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Mod Male: You probably thought I gave this blog up, but the reality is that I've been way too busy with a miserable, overbearing task: moving. Seriously. My wife and I just finished moving and the largest lesson I've learned from this whole thing …
Souvenir Stand - Wherever You Go. Name You Price.
The fantastic Souvenir Stand are back with a new single, this time it is sitting amongst the stylings of The Ronettes and The Crystals and just as they did of their first EP, they take you right back to the height of…See More
Snap Galleries : The sixties: Photographs by Roger Kasparian
French photographer working his magic in the mid sixties, with an archive covering British, US and French artists, including Beatles, Beach Boys, Stones, The Who, Serge Gainsbourg, Francoise…See More
Modernist Society: On Monday 27 May 2013, John Wilson returns with a new series of Mastertapes, in which he talks to leading performers and songwriters about the album that made them or changed them. Recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC's …
Ray Manzarek: The Key to the Doors - PopMatters
Ray Manzarek: The Key to the Doors PopMatters Whether it's the Sunset Boulevard funk of “Soul Kitchen”, the Brechtian whimsy of “Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)”, or the eyes-half-shut oblivion…See More
Voices Of East Anglia: We don’t really do obituaries here at VoEA as many others do it so much better than we ever could. However when we see a side to someone that others seem to have missed we like to flag it up and bring it to the attention of …
Modernist Society: Sat – Nov 30, 2013 - University Great Hall, Cardiff Sun – Dec 01, 2013 - O2 Academy, Oxford Mon – Dec 02, 2013 - O2 Academy, Bournemouth Thu – Dec 12, 2013 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London Fri – Dec 13, 2013 - O2 …
Modernist Society: The Strypes new single, ‘Hometown Girls’, can be downloaded NOW on iTunes. The EP features two live tracks, ‘CC Rider’ and ‘Stormy Monday’, recorded at King Tuts in Glasgow. You can also now preorder the 7” vinyl single for …
Voices Of East Anglia: From the 1920s through to the present day Gebrauchsgraphik (literally meaning ‘use graphic’ – it’s now called Novum) was a hugely influential Berlin based commercial art magazine. It was published in both German and English …
Modernist Society: The Karla Milton Collective, who have the excellent ‘Jack is Back’ single out on Heavy Soul Records right now, have announced that they are playing at The MET Studio at Stafford Gatehouse on Saturday 6th July 2013. The …
Monkey Picks: Following Total Destruction To Your Mind (1970) and Rat On! (1971), two more reissues from Alive Records bring the spotlight back on the inimitable Swamp Dogg. Gag a Maggott (that extra ‘t’ is annoying) was Swamp’s fourth album and …
Anorak Thing: JOHNNY KIDD AND THE PIRATES-Send For That Girl/The Fool U.K. HMV POP 1559 1966 Johnny Kidd will forever be remembered for perhaps the first classic British rock n' roll record, 1960's "Shakin' All Over". But by 1966 …
Nick Waterhouse And Brooks’ New Retro Category
Following hard upon the debut of Red Fleece is today’s Brooks mailer, which plugs a new, possibly temporary, product category called “Retro Style.” The category consists of standard Brooks…See More
Japanese Adverts From The Swinging Sixties
Here we take a look at some more cool Japanese Adverts from the swinging sixties. We’ve picked out a few ads that have caught our attention on our travels around the internet and as our Japanese reading skills are…See More
Oh So '60s | Mo Saique Shoes
The world and it's social structures were changing rapidly and the style of dress reflected that. After a decade where all dresses were long(ish) and all waists were cinched, the 60s came alot and transformed silhouettes for ...
Music and Thatcherism
The problem with the critics of Thatcher is that they always pick on the wrong things to criticise. Do we really want our children to leave school and get a job working underground?
Bar Italia Scooter Club are organising the rideout on 25th of May as part of the New Untouchables Timebox Weekender. Scooter rideout: We set off at 2pm sharp from Carnaby Street (Great Marlborough St…1 Comment 0 Likes
Friday Street 2013 Glasgow Mod Weekender Thursday 27th till Sunday 30th June Full programme of events and ticket details at our Facebook page
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I have the chance to buy a 1966 Vespa 150 Super, its in top condition and has a load of chrome extras, the only thing that bothers me is that it has a PX125E engine fitted. Does anyone have a rough idea how much I should be offering for it?Read More
Looking for a bit of helping regarding glasses may sound a bit daft but a necessity for myself and my current pair is currently bringing down my overall image. So any help you could offer on the perfect pair of mod specks would be a massive help.…Read More
We would probably all agree that bow ties are late 50’s early 60’s ivy league. I think that there is something stylish about them. My question is: Are bow ties Mod or are they just pretentious and frivolous? And should they just be for wearing with…Read More
Having just watched the Style Council "Showbiz" concert film, it once again ocurred to me how effortlessly Weller back then had transferred the mod aesthetic to the (then-) very present, ridding it of any eventual musty nostalgic elements. Same…Read More