Entries by Jason Holmes from 09/2012

A Tale of Two Cities: Peckham Rye

| Posted 09.06.2012 | UK Style

When Jason Holmes met Martin Brighty, owner of Soho-based gentlemen's outfitter Peckham Rye, he discovered the latest chapter in a tailoring story tha...

Immodesty Blaize: A Venus On Tour

| Posted 09.13.2012 | UK Entertainment

Immodesty's metier is burlesque, which derives from the Italian word burla, meaning joke or mockery, and can be a literary, dramatic or musical work. The term has been commonly used in the US to refer to performances in a variety show format, something which irks her.

The Sex Pistols: Never Mind The B*******, Re-released After 35 Years

| Posted 09.18.2012 | UK Entertainment

Steve raises his voice, a bit of the old punk rage perhaps asserting itself again after all these years. "You had to work to go and see a band back in '77, had to get off your arse and go to a gig, and then go to a record store to purchase the product. There was a lot more work involved. Now it's just mindless consumption."

Anarchy in the 100 Club, Almost...

| Posted 09.19.2012 | UK Entertainment

The evening was planned as a retrospective of the album that changed everything for British music. Never Mind The B******* sprang angrily into life in 1977, an original musical work that openly criticised a culturally cobwebbed United Kingdom. But the organisers do not get politeness this evening. Instead they get cat calls and verbal threats.

Acid Jazz Records Hits 25: Let the Celebrations Begin

| Posted 09.21.2012 | UK Entertainment

Outside 108 Commercial Street, the scooters nose in like a shoal of robot fish. I make my way through the crowd. The sun has set and the towers around Liverpool Street loom over the roof of Spitalfields market. The guy on the door ticks my name off the list and I walk in and get handed a drink.

Chris Kerr: Making Clothes for the Modern Man in Soho

| Posted 09.28.2012 | UK Style

Chris Kerr possesses an air of watchfulness, borne perhaps from looking out into Berwick Street from the cutting board which sits at the front of his Soho shop. The spectacles he wears are of heavy acetate, the navy suit fitted with little give, the whole look rounded off by black brogues and a metal watch.