Sat, Mar 27: Midtown, Manhattan: Erykah Badu CD Release Party with Erykah Badu, Spank Rock, Tony Castles, MNDR, and DJ Jonathan Toubin, Good Units (356 West 58th btw 9th and 10th ave.), 9pm, $20: This is for real! Mr. Jonathan Toubin just got added as the DJ for this show. Who’d’ve imagined? But hell yeah! What an honor and last-minute surprise…

then, Mr. JT hightails it to Brooklyn for Kid Congo’s B-Day party

kid51bday4Sat, Mar 27, Williamsburg, Brooklyn – Secret Project Robot (210 Kent at Metropolitan): Kid Congo Powers 51st Birthday Party w/Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds (12am), Stalkers (11pm), K-Holes (10pm), Tommy Volume (9pm), and, later, Le Congo: International Discotheque Psychedelique w/DJs Mr Jonathan Toubin and Josh Styles (1am), 9pm – 4am, all ages, $10 ($5 after bands): This all-night birthday extravaganza celebrates of one of the great names in underground rock music, Kid Congo Powers of the Cramps, Gun Club, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, etc. Kid’s band, the Pink Monkey Birds, who’s In The Red album Dracula Boots made critics’ top-ten lists worldwide last year, make their first NYC appearance in almost two years – and their first ever with the new hard-hitting Texas rhythm section. The Stalkers, return from recording a new LP in Portland to remind you that they are the Brooklyn punk scene’s #1 party band. K-Holes, a bunch of Atlanta ex-Black Lips, Wet Dreams, and Golden Triangles, play an Alligator Winey steamy swamp stomp. And Star Spangles’ Tommy Volume makes his solo debut to kick off the night.

and, after the bands, hold tight… all night…

1-4AM: International Discotheque Psychedelique – the second installment of NYC uber-45 DJs Josh Styles (Smashed! Blocked!) and Jonathan Toubin’s (NY Night Train) latest party. Last months debut last month saw hundreds dancing to 60s discotheque classics, fuzzy movers, foreign language jams, and other global obscurities in an environment of go go dancers and Mighty Robot AV Squad’s tripped-out visuals.

then follow Mr JT to Shanky afterhours at the Badlands…

moonSat, Mar 27/28, Williamburg, Brooklyn – The Badlands: Shanky Afterhours w/DJ Jonathan Toubin, 4am – 8am, $5:Hooooooot! Calling all night owls! Get there early to avoid the line while Glen Szabo warms ya up then Mr. Jonathan Toubin gets you down all night long at Brooklyn’s biggest, baddest, and most consistent afterhours. Fall on by if you happen to up… for it!

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upcoming night-training:

– Wed, Mar 31: Lower East Side, Manhattan – Motor City Bar: New York Night Train Wednesday w/Mr. Jonathan Toubin
– Thu, Apr 1: Williamsburg, Brooklyn – Knitting Factory: Garotas Suecas w/DJ Mr Jonathan Toubin
– Thu, Apr 1: Greenpoint, Brooklyn – Enid’s: Thursday Thump
– Fri, Apr 2: Chinatown, Manhattan – Home Sweet Home: Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down with Mr. Jonathan Toubin and friends
– Sat, Apr 3: Ft. Green, Brooklyn: The Outpost Lounge: a night with Mr. Jonathan Toubin
– Thu, Apr 8: Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Enid’s: Thursday Thump w/DJ Primo of San Francisco’s Oldies Night
– Fri, Apr 9: Chinatown, Manhattan – Home Sweet Home: Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down with Mr. Jonathan Toubin and DJ Primo of San Francisco’s Oldies Night
– Sat, Apr 10: Williamsburg Brooklyn – The Glasslands: Soul Clap and Dance-Off

road gigs and special events in the near future:
– Thu, Apr 15 Chicago, IL: Soul Clap and Dance-Off
– Fri, Apr 16 (early): Williamsburg, Brooklyn – Brooklyn Bowl: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion reunion w/Mr JT and more!
– Fri, Apr 16 (late): Chinatown, Manhattan – Home Sweet Home: Shakin’ All Over Under SIdeways Down w/Mr. Jonathan Toubin and special surpriseguest!
– Sat, Apr 17: Portland, OR – East End: Soul Clap and Dance-Off
– Wed, Apr 21: Arcata, CA – Arcata Theater: Soul Clap and Dance-Off
– Thu, Apr 22: Oakland, CA – The Uptown: Soul Clap and Dance-Off
– Fri, Apr 23: San Francisco, CA – 111 Minna: Soul Clap and Dance-Off
– Sat, Apr 24: Los Angeles, CA – TBA: Soul Clap and Dance-Off
– Sun, Apr 25: San Diego, CA – Bar Pink Elephant
– Sat, May 1: Portland, Maine – SPACE Gallery: Soul Clap and Dance-Off
– Sat, May 8, Orlando, FL – Blackbooth: Soul Clap and Dance-Off
– Thu, May 13: Portland, OR – Rotture: I’ve Got a Hole In My Soul Party w/DJ Beyonda Doubt and guest Jonathan Toubin
– Sat, May 15: Williamsburg, Brooklyn – Glasslands: Soul Clap and Dance-Off
– Thu, May 20: Chicago – Beauty Bar: Soul Clap and Dance-Off
– Sat, May 22: Williamsburg, Brooklyn – Secret Project Robot: International Discotheque Psychedelique
– Sun, May 23: the waters around Manhattan – Rocks Off Boat Cruise NY Night Train monthly Soul Boat’s maiden voyage
– Thu, May 27: Austin TX – Beauty Bar: Chaos in Tejas (festival w/UK Subs, Australian X, English Subhumans, Quintron and Ms P, Poison Idea, NoBunny, etc) Soul Clap and Dance-Off
Sat, May 29 – Asbury Park, NJ: Asbury Lanes: Soul Clap and Dance-Off

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