Month: May 2008

Home Cookin' at Filthy McNastys

Dig this cats, it’s Sunday evening. It’s hot and sticky inside your pad and out. And yet you have a real gone urge to jump up and shake your feet. Like, too much! A no-goodnik would lie naked in front of a fan. But you have this beastly desire to […]

Vertigo Double Decker in Manchester

See above for the details of the next Vertigo Double Decker in Manchester, taking place on Friday 30th May 2008. Two floors and free entry, with  60s Beat, R’n’B, Early Northern sounds, Ska and Blues i The Attic, with modern 60s influenced Indie, 2 tone, Mod revival and Classic 60s […]

Belle Vue Press + Gonks 45

Out now is the latest edition of the Belle Vue Press, which comes with a free copy of the new Gonks 45, released on the Belle Vue 45s label. The new magazine (volume 8) includes reviews, photos, a preview of the forthcoming Belle Vue weekender, Dutch artist Bert Bluehipster, Richard […]

New bands: The Beep Seals

Time for something a bit different here on Modculture. With summer threatening to rear its head at any moment, it’s time to enjoy some laid back, good time harmony pop-psych. For this, we look to Manchester’s The Beep Seals. It is an enticing prospect, for here is a band whose […]

R.I.P. Jimmy McGriff

One of the mod scene’s most cherished jazz and blues organists, Jimmy McGriff, died on Saturday (May 24th) in his hometown of Voorhees, New Jersey from heart failure. McGriff had suffered from multiple sclerosis for many years. He was 72. Born in Philadelphia in 1936, McGriff learnt the organ as […]

Manchester mod weekender

The ninth annual Manchester mod weekender details have just been announced. Taking place over the weekend of Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th of July 2008, the popular weekender (also known as "Modchester") is bought to you by The Hideaway gang of Neil Henderson, Mike Warburton and Paul Welsby. […]

Sweet but Deadly summer allnighters

In London the Sweet but Deadly collective are preparing for a busy summer of allnight parties. Having moved to The Cellars in Newington Green (N1) at the start of 2008, things are progressing well as the venue upgrades (new wooden dancefloor, new soundsystem) and the punters report that Raise Your […]

Get Smart DVD release

Long before Austin Powers there was Get Smart – and the original TV series is finally getting a DVD release in the UK. Probably to capitalise on the publicity from the movie remake. Series one gets the DVD treatment, with Maxwell Smart aka Agent 86 (Don Adams) back to spoof […]