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 […]
Thanks to Alan Buchanan for flagging up Ska with Laurel – although you might need to pop it into your diary for future reference. According to the website of the local authority, Ska with Laurel takes place from 2nd October 2010 – 8th May 2011 at the New Walk Museum […]
Not exactly a completely new band, but we've not yet featured The Eviltones – so here we go. Look away now soul and jazz lovers, The Eviltones are pure 60s garage – noisy, chuggin' guitars, primitive organ, a snarling vocal and catchy sub-three minute tunes. They sound impressive on MySpace, […]
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 […]
A bit last minute, but if you're in the area, try and check out The Getup at A Go-Go. Now with a new horn section, The Getup offer up original funky Hammond led tunes, with a sound not unlike early JTQ. Supporting with the tunes is DJ Tim K of […]
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 […]
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. […]
Modculture, in assocation with Bullet in Sheffield and artist Colin Duffield (referred to as “the pioneer of 60s poster art”) will soon offer for sale original live music posters from the Mojo Club in Sheffield featuring the biggest bands ever – including many mod favourites.