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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.

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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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The London Particular At The Social

The London Particular residency at the bar is due to finish at the end of next week, so if you haven’t had a chance to get down and try their brilliant food then do it now!!

We have all been blown away by the new dishes that Becky, Kanji and crew have been serving up every day and have loved having them take over our kitchen for the last two months.  We hope to get them back in again some time in the future for another residency.

They have put in long hours to make it happen, we’d like to thank them for all their hard work – it’s been a pleasure to have them all around.

Don’t forgot to go and try out their cafe in New Cross where all the social dishes and lots lots more can be found 7 days a week (and the best coffee too!)

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The London Particular – ”A thick pea soup, named after the blanket smogs for which London was famous in the 1950’s… a real pea souper.”

For a short time, the fine people from The London Particular will be taking up residence in our kitchen and giving the menu a radical shake up.

The results over the trial period of the last two weeks have been jaw-droppingly brilliant. Word is already spreading that the bar is now offering really great locally sourced, homemade, affordable food.

In case you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, you can enjoy the likes of Beef, Kernel & Bramley stew, Slow Cooked Pork Belly Rolls, Jerusalem Artichoke and Ginger Soup and Homemade Sourdough Doughnuts. There are regular specials and everything can be eaten in or served as a takeaway.

The London Particular itself is located just over the bridge from New Cross Railway station in south east London. It serves freshly cooked food from local, independent suppliers. Everything they serve is a blend of hearty, British, well sourced, served in a tin bowl and embellished with distinct spices and flavours. It’s all healthy, natural and impeccably tasty. They like to be Particular.

Email carl@thesocial.com to book in for lunch or dinner.

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Snacks

– Dalimar Portuguese potato crisps £ 2.00

– Smoked mackerel & heritage potato frittata w homemade garlic mayo £ 4.00

– Side mixed salad (V) £ 3.00

– The London Particular selection of dips & flatbread (V) (Pea dip – Beetroot hummus – Sweet potato & ginger) £ 4.80

– Harissa Pork Ribs  £6.00

– Sharing platter (selection of dips, flatbread, Spanish Gordal olives, cured meat, organic Largueta almonds & pickles) £ 9.00

 

In a sourdough bun  (add Crisps £ 1.50 / mixed salad £ 2.50)

– Mixed marinated beetroot, roast leeks, pea dip & mature cheddar (V) £ 6.50

– Merguez sausage, caramelised onions, roast garlic mayo £ 5.90  (add cheddar – 80p)

– Slow cooked Pork belly, celeriac remoulade with leaves £ 7.00

 

The London Particular hot specials

Small £ 4.00   Large £ 6.00 (add Mash of the day £ 1.80 / Sourdough toast £ 0.80)

Recent dishes have included: Spiced beef & black bean stew – Arbroath smokie chowder with corn salsa – Jerusalem artichoke, potato & ginger dish – Puy lentil and coconut with greens & roast baby squash – Venison, parsnip & oyster mushroom stew – Beef shin, Bramley & kernel ale stew – Braised cannellini, squash & cavalo nero with pecorino

Sweets

– Sourdough doughnuts (plain or lemon curd) £ 1.80 / £ 2.00

– The ice cream Union (vanilla or dark chocolate) £ 2.50


 

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Madd Raff – Every Wednesday

MADD RAFF WEDNESDAYS 

The 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.

Arrive before 10pm to get your nails done for FREE, practise your wining and then rave the night away with the hypest dancehall crew outside Jamaica.

15 Feb – Mighty Moe (Valentines Party)

22 Feb – Djahman & Friday (T&T Carnival Party)

29 Feb – Silverstar & Juvinile (UK Bashment Party)

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

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Social Newsletter – Week 3

Friday 27th January

THE SCHIZODELIC SOUND

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!

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

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Saturday 28th January

SUBSOUL 

‘The real overground sound’ 

DJs:

+ 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.

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

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Monday 30th January

ON TOUR WITH CALLA

Live:  HER NAME IS CALLA

We are proud to present an exclusive screening of documentary ‘On Tour With Calla’. It was made by Sebastien Dehesdin after spending 3 weeks with the band Her Name Is Calla  (a five-piece band based in Leeds) around Europe.  The screening will be followed by a live performance from the band.

Doors 6pm-12am. Free entry

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Tuesday 31st January

LIANNE LA HAVAS

Live:

LIANNE LA HAVAS + Support

This is part 3 of her 4 night residency and is SOLD OUT, sorry.

Doors 7pm-12am

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Wednesday 1st February

MADD RAFF WEDNESDAYS

With Special guest: LADY CHANN (Release Party)

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 2nd 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 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.

Facebook

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Madd Raff February

MADD RAFF WEDNESDAYS 

The 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.

Arrive before 10pm to get your nails done for FREE, practise your wining and then rave the night away with the hypest dancehall crew outside Jamaica.

1 Feb – Lady Chann (Release Party)

8 Feb – King Erruption (Residents Party)

15 Feb – Mighty Moe (Valentines Party)

22 Feb – Djahman & Friday (T&T Carnival Party)

29 Feb – Silverstar & Juvinile (UK Bashment Party)

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

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