Archive for September, 2008

Fred Perry nylon bomber jacket

by Modculture 30 September, 2008

Well, the weather’s not all that cold, but the rain’s started up – time for something like this Fred Perry nylon bomber jacket.

Yes, this is a classic FP bomber, but in nylon rather than cotton – making it shower-proof and very autumn-friendly. In terms of detailing, it has red, white and navy collar and cuffs, with two zip pockets, an elasticated hem and Fred Perry logo.

And it’s yours for £79.

Find out more at the Oi Polloi website

Forthcoming Pow Wow Club

by Modculture 30 September, 2008

If you missed the last one, you can check out the next Pow Wow Club on Saturday November 15th 2008.

It runs from 9pm until 4am at Penelopes, 53-55 Arundal Gate, Sheffield, S1 6PN, with DJs Mikey Collins, Mik Parry, Gav Arno and Callum Simpson spinning R&B, soul and hip 60s mod sounds. There’s also a daytime session at the Washington pub from 1pm with DJs and dancefloor.

Entry the night event is £6 – if you want to know more, check out the full details on the forums.

More on the Pow Wow Club event

Jesse Hector documentary screening

by Modculture 30 September, 2008

If you love your freakbeat – or just love a good rock yarn – you might want to check out the screening of the Jesse Hector documentary A Message To The World.

60s pioneer Hector now makes a living as a cleaner at the Hackney Empire – a million miles away from his work with 60s freakbeat outfit The Clique, proto-punk bruisers Crushed Butler and The Hammersmith Gorillas. This documentary follows him on a journey around London, retracing his fifty years in rock n’ roll, right back to the early days skiffling at the 2 I’s in Old Compton Street at the age of just 12 through to the role he had in shaping punk – and the influence he had on the likes of Paul Weller, Billy Idol, Shane McGowan and Rat Scabies.

The film screens as part of the Raindance Film Festival, specifically on Saturday 4th October at the Cineworld Shaftesbury Avenue at 12pm. See here for more details. And check out the trailer below:

Ikon's range of retro scarves

by Modculture 30 September, 2008

I would say a cheap alternative to the Tootal scarf – but these Ikon retro scarves are actually more expensive!

For your money you get a scarf that’s handmade in England in a choice of three designs – Prince, Steve and Ferdie (two of which are pictured above), mixing a patterned design with a plain contrast reverse.

No word on what the scarves are made of, but if you like the look, you can bag one for £35.

Ikon website

Complete Introduction to Northern Soul

by Modculture 30 September, 2008

The title of this new boxset from Universal just about sums it up – A Complete Introduction to Northern Soul.

Compiled by Wigan Casino DJ Russ Winstanley, it’s a four-disc set, each with its own theme – Motown Memories, Motown’s Hidden Nuggets, Northern Floorshakers and Northern Anthems. For the serious collector, there’s probably little new – although some tracks have made it out of the Motown archives for the first time. But for the less obsessive, it promises a mix of dancefloor staples and rare gems from the 60s to the present day – yes, even Frank Popp makes an appearance.

We’ll be running a competition soon to win a signed box, as well as offering tickets to the invite-only November launch party at the 100 Club (in association with Fred Perry). Keep an eye out for that. In the meantime, check out the full tracklisting over the page.

Find out more about the CD at

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