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Social Announce New Gig Series #LiveAndLocal

The first edition takes place this weekend featuring Mumbai groove masters Smalltalk

David Britto Oct 19, 2018

Mumbai neo-soul band Smalltalk will play the first edition of #LiveAndLocal. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

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Popular music venue, co-working space, café and bar Social recently announced the start of a brand new monthly gig series called #LiveAndLocal which kicks off on October 21st, featuring Mumbai neo-soul band Smalltalk at Social’s city-based Versova outlet.

The gig series – which will also be available for live streaming on Social’s Facebook page – is aimed towards bringing back the energy experienced at Mumbai’s basement venue antiSOCIAL which hosted a number of memorable gigs up until late 2017 and also help artists reach listeners beyond their typical audiences.

Vivek Dudani, Programming Head (West), Social, explains, “As a brand, Social has always tried to be at the forefront of cultural programming and with this brand new IP, we’ve tried to do exactly that – utilize our various outlets and their signature designs to challenge contemporary, local (irrespective of genre) Indian musicians to adapt their signature sounds to a changing Social stage with each episode of #LiveAndLocal – so be it the terrace at Versova or the greenery of Koramangala, every episode will feature a new Social outlet as a stage.”

Smalltalk – who released their breathtaking debut EP Tacit earlier this year – are slated to perform fresh songs at the gig. Vocalist-guitarist Samarth Bahl says, “We are excited to present new, never-before heard material and a window into the live experience at the first edition of #LiveAndLocal.”

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Click here to stream the gig live on Facebook.  

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