Month: October 2008

Pretty Things perform S.F. Sorrow

60s beat-psych legends The Pretty Things are set to perform the whole of their highly-acclaimed S.F. Sorrow album early next year. No doubt having noted the success of The Zombies performing their ‘Odyssey and Oracle’ album earlier this year, this outing for the original line-up of the ‘first ever rock […]

Motown legends live UK tour

As part of the Motown is 50 celebrations some heavyweight acts from the label are to play a UK tour in 2009. The Once In A Lifetime June arena tour has a line-up to behold; confirmed acts so far are The Miracles, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Jr Walker’s All […]

Collective Disorder trainers guide

If you fancy shifting your trainer buying hobby from pastime to obsession, the Collective Disorder book should be an essential first purchase. Produced by Soleseek, this luxurious limited edition book is about trainers – and nothing else. In fact, there aren’t any opinions or witty one-liners, it’s just packed full […]

Like Dynamite to your Brain

If you like a bit of beat, psych and garage, you might just like the Like Dynamite to your Brain blog. It claims to be dedicated to ‘Lost vinyl obscurities. Mostly 60’s Garage, Beat, Freakbeat, Psych & Jangly Pop. Also 60’s Soul & R&B, 50’s novelty, and rock and roll’. […]

C.A.F. in Hastings

If you’re on the look out for a credit crunch-friendly night on the south coast, look no further than C.A.F. in Hastings. Residents Rowly and Southern Sam will be joined by Da Do Ron Ron’s Simon Bridger, and local lass Linda Seddon for a blend of soul, funk and Hammond […]

Babylon DVD reviewed

Not strictly mod, but a movie that’s certain to be of interest is the reissue of cult Brit flick Babylon. Indeed, this 1980 movie was co-written by Martin Stellman (who penned the Quadrophenia movie around the same time) and also stars Trevor Laird (Ferdy), with the tale of youth alienation […]

All Mod Icon Special Edition

In November All Mod Icon will publish a 48 page full colour edition printed on 130 gsm glossy paper to commemorate Paul Weller’s 50th year. The magazine will have a limited edition print run of 5000 and will be priced at £4.99. Pre-orders will be available from October 16th. Contents […]

Paisley mini-dress by Tibi

Psychedelic prints are a staple of the 1960s, from Twiggy’s own line to Biba and beyond. Carrying off a busy print and bright colours together can often be difficult, but this Tibi mini shift dress has the balance down pat. With a colour palette of reds against white, this paisley […]