Archive for February, 2011

Rare Mod Volume 3 reviewed

by Modculture 25 February, 2011

It's out to buy this week on CD, with the vinyl copies of the Rare Mod Volume 3 album available from next week. So the perfect time to review the Rare Mod volume 3 album on Acid Jazz, which we have.

The latest 'Nuggets' of the 60s mod scene offers up 20 rare and/or previously-unreleased tunes from the world of British beat, psych, jazz and R&B, complete with sleevenotes on the artists from compilers Damian Jones and Paul 'Smiler' Anderson. You'll know The Creation, John's Children and St Louis Union), but perhaps not The Iveys, The Preachers and Sean Buckley & The Breadcrumbs.

There's a full tracklisting over the page – or go check out our review on the main site.

Rare Mod 3 reviewed at Modculture

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The Jokers at the NFT reviewed

by Modculture 25 February, 2011

We flagged up a screening of The Flipside presents The Jokers – and if you missed it, luckily for you, the Scenester didn't – he went along to review the event.

Back in 1967, Michael Winner wasn't an annoying food critic and car insurance salesman, he was producing interesting Brit flicks like The Jokers, which starred Oliver Reed and Michael Crawford. Essentially, the two are bored brothers out to ridicule the establishment and make a mark in swinging London with some typically period 'pranks'…right down to stealing the crown jewels.

Michael Winner himself was on-hand for a Q&A session about the movie and if you want to find out what happened, check out The Scenester's piece right now.

The Jokers at the NFT reviewed

New Band: Hurricane Fighter Plane

by Modculture 25 February, 2011

Hurricane Fighter Plane

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Herb Lester vintage New York map

by Modculture 25 February, 2011

Remember the 1960s London map we featured a while back? Well, the same  Herb Lester Associates have produced another vintage-style map, going by the name of Where The Sidewalk Ends: How to find old New York.

This time, the imagery is the work of noted illustrator Jim Datz, with the content described as 'a guide to the New York you’ve always wanted to see but feared might have disappeared for good'. So if you want a walk in the wild side of the city, grab one of these.

Expect Edward Hopper diners and down-at-heel dive bars, overstocked grocery stores and mountainous pastrami sandwiches. From Patsy’s Pizzeria in Harlem, to the Nom Wah Tea Parlor in Chinatown, taking in along the way Katz's, the '21' Club and McSorley's Old Ale House to name just a few places. It is A3 (297x420mm) folded to A6 (105x148mm), and litho printed on recycled paper. Price? Just £3.

Find out more at the Herb Lester website

Paul Weller at Vauxhall Fashion Scout

by Modculture 23 February, 2011

I know a lot of you love a good Paul Weller snap, so here's a few of them, taking today at the D-Gnak fashion show at Vauxhall Fashion Scout.

Paul Weller was apparently there to watch his son Nat model some of the Korean designer's gear, wearing an orange cable-knit jumper. No doubt there will be a run on such things now, as there often is once Weller sports something.

More shots over the page.

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2011 Glasgow Mod Weekender

by Modculture 22 February, 2011

Make a date in the diary, Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th June is the date(s) of the 2011 Glasgow Mod Weekender.

Far too much to list here, so let's just say that it's a mix of social, live bands and club nights, with the likes of Frank Popp and Lee Miller guesting over the weekend behind the decks, while the live acts are headed up by Big Boss Man.

Check out the full schedule in the events section of the main Modculture site.

2011 Glasgow Mod Weekender at Modculture

Pretty Green Paisley Print scarf

by Modculture 21 February, 2011

As regular readers will know, I'm loathe to talk up Pretty Green. But a bit of paisley always seems to go down well, so without further ado, let me introduce you to the Pretty Green Paisley Print scarf.

Perfect for a touch of dandyism, this is part of the 'Black Label' collection (which I'm guessing is slightly more high end), offering a silk, linen and modal mix construction, as well as that vintage-style paisley print. It's also described as being 'expertly finished', but as I'm not hands on, I can't really say if that's true or not.

Limited numbers, it sells for £75.

Find out more at the End Clothing website

1969 six-eye boots by Mikkel Rude

by Modculture 21 February, 2011

Regular readers will recall Mikkel Rude did some British-made 1969 boots last year, but they were substantial things. Based on the vintage Astronaut boots, they were an 11-eye affair, which wasn't to everyone's taste, even if you like Dr Martens-style boots. Well, now there's the Mikkel Rude 1969 six-eye boots.

Again, unlikely to appeal to everyone, but this variation on a theme, made due to popular demand for a shorter style, will certainly appeal to some. Like the original, shorter version is available in black and oxblood, available in sizes 5 – 11 and made in England by Solovair in Wellingborough in limited quantities.

£115 is the price to secure a pair. See a picture of the oxblood style over the page.

Mikkel Rude website

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