actually include right now.
The whole thing is a limited edition, packaged in the book-like casing, with each pair of discs opening up to a still of the the series. The price of all that? £199.99 officially, although that's discounted to £149.99 at Amazon, which does mean a hefty saving on buying the individual series separately. See over the page for another image – it's out on 6th december 2010.
Find out more about the DVD at the Amazon website
Where's Frome? I didn't know until 5 minutes ago. It's apparently in Somerset, 15 miles from Bath, Glastonbury, Wells, Warminster and Trowbridge – and it's also the place where you'll find Pigeon Toed Orange Peel.
According to the organisers, it's a (roughly) bi-monthly club night featuring three DJs (including Shindig! magazine's Andy Morten) spinning dancefloor-heavy '60s soul, Motown, garage, psych, rare groove and the hippest vintage rock, all in the confines of The Granary, an ancient granary that resembles a '60s/'70s social club.
Free entry, but donations are always welcome. The next one is on Saturday 6th November, kicking off at 8:30.
Pigeon Toed Orange Peel on Facebook
There's a few popcorn-themed nights and events around the country, but from Friday 5th November, Fever Kicks launches, claiming to be the 'first regular Popcorn night in the UK'.
It takes place at Zen Bar (formerly Peter Parker's Rock'n'Roll Club) in Denmark Street, London, WC2H 8LP run by DJ/collectors The Sound Sheiks, joined on the night by guest DJs Mya from Brighton and John ‘Popcorn’ Coleman from east London.
It runs from 9am to 2am and it's free entry. Want to know what popcorn is? The organisers have very kindly written up a brief description, which you can read over the page. More on the club by calling Izzy on 07737 066148.
Still no sign of a trailer for Brighton Rock, but check out the link to the Tokyo Film Festival website, which has a decent clip from the movie online.
You'll find that website right here.
Mystic Meg, Derren Brown, they've got nothing on us. Last month we said that the Crosley Revolution CR6002 portable record player was available in the US and that we expected Urban Outfitters to jump on it in the UK eventually. Well, it just has.
It's a reworking of the Sound Burger, that favourite of the crate digger, offering (we presume) the same features as the US model, which is portable record playback at 33/45 speeds, full range stereo speakers, battery power, an FM transmitter for firing music over to your audio system wirelessly and a USB socket, so you can easily transfer vinyl to digital formats.
Not sure about instore, but the player is available online right now in the ivory colour only, priced at £165.
Find out more at the Urban Outfitters website