Month: February 2008

Buddy Miles R.I.P.

Buddy Miles, the American drummer who played with Jimi Hendrix in his Band of Gypsys, has died at the age of 60 at his home in Austin, Texas of congestive heart failure. Born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1947, Miles was performing in his father’s jazz combo by the age 11. […]

New retro shop: The Beehive

A new shop in south London, The Beehive, is set to become a new mecca for fans of retro music, clothing, and accessories. For many years 320 Creek Road in Greenwich has been the home of retro kitsch shop Flying Duck. This is no longer the case as Carolyn and […]

The Boiler in Barcelona

The Boiler returns to Barcelona on Saturday 8th March at the Jazz Room in the city. It promises rhythm and soul from guest DJs Damien Hewitt (Manchester), Marco Moretti (Milan) and Albert Petit (Valencia) alongside the residents. The Jazz Room is at Calle Vallmajor nº 33, Plaza d’Adrià (Barcelona), with […]

New UK Brian Wilson shows

Brian Wilson has announced three UK shows, due to take place in June. Dubbed the ‘greatest hits’ shows, Wilson and his band will be digging deep into his back catalogue to offer a trio of unique shows for his fans here. The ex-Beach Boy will open the 2008 Kenwood Concert […]

Finger Poppin' Time in London

The Finger Poppin’ Time crew are promising the best in Club Soul, R&B, Ska, Latin, Boogaloo on Saturday 1st March at The Cavern in Walthamstow. DJ’s for the nigh are local residents Alice Fowkes, Mark Ellis, Jo Sadler and Tim ‘The Mod’ Fuller, spinning tunes at a ‘great friendly venue’ […]

Madrid's s.m.a.r.t. club – March 2008

The s.m.a.r.t club in Madrid returns on March 15th 2008 with the usual top-notch selection of guest DJs. Playing mod and soul sounds are Mary Boogaloo (Rome), Niamh Lynch (London) and Ana Vila (Barcelona), playing with resident Bego Cueto.  It takes place ar the Clamores Club, 14 Alburquerque street (metro […]

Lennon's Magic Eye to go on display

A mosaic created by John Lennon in the mid-60s is to be seen by the pubic for the first time when it goes on display at The Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool. "The Magic Eye" was a 16ft by 6ft artwork feature of Lennon’s Kenwood estate swimming pool (in Surrey). […]

Garage Greats 45 reissue series

Here in the UK some enterprising souls have set up a new label Garage Greats, dedicated to re-issuing the best and rarest garage 45s from around the world. The first batch of ten records include classics such as Fe Fi Four Plus 2’s ‘I Wanna Come Back (from the World […]