The Social Blog

  1. Sneak Peak of Flying Lotus’ ‘You’re Dead!’

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    Rapper, musician, and music producer Flying Lotus is known for his unconventional albums, which have been described as “events” rather than typical records. His style is experimental electronic, and he’s considered a pioneer in his multi-genre sound. With four albums under his belt, Flying Lotus is set to release his fifth album, ‘You’re Dead!’, this October, and it will feature tracks with vocals from other artists, like Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar.

    Earlier this week, Flying Lotus released a hypnotic teaser trailer for ‘You’re Dead!’, which evokes the afterlife- the album’s overall theme. Check it out below!

    If you’re just as excited as we are for Flying Lotus’ new album to drop, be sure to see him perform at The Beacham with Thundercat on October 9th. Ticket prices are between $25 to $30. Purchase your ticket here!

  2. Tennis Releases New Single “I’m Callin’”

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    Tennis is made up of married couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. The Denver duo met in college while studying philosophy, and they began writing music together as a way to document the seven months they spent living aboard a sailboat. The result was their first album release, ‘Cape Dory’. The next year, Tennis followed with their second album, ‘Young and Old’, which received rave reviews and debuted #1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker Chart. Fresh off a sold-out spring tour with HAIM, their upcoming album, ‘Ritual in Repeat’, will be released on September 9th.

    Last week, Tennis released their newest single off of ‘Ritual in Repeat’, “I’m Callin’”. Listen to it below!

    If you liked their new song, you can get tickets to see Tennis with Pure Bathing Culture at The Social on September 22nd. Tickets range from $12 to $14. Buy them here!

  3. The Afghan Whigs Rock David Letterman

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    The Afghan Whig’s new album, ‘Do To The Beast’, is their first album in over a decade and a half. From their founding in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1988, the band has always stood out with their blend of hard rock and classic soul. The Afghan Whig’s newest album celebrates their return to music as well as their success over the past thirty years. After the band’s split in 2001, lead singer Greg Dulli had a few side projects with his bands, The Twilight Singers and The Gutter Twins. Fast forward eleven years, and The Afghan Whigs reunited for a successful 2012 tour and sold out prestigious venues throughout the U.S. and Europe. Although the band thought that was the last time they would be playing together, they were unexpectedly reunited for a second time to perform a surprise set with Usher at SXSW in 2013. Back and better than ever, The Afghan Whigs are currently touring worldwide in support of ‘Do To The Beast’.

    The Afghan Whigs recently performed their new song, “Matamoros”, on Late Show with David Letterman. Watch their performance below!

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    The Afghan Whigs is coming to The Beacham on September 18th. Ticket prices range from $25 to $30. Get yours here!

  4. Kishi Bashi at The Social on August 9

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    Named “Best New Artist” by NPR, Kishi Bashi found success with the release of his albums, ‘151a’ in 2012 and ‘Lighght’ in 2014. The violinist, singer and composer has toured over the past two years and captivated audiences with his live, loop-based shows. Kishi Bashi has performed with everyone from Regina Spektor to of Montreal (where he was a member and co-producer), and he played on the stages of SXSW and TEDMED.

    Recently, Kishi Bashi performed a few songs and answered a Q&A live on KEXP. You can watch the entire show below!

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    Kishi Bashi is performing at The Social this Saturday, August 9th, with Tall Tall Trees. Ticket prices are between $13 to $15. Purchase them here!

  5. Larry King & T-Pain: Auto-Tune Edition

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    News legend Larry King recently sat down with T-Pain on Pivot’s “TakePart Live” and played a good ol’ game of spin the wheel, but with an epic Auto-Tune twist. The two stars sang their answers to the question: “What would you do if you became president?” and the results are pretty hilarious. Check it out below!

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    Singer, rapper, and producer T-Pain bursted on the music scene in 2005, and he has been creating chart-topping hits ever since. He recently released his third album, ‘THR33 RINGZ’ and is hitting the road this summer on his “Drankin Patna Tour.”

    T-Pain is performing at The Beacham on August 11th with Snootie Wild, Bando Jonez, Rich Kidz, and Mykell Vaughn. Tickets range between $25 to $45. You can purchase your tickets here for the show!

  6. Tchami Taking Over KONTROL on July 29

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    Listed as one of Vice’s “30 DJs to Watch in 2014,” Tchami is ready to conquer America with his self-described “soundtrack of the deepest moments of your life.” Originally from Paris, Tchami blew up around the world last summer with his remix of Janet Jackson’s “Go Deep.” He soon followed with the release of “Promesses” and “Shot Caller” on an EP for Fool’s Gold Clubhouse. He’s also remixed AlunaGeorge’s “You Know You Like It,” Oliver’s “MYB,” and “Turn It Up” by fellow Parisian producer/DJ, Mercer.

    Tchami recently released a tribute to Marshall Jefferson’s 1986 dance classic, “Move Your Body.” Check it out below!

    Tchami will be performing at The Beacham for KONTROL on Tuesday, July 29th with BIG MAKK and Phoenix Jagger. Ticket prices range from $15 to $20. Purchase your tickets here!

  7. House Music Legend Derrick Carter coming to The Social

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    Named one of the most important players in dance music, Derrick Carter has been in the house music scene since the late ’80s. He began DJ’ing when he was 9 years old, spinning records at family gatherings in the western suburbs of Chicago. As Carter grew up, he worked at dance music speciality stores and played local DJ gigs. His debut single “Love Me Right” was released in 1987, and a few years later he released multiple singles and an album as Sound Patrol. Several mix albums and two labels later, Derrick Carter has become a legend by incorporating house with old-school disco, soul, jazz and whatever else catches his ear.

    Just this past weekend, Derrick Carter played a set at Tomorrowland, an electronic music festival in Belgium. Check out a highlight of his performance at Tomorrowland 2012 below!

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    Derrick Carter will be performing with Queens of Noise at The Social this Friday, July 25th. Ticket prices range from $15 to $25. Be sure to get your tickets here for the show!

  8. See St. Vincent at The Beacham on October 7

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    St. Vincent has been blowing up over the past three years, constantly recording and touring all across the world. In 2011 she released her third album, ‘Strange Mercy,’ which was named “one of the year’s best” by the New York Times and “something to behold” by Pitchfork. That record earned her the covers of SPIN, Paper, and Under the Radar, performances everywhere from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fallon to Letterman and Conan, and a year-long sold-out tour of her biggest venues to date. Since then she has released two more albums, ‘Love This Giant’ in 2012 and ‘St. Vincent’ in 2013. More recently, St. Vincent wowed audiences with a full set on Live on Letterman in the historic Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Check out the entire performance below!

    St. Vincent has been on the road for her Digital Witness Tour for most of 2014, and she’s performing at The Beacham on October 7th. Ticket prices range from $25 to $40. Get your tickets here!

  9. See Kurt Vile & The Violators and Beach Fossil at The Social

    Saturday, November 2, see Kurt Vile perform with his backing band, The Violators, as well as lofi indie pop band, Beach Fossils, in a grand night full of fuzz at Orlando’s coolest venue, The Social.

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    These are some of the biggest and critically acclaimed lofi bands to emerge out of the last decade of music, bringing stylistic pop into indie rock territory with hints of psychedelic.

    Kurt Vile is a heavily acclaimed musician who performs live with his backing band, The Violators. His fourth album, Smoke Ring for My Halo, garnered major attention, with publications like Mojo placing the album at #12 on its “Top 50 albums of 2011″ list, Uncut pacing it at #14, and Pitchfork ranking the album as #16. His latest album, Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze, was described by Pitchfork’s Jayson Green as Vile’s most spacious, becalmed record yet, and it contains some of his best-ever brand of cosmic stand-up…feels like the culmination of Vile’s quest to get away from people, noises, civilization and find somewhere to sit and whistle his own tune.”

  10. Come See Mount Kimbie, Jonwayne, and D33J on October 14

    On October 14, The Social is housing some underground heroes from the terrific Warp Records, Stones Throw, and Anticon: Mount Kimbie, Jonwayne, and D33J. This perfect trio is performing for one incredible night at The Social for $15.

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    D33J is opening the night up with tranquil beats and lucid textures, setting the mood for a hazy and dreamlike night jam. The Californian musician is apart of Wedidit Collective, which includes Shlohmo, Juj, Ground Is Lava, and a handful of other talented electronic artists. He will be performing songs from his two EPs until its Jonwayne‘s turn to take the stage.

    Jonwayne is a rapper/producer signed to legendary hip-hop label, Stones Throw. While his debut album, Rap Album One, doesn’t drop until October 29, Jonwayne will be performing one of his numerous hip-hop cuts he’s previous put out on various cassette tapes and instrumental releases. His flawless flow and booming beats will lead into the night’s main event: Mount Kimbie.

    Mount Kimbie is a powerful act in the post-dubstep scene, critically acclaimed and well-respected by their peers. The duo seems to strive for greatness as their latest album, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, sees the two progress from earlier sounds, creating intricate layers of electronic clicking and booming. NME called their newest album “ruthless in their pursuit of greatness,” while DJ Mag said the album brought a “bolder and more confident sound.” The two DJs will be performing songs from their latest album in addition to songs from their debut, Crooks & Lovers, live at The Social for an incredible experience!

    Do not miss this incredible line-up! The show is all ages and only $15, so reserve your ticket today for a fantastic night at The Social.