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Record Reviews – Sept 2014 (Part 1)

Big Boss Man
Last Man On Earth – Album
It’s been four years since we last saw a new release from Big Boss Man (BBM). Happily, it was well worth the wait.

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The Wicked Whispers (Newbreed)

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Newbreed4Band Members: Mike  Murphy (Vocals/Guitars) Toby Virgo (Bass/Backing Vocals) Steven Penn (Organist) Andy Smith (Guitars) Nathan Sayer (Drums) Discography: 2011 – EP ‘The Dark Delights of the Wicked…

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Brighton Mod Weekend 2014

Dominic Hinde Photo has added a photo to the pool:
You can see my video here :
© Dominic Hinde

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MODtreal 2014 - A Retrospective - Parka Avenue

I want to let you in on a little secret. I’m a selfish bastard. One of the reasons why I decided to throw myself in the perilous and time consuming adventure of organizing a Mod Weekender was so that I could have one to attend.

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Houston gets its own groovy 1960s festival: Vintage Market to take everyone … - CultureMap Houston

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Houston Vintage 2014. The Houston Vintage 2014 theme is all about the mod 60s. Photo Courtesy Houston Vintage.
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Jaguars Scooter Club rolls into its thirties with style - Calgary Herald

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The Jaguars club was started in 1984 by three Calgary friends, all formerly of the U.K., who sought a community of like-minded vintage Vespa- and Lambretta-riders…
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AMEN CORNER-High In The Sky/Run, Run, Run U.S. Deram 45-7521 1968
Today’s topic was Cardiff, Wales favorite sons Amen Corner’s fourth U.S. 45 release issued in October 1968 . It was released previously in July in the U.K.

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Featured Event This hotly anticipated club night that started life back in 2001 bringing together all the different elements of the London 60s music scene for a big night of pure vintage underground partying. The 1000 capacity venue in the heart of Central London home to Le Beat Bespoké, Nutty New Year and New Untouchables live promotions has three rooms of action with an all night bar”

Crossfire info here!

The BEAT BASEMENT is hosted by Mousetrap Fuzz 4 Freaks all-nighters. Three of the best young bands on the scene today THE WICKED WHISPERS + NEW ELECTRIC RIDE & PAUL ORWELL AND THE NIGHT FALLS play live. Resident DJ Dr Robert (Le Beat Bespoke) + Craig Reece + Peter Feely & Pete Whitehouse (Perfumed Garden- Derby) spin the primest 60’s Beat, Garage, Psych committed to vinyl. Expect maximum fun, gorgeous go-go girls to a backdrop of kaleidoscope visuals. 

NORTHERN SOUL popularity in the UK has never waned but is set to catch the hearts and souls of a whole new generation through new film entitled ‘NORTHER SOUL’.  You can witness those amazing dance moves in person on our huge wooden dance floor in the main ballroom to a soundtrack of the best Northern Soul oldies. Hosted by Kent Records and 6TS promoter and DJ Ady Croasdell who will be joined on stage by special guests Irish Greg, Dawn & Nick Brown, Jo Wallace and Val Palmer.

The R&B ROOM is hosted by London by the Mousetrap R&B allnighters with authentic Rhythm and Blues, Ska/Reggae and Club Soul on the menu from resident DJ Rob Bailey and special guests Roberta Pompetti, Jamie Parr, Cello and Craig Reece from various R&B joints.

Sat 11 Oct

229 The Venue

229 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PN

Transport- Opp Great Portland St/5 mins Warren St & Regents Park

Adm £12 in advance from

£15 OTD

Doors 10pm-6am The Mod Generation

Paul Weller plans Motown record - TV3 Xposé Entertainment

Paul Weller is recording a Motown album.
The ‘Going Underground’ hitmaker is currently in the studio working on the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Sonik Kicks’ and says the record - which will be released in March or April next year - has a very different sound.
He admitted: ”It’s a bit more kind of R&B — maybe I’m talking about old R&B.
”[More Motown], something like The Four Tops or…

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How to dance to northern soul - The Guardian

The Guardian How to dance to northern soul The Guardian “How about,” I say to my northern soul dance instructor, Sharon Sullivan, “I miss out the tricky shuffle part of this dance step you’re trying to show me and just slide my foot along the floor…

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Oh You Pretty Things: The Story of Music and Fashion, 1. Tribes

The ’60s saw the Small Faces, Cilla Black, the Beatles and the Stones all embrace fashion.

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Singer Mary Wilson takes fresh approach to classics of Motown

A pioneer of the Motown sound and image, Mary Wilson recalls the social divides that her music helped bridge in concerts decades ago — a time when stylish black female vocalists didn’t yet occupy the mainstream spotlight. “Many of the audiences outside Detroit were segregated,” said Wilson, a founding member of the Supremes (Baby Love, You Can’t Hurry Love). “You would go to these shows in the South — blacks on one side, whites on the other.” Then the women began to sing.

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Ham Yardies go Barcelona

Latest Article Since Le Clean Cut team has announced its next weekender to take place by Nov next year in order to celebrate its 5 first years of activity, London based Ham Yardies have taken the occasion to take the streets of the city next Nov. the 15th 2014.

Session will feature UK and local DJs and online tickets are already for sale at The Mod Generation

Mod Weekend will be a far from Secret Affair

Now is the time for action – Secret Affair are revving up their Lambrettas and ironing their Ben Sherman shirts ahead of this month’s Ribble Valley Mod and Soul Weekender.

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