Archive for October, 2006

Paul Weller: Into Tomorrow film

by Modculture 28 October, 2006

If you’re in Sheffield on Monday 30th October, you can catch the world premiere of a new documentary on the career of Paul Weller, under the title Into Tomorrow. The film also kicks off the Sheffield Doc/Fest – a season of past and present documentaries.

In the film, Weller apparently opens to director Stuart Watts about his life and career –  his upbringing in Woking, years in the Jam and Style Council, his relationship with his father-manager, his record company dropping him, his mid-life crisis and his resurgence, using archive and his own music as the soundtrack . There’s also contributions from a diverse range of people, including Boy George, Noel Gallagher, his family and his ex-wife.

No news on where else this might be showing, but I expect it will be on DVD for Christmas.

More on the Sheffield Doc/Fest

Primark go 60s for women's range

by Modculture 28 October, 2006

Primark seems to become something of a bun fight when they get in a new range – but as they’ve never really gone down the 60s route, it hasn’t been an issue – until now.

Yes, as you can see from the images here, the company has joined many other high street retailers in going for 60s-styled range – and as it’s Primark, for very little cash.

Picture on left:
60s wool coat (£30), 60s bow print shift dress (£12), bag (£6), shoes (£15)

Picture on right:
Melton trapeze coat(£35),  leopard platform courts (£12), animal print clutch bag (£1.50).

Seen anything else interesting on the high street? Let us know.

Via Catwalk Queen

New Mod night in Nottingham

by Modculture 26 October, 2006

A new night in Nottingham is starting up and in need of your support if is to continue. The night is called Ronnie London’s Groove Lounge and is being set up by five lads from the Nottingham Scooter Club. First night is Friday 27th October, with the night running from 7:30pm until midnight. Expect to hear traditional Mod sounds, including soul, R&B, boogaloo and hammond groove.

Venue details are:
Grosvenor, Mansfield road, Nottingham
Admission is £3 before 10pm and £3.50 after.

If you can’t make this one, it will be on every last Friday of the month hereafter. For further information on the night, email Gary at [email protected] or call 07778002589.

Bronco Bullfrog film poster

by Modculture 26 October, 2006

A few years back, I was lucky enough to pick up two film posters from a largely unknown late 60s British independent movie called Bronco Bullfrog. One is in storage, the other in a frame. To buy an original today would set you back a hefty amount, but if you want a reproduction of the iconic boot poster, the film’s director, Barney Platts-Mills, has done a reprint and is selling it online.

The film’s no classic, but it’s a sought-after movie for one reason – the style of the character, Bronco Bullfrog. Bronco was a suedehead. And this movie, probably by accident, was the only one to catch that look on film.

The original film poster looks impressive on our wall and I’m sure the re-print will be just as eye-catching. And it’s just £8 including postage.

Find out more at

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45 Adapter cufflinks

by Modculture 26 October, 2006

Whether you’re a DJ or just someone who enjoy spinning the odd 45 – there’s nothing worse than seeing a big hole on the middle – and not having an adapter to hand. Never fear – you’ll have two to hand if you pick up a pair of these 45 Adapter Cufflinks.

There is one drawback – these are cufflinks – so you’ll look more than a bit foolish if they were to scale. These sterling silver cufflinks actually have a cuff-friendly 0.75-inch diameter, but are still worth considering for the vinyl-lover in your life this Christmas.

Available now, they retail for $125 (that’s around £66).

Find out more at the Uncommon Goods website

Via Retro To Go

John Smedley Factory Sale

by Modculture 25 October, 2006

If the drop in temperature has got you thinking about classic knitwear, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s an upcoming John Smedley Factory Sale.

As ever, you’ll be able to pick up end-of-range, surplus and slight imperfects for seriously knockdown prices – just as long as you don’t mind getting up early and battling with the crowds for the best pieces and prices.

It takes place from Friday November 14th through to Sunday 16th November, 10am until 4pm on each each day. If you’ve never visited the John Smedley factory, you’ll find it at John Smedley Ltd, Lea Mills, Lea Bridge (near Matlock), Derbyshire, DE4 5AG. Check out the current range via the link below.

John Smedley online

Bargain Duffer coats in TK Maxx

by Modculture 24 October, 2006

If you’re in the market for a winter coat, it might be worth checking out TK Maxx, which seems to have taken delivery of some very smart Duffer St George coats in several stores – at very cheap prices.

First up is this black Crombie (pictured here), with velvet collar, ticket pocket and centre vent. The second coat is a black double breasted pea coat with epaulettes (picture after the turn). Both have been heavily reduced to £150. Confirmed sightings in Leeds and Liverpool, so looks like most of the major stores should have some stock. But they’re likely to go, so get in there as soon as you can.

TK Maxx website

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Watch Your Step at The Social

by Modculture 24 October, 2006

If you’re in London and looking for a great night out on Thursday (26th October), get yourself down to The Social for Watch Your Step (which replaces the advertised night Stoned Love).

It’s a late replacement for a cancelled night, but hopefully there’ll be a good crowd dancing until midnight to the finest black and white Rhythm and Blues and a splash of Northern.

DJs: Adam Torel and Liam Hughes
7.00 to Midnight.
Admission: Free

Expect to hear loads of Freddy King, Little Milton, Fenton Robinson, Cookie Jackson, High Numbers, Mitty Collier etc. For more information email Liam Hughes.

The Social
5 Little Portland St, W1
Nearest Tube is Oxford Circus.