Month: June 2006

Rhoda Dakar live and free at Filthys

Looking for a great night out without spending a penny? You need to get yourself down to Filthy MacNastys in London, where, by popular demand, Rhoda Dakar is back playing live on Thursday 29th June – and it’s free to get in! Rhoda Dakar began her career with Ska/Two Tone […]

Mod bands – tell us about yourselves

Fancy telling the Mod world about your band? It’s easy – just email us your band’s details (enough to put together a new piece), a photo and a link to a website where people can hear your music (MySpace etc) and we’ll do the rest, featuring you on the site […]

Adam Adamant Lives DVD boxset

Great news for fans of sixties TV – Adam Adamant Lives is coming out in an impressive five DVD boxset. Adam Adamant is an Edwardian adventurerm frozen in a block of ice by his nemesis, "The Face", only to be woken up in the swinging sixties to fight crime and […]

Mark Lamarr's Alternative Sixties

I once emailed Mark Lamarr, in an attempt to book him for a club night I was doing in Manchester. He couldn’t do it, but did actually call me up to apologise for not being able to do it, which makes him a better person than most in my book. […]

Danimod's Bang! podcast

I’m always amazed how far the Mod scene has spread. The scene’s very healthy in Europe and indeed the US, but it’s surprising to hear of clubs and events elsewhere. There is actually a regular event in Brazil, run by Danimod. BANG! (every 2nd Saturday of the month) covers 60s […]

Andy Smith's Trojan Document

I’ve been a fan of Andy Smith’s previous Document outings – taking some a mix of the rare, the classic and the contemporary and throwing them all into a modern day mix. For his latest outing, he’s gone Jamaican, plundering the Trojan back catalogue for Andy Smith Presents Trojan Document. […]

Sounds of Granny Takes A Trip

A couple of years back, an album came out called Sex, featuring the music played in Malcolm McLaren’s shop in the Kings Road in the mid 70s. Rather than the expected collection of early punk, it was actually a very quirky and entertaining mix of rock, soul and general strangeness […]

Radio 2's Story of Trojan Records

Film-maker, actor, musician (if you remember B.A.D.) and reggae fan Don Letts presents a two-part series under the title The Story Of Trojan Records, starting this Saturday, 24th June at 9pm. In its heyday of the late 60s to the mid 70s, Trojan chalked up nearly 30 hit singles, released […]