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Rough Trade Books presents… The Editions

Rough Trade Books presents… The Editions

Monday 23rd July

Rough Trade Editions comes hurtling out of the blocks with their first twelve pamphlets—twelve small good things to encourage, console, renew and rewire the world for their readers. Come celebrate at the launch party on Monday 23rd July at The Social, Little Portland Street where Salena Godden brings forth the fire of her recent work on resistance and rebellion, Olly Todd reconfigures a world of fractured time, the slipperiness of memory and dislocation and Joe Dunthorne lovingly skewers the eccentric heroism of the small poetry presses in a new short fiction. David Keenan and Sophy Hollington re-build our symbolic present with a radical tarot for the counter-culture presented as a work of experimental fiction (check out the exhibition in the upstairs bar whilst you’re there too).  Kirk Lake tells the last act of the story of Randolph Turpin, the Leamington Licker, and through it a story of the corruption of capital, pride and identity, while Babak Ganjei’s acts as DJ for the evening playing music that might soundtrack his pamphlet Film Ideas which presents a simultaneously melancholy and hilarious satire of the film world.

TICKETS

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Third Man at The Social

Some words from TMR in Nashville . .

‘Friday June 29th, join us at The Social to celebrate a week of sold out Jack White shows in London with a takeover of the Social, curated by Third Man Records. The Social, with it’s familial atmosphere, eclectic and soulful programming, and goofball decadence is in many ways a UK based home away from home for Third Man Records. London noise pop deconstructionists, YAK, headline amid a din of chaos and Birmingham scumbag rock n rollers Swampmeat Family Band warm your greasy cockles to start out the live duties. Third Man DJs start the night and NTS DJs Whirldfuzzz join on the 1’s and 2’s with garage and psych from around the world.’

The initial FREE tickets allocation for this show is now gone . . we’ll be releasing another bunch in the coming weeks:

JOIN THE MAILING HERE TO FIND OUT FIRST ABOUT THEM BEING RELEASED

 

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World Cup at The Social

Correct, you can . . England games on Monday 18th and Thursday 28th June on the big screens! In fact ALL THE GAMES in the tournament will be on upstairs*.

On Thursday 28th June what with Glastonbury having a year off it was a no brainer for us to invite BAGGY MONDAYS to host their now completely legendary Thursday night Glastonbury party with us back here at their original home.

The Baggy basement takeover will also include full coverage of the probably crucial ENGLAND VS BELGIUM game at the WORLD CUP.

*when we’re open and if they’re not killing our vibe . .

FACEBOOK EVENT ACTION!

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NIGHT BEATS at The Social!!

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Q Presents The Making Of…Gruff Rhys, Babelsberg

In the second of our Q Presents The Making Of… series, on Thursday 14 June we will host a special, strictly-limited capacity event at The Social in Little Portland Street, London, W1 with Gruff Rhys. 

Q writer Tom Doyle will join the Super Furry Animals frontman for an intimate evening of conversation about the making of Gruff’s brilliant new album, Babelsberg. What are the songs about? How did he design them? Accompanied by his acoustic guitar, Gruff will reveal all. He’ll also sign and sell copies too.

Tickets are limited and on sale now from here

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June

JUNE SOCIAL

PRISON TAN SERIES – FRIDAYS THIS SUMMER

The PRISON TAN SERIES lands for a summer takeover in the basement this June- FREE ENTRY live gigs and DJs every week. Over the course of 13 air conditioned Fridays this June, July and August we’re teaming up with some of the greatest labels in the land (and Nashville!) and a load of bands and zines we love to run a weekly festival in the basement. Always free entry, 241 drinks before 8pm and the best live music, DJs and vibes anywhere in W1.

Friday 1st June – LAUNCH PARTY with HEAVENLY JUKEBOX // JUKEBOX JUNIORS

Friday 8th June – THE BRISTOL GERM with MXLX // E B U // SCALPING DJs

Friday 15th June – COLD LIPS with SEX CELLS // VOODOOTRON // DOUGLAS HART // LOL HAMMOND // KIRSTY ALLISON // SUPER SPESH SECRET SURPRISE WRITER: BILLY CHILDISH

Friday 22nd June – CXR // BONES SHAKE

Friday 29th June – THIRD MAN RECORDS TAKEOVER

More parties in July and August with takeovers from Heavenly (featuring a special Night Beats show!), The International Teachers of Pop, Speedy Wunderground, Nadine Shah, Friendly Records, Girls On Film, Art is Hard, a CALM fundraiser and more!

Free entry – every Friday in June, July and August – check website for more details.

BAGGY MONDAYS GLASTONBURY THURSDAY SPECIAL MEETS ENGLAND VS BELGUIM IN THE WORLD CUP UPTOWN!

On Thursday 28th June what with Glastonbury having a year off it was a no brainer for us to invite BAGGY MONDAYS to host their now completely legendary Thursday night Glastonbury party with us back here at their original home. The Baggy basement takeover will also include full coverage of the probably crucial ENGLAND VS BELGIUM game at the WORLD CUP. The Social’s longest-running night (Est. 2002) is back for more Madchester-powered indie disco mayhem. Expect the Roses, the Mondays, New Order, The Charlatans, Inspirals, Blur, Shed Seven and dancing on the concrete tables.

SATURDAYS

Perfect Social club takeovers every week in the basement + resident Social DJs every week in the top bar. BLUE RINSE is a trip through time and hit every decade head on – Disco, Indie, RnB, Motown, Hip Hop, Pop, Funk and Soul, plucking every musical heartstring along the way. Morrissey to Meatloaf, Elvis to Eminem. Sometimes going to the edge of cheese, sometimes the brink of obscure but they will always stay true to simply playing GREAT MUSIC! (2nd June). The mighty TROJAN RECORDS continue to celebrate their 50th anniversary and this time out Oxman’s birthday too with resident Mistah Brown at the controls (9th June). Whilst STUDIO 45 keeps everyone on their toes with their ska, reggae and soul scorchers and incredible special guest selectors Dave Edwards and French Fred + Dean Thatcher (30th June).

THURSDAYS

Head down each week and find some of London’s best DJs and music lovers laying down nothing but good music. No dancefloor pressure, no genre, just great records. 

Including appearances from ANNE FRANKENSTEIN and her collection of sublime vinyl selections, BUGGED OUT’S LITTLE BUGGER mixing everything from techno to rnb, original Social crew GOOD BLOCK bringing the deeper side of their world club, ROUGH TRADE DJs, JACK SELLEN, HEAVENLY JUKEBOX and lots more – keep an eye on the website, our weekly mail out and Social media for news.

LIVE AT THE SOCIAL

Tuesday 5th June – THE FIX with RINA MUSHONGA // FREDDIE LONG // DOM McALLISTER // SPECIAL GUEST

Wednesday 6th June – THE QUIETUS SOCIAL with BLACK MIDI

Thursday 7th June – SINK YA TEETH // MK_ULTRA // A CERTAIN RATIO SOUND SYSTEM

Friday 8th June – THE BRISTOL GERM with MXLX // E B U // SCALPING DJs

Tuesday 8th May – HUW STEPHENS PRESENTS with DYLAN CARTLIDGE // PIZZA GIRL // SOCK

Monday 11th June – NEVERFADE SESSIONS with WARD THOMAS + ALICE + JAMIE YOST + MELANIE BAKER

Friday 15th June – COLD LIPS with SEX CELLS // VOODOOTRON // DOUGLAS HART // LOL HAMMOND // KIRSTY ALLISON // SUPER SPESH SECRET SURPRISE WRITER: BILLY CHILDISH

Wednesday 20th June – VENTURA NIGHTS with THE LUCK

Thursday 21st June – MOINE DUBH SUMMER SOLSTICE SPECIAL with MOINE DUBH LABLE CREW // ANDREW WEATHERALL DJ SET

Friday 22nd June – CXR // BONES SHAKE // C&S (DJ SET)

Tuesday 26th June – AMBIENCE CHASERS #16 with ULRICH SCHNAUSS (DJ SET // SONIC CATHEDRAL DJS // LIVE GUESTS

Wednesday 27th June – AMiR // GUESTS

Friday 29th June – THIRD MAN RECORDS TAKEOVER

TALKS AT THE SOCIAL

Wednesday 13th June – GREAT FOOTBALL ADVENTURES – A remote island in the Pacific. War-torn Lebanon. The heart of football’s spiritual home. Join us for an intimate look at the beautiful game in some of the world’s most unique places. An evening of talks with DARYL WILLARD about football in Azerbaijan, DOM BLISS author of Erbstein: Football’s Forgotten Pioneer and MATT WALKER photographer, writer and football fan  who set himself a simple challenge: to experience top level football in all 55 of Europe’s football nations in one year.

Thursday 14th June – Q PRESENTS THE MAKING OF… – In the second of our Q Presents The Making Of… series, on Thursday 14 June we will host a special, strictly-limited capacity with Gruff Rhys. Q writer Tom Doyle will join the Super Furry Animals frontman for an intimate evening of conversation about the making of Gruff’s brilliant new album, Babelsberg. What are the songs about? How did he design them? Accompanied by his acoustic guitar, Gruff will reveal all. He’ll also sign and sell copies too.

Monday 18th June – FABER SOCIAL PRESENTS PALFEST – Faber Social are back for a second year with the Palfest with an extraordinary bill featuring TEJU COLE,  EDNA O’BRIEN, OMAR ROBERT HAMILTON, SABRINA MAHFOUZ, RICHARD SCOTT + music from the HEAVENLY JUKEBOX.

EXHIBITIONS AT THE SOCIAL

AUTONOMIC TAROT – Sophy Hollington and David Keenan (starts June 1st)

Autonomic Tarot is the product of a collaboration between writer, David Keenan and artist, Sophy Hollington. The pair have combined forces to create a linocut tarot deck that retains an umbilical to the card’s archaic roots, yet future-visions it as a glam-punk portal deep into the Now. The deck accompanies (and was born from) Keenan’s experimental novella To Run Wild In It and both will be published by Rough Trade Books this summer. Original prints of the tarot artwork by Sophy Hollington will be on display at The Social from 1st June – 24th July.

 

WORLD CUP AT THE SOCIAL

We’ll be showing all the big game at the bar including of course all the England matches on big screens – drop us a line to book a table

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Prison Tan Series

13 FREE parties with people we love this summer at The Social

This one is goes out to the pale and interesting, all the sun haters, the hot under the collar and the aircon crew, the redheads and the regular sweaters. This year, like the last 18 before it, we’re working on our prison tans* here at The Social on Little Portland St.

Over the course of 13 air conditioned Fridays this June, July and August we’re teaming up with some of the greatest labels in the land (and Nashville!) and a load of bands and zines we love to run a weekly festival in the basement. Always free entry, 241 drinks before 8pm and the best live music, DJs and vibes anywhere in W1.

Friday 15th June – COLD LIPS with SEX CELLS // VOODOOTRON // DOUGLAS HART // LOL HAMMOND // KIRSTY ALLISON // SUPER SPESH SECRET SURPRISE WRITER: BILLY CHILDISH

Friday 22nd June – CXR // BONES SHAKE

Friday 29th June – THIRD MAN RECORDS TAKEOVER with YAK, SWAMP MEAT FAMILY BAND, WHIRLD FUZZ DJs + THIRD MAN DJs

Friday 6th July – HEAVENLY RECORDINGS with NIGHT BEATS + 77:78s DJs + HEAVENLY JUKEBOX + JUKEBOX JUNIORS 

Friday 13th July – INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS OF POP + ALAN POWER

More parties in July and August with Speedy Wunderground, Nadine Shah, Friendly Records, Bands On Film, Art is Hard, a CALM fundraiser and more!

Launches Friday 1st June 2000 and finishes Friday 31st August at 0100 – every Friday night.

*the pallid complexion of those who have spent the last few summers at her majesty’s pleasure

FOLLOW UPDATES ON FACEBOOK HERE

Cold Lips Poster

 

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Prison Tan Series

13 FREE parties with people we love this summer at The Social

This one is goes out to the pale and interesting, all the sun haters, the hot under the collar and the aircon crew, the redheads and the regular sweaters. This year, like the last 18 before it, we’re working on our prison tans* here at The Social on Little Portland St.

Over the course of 13 air conditioned Fridays this June, July and August we’re teaming up with some of the greatest labels in the land (and Nashville!) and a load of bands and zines we love to run a weekly festival in the basement. Always free entry, 241 drinks before 8pm and the best live music, DJs and vibes anywhere in W1.

Friday 15th June – COLD LIPS with SEX CELLS // VOODOOTRON // DOUGLAS HART // LOL HAMMOND // KIRSTY ALLISON // SUPER SPESH SECRET SURPRISE WRITER: BILLY CHILDISH

Friday 22nd June – CXR // BONES SHAKE

Friday 29th June – THIRD MAN RECORDS TAKEOVER with YAK, SWAMP MEAT FAMILY BAND, WHIRLD FUZZ DJs + THIRD MAN DJs

Friday 6th July – HEAVENLY RECORDINGS with NIGHT BEATS + 77:78s DJs + HEAVENLY JUKEBOX + JUKEBOX JUNIORS 

Friday 13th July – INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS OF POP + ALAN POWER

More parties in July and August with Speedy Wunderground, Nadine Shah, Friendly Records, Bands On Film, Art is Hard, a CALM fundraiser and more!

Launches Friday 1st June 2000 and finishes Friday 31st August at 0100 – every Friday night.

*the pallid complexion of those who have spent the last few summers at her majesty’s pleasure

FOLLOW UPDATES ON FACEBOOK HERE

Cold Lips Poster

 

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New Exhibition: Autonomic Tarot 

New Exhibition Autonomic Tarot is the product of a collaboration between writer, David Keenan and artist, Sophy Hollington

The pair have combined forces to create a linocut tarot deck that retains an umbilical to the card’s archaic roots, yet future-visions it as a glam-punk portal deep into the Now. The deck accompanies (and was born from) Keenan’s experimental novella To Run Wild In It and both will be published by Rough Trade Books this summer.

Original prints of the tarot artwork by Sophy Hollington will be on display at The Social from 1st June – 24th July.

sophyhollington.com

roughtradebooks.com

 

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Q Presents The Making Of… Be More Kind By Frank Turner

On Thursday 24 May, Q Magazine will host a special, one-off, strictly-limited capacity live event at The Social in Little Portland Street, London W1 with Frank Turner. The folk-punk singer-songwriter will be interviewed on stage by Q’s Niall Doherty and the pair will discuss the genesis of his new album Be More Kind, discussing its creation, themes and recording, as well as fielding questions from the audience. Tickets for the intimate, 80-person event will go on sale from Dice.fm at 10am on Thursday 10 May, limited to two per person.

Be More Kind, Turner’s seventh studio album, is out now. Pick up a copy of the new issue of Q for an eight-page interview with him on the road in Mexico.

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