Archive for April, 2011

What Goes On! in Birmingham

by Modculture 22 April, 2011

It's full title is What Goes On! Birmingham Midsummer R&B Mod festival, but  What Goes On! should be easier to remember.

It takes place on Saturday 18th June at the Moseley Arms, 105 Ravenhurst St Birmingham B12 0HB, running from 9pm – 2:30am. Expect to hear R&B, boogaloo, 60s soul and mod club rarities from Gav Arno (Pow Wow Club), Pid, Dudley Steve and R&B collector Mark Annis.

The venue holds around 150, has an outside patio with bar and large car park with cctv plus accommodation. There's also accommodation nearby too. Want to know more? Drop Pid a line via email.

Magnus Carlson & The Moon Ray Quintet

by Modculture 19 April, 2011

Strangely, this had passed me by, despite me owning a single by the man himself some years back (a great version of Beggin’). I’m talking about ‪Magnus Carlson & The Moon Ray Quintet‬. Continue Reading

Feature: Take them down!

by Modculture 19 April, 2011

Judge's gavel

Being sent to borstal wasn’t much fun, but you could still retain your identity as a mod if you tried. John Waters looks at life behind bars for a young offender. Continue Reading

New band: Houdini Dax

by Modculture 19 April, 2011

Wales seems to be the place to look for new bands right now, in particular the See Monkey Do Monkey label. That label was responsible for The Method’s Dissidents and Dancers album and is also the place where you’ll find Houdini Dax. Continue Reading

Ace Records Catalogue – now as PDF

by Modculture 19 April, 2011

If you order regularly from Ace Records, you might well have the Ace Records Catalogue 2011. If not, you can download one for free.

Just go to the Ace Records website and you'll get all the soul, jazz, blues funk, beat, garage and more as a download. Or rather, a few downloads of PDF files, as the thing is so hefty!

Worth doing though, if only to spend the day looking at all the compilations you never got round to buying.

Ace Catalogue PDF downloads

Baracuta G34 Mod Monkey Jacket

by Modculture 19 April, 2011

It’s a shame that Baracuta sticks its new logo onto the lower-end items of its range, but not on most of the higher-end products. It doesn’t exactly do the lower-to-mid priced items any favours. Like this Baracuta G34 Mod Monkey Jacket.

It’s a like or hate jacket anyway, a mix of monkey / bomber jacket and the Harrington, with those pockets screaming the latter, but the contrast elasticated waist, collar and cuffs leaning more towards the former. There’s also some branded buttons, a slim fit and a lightweight cotton construction, so good for the summer.

Not yet on the official Baracuta site, but if you like it, the jacket is selling at the Stuart’s of London site for £135.

Find out more at the Stuart’s of London website

Ralph Lauren madras short-sleeved shirts

by Modculture 19 April, 2011

Liking the look of these Ralph Lauren madras short-sleeved shirts for the summer months.

One is pictured above, another over the page, with the shirts in a 'custom fit' (aka slim), with a curved hem, button-down collar, those short sleeves and of course, made of 100 per cent cotton. The logo might be a problem for some – it's there on both.

Prices start at £75.

Find out more at the Hip website

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Brighton Rock DVD release

by Modculture 15 April, 2011

It didn't exactly get a glowing review off us at the start of the year, but some people did like the mid-friendly remake of Brighton Rock. If you are one of them, you might want the DVD.

The DVD, as well as the Blu-ray, have now both been confirmed for a 20th June release in the UK. Both are already available for pre-order at Amazon, both already being heavily discounted – the DVD is up for £11.93, the Blu-ray at £12.99.

I've just checked with the company and as yet, there are no confirmed extras for either disc. There are certain to be some – I wouldn't be surprised if there was some kind of 'making of…' and you are almost guanranteed to get a trailer. When we hear for sure (and if it's interesting), we'll let you know.

Find out more about the DVD at the Amazon website