Month: July 2008

Stephen Stills UK tour

’60s folk-rock legend Stephen Stills is to tour the UK this October. Last year Stills released Just Roll the Tape, a lost album of 1968 that ‘found its way back’ to the Buffalo Springfield/Crosby, Still, Nash and Young man. This UK tour will feature tracks from that album, alongside his […]

New band: The Heavens

The Heavens from Leeds are the brainchild of singer/guitarist Richard Green, best known for his time spent in ’90s indie-gods Ultrasound. Joining him here are Robert Simpson (organ), Steve Ward (bass), and Dave Fairbrother (drums). Together they mix ’60s British psychedelia, American folk-rock, and ’90s shoe-gaze to beautiful effect. Their […]

Long Tall Shorty live

Going to see Secret Affair in London on September 13th? Want more of the same? Then go see Long Tall Shorty afterwards. The power-pop legends are playing a special midnight show at The Fly on New Oxford St on the same day, a short walk from the Astoria 2 where […]

Rise: free festival in London

Rise, London’s biggest free music festival, has a mod-friendly line-up this Sunday the 13th of July. The annual event, recently shorn of its anti-racism message by new London Mayor Boris Johnson, takes place from 12 noon in Finsbury Park, north London. There are 50 live acts over several stages, the […]

The Meaning of Soul in Camden

If you’re at a loose end in London this Sunday (6th July), you might want to trot down to The Meaning Of Soul. A joint affair between the Camden Scooter Club, Bar Italia Scooter Club and The Inn Crowd, it promises an evening of vintage soul at the newly opened […]

New Aertex slim-fit button-downs

Vintage Manchester label Aertex has come back on the radar in the last year or so with some retro-styled polo shirts and slim-fit shirts, something it looks to be continuing with its new autumn/winter 2008 collection. According to the company’s latest press shot, it will be offering ‘razor sharp’ check […]

Philip Townsend 1960s photographs

Remember the Sorry You Missed The Sixties exhibition? Well, if you missed Philip Townsend’s photographs of the great and the good in Swinging London, you can now buy the pick of the photos at That Canvas. Take your pick from the likes of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Twiggy, shops and […]

Reggae Train at Isle of Wight

The Reggae Train returns to the Isle of Wight on August 22nd, 23rd and 24th – offering three nights of original reggae, rocksteady and ska and celebrating 40 years since the arrival of the original skinheads. The venue is The Town Club, 25 Star Street, Ryde, running from 8pm until […]