London-born, South Asian NYC DJ and tabla player Karsh Kale has been on fire lately. So he's the perfect headliner for the first anniversary of Turntablas on the Bayou, H-town's monthly bhangra, hip-hop and South Asian-infused dance party at The Social. Kale also will be celebrating the release of his latest album, Broken English. Some of its tracks ride on the Massive Attack tip (breathy female vocalists and crunchy synth treatments), while others feature English-spoken hip-hop verses and beats thrown over Indian choruses, sitars and tabla percussion. Turntablas residents DJs Yogi G and Alx and tabla player Rishi Nayak start things off.
Fri., May 12, 9 p.m.