Year: 2005

Ian Page/Grasp live in London

This Friday (23rd December) sees the return to London of ex-Secret Affair frontman Ian Page and his band The Affair, with support from Grasp! Ian and the band will be performing their Rhythm and Soul review live at The Standard, Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow E17.  Also in support will be The […]

More cool online radio

If you enjoyed the online radio show from Rotosonic Records half as much as I did, you’ll be pleased to know that another online radio show has been uploaded for your pleasure. Visit for the new show and to hear last month’s show again. If you like dancefloor-friendly 60s […]

Essential Retro book release

I love gadgets and gizmos – and I also love retro style. So this book certainly looks of interest to me. Essential Retro: The Vintage Technology Guide by James Graham presents classic electronics, vintage gadgets, and magnificent machines. The book covers cameras, audio, televisions, computers, video games, vehicles, toys, musical […]

Save 'Get Carter' car park

Whilst watching a bit of TV on Saturday, I discovered a programme called Demolition on C4, which selects the 12 worst buildings in the UK (by a public vote apparently), then attempts to have the worst offender pulled down. Worryingly, one of the lead candidates is Gateshead Car Park – […]

Go Mod in Glasgow

Things tend to go quite over the festive period. Obviously no-one has told the Glasgow crew, who have a packed diary right through to 2006. if you are in the area, or fancy a trip up, here’s what’s happening Friday 16th December – Xmas partyCCA Bar, Scott St (off Sauchiehall […]

Hideaway Christmas

It’s the season to be jolly – and of course to listen to top notch soul music. So why not combine the two at the Hideaway Club Christmas Special! Saturday 17th December Upstairs at The Waldolf Pub Gore Street (opp The Malmaison Hotel) city centre Manchester All the very best […]

Motown with Martin Freeman

News reaches the Modculture desk about a new series of Motown compilations called "Motown Made To Measure" – where a selection of musicians, actors and DJs pick their favourite Motown moments, along with a commentary (not between tracks thankfully) describing why they like them so. First up is former Office-boy […]

The USB record deck

If you’ve got a pile of vinyl gathering dust and desperately want to convert it to a digital format, the USB turntable from Ion seems just the thing for you. Just plug it into a spare socket and spin those tunes. The USB turntable comes with Audacity to enable you […]