SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF with DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN

SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF with DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN

New York Night Train's Soul Clap and Dance-Off is North America's most popular soul party - by far playing to more people in more places and generating more capital than any of its contemporaries. The concept is simple-all night dancing to the wild soul 45s of subterranean superstar DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin and, in the middle, a $100 dance contest judged by a community panel. Recession-friendly mass entertainment with a universally cheap door price, the dance party/spectacle not only sells beyond capacity at home, but has brought its excitement to domestic markets all the way from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine and internationally from Tel Aviv to Mexico City-including monthly residencies in New York, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, Oakland, and PDX. The Dance-Off portion features judges from every edge of music and culture from classic subcultural icons like Mike Watt and Jello Biafra, to rock stars Andrew Van Wyngarden (MGMT) and Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), to interesting cultural figures like Karla LaVey (Satanic Priestess) and Matt Gonzalez (Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate) to your favorite neighborhood heroes. Catch The Soul Clap!

"A shimmy-worthy mix of maximum rock'n'soul" - New York Post

"DJ Jonathan Toubin spins the 45s. The mid-'60s to early-'70s r &b and funk will have you dancing with the stars." - Sharyn Jackson, Village Voice

"New York's premier dusty 45 party, attracting rockers, mods and dandies alike." - Time Out Chicago

"Genius" - Josiah Hughes, Exclaim! "An eve of 45-rpm soul sizzlin' and expressive dance." - Lina Lecaro, LA Weekly

"Ridiculous and fun" - Jennifer Maerz, SF Weekly

"It's a goddamn national treasure!" - Wm Steven Humphrey, Portland Mercury

"The Soul-Clap is a party without parallel where you'll experience dance hysteria and soul grooves you'll never hear again." - Megan O'Neil, Detroit Metro-Times

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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

Tickets Available at the Door

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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