Savoy, an electronic rock trio, is bringing their national headlining tour, “The 1000 Light Years Tour,” to The Social in Orlando on January 8.
Comprised of Gray Smith (producer), Ben Eberdt (guitarist) and Mike Kelly (drummer), they are touring in support of their latest EP, 1000 Years, which was released on December 2, 2015. It features the first single “Love Is Killing Me (ft. Chali 2na).” The track–featuring Chali 2na of the acclaimed alternative hip-hop group Jurassic 5—has received critical praise since its release last month.
“’Love is Killing Me’ is a special track to us,” says SAVOY. “We had the idea a while ago, and right then we knew we had something really cool. It’s got a relaxed, grooving vibe, yet still packs a ton of energy as well.”
Tickets to the show are $15 in advance at thesocial.org, and $17 at the door.
For more information on Savoy, including tracks to stream, visit savoyband.com.
Alternative-reggae band Iration returns to Orlando to co-headline Reggae on the Block 2 on Saturday, May 9.
Iration hails from Hawaii, via California. The group is made up of members Micah Pueschel (vocals/guitar), Adam Taylor (bass), Joseph Dickens (drums), Cayson Peterson (keyboard/synth) and Joseph King (engineer, who have been touring together nationally since 2008.
UK pop duo The Ting Tings are bringing their tour to Orlando with a stop at The Social on April 14.
The Ting Tings first rose to prominence with their hits “That’s Not My Name” and “Shut Up and Let Me Go” in the late 2000’s. Comprised of Katie Walsh and Jules De Martino, the duo played many festivals and award shows on both sides of the Atlantic. They were even nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy in 2010.
South Florida’s The Heavy Pets will be returning to Orlando to play The Social on Saturday, February 6th.
The band features the talents of Jeff Lloyd (guitar/vocals), Mike Garulli (guitar/harmonica/vocals), Jim Wuest (keys/vocals), Jamie Newitt (drums/vocals), and Tony D’Amato (bass).
They’ve been embraced by the jam music scene for their blend of rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, disco and reggae with rock & roll, and have been called “a living, breathing force of nature” by Relix Magazine.
The Social will come alive midweek with the alt-rap sounds of Deltron 3030 on Tuesday, April 1.
Comprised of rapper Del The Funky Homosapien, producer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, and DJ Kid Koala, Deltron 3030 released their long-awaited sophomore album Deltron 3030: Event II earlier this year. The album features of a bevvy of collaborators, such as Damon Albarn, Zach De La Rocha, Jamie Cullum & Joseph Gordon Levitt.
South Florida’s The Heavy Pets will be making a road trip up to Orlando to play The Social on Saturday, March 8.
They’ve been embraced by the jam music scene for their blend of rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, disco and reggae with rock & roll, and have played festivals like Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Mountain Jam, AURA, and more. In October 2013, The Heavy Pets released the A/B side single Two Horses resulting in heavy airplay of “Keep Me Running” on Sirius/XM’s JamOn.
Blues-hip hop chanteuse ZZ Ward returns to Orlando with her Last Love Tour, playing a show at The Social in downtown Orlando on March 7.
I had the chance to see Ward when she played the House of Blues Orlando last fall, and I was just blown away by her musical talent. She skillfully blends blues with hip hop, rock, pop, and soul, for a sound that is truly her own.
California’s Swingin’ Utters will be bringing their punk rock sound to The Social in downtown Orlando on Thursday, November 21.
The band formed in the mid-80s, but in the early 2000s, they took a break, reuniting in 2010. Since then then they’ve released several EPs, singles, and full-lengths, including this year’s Poorly Formed.
Flashlights, a pop-punk quartet from Central Florida, will be playing The Social on October 1, opening for The So So Glos.
Citing Archers of Loaf and Superchunk as influences, the band, comprised of singer/guitarist Terry Caudill, Tony Oriza on guitar, Will Powell on bass, and Melissa Hopkins on drums, has released on EP, Don’t Take Me Seriously, on Hard Rock Records.
The show is all ages, and tickets are $10. Also on the bill is Dog Apollo.
The Social is located at 54 North Orange Ave in downtown Orlando.
This week, via her Facebook page, Orlando musician Emily Kopp let it be known that she will be releasing new music this fall.
The album, currently titled “Serendipity Find Me,” will drop October 15, 2013. I’m sure there will be a release party/show around that date where you can get your hands on a copy.
In the meantime, Kopp will be headlining a show at The Social on August 1, where I’m sure she’ll play tunes from the upcoming album. Tickets are only $10 in advance ($12 day of), and joining her will be Built to Be Broken and Laney Jones.
She also released an album teaser video for everyone to enjoy: