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Good Block

Good Block returns to The Social’s basement on Friday 9th March.

The next instalment rallies the whole, Wholemeal crew for a left of centre boogie.  Expect 70′s/80′s/90′s: Disco, Boogie, House, Hip Hop, Electro, Lazer Funk, Afrobeat

LISTEN TO GOOD BLOCK MIX PT 2 

DJs:

Charles Drakeford (NTS Radio / Wholemeal)

Bradley Zero (Rhythm Section / Boiler Room)

Sean O’Rourke (dollop / Good Block)

Tom Esselle (Wholemeal)

Gigolo Medina (Wholemeal)

Peter & Axel Foely (Good Block)

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Bringing a new night to The Social every 2nd Friday of the month. The Good Block will blend Disco, Boogie, Hip Hop, House, Soul and Lazer Funk from the 70′s to the current day. Flying across New York, Chicago, Detroit, Kingston, London, Lagos and beyond. Each month’s line up will welcome a host of established club DJs who leave their current guises behind to do something left of centre. From The Gap Band to Big L to Kerri Chandler to Mr Vegas, come get deep.

 

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Players Ball Central

This Friday – March 2nd

For over a year now, PLAYERS BALL has been the highlight of everyone’s month at its birthplace at The CAMP in East London… and now, due to popular demand you can experience London’s Crunkest Club Night™ right in the centre of the capital at The Social – on the FIRST FRIDAY EVERY MONTH!!!  Southern Hospitality DJs Rob Pursey and Davey Boy Smith will be bringing you all the hottest new club anthems, breaking future classics, bringing back your old favourites and just generally giving you the CRUNKEST, BUCKEST, WILDEST clubbing experience in London.

** STOP PRESS **

Rob Pursey has put together this mix for the night

DOWNLOAD

www.southernhospitality.co.uk

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Social Newsletter – Week 5

It’s official, the new menu from The London Particular is AMAZING.  

Honestly, the new food is completely brilliant, head down for lunch or dinner, eat in or takeaway. There are new specials pretty much every day, Harrisa Ribs are launching tonight!

The Celestial Cinema premieres on Monday with a special screening of Saint Etienne’s ‘What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day?’.

Music wise, The Schizodelic Sound is back tomorrow night, HHK tonight,SubSoul on Saturday and more of the same all next week.

Before i stop wittering, shout out to Rob Pursey for his latest mix Zonin vol 3. Grab it now and zone out.

www.thesocial.com

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SOCIAL NIGHTS OUT

Thursday 23rd February
HIP HOP KARAOKE 

“London’s like a jungle sometimes but nights like this will keep you from going under!”

Time Out

Putting a fresh twist on the ancient art of karaoke, Hip-Hop Karaoke lets you get on the mic and act out your rap fantasies to the fullest, whether that’s teaming up with friends to rock through a Wu-Tang jam, living the lyrical highlife like Jay-Z or Drake, bawsin it like Rick Ross, celebrating summertime with The Fresh Prince or acting all crazy like Nicki Minaj or Ol Dirty Bastard.

You can find HHK every Thursday at The Social.  It’s no exaggeration to say that this is a legendary night out.

Doors 6pm-1am, £3 concession list (via hiphopkaraokeuk@gmail.com) £5 on the door.

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Friday 24th February

THE SCHIZODELIC SOUND

DJs: GUY C, AARON FLETCHER + TIM ROCKINS

Mixing Mods with Rockers, Punks with Proggers, Concrete Jungle with African Bush, Brazilian Nuggets with Turkish Delights, Sweet’n’Sour Krauts with Big Macs and Crisp Rappers with Cheesy Ravers any flavour is for the tasting. Based on a super tight blend of three amigos triple-teaming behind the decks The Schizodelic Sound shall make one shake thy rattle, rok ya Rolex and get on up to get on down. With much unexpected diggings alongside stone-cold classics from the most open book of musical revelry there is a sound for one and all to rejoice in.

Doors 6pm-1am, free entry before 9pm, £5 after

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Saturday 25th February

SUBSOUL 

‘The real overground sound

DJs:

SPIN DOCTOR

+ MR RIVE

Spinning everything from Soul + Disco to Hip Hop and House, a blend of sounds new and old for those looking for an unpretentious party vibe.

Upstairs you can find the Breakin Bread DJs hosting a special one off all night long.

Doors 6pm-3am, free before 8pm, £5 after

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Monday 27th February

THE CELESTIAL CINEMA

First of a monthly film club curated by Jeff Barrett

Saint Etienne and Heavenly Films present:

What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day? 

What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day? (2005) continues Saint Etienne’s  ongoing fascination with the city of London and its diverse array of people, space and places. Directed by Paul Kelly, this superb  documentary explores East London’s neglected Lower Lea Valley,  beautifully capturing the areas’ last moments before it undergoes a  major redevelopment programme that will transform it from a derelict  wasteland into the site for the 2012 Olympic Games. (running time 46 minutes).

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+ Drift Street – A short film by Michael Smith, the writer and presenter of BBC’s Drivetime and Citizen Smith.

Doors 7pm-12am, £3 entry

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Tuesday 28th February

SYMPTOMATIC PRESENTS

Live:

BAND OF HOLY JOY

JACK ROBERTS

FRASER + THE BETH STEEL

Forever changing, consistently unique yet, always somehow the same, the Band Of Holy Joy began life as gutter chansoniers using junk shop instruments to propagate a brute romantic madly literate form of dispossessed urban folk music.

Since then the band have scaled a few heights fallen down in one or two gutters, broken up, glued themselves together, toured the world, released a fair few albums for the likes of Rough Trade and fully explored other media by presenting two audio visual song plays.

These days the junk shop instruments of old are long gone, and guitars, violins and visuals very much to the fore. But the band continues to write about the same outsider concerns with the same measure of spirit and care and man, they still put on a show. The Band of Holy Joy, forever changing, consistently unique, always the same. Join the adventure as they pass through your town.

Doors 7pm-12am, £5 adv / £7 on the door

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Wednesday 29th February

MADD RAFF WEDNESDAYS – UK BASHMENT PARTY

With Special guests:

SILVERSTAR + JUVINILE

The new weekly party from The Heatwave. The rules are simple: No badmind. No posing. 100% dancing. 100% smiling.  Madd Raff is all about dancing, dressing up and having fun! Pure bashment all night with no negativity allowed in the building.

Expect crazy dance moves, banging on the walls and a million whistles and air horns.

Doors 7pm-1am, free before 9pm, £3 before 10pm / £5 after.

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Thursday 1st March
HIP HOP KARAOKE 

“London’s like a jungle sometimes but nights like this will keep you from going under!”

Time Out

Putting a fresh twist on the ancient art of karaoke, Hip-Hop Karaoke lets you get on the mic and act out your rap fantasies to the fullest, whether that’s teaming up with friends to rock through a Wu-Tang jam, living the lyrical highlife like Jay-Z or Drake, bawsin it like Rick Ross, celebrating summertime with The Fresh Prince or acting all crazy like Nicki Minaj or Ol Dirty Bastard.

You can find HHK every Thursday at The Social.  It’s no exaggeration to say that this is a legendary night out.

Doors 6pm-1am, £3 concession list (via hiphopkaraokeuk@gmail.com) £5 on the door

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Friday 2nd March

PLAYERS BALL

DJs:

ROB PURSEY + DAVEY BOY SMITH

London’s Crunkest Club Night™ is coming to Central London.  Southern Hospitality DJs Rob Pursey and Davey Boy Smith will be bringing you all the hottest new club anthems, breaking future classics, bringing back your old favourites and just generally giving you the crunkest, buckest, wildest clubbing experience in London.

Doors 6pm-1am. Free before 9pm, £5 after.

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We Zonin

Rob Pursey (Hip Hop Karaoke / Players Ball + Southern Hospitality) is back with Zonin Vol 3.  

By the time you read this it’ll already have been downloaded round the world and back because i’m late on it again.  By late i mean that it came out yesterday . . Anyway, it’s brilliant so go and download it, and zone out.

Download

 

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Tim Burgess -Telling Stories

On Tuesday evening we’ll be hosting a party to celebrate the release of the new book by Tim Burgess, ‘Telling Stories’ which is out on April 26th.

There will be some readings and guest DJs on the night.

This is an invite only event but we have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner.

To win pop me an email and let me know what your favourite story is . .

‘Tim Burgess grew up in rural Cheshire but from his mid-teens he spent as much time as he could at the legendary Hacienda in Manchester. He was invited to be the vocalist in newly formed The Charlatans, who went from supporting The Stone Roses to having three UK number one albums and seventeen Top Thirty singles. They rode the waves of first Madchester then Britpop. The band survived the imprisonment of influential keyboardist Rob Collins on a charge of armed robbery, then the death of Collins in a car accident; their accountant running off with all their money and leaving them with a tax bill of almost £2 million; and in more recent years the rock ‘n’ roll life-style of Burgess himself as he took himself off to LA, for the music and the drugs.’

Packed with incredible stories, this frank and vivid memoir describes the mad life of a rock star: the dynamics of the band, the creativity and the self-destruction, the sex and the drugs but also the rock ‘n roll – his obsession with music shines off the page as he writes about his influences and his encounters, from Dylan to New Order, from Paul Weller to Oasis.

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Time To Get Schizodelic, Again . .

Another chance to get down and check out the new Friday night residency from three of our favourite new DJs . .

DJs: GUY C, AARON FLETCHER + TIM ROCKINS

Mixing Mods with Rockers, Punks with Proggers, Concrete Jungle with African Bush, Brazilian Nuggets with Turkish Delights, Sweet’n’Sour Krauts with Big Macs and Crisp Rappers with Cheesy Ravers any flavour is for the tasting. Based on a super tight blend of three amigos triple-teaming behind the decks The Schizodelic Sound shall make one shake thy rattle, rok ya Rolex and get on up to get on down. With much unexpected diggings alongside stone-cold classics from the most open book of musical revelry there is a sound for one and all to rejoice in!

Spear headed by DJ Guy C (Gorillaz Sound System and The Bees Tour DJ, throwing it down on the decks like a man possessed), Aaron Fletcher (The Bees main man, song writer and internationally treasured musical innovator) and Tim Rockins (Zombie Flesh Eater, mindblowing maximalist artist and graphical craftsman busting with the A to Z of sound).  It all adds up to the most ridiculously dope record box you’ve ever looked in, combined with Kaleidoscopically-psychephrenic lightshows, visuals and animated posters The Schizodelic Sound is here. Fundamentally with the  basic ideal of keeping the dance floor alive.

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Friday Night Disco

With Anna Greenwood (Guilty Pleasures) and guests.

Start the weekend with a basement bash of Friday night frolicking as Anna and friends bring you pop, rock, disco and a dollop of good old fashioned fun.

Dancing positively encouraged.

Everyone knows Friday night is the best night of the week. It’s a simple fact. Why else is do we thank Crunchie it is Friday? There aren’t any American themed diners serving enticing fat-congealed platters of fried orange foods called T.G.I. Tuesday are there? Even old misery faced King Goth Robert Smith declared he was in love with Friday. But he also used to rob his mum’s lippy and his hair is a right sight so maybe he isn’t the best ambassador for this.

Anna Greenwood (Guilty Pleasures resident dj / singer and show off) will instead be our Friday ambassador henceforth and is here to start your weekend the way it’s meant to – with music, dancing and good old-fashioned FUN all in the underground hedonists hang out that is the Social at the Friday Night Disco!

Flinging themselves about behind the decks, Anna and February’s guest Lulu le Vay will be playing pop, rock, disco, 80s soul and records that you know all the words to that sound even better after a pint.

Feel the work woe slip away as a jukebox of joy gets your weekend off to a super start and have you dancing your shoes off, punching the air with glee and singing all the all the way home on the night bus much to the delight of your fellow passengers.

Come and join us on Friday 17th for a right good knees up and disco dancing good times!

www.annagreenwood.co.uk

 

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Shakes of the Month

Jake and Thomas (who have learnt a thing or two under the guidance of Dre Masso) are going to be selecting 3 of their favourite cocktails each month.

To get things started they have chosen this lot below, beautifully captured by our photographer in residence Mr Zane Cunningham.

You can enjoy these any time, but with your membership card they are only £5 before 8pm (6pm on Fridays)

The Aviation

The NY Flip

Strawberry Daiquiri

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Social Newsletter – Week 4

The London Particular are coming to take over the Social kitchen from February 13th.

You can expect a whole new menu at the bar, lunch time specials, a separate evening menu, brilliant food to eat in or takeaway.  Fear not, Square Pie’s will still be available!

Read on below and get yourself booked in for lunch.

There’s a new mix for you this week from Good Block.  The boys and girls will be back mob-handed next Friday night.  This Friday it’s time for Players Ball Central

www.thesocial.com

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The London Particular At The Social

For a short time, the fine people from The London Particular are going to be taking up residence in our kitchen and radically shaking up the menu. If their brilliant cafe in New Cross is anything to go by then this is sure to be an absolute treat.

Over lunch time and dinner you’ll be able to enjoy the likes of Beef, Kernel & Bramley stew, Pork Belly Rolls, Jerusalem Artichoke and Ginger Soup and Homemade Sourdough Doughnuts – eat in or takeaway!

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SOCIAL NIGHTS OUT

Friday 3rd February

PLAYERS BALL CENTRAL

DJs:

ROB PURSEY + DAVEY BOY SMITH

London’s Crunkest Club Night™ is coming to Central London.  Southern Hospitality DJs Rob Pursey and Davey Boy Smith will be bringing you all the hottest new club anthems, breaking future classics, bringing back your old favourites and just generally giving you the crunkest, buckest, wildest clubbing experience in London.

Doors 6pm-1am. Free before 9pm, £5 after.

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Saturday 4th February

SUBSOUL 

‘The real overground sound’ 

DJs:

JAZZIE B

+ MR RIVE

Spinning everything from Soul + Disco to Hip Hop and House, a blend of sounds new and old for those looking for an unpretentious party vibe.

Upstairs you can find the Breakin Bread DJs hosting a special one off all night long.

Doors 6pm-3am, free before 8pm, £5 after

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Sunday 5th February

SUPER BOWL PARTY

The Social is proud to once again host its London Super Bowl 2012 party in aid of Shelter.

From 8pm enjoy DJs and entertainment, before attention goes to the big screen for all the build up at 11 with kick off at 11.30. Full commentary – and Madonna’s half time show – will be played through the venue’s massive sound system, so you can be sure not to miss a thing.

This event has sold out both years it has run in the past – so buy tickets now. Limited tickets will be held back for the door, but will cost £10.

Doors 8pm-late.

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Monday 6th Febraury

FABER SOCIAL

The Faber Social returns with a stunning line-up of spring fiction and non-fiction.

With special guests:

JON MCGREGOR, ALEX PRESTON, LUCY CALDWELL, JANE HARRIS

Jon McGregor, one of the UK’s top five short story writers, reads from his collection This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You.  Alex Preston, whose prizewinning first novel This Bleeding City tackled the financial crisis, now turns to money, sex and religion for inspiration in The Revelations, also published in February.  Lucy Caldwell reads from her novel The Meeting Point, recent winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize.  And finally, Jane Harris, author of the hugely acclaimed The Observations, will read from her second novel Gillespie and I, just out in paperback.

Doors 7pm-12am. £5 entry – Please carl@thesocial.com to reserve a space.

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Tuesday 7th February

LIANNE LA HAVAS

Live:

LIANNE LA HAVAS + Support

This is part 4 of her 4 night residency and is SOLD OUT, sorry.

Doors 6pm (early stage time – 8pm)

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Wednesday 8th February

MADD RAFF WEDNESDAYS 


With Special guest:

KING ERRUPTION

The new weekly party from The Heatwave. The rules are simple: No badmind. No posing. 100% dancing. 100% smiling.  Madd Raff is all about dancing, dressing up and having fun! Pure bashment all night with no negativity allowed in the building.

Expect crazy dance moves, banging on the walls and a million whistles and air horns.

Doors 7pm-1am, free before 9pm, £3 before 10pm / £5 after.

Facebook

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Thursday 9th February

HIP HOP KARAOKE 

“London’s like a jungle sometimes but nights like this will keep you from going under!”

Time Out

Putting a fresh twist on the ancient art of karaoke, Hip-Hop Karaoke lets you get on the mic and act out your rap fantasies to the fullest, whether that’s teaming up with friends to rock through a Wu-Tang jam, living the lyrical highlife like Jay-Z or Drake, bawsin it like Rick Ross, celebrating summertime with The Fresh Prince or acting all crazy like Nicki Minaj or Ol Dirty Bastard.

You can find HHK every Thursday at The Social.  It’s no exaggeration to say that this is a legendary night out

Doors 6pm-1am, free entry

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Friday 10th February

GOOD BLOCK

The Good Block launch in January was a road block from early doors until close, thank you to all 8 DJs that turned out and smashed it.

With special guest DJs:

CONRAD GLIMPSE, ALEX TURPIN, BRADLEY ZERO, GIGOLO MEDINA, PETER, AVB + AXEL FOELY

Check out the new mix from Good Block residents, Gigolo Medina

Bringing a new night to The Social every 2nd Friday of the month. The Good Block will blend Disco, Boogie, Hip Hop, House, Soul and Lazer Funk from the 70′s to the current day. Flying across New York, Chicago, Detroit, Kingston, London, Lagos and beyond. Each month’s line up will welcome a host of established club DJs who leave their current guises behind to do something left of centre. From The Gap Band to Big L to Kerri Chandler to Mr Vegas, come get deep.

Doors 6pm-1am, free before 9pm, £5 after

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And It’s Goodbye From Him?

Sonic Cathedral presents Fairewell and Crushed Beaks

According to this week’s NME, word is that Fairewell’s Johnny White is talking about quitting live shows.  All the more reason to grab tickets for his show at the bar on Feb 13th!

Read the full article here

Sonic Cathedral – Monday 13th Feb

Live:

FAIREWELL

CRUSHED BEAKS

Fairewell’s second ever headline show and third gig in total following his hugely acclaimed debut album, ‘Poor, Poor Grendel’, which was released on Sonic Cathedral Recordings late last year. Fairewell is Johnny White, originally from Sheffield, now based in north London. He makes music that is both grandiose and introspective and claims to be influenced by Popol Vuh, cLOUDDEAD and The Black Heart Procession, but we can hear The Radio Dept, M83 and a whole lot more as well. Live he is joined by Joe Daniel (Angular) on bass and Josh Alexander on drums for something that is a lot heavier – comparisons have been made to Flying Saucer Attack.

Crushed Beaks, New London-based duo who combine full-on noise with melody, texture and atmosphere. Their debut single ‘Close-Ups’ / ‘Sun Dogs’ was released on Too Pure last November and was one of the year’s most promising new releases.

Plus guest DJ Pete Gofton and cult films

www.soniccathedral.co.uk

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