Month: July 2008

The Pretty Things acoustic show

The current incarnation of The Pretty Things are to play a special acoustic show in London next week. Original members Phil May (vocals/guitar/harp) and Dick Taylor (guitar) alongside ’90s recruit Frank Holland (guitar/vocals/harp) will perform at the famous Eel Pie Club in Twickenham on Wednesday the 23rd of July. The […]

R&B feature in Record Collector

Music magazine Record Collector has a feature on 100 rhythm and blues songs ‘that changed the world’. Bob Solly, who played in David Bowie’s first band The Manish Boys, celebrates the potency of American blues artists and their effect on the British beat boom. He selects 100 tracks that were […]

The Faces to reform

The Faces keyboard player Ian McLagan has confirmed the band are planning a reunion for later this year. Everyone’s favourite tabloid The Sun revealed the story and McLagan has just confirmed it. Speaking to BBC 6 Music, he said Rod hasn’t wanted to do it for a long time. He […]

Twisted Wheel official website

There’s now an official Twisted Wheel website online – owned and run by original club owner Ivor Abadi and his son. It’s a bit of a mix in truth – nostalgia mainly, with a forum, some history and a place to buy memorabilia, both new and original (like original membership […]

Ikon Bruce Foxton shoes now available

They certainly got something of a mixed reception (to put it mildly) on the forums, but if you were taken by the Ikon Bruce Foxton shoe, you can pick them up from this week. You can read about them here, but to sum up, they’re a four eyelet Gibson shoe […]

Cult 60s movies head to DVD

Odeon Entertainment seems to be making the areas of cult and British cinema its own, with two new titles worthy of a look at a budget price. Released this week is The System (aka The Girl Getters), a Michael Winner film from 1964, with Oliver Reed heading up a ‘suited’ […]

New bands: Reign

Walking a fine line between modern-day indie and vintage 60s pop is Hertfordshire-based Reign. This four-piece band take their influences from everyone from The Charlatans, Stones Roses and Blur through to The Who and the ’60s mod era’, some of which you can hear on the band’s MySpace page, which […]

The Mourning After gig in Newcastle

Sheffield-based mod/garage band The Mourning After has reformed – and playing a gig in Newcastle. The venue is The Tyne pub, Maling Street, Newcastle upon Tyne and the date is Saturday, 20th of September, with things kicking off from 8pm and admission free. Well worth the effort if you’re in […]