Green Slime: 4 Year Anniversary
Russell Quan, Jonathan Toubin, The Killing Floors, Stranger Liquids
428 S Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Green Slime are a DJ duo consisting of long time L.A. record collectors Rick Barzell and Roger Mars. Since 2014, Slime has become L.A.'s biggest 60's dance craze. LA Weekly's Lina Lecaro has described it as "A groovy, grindy shindig." where "they spin an unrelenting mix of fuzzy-guitar garage and trippy psychedelia...slaying the slime with rare and beloved soul sensations." Green Slime features only the finest guest DJ's and live bands. It takes place every 1st Saturday in sunny Southern California. Expect to hear everything from rhythm & blues to garage punk dancers on the 45rpm vinyl format, all carefully hand selected. Please be advised however, of the danger of it growing and spreading beyond the warped imagination of the greatest human intellect and exploding in unspeakable horror. The Green Slime are coming for you. ~ Howie Pyro (Intoxica Radio)
Russell is no stranger to those in the garage rock community. This garage punk wild man is not only the drummer for the infamous garage punk legends The Mummies since their incarnation in 1988, but he's also the drummer of wild garage rock n' rollers The Flakes, and has also played with surf legends The Phantom Surfers on occasion, among many other notable acts. He's also one of the founders of the bay area's 60's dance party 'Teenage Dance Craze' which took place monthly at The Knockout in San Francisco. With all this in mind, it's not surprising that his taste in records also tends to delve more into the wild side of 60's rock n' roll, and for that, he will be an amazing addition to the Green Slime party.
Juxtaposing raw, wild, and uncommon original 7-inch vinyl sides by unsung artists on the beat for today’s dance floor, Jonathan Toubin and his New York Night Train party machine’s persistent nightly work has carved out a unique space in contemporary culture and influenced scores of DJs and parties everywhere. While best known for throwing the world’s most popular and prolific soul party, the Soul Clap and Dance-Off, and NYC’s biggest and longest-running weekly rock’n’roll dance, Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down!, he’s also spent the last decade turning over 2000 gigs at hundreds of nightclubs, art spaces, all-ages warehouses, afterhours, rock concerts, and dozens of major music festivals on five continents – from Bonnaroo to Benicassim, from Tasmania to Tel Aviv. New York Night Train’s Soul Proprietor is also the first 45 DJ with Burger Records cassettes and the first living DJ with compilations on the legendary Norton Records - with five Souvenirs of the Soul Clap LPs released internationally the last couple of years.
Toubin will be dropping a set of 60's rock n' roll 45's for the Green Slime crowd. Consider this a rare and special treat as he's mostly known for his soul and rhythm n' blues parties!
“This 45 hoarder made soul music fun again with his Soul Clap & Dance Off parties, where five-hour sets of rare grooves and B-sides provided a fleshy alternative to the club scene’s industrial snarl. Instead of bucking the trends of American pop music for some underground alternative, Toubin has made his name by embracing pop’s connective tissue, tracing the rhythm and blues, soul, and rock and roll of the nineteen-fifties and sixties.” (The New Yorker, 2016)
Jonathan Toubin was awarded “BEST DJ” in the Village Voice 60th anniversary “BEST OF NYC”: “We might live in an EDM world, but Jonathan Toubin has no truck with today’s musical whims. Since 2007, Toubin’s Soul Clap and Dance-Off has brought throwback pizzazz and retro cool to New York’s late-night underground. Culled from an endless array of long-forgotten Sixties soul singles, Soul Clap is pure musical dynamite, the kind of after-hours party that exposes today’s iTunes-bred, press-play DJs for their relative lack of roots and ingenuity. No fist-bumps or atomic bass drops here; instead, Toubin lovingly crafts five-hour sets that bring lost chestnuts from the likes of Vernon Harrell and the Blendells into clearer focus for a new generation of dance enthusiasts. You can try to put your moves to better use, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find more cathartic, sweatier fun elsewhere in the city.” (The Village Voice, 2015)
“Jonathan is pretty much the only DJ we actually like.” (VICE Magazine, 2014)
“Particularly chic… one of the most popular spinners in Williamsburg and the founder of the New York Night Train dance parties. His fare is already cleaner and more appreciative of American pop music history than much of the rest.” (NY Times, 2013)
“The most-liked man in the soul music scene” (Rolling Stone, 2012)
The Killing Floors
From the opening note of the opening song, it's clear that L.A.'s The Killing Floors have something special going on. This is a five piece rock n' roll ensemble formed in 2014 over a shared love of 1960's music and punk rock. The tunes are huge, from the Brit-Invasion-like "You Know It Ain't Right" to the gloriously snotty and mildly aggressive "Se Fue, Se Fue". The band looks amazing, and the music switches between Spanish language, English & straight instrumentals.
The world is their oyster.
Strange liquids for stranger people.