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Hideaway Christmas

It’s the season to be jolly – and of course to listen to top notch soul music. So why not combine the two at the Hideaway Club Christmas Special! Saturday 17th December Upstairs at The Waldolf Pub Gore Street (opp The Malmaison Hotel) city centre Manchester All the very best […]

Motown with Martin Freeman

News reaches the Modculture desk about a new series of Motown compilations called "Motown Made To Measure" – where a selection of musicians, actors and DJs pick their favourite Motown moments, along with a commentary (not between tracks thankfully) describing why they like them so. First up is former Office-boy […]

The USB record deck

If you’ve got a pile of vinyl gathering dust and desperately want to convert it to a digital format, the USB turntable from Ion seems just the thing for you. Just plug it into a spare socket and spin those tunes. The USB turntable comes with Audacity to enable you […]

Modculture films re-launched

Another old section of the modculture site has had a facelift. The modculture films section has been re-launched, looking sharper and far easier to navigate. You’ll find it at: There are only a small number of full reviews as yet, but that will be dealt with in the coming […]

Stuart Sutcliffe on BBC4

BBC Four is showing a documentary on orginal Beatle (and artist) Stuart Sutcliffe on Monday 12th December at 9pm, entitled: Stuart Sutcliffe: The Lost Beatle. Sutcliffe died at the age of 21 from a brain haemorrhage. He was an artist of great promise and also one of the biggest influences […]

Mod merchandising in the USA

There seems to be a number of stylish ‘mod’ outlets appearing these days – replacing some of the cheap and nasty merchandising that has dominated the classifieds of certain scooter-related publications for countless years. One of these more hip retailers is Mod Times run by Guy Brader. Our roving reporter […]

Long Tall Shorty in Twickenham

Soul Stung Promotions in associaton with London Wasps scooter club present top mod band Long Tall Shorty plus DJ support playing all your favourite mod sounds (Motown, Stax, blue beat, ska, northern and revival). The gig takes place on Friday 16th December at Filthy McNasty’s on London Road, Twickenham (nearest […]

Modculture / Fay Hallam – Leeds

Come along to Brighton Beach in Leeds on saturday February 11th to see the one and only Fay Hallam play live! In addition, you’ll get a rare DJ outing from Dave Walker (that’s me!), who will be blowing the dust off his 45s alongside the excellent Brighton Beach resident Gav […]