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Amsterdam BeatClub festival

Fancy a weekend in Amsterdam? You should make sure it matches up with the Amsterdam BeatClub festival. That date is the 22nd May 2010 at OT 301, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam (Netherlands), where your 15 Euro admission fee will get you entertainment from 8pm until 3am over three rooms, including DJs, […]

Valenka and the Imperfections

The Gene Drayton Unit is no more, but Clinton, Koolberg and BJ from the Unit have teamed up with vocalist Valenka Johanna and drummer Ben Hill to form Valenka and the Imperfections. Accordiong to the band's initial blurb, the new band is 'more Fred-Perrys-and-Levis' compared to the 'Drayton-style pinstripes and […]

New band: The Filthy Six

Jazzy, funky and a heavy dose of Hammond – The Filthy Six are about to launch their debut single on the Acid Jazz label with a track you might already be familiar with. That track is Get Carter, taking a funky detour from the Roy Budd original, back by the […]

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. […]

Kiddimoto Brit Pop scooter

When it comes to being hip, you can’t start too young – which is where the Kiddimoto Brit Pop scooter comes in. Kidimoto makes a selection of motorbikes, choppers, scramblers and vintage-style scooters for kids aged two to six, designed to teach your kids balance and made of plywood with […]