- Via The Social Facebook page
This week, the curious can get a look at what’s to come at the new venue, now called The Social. While unaffiliated with Rawkus and revamped into a space with multiple bars, live music will continue to be a focal point at The Social. The proceedings kick off with an April 4 “Clarks After Dark” business mixer, featuring performances by DJ ManGo (aka Chris DelaCruz), Tony Exum Jr. and special guest and event emcee Papi Sorrels. (Visit thesocial719.com for information on this RSVP-only event.)
Right out of the gate, The Social’s upcoming bookings are a diverse and intriguing mix that can perhaps be seen as a microcosm of things to come. An April 3 private grand opening party featured the wildly eclectic lineup of reunited gothic metal band AnaDies, soulful singer-songwriter Alphuh and trap/EDM duo Too Doods.
April 5 features a 20th anniversary concert by local standout Rikki Dee Hall’s The VooDoo Hawks, April 6 brings long-running rapper Tone Loc (yes, that’s right, of “Funky Cold Medina” and “Wild Thing” fame) to the stage, and April 7 features outlaw country singer Whey Jennings — grandson of, you know, Waylon Jennings and nephew of Shooter Jennings. It’s certainly a way to make a statement with an opening week of shows.
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