Tag: music

The Godfathers 25th anniversary gig

The Godfathers have announced a 25th Anniversary show at 100 Club, London, with special guests The Fabulous Penetrators The cult Brit garage band are celebrating 25 years since their formation in ’85 with a very special birthday show on Thursday June 17th – the exact date of the band’s first ever […]

Bettye Lavette does The Who

Soul singers covering rock tunes isn't a new thing – we did a Spotify playlist of some a while back, but here's one I missed – Bettye Lavette doing The Who's Love Reign O'er Me. According to this YouTube clip, the track was recording for some kind of event honouring […]

Double Cookin' CD reviewed

Kent (amazingly) hasn't done a northern soul instrumental CD before, which makes the Double Cookin' CD release something of an event. Compiled by Tony Rounce, it features 24 northern soul instrumentals, perhaps leaning more towards the classic than the rare – although there are some hard to find nuggets on […]

The Chords live in London

70s/80s mod legends The Chords have reformed with their original line-up – and are playing a gig in London in August. The date is Saturday August 21st 2010, the venue is The Relentless Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RD, with support provided by The Universal and Long Tall Shorty. […]

London Calling book by Barry Miles

Big thanks to Ed for flagging up a book that has passed us by – London Calling by Barry Miles. Described as 'a major and definitive history of the counterculture' by a 'pre-eminent chronicler of the cultural underground' (the author was indeed a leading light on the 60s underground scene), […]

New band: The Keys

Not really a new band as such, but The Keys just might be a new band to you. Formerly known as Murry The Hump and talked up by Joe Strummer and John Peel, the band are now doing the rounds under the new(er) name, with a new album, Fire Inside, […]

Nostalgia of the Future podcast

Looking for something interesting to listen to today? You'll have more than a day's worth of tunes if you check out the Nostalgia of the Future podcast. That should actually be podcasts, as there's loads of 'em, not necessarily 'mod' but certainly ticking the boxes for lovers of interesting/cult sounds […]

Club focus: Hidden Charms (London)

Not just a club, Hidden Charms is more of a monthly R&B event. Taking in R&B in a wider, more original sense (as far back as the late 40s, through to the early 60s), the club mixes DJs with live R&B house bands and some 'exotic' dancing at the Cock […]