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John Higgs Book Launch

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Friday 28th August

John Higgs talking about Stranger Than We Can Imagine and other books

Daisy Eris Campbell (Cosmic Trigger play) talking about her current schemes

and Alistair Fruish (Kiss My Asbo) on his trance-inducing new book

+DJ set from Flinton Chalk of TC Lethbridge

Doors 7pm – free entry

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Deep Hum August

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Wed 5 Aug

TRAAMS

The Whig Whams

The Venus Lyx

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Wed 12 Aug

Hot Vestry

An event marking the launch of Dave Haslam’s new book Life After Dark: A History of British Nightclubs & Music Venues

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Wed 19 Aug

BAS JAN

Dog Chocolate

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Wed 26 Aug

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Celluloid Jam

Doors 7pm every Wednesday night – £5 entry

 

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Faber Social & The Quietus presents ‘Whisky & Cigarettes’

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Lighting new cigarettes, pouring more drinks. It has been a beautiful fight. Still is”– Charles Bukowski

On Monday 17th August, Faber Social will be teaming up with our friends The Quietus, to bring you a night of ‘Whisky & Cigarettes’. Offering a gathering of exceptional writers who will discuss music, words and vices. Joining us will be John DoranJohn NivenDBC Pierre Wyndham Wallace. We also welcome Keeley Forsyth to play live.

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Writer and co-founder of The Quietus, John Doran’s reading of Jolly Lad details alcoholism, substance abuse but also the healing power of music, and the redemption of fatherhood. Based loosely on his column, MENK, crafted for VICE Magazine, the book concentrates on music, memory and the meaning of working class.

John Niven, author of Kill Your Friends, has been translated in seven languages and his journalistic contributions to magazines include a monthly column in Q Magazine.

DBC Pierre, Man Booker Prize-winning author, has been published in over 40 countries worldwide and been adapted for theatre in London.

Music journalist, Wyndham Wallace, writes regularly for Uncut, The Quietus and Classic Pop. Wallace’s first book, titled Lee, Myself & I, navigates his time with legendary singer-songwriter Lee Hazlewood.

Keeley Forsyth is a singer and vocalist described as ‘the bastard love child of Peggy Lee and Nico’ by co-collaborators Eccentronic Research Council. She brings together elements of dark, twisted folk tales and sea shanties with industrial pop, musical theatre flavours that create a unique presence on stage.

This evening is sure to be a lot of dark, twisted fun. We hope you can join us.

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School of Noise 2

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Monday 27th July 

I’M AFRAID WE’VE HAD TO POSTPONE MONDAY’S S.O.N SESSION UNTIL AUGUST – APOLOGIES ALL!

A second chance to join a special evening workshop for adults presented in association with Bowers and Wilkins, The Social and of course The School of Noise upstairs at The Social.

CHECK OUT THE LAST ONE HERE

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The School of Noise nights aim to encourage the exploration of noise, sound and music in creative, enjoyable and educational ways. Run by a collective of musicians, sound artists and noise enthusiasts the School of Noise intends to help make experimental music increasingly accessible. There is no need to have experience playing music to take part in the workshops and they are open to people of all abilities.

The workshops will be hands on sessions with lots of things to try out, people on hand to help out and a relaxed atmosphere throughout – the bar will be open and serving! 

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On Tuesday 30th June we were honoured to have Beck played a secret show in our basement 

With four guitars and a drum machine, he covered Prince and The Rolling Stones and finished with Loser – it was incredible and surreal!

Big thanks to Faber Social who made it happen and of course Beck and his crew for agreeing to do it at a moments notice

Reviews:

http://www.qthemusic.com/10745/column-beck-secret-london-show/

http://www.nme.com/news/beck–2/86611

http://diymag.com/2015/07/01/beck-surprises-london-with-intimate-solo-gig

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Caught by the River Presents: On The Snap

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Monday 22nd June

Author Brian Case in conversation with Richard Williams 

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Impulse Club revival night featuring

Music from James “saxophone colossus” Endeacott and James “this is our music” Oldham

Tickets £5 in advance from We Got Tickets redeemable against the purchase of a book on the night.

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Nev Cottee Live at the Social

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Friday 19th June

Slipstream and Heavenly Social present

Live:

NEV COTTEE (full band show)

+ John Stammers

+ Heavenly Jukebox and Slipstream DJs

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After breaking hearts, lifting spirits and changing lives with his debut LP, Stations’ back in 2013, Mancunian troubadour Nev Cottee returns for 2015 with his revelatory follow up ‘Strange News From The Sun’. This time round the itinerant musician finds himself settled at Miles Copeland’s aptly named Wondefulsound, telling tales of love, loss and longing over a heady mix of psychedelic country, shimmering melody and fireside lullaby. ‘Strange News From The Sun’ casts Nev in the lead role of a lost Sergio Leone film, a lone cowboy from the Salford Delta emerging from the dust to guide us home safely. As the arrangements swell and swirl with cinematic flourish, Nev’s vocal rings clear in your heart, delivering lyrics informed by a lifetime of experience in a barritone born out of late nights and golden rye. Tender ballads bleed into prophetic visions and swelling sonnets sit next to blissed out instrumentals as Cottee channels Lee Hazlewood, Harry Nilsson and Ennio Morricone into his own unique sound. After a spellbinding journey of enlightenment you return home with the knowledge that nothing will look quite the same again. Transportive music of the highest order.

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School of Noise

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Monday 29th June

A special evening workshop for adults presented in association with Bowers and Wilkins, The Social and of course The School of Noise upstairs at The Social.

The School of Noise nights aim to encourage the exploration of noise, sound and music in creative, enjoyable and educational ways. Run by a collective of musicians, sound artists and noise enthusiasts the School of Noise intends to help make experimental music increasingly accessible. There is no need to have experience playing music to take part in the workshops and they are open to people of all abilities.

The workshops will be hands on sessions with lots of things to try out, people on hand to help out and a relaxed atmosphere throughout – the bar will be open and serving! 

£6 advance tickets – two sessions to choose from:

Session 1: 6pm-8pm

Session 2: 8.30pm-11pm

The second session may go on a little longer and is good choice for those who may want to hang out after in the bar and chat

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Heavenly Playback

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Heavenly Social with very special guests FiniTribe, Justin Robertson + Scott Ferguson (Robot 84)

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Friday 12th June

With very special guests:

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+ Special guest DJs:

Justin Robertson

Scott Ferguson (Robot 84)

DJ Supermarkt

+ Slipstream DJs 

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Every Friday night with the Heavenly Jukebox and friends – Expect soul 45s, hip hop, disco and boogie classics, new house 12s, fresh edits, a bit of rock n roll, balearic and afro stuff, straight party jams and of course the odd curveball.

Taking things all the way through from an after work warm up to the last tube home and beyond.

Social residents and the DJ arm of Heavenly Recordings, the Heavenly Jukebox have been playing records at festivals, clubs, gigs and parties since 1990. This year you can find them every Friday at the Heavenly Social night in their Little Portland Street venue, The Social.

. . . Believe in Magic

 

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