SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF with DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN

SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF with DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN

Declared “the only DJ we actually like” by VICE Magazine this year and voted “BEST DJ" in the Village Voice 2014 “Best of NYC” Readers' Poll, JONATHAN TOUBIN brings the world’s most popular soul 45 party monthly to its Brooklyn Bowl home. A Williamsburg institution since 2007, New York Night Train SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF is the annual official South By Southwest closing party, had an entire night dedicated to it at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, and has appeared hundreds of times on five continents. Get down all night to Toubin’s world famous o.g. 1960s soul 45s, lose yourself in the unique live shadow dancing visuals, and get in the 1AM $100 Metropolis Vintage DANCE-OFF with new interesting guest “contest selectors” and judges each month. Also check out Jonathan Toubin’s mixes on Burger and Norton Records. CATCH THE SOUL CLAP!

Guest Selector: Kid Congo Powers

Waking from a nap in the swamps of outer space, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds ride a geisterbahn into the hypnagogic, a place between sleep and consciousness also known as the “Haunted Head”. “Haunted Head" is the third LP Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds has oozed out for In The Red Records. Legendary guitar stylist Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) and long time cohorts, bassist Kiki Solis (Knife In The Water), drummer Ron Miller (Up The Academy), and guitarist Jesse Roberts (Sandrider, The Ruby Doe) take matters into their own mitts by having Jesse engineer and Ron mix the record at the now well-known Harveyville Project High School in Kansas. “Haunted Head” reflects the band at its purest distillation. The Pink Monkey Birds create a cocktail of fuzz guitars, New Orleans drum beats, soulful strut bass lines, and sonic ambrosia from beyond. The trip of your dreams includes the “cheap and tawdry” in a tribute to dearly departed actress Susan Tyrell (“Su Su”), the morphing of Jerry Lee Lewis with Phyllis Diller (“Killer Diller”) and the plain ol' insanity of romantic love (“Dance Me Swamply”). The band will also tell you how they LIKE “the mondos and the cholos and the weirdos and he freaks” on the rollicking track “Let’s Go!” and how they DON’T LIKE “neocons in square back suits" and "throwing up in a dirty phone booth “ on the punky proclamation “I Don’t Like”. I mean, who does? In the title ballad “Haunted Head”, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds ask the listener “What’s inside your Haunted Head? Are you alive or are you dead? Are you kissing and a huggin? Are you pushin’ and a shoving? “. Perhaps only in dreams could you answer such a question.

Guest Judge: Littleneck

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1:00am dance contest!

1st place prize - $100 cash
2nd place prize - $75 Metropolis Vintage Gift Certificate

$7 at the door, cash only

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SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF with DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN with Dance all night to the world famous soul 45s of DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN, PLUS 1:00 AM Dance Contest!, Gue...

Saturday, September 28 · Doors 11:30 PM / Show 11:59 PM at Brooklyn Bowl

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