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Heavenly Jukebox Easter Special

Thursday 29th March

1800-late

Free entry all night

Very happy to announce that the full Heavenly Jukebox crew and friends will be out on Good Thursday for a big bank holiday blowout. And we’re even happier to officially announce a new addition to the Heavenly Recordings family. audiobooks ride the sharp neon ley-lines that run between the north Wales coast and the grubby heart of after hours London. These songs are Pulp fictions by an inhuman league. They’re our new favourite band. Start following the story now. There’s no music online for these guys . . for the time being you’ll just have to get down to this show to see what everyone’s talking about!

Live:

AUDIOBOOKS

DJs:

HEAVENLY JUKEBOX (JEFF, DANNY & CARL) +

C&S

DEATH AND TAXES

99%

JUKEBOX JUNIORS

PHONO + STEREO 

+ MORE!

Free entry all night!

Xx

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Trojan – This Saturday – 2nd Birthday!

St. Patrick’s Day – Saturday 17th March 2018’s edition of Trojan Records official club night (brought to you by The London International Ska Festival) sees a triple celebration . .

It’s the official warm up for The London Intl Ska Festival 2018 / 30th anniversary (29 Mar-1 April); it’s the club nights 2nd birthday and it’s St. Patrick’s Day!

It stars guest DJ Eddie Piller of Acid Jazz fame and your host Mistah Brown (Tighten Up!) spinning 100% rare and classic Trojan sounds!

Since its launch in the summer of 1968, Trojan Records has continually led the way in presenting the very best in classic Jamaican music to fans the world over. During its early days, the company was instrumental introducing reggae into the mainstream, enjoying no less than 36 majo r UK hits between 1969 and 1975 and in so doing introducing the likes of Ken Boothe, Bob & Marcia, John Holt, Jimmy Cliff, and The Maytals to a global audience.

Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Trojan Records continues its long-standing tradition of presenting only the very best in vintage ska, rock steady and reggae sounds for your musical pleasure!

Now, teaming up with the world-famous London Intl Ska Festival, the Trojan Records official club night hits London’s west end on the second Saturday of every month! What’s more entry is FREE for all!

Dancing shoes mandatory!

REACH!

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Alt-Classic Album Playbacks come to The Social

We’re very happy to welcome Alt-Classic Album Playbacks to The Social – the first event is March 17th and it features My Bloody Valentine’s ‘Loveless’ in full 

Are you tired of listening to music on playlists and shuffle and would rather experience it the way it was intended? For free! Whilst drinking beer with mates, in a great bar? Ok then . .

Come along and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a classic album by one of Ireland’s most iconic bands – My Bloody Valentine. This unique vinyl listening event gives you the chance to hear the iconic shoegaze album ‘Loveless’ all the way through.

Audience members will also have the opportunity to win free vinyl!

As usual, the album playback will be preceded by a handful of songs by artists that inspired My Bloody Valentine.

Saturday March 17th // 1630-1830 // Free entry

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Thursdays Upstairs at The Social

We’re now inviting some top selectors every week to play records in the upstairs bar

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. 

Featuring ANNE FRANKENSTEIN (March 8) and her collection of sublime vinyl, ROUGH TRADE DJs  (March 22) Sid and Phil showing us all the best new cuts from the legendary record shop, BUGGED OUT’S LITTLE BUGGER (March 1) mixing everything from techno to rnb and original Social crew GOOD BLOCK (March 15) bringing the deeper side of their club sound to The Social and more coming soon each month!

Every Thursday night from 8pm until close – Free entry

 

 

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The Quietus Social with Goat Girl

GOAT GIRL headline the very first Quietus Social night next week.

After years, nay decades, of going to The Social to meet, eat, drink, dance, listen to great writers and hear great music, The Quietus is collaborating with the beloved venue for an ongoing series of gigs and get-togethers: The Quietus Social. (Took us ages to think of that name.)

Every three months – spring! summer! autumn! winter! – there’ll be bands, DJs, special little treats and very special guests. The first one is NEXT WEEK – on Wednesday 7 March – and tickets will be £5. We’ve just confirmed Goat Girl as our headliners and we are very excited. There’ll be other special guests and special treats, and we can’t wait to see you there. 

TICKETS

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Lucy Cooke

Monday 12th March

Zoologist, author and filmmaker Lucy Cooke (often spotted presenting on Springwatch and various other BBC natural history shows) is coming to the Social to give a talk based on her latest book, THE UNEXPECTED TRUTH ABOUT ANIMALS which explores and explodes our biggest myths and misconceptions about animals from Aristotle to Disney.

Hear about how the enigmatic sex life of the eel tortured a young Sigmund Freud and spawned a 2000 year hunt for the slippery fish’s missing gonads. Why hyenas are the feminist icons of the animal kingdom and how beavers were hunted to extinction in Europe for their medicinal testicles (said to be a cure for hysteria in woman).

Lucy’s book has received rave reviews from Chris Packham (‘An eye-opening, informative and hysterical history of our ideas about animals – very funny’) Richard Dawkins (‘Lucy Cooke’s modern bestiary is as well-informed as you’d expect from an Oxford zoologist. It’s also downright funny.’) and Robin Ince (‘A compendium of intriguing and revelatory animal information – you may find dolphins go down in your estimation, while hyenas go up’).

Join Lucy for an evening of animal revelations and you will never look at a penguin in quite the same way again.

TICKETS

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Thursdays Upstairs at The Social

We’re now inviting some top selectors every week to play records in the upstairs bar

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. 

Featuring ANNE FRANKENSTEIN and her collection of sublime vinyl, ROUGH TRADE DJs  Sid and Phil showing us all the best new cuts from the legendary record shop, BUGGED OUT’S LITTLE BUGGER mixing everything from techno to rnb and original Social crew GOOD BLOCK bringing the deeper side of their club sound to The Social and more coming soon each month!

Every Thursday night from 8pm until close – Free entry

 

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The Fix

THE FIX continues our fifth year down The Social, featuring the best new breaking bands and as always, it’s FREE ENTRY all night!

Tuesday 6th March

MONCRIEFF (Stage time – 9.45pm)

There’s a lot of buzz about this new artist and former backing singer for Adele who describes his music as ‘neo-noir’. His debut single ’Symptoms’ was an anthemic, bold modern rock/soul cut that fans of Rag N Bone Man or Tom Grennan will instantly connect with. We’re really excited to have him headline our second edition of THE FIX for 2018, as this artist is set to have a huge 12 months.

TURAN (Stage time – 9pm)

A gifted new singer-songwriter, Turan’s brooding emotional guitar soundscapes have hints of Ghostpoet and Massive Attack and his early songs already sound built for big stages. This will feel very special indeed down in The Social basement.

CHARLI TAFT (Stage time – 8.20pm)

Bursting onto the pop world last year with a brilliant first single ‘Love Like You’ (which quickly became Radio 1’s Tune Of The Week) Charli Taft is also a successful songwriter penning huge hits for K-Pop acts like Girls Generation. We can’t wait to hear new music after her exiting debut cut.

SPHYNX (Stage time – 7.45pm)

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Sphynx are an exciting new synth-pop band with a thrilling live sound. Fans of Passion Pit will instantly fall for their charms and we can’t wait to have them open the night.

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Flying Mojito Bros Live!

Big big Saturday night!

Saturday 17th Feb

Join the Flying Mojito Bros as they bring their unique live baggy-country-disco-acid-house (!) productions and peachy, trippy visuals to The Social’s good-time basement. They’ll be joined by two fellow different-disco compadres — DJ / sultry disco botherer Citizen Helene — and DJ Algy Strutt from soundcloud’s *mammoth* re-edits blog Gouranga. Hoo-eeeeeeee

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New Exhibition – Social Change

Launch party Thursday night! Feb 1st

SOCIAL/CHANGE is a collection of selected work by Mark James_Works. An artist, designer and filmmaker. 

His work includes art direction, video direction, photography, illustration and graphic design. He has designed record covers for various artists over the last 20 years. His conceptual work is inspired by a mix of popular culture and social commentary and has gained a reputation for being challenging and controversial.  

He made news headlines around the world on numerous occasions with his artwork. From a football hooligan action figure in 2004, which was condemned by the FA, to his phallic chicken shop branding that went viral in 2014. He again hit the headlines in 2016 by faking a meteor falling over South Wales as part of an art installation for Cardiff Contemporary Arts Festival. 

www.markjamesworks.com

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