Month: March 2010

Sharon Jones album – hear it now

The new Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings album, I Learned The Hard Way, is out on 26th April 2010, but you can sneak a listen now. Check out the NPR website, which is streaming the album in its entirety or track-by-track, should you want yo try before you buy. […]

Weller-inspired Mojo Magazine

Not sure how desperate you are for yet another Paul Weller interview in your life, but if you are, Mojo magazine has come to your rescue. Weller is 'cover star' on the new edition of the magazine, talking about his new album and his past, with a 15-track soul/funk CD […]

Double Cookin compilation on Kent

Kent, amazingly, has never done a compilation of vintage/northern soul tunes made up purely of instrumentals – but now it has, under the title Double Cookin. 24 of them are packed onto this single CD, compiled by Tony Rounce, packed with sleevenotes, cover sleeves and flyer images, most of them […]

Season of the Witch screening

It's some time ahead, so you might want to make a note in your diary for Wednesday 19th May, when the Flipside (via the BFI) will be screening The Season of the Witch in London. Sound familiar? Of course it does – the song by Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger. […]

Puma Roma 68 trainers return

A colourful version of these hits the shelves in January, but now a more 'back to basics' version of the Puma Roma 68 Vintage trainers are available to buy. Introduced back in 1968 to honour Italian national team (which had won the European Championship that year), this new version offers […]

Modculture clubs section relaunches

It's not exactly re-inventing the wheel, but the first stage of the new clubs section is now live. If you've been following the site recently, you'll know I didn't really rate the old listings, so instead, I've been asking club promoters to answer a list of questions which should give […]

Catch-up: W/C 29th March 2010

Barry Murphy picks out the best of the week's TV and radio on the various catch-up services in the UK. All programmes are listed in date order and please note: Only available to UK residents. TV Masterchef – Modculture regular Stacie Stewart returns to the show for the first of […]

David Bailey: Look by Jackie Higgins

Described as the 'only book to cover the complete career', David Bailey: Look by Jackie Higgins is available in the coming days, courtesy of Phaidon. That means everything from the 60s work to recent output, including works from key monographs such as his debut 'Box of Pin-Ups' (1964) and the […]