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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

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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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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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