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Brutus Recommends – 27th March

Friday, 27 March 2015 12:13:12 GMT

Soul Dimension Club - Crazy Circle Bar - 28th March -Brussels, Belgium
Three DJ's spinning the best soul and R&B vinyl

Soul Dimension Club

Topnovil - Monkeys Music Club - 28th March - Hamburg, Germany
Last date on Topnovil's first ever European tour in the brand new Monkeys Music Club!

Topnovil

Sham 69 - The Fleece - 27th March - Bristol, UK
The legendary Sham 69 take over The Fleece this weekend

Sham 69

Booze & Glory - Mu Parma - 28th March - Parma, Italy
Their first ever show in Italy alongside some great support bands, get along to this show!

Booze And Glory





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Brutus Recommends – 18th March

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:19:03 GMT

Lion's Law, Doubling Boys & Machette - Saturday 21st March - Nantes, France
Three new Oi! bands from Paris to Basque Country coming together this weekend in Nates!

Three new Oi! bands

Grade 2 & The Stalkers - Friday 20th March - Lugano, Switzerland New Generation Oi! night on the sunny Italian boarder of Switzerland

Grade 2 & The Stalkers

Dritte Wahl (Record Release), The Skatoons & Zaunpfahl - Saturday 21st March - Magdeburg, Germany
A night of punk and ska with a brand new record release from Dritte Wahl!

Dritte Wahl (Record Release), The Skatoons & Zaunpfahl

March of the Mods - The Zinedines, Ska'd For life, The Dead Perrys, The Todfather & The HOW - Sunday 22nd March - Isle of Wight, UK A great event, for a brilliant cause... All Proceeds go to Teenage Cancer Trust!

March of the Mods



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Brutus Ambassador – David Rosen

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:09:05 GMT

David Rosen

David Rosen has been wearing Brutus since the year Arsenal won their first double in 1971. He works in the heart of Mayfair Village on Savile Row as one of London's most sought after property agents.

He is a true creative, with an eye for style and honest design. A meticulous dresser, David is rarely seen without good shoes, a button down Brutus and a spring in his step.

Having first seen Brutus when it hit the market in the sixties, for David, the brand brings back memories of 'the spirit of Jazz on a summer's day.’

David is wearing his favourite Trimfit, the Heritage Christmas Tartan available here.

David's favourite record right now is Blue Collar Jane by The Strypes.

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Brutus Recommends – 13th March

Thursday, 12 March 2015 16:02:37 GMT

The Business + Support - March 13th - Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
"UK Oi! legends The Buisness take over Slovakia this weekend, on part of their European tour"

The Business + Support

Untied Streetskids 2015 - March 13/14th - Volketswil, Switzerland "Another year at United Streetkids festival this weekend with bands from all over the globe, see you there!"

Untied Streetskids 2015

Triple Threat Take Over - March 13/14th - Los Angeles, California
"A night of rocksteady and boss reggae till the early hours of the morning!"

Triple Threat Take Over

Secret Army, Last Crusade & Rixe - March 14th - Paris, France "New wave of punk and oi presented by the BSC crew!"

Secret Army, Last Crusade & Rixe



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Brutus Recommends

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 17:48:48 GMT

A new weekly post by our very own Sid Ryan from Grade 2, keeping you up to date with the Worldwide Brutus Scene by recommending the best shows each weekend.

Suede Razors First European Tours - Starts March 6th Wein, Austria

First ever time on European soil, Suede Razors! If you're a fan of 70's punk, Oi! or Glamrock, get along to one of the upcoming shows through March!

Suede Razors First European Tours - Starts March 6th Wein, Austria

Tuscia Oi! Fest – 7th March Viterbo, Italy

The first Tuscia Oi! Fest is happening this weekend, bringing ska, punk and Oi! band from throughout Europe!

Tuscia Oi! Fest – 7th March Viterbo, Italy

The Buzzcocks – 6th March Hamburg, Germany

The legendary Buzzcocks are playing Hamburg this weekend, not to be missed!

Suede Razors First European Tours - Starts March 6th Wein, Austria

Antwerp Boss - Steady - Reggae Weekender - March 6th & 7th Antwerp, Belgium

Spinning the best boss reggae vinyl into the early hours of the morning, get your dancing shoes on!

Antwerp Boss - Steady - Reggae Weekender - March 6th & 7th Antwerp, Belgium

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Back in print: The Way We Wore: A Life In Threads by Robert Elms back on the shelves

It went away for quite a while, but this month The Way We Wore: A Life In Threads by Robert Elms has returned to the shelves as a paperback and in a Kindle version too.

It's a book about street style, a very good one too, which is why we're talking it up. Street style from the 1950s to the '90s to be precise, everything from Teddy Boys to Acid house, from Notting Hill to Soho, focusing on how the working class youth of London became the coolest kids on the planet despite having just modest cash in their pockets.

From button-downs to loafers and bondage trousers, it's about the clothes you had to be seen in at certain points in time to make your mark, told by a man (and boy) who fell in love with clothes in the mid-1960s and never looked back.

If you love your clothes and love (or loved) the idea of standing out from the crowd on a Saturday afternoon and night, this is definitely a book for you if you haven't read it before.

The book covers 312 pages and sells for £9.46 as a paperback. As we mentioned, a Kindle version available too if you prefer to be digital.

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Going out: The Modcast Autumn Boat Party in London

Friday, 29 August 2014 10:54:44 BST

Going out: The Modcast Autumn Boat Party in London

How does the idea of some mod-friendly grooves in the River Thames grab you? If the answer is 'a lot', then you need a ticket for The Modcast Autumn Boat Party in London.

It's the event of the mod podcast, if that makes sense. Think of it as the live version, but with less chat, more music and a boat. That just about covers it.

It takes place on Sunday 14th September, the boat leaving the Festival Pier at 1:45pm, but the day/night event running from 2pm until 8pm. In that time, you'll hear DJs Eddie Piller, Fred Ekander, Dave Edwards and Smiler playing a mix of mod sounds, soul, jazz, psych, reggae….even a bit of house!

Obviously you'll need your sea legs, as well as your best threads for the day. You will also need a ticket too. Those are available online and sell for £22 including a booking fee. Just make sure you are there on time - we can't imagine the boat coming back for any latecomers!

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Soulful Manchester: The Hideaway Club returns to the city in November

Soulful Manchester: The Hideaway Club returns to the city in November

Manchester's iconic R&B hangout isn't the monthly event it once was. So when The Hideaway Club does make an occasional return, it's a good idea to clear your diary and make a point of going there.

The UK's finest vintage soul club returns this November, specifically November 30th 2014, with the venue being Upstairs at The Old Nag's Head, Lloyd Street (off Deansgate), city centre Manchester.

It's a day and night affair, with the daytime session offering open decks, record and clothing stalls, beer and food. Head into the night and you'll get the club itself, with the best in new breed R&B, classic club sounds, ska and soul jazz.

DJs for the weekend are resident Neil Henderson, Bill Kealy (For Dancers Only in Ireland) and Sean Courtney (Nowt But Northern, Glasgow). Daytime is free, night event is £5 and runs from 9pm until 2:30am.

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Classic vinyl: Etta James At Last! 7-inch vinyl set available via Jazzman Records

If you love your vinyl, then the Etta James At Last! set from Jazzman Records is well worth checking out.

The R&B icon is given something of a mini showcase over three 7-inch 45rpm vinyl records, with six tracks that highlight her range and depth through her earlier years. Those tracks are floorfiller 'Seven Day Fool', the rasping 'Something's Got A Hold On Me', the mid-tempo groove of 'Spoonful', 'It's A Crying Shame' (featuring Harvey Fuqua), the calling card that is 'At Last' and the equally iconic 'I Just Want To Make Love To You'.

All of that in one package and we would guess, a set in limited numbers. £14.99 if you want to secure one now. It's available directly from Jazzman Records.

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Posted in News By David Walker
Playing the long game: Special edition Brutus Trimfit Jamaican Shirt gets a long-sleeved option
Playing the long game: Special edition Brutus Trimfit Jamaican Shirt gets a long-sleeved option

If you liked the look of the Special edition Brutus Trimfit Jamaican Shirt when we featured in recently, then you probably find this long-sleeved version rather appealing too.

Yes, we know the weather is likely to turn for the worst soon and to be honest, we know some of you might prefer long sleeves to short too. With that in mind, here is an alternate version of what's likely to be a seriously sought-after garment.

The key detail change is that sleeve. Outside of that, everything is as expected, from the box pleat through to the trademark collar roll. Of course, the selling point here is still that reworking of the classic tartan in the colours of the Jamaican flag, a cloth that has already caused quite a stir.

Like the short-sleeved version, it will be on pre-order soon, with shirts bin shipped from 22nd August. Which might mean you can vie it an outing over the bank holiday weekend. More details on the main site.

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Posted in News By David Walker