Guide to the Popcorn Look

Follow The Sir’s Corner tips to look flawless when going to a Popcorn night or just digging for some records. With its elusive nature and mass-public appeal Popcorn has never had a specific dresscode despite having many traits which could define the scene a subculture. Since the UK mod scene and soul lovers started to…

Do the Popcorn- How Belgium Saved Black Music Part 3: The Style

Music and clothes have always been linked in subcultural scenes, but Popcorn, with its elusive essence and down-to-earth simplicity, can bring tailored suits and ’80s synthetic tracksuits on the same dancefloor. Before 2000-2004 few had heard about popcorn outside Belgium. The work of labels such as Mojo Records (US) and Soulful Torino (IT) and club…

Space is the Place- Interview with Cosmic Strip

Cosmic Strip with their blend of space themes, ‘60s French pop and ‘90s psych topped with flawless aesthetic are one of the most promising next big things. The Sir’s Corner had a chat with singer and guitarist Camella Agabalyan. What I really like about Cosmic Strip is the name. Catchy, entangling and catapulting you in…

ReDiscover Nino Ferrer and the lost years of Europe RnB maverick

Cherished by connoisseurs on RnB dancefloors as well as by prog geeks, Nino Ferrer has been one of Europe’s most gifted musicians across the ‘60s and the ‘70s. Turin musicteller Federico Sacchi has decided that time has come to give justice to the too often limited view of his figure through the cross-platform project ReDiscovery, which debuts in theatre this week.

Sanremo ’67: death, international stars and revolution

Music StoriesPress and police – more than usual – gather outside Sanremo’s Casinò Municipale in the late days of January 1967. The ’67 edition of Sanremo Festival had been promoted as the most spectacular and richest of international guests, but a death probably is not what host Mike Bongiorno, RAI television and the Festival board…

When Rome became London

Check out the Sir’s feature for NGG issue #8 ’37 Celsius degrees heat the Milanese afternoon on Thursday, June 24, 1965, when jarring screams of a legion teenagers in Chelsea boots and mini-skirts- accompanied by sweating and patient parents- greet the Fab4 stepping on the Vigorelli velodrome’s stage for their first Italian gig ever. This…