Sunday 8th October – UNION AT THE SOCIAL - live: MERZ unites his electronica undertones with a singer/songwriter's heart, in a rare acoustic set, Merz will play from his acclaimed album "Loveheart", “eerie and hypnotic, with exquisite melodies and evocative arrangements” (The Guardian),often compared to Belle and Sebastian, James Yorkston , PSapp and The Earlies. With support from MICHAEL J SHEEHY + THE HIRED MOURNERS – songs about birth, life, sex and addiction that echo his contemporaries the Tindersticks and Nick Cave. KELMAN, a London-based 3-piece, play from their Velvet Underground & Go-Betweens-influenced debut album "Loneliness Has Kept Us Alive”. + THE MARY EPWORTH BAND - folk and country, filtered through a love of sunshine pop, gypsy music and psychedelia. Doors 7pm, £7
Monday 9th October – FITZROVIAN PHONOGRAPHIC – The seven inch imprint with The Social very close to its heart has its very own monthly party to help celebrate 3 brilliant releases and the next three to come too. We welcome BENJAMIN PROSSER + VICTORIA YEULET, JACOB FLETCHER, EUGEENE MAGUINESS + ARTHUR BRICK . Not quite sure how this’ll work with timings but get down early I guess. Doors 7pm £5.
Tuesday 10th October – NORTHERN STAR RECORDS – their legendary shows in New York and at SXSW have featured many great acts including The Black Angels, Anton Newcombe, The High Dials, The Lovetones, The Quarter After, HeadQuarters, The Vandelles, The Hiss, Dedelectric, The December Sound etc. Now Northern Star are bringing it all back home with a series of monthly nights at The Social W1 in London. The first one featuring SAY JANSFIELD whose unique brand of folk psych pop has been picked out by many critics as one of the highlights on Psychedelica Vol:1, THEIR HEARTS WERE FULL OF SPRING who specialise in pure wide eyed heartbreaking pop and they play it like no-one else, and some very special guests. Come and meet us all at The Social.... it's a night not to be missed! £3 entry doors 7pm.
Wednesday 11th October – BEESWAX - Oort presents Beeswax, a new night to celebrate the finest quality music, mixed with special live performances by both new artistes and some of the most respected musicians, from within the hip hop spectrum. Your host for the evening is none other than SCRATCH from THE ROOTS, expect new material from the man himself, plus a whole of guests. Guest djs will supply an eclectic mix of Old skool / new skool hip hop, through to trip hop, R’n’B, soul-jazz to jazz-funk. www.beeswaxrecords.net
. Free entry, doors 6pm