JACKIE ROMAN party pics of the JUNE 21 New York Night Train SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF at Brooklyn Bowl. JONATHAN TOUBIN threw down fast and bulbous soul and r&b 45s for dancing. Somewhere in the middle of the party 100 dancers were numbered, thee legendary Lenny Kaye of Patti Smith Group stepped in the DJ booth, Afghan Whigs/ Mighty Fine’s STEVE MYERS and TOUBIN got on the mics, and judges took the stage: determined by a distinguished panel of judges: Amy Franz of Super Wild Horses, Art Boonparn, Bunny Michael, Carly Rablais of Xray Eyeballs, Jaime Coon, Nancy Gardner, Nicholas Auguston, Phast Phreddie teh Boogaloo Omnibus of The Subway Soul Club, Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum! 1st place got $100 cash and 2nd got a $75 Metropolis Vintage shopping spree! Then everybody went back to dancing and bowling with JT and Mikey Tashtjian! GOOD TIMES!
JAMES JONES of myfavoritethingy.com turned up at the BROOKLYN BOWL Saturday, April 26 to snap the following shots of thee legendary SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF at Brooklyn Bowl?! New York Night Train? conductor JONATHAN TOUBIN, climbed out of his cab in a gold bespoke Against Nature? suit and made his way through the crowd just in time to throw down an eclectic four-hour mix of exquisitely wild soul and r&b 45s. Somewhere in the middle of the party 100 dancers were numbered and Toubin’s tall Texan buddy AUSTIN BROWN of Parquet Courts? took over the DJ booth, The Afghan Whigs? /Mighty Fine’s STEVE MYERS got on the mic, and a distinguished panel of judges took the stage. This part of the evening climaxed with an exciting dance-off between two amazing winners giving it there all! 1st place walked away with $100 in cash and 2nd place got a $75 Metropolis Vintage shopping spree! Then the lights went out and everybody went back to dancing! Another supreme New York night out….
JACKIE ROMAN (http://jackieroman.com/) photos of New York Night Train’s SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF Saturday, March 29 , 2014 at Brooklyn Bowl Tonight was the 7-year anniversary of the party! JONATHAN TOUBIN threw down four hours of the finest and most exciting soul and r&b 45s in existence. Around 1AM glamorous and legendary NYC rock and roll couple Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez (Boss Hog / Pussy Galore) took over the DJ booth, Mighty Fine’s STEVE MYERS got on the mics and BUST Magazine took the stage to judge the contest. Original Soul Clapper VASHTI WINDISH of and the first-ever winner RAUL DE NIEVES (from the March 2007 Dance-Off) joined them. The winners were both great and the 1st place walked away with $100 in cash, 2nd place got a $75 Metropolis Vintage shopping spree! It was a blast!
Excellent JACKIE ROMAN photos of the Saturday, February 22, 2014 New York Night Train’s SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF at BROOKLYN BOWL! JONATHAN TOUBIN threw down four hours of sweaty soul and r&b to a sold out crowd. Then rock god/party pro ANDREW W.K. took over the turntables while Toubin and The Mighty Fine‘s STEVE MYERS got on the mics and judges PETE SHAPIRO (Brooklyn Bowl) , MICHELLE CABLE (Panache Booking), CANDACE MILLS (Team Clean NYC), SACHA LEWIS (Flavorpill), BENJAMIN TURLEY (The Meat Hook), ANDREW GERSON (Brooklyn Brewery), and legendary music producer/author JOE BOYD (White Bicycles – Making Music in the 1960s) took the stage. First place got $100 in cash and remained onstage to compete with winners Brooklyn Brewery flew in from around the US. AUSTIN, TX got $1000 cash 1st prize and BOSTON, MA got the$250 Metropolis Vintage shopping spree! Then the dancing continued ’til closing time….
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JAN 11, 2014 SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF PHOTOS w/JT, BLACK LIPS’ COLE ALEXANDER, HAR MAR SUPERSTAR, and more!
JACKIE ROMAN photos of New York Night Train’s SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF Saturday, January 11, 2014 at BROOKLYN BOWL! JONATHAN TOUBIN threw down four hours of wild sexy soul and r&b – which was paused for the 1AM dance contest – where Toubin handed the turntables over to the BLACK LIPS’ COLE ALEXANDER while he and The Mighty Fine’s STEVE MYERS got on the mics and judges Alix Brown, Cameron Michel, Derrick Beckles, Har Mar Superstar, Micki Pellerano, Vashti Windish, and Zumi Rosow judged the contest. The winner walked away with $100 in cash, 2nd place got a $75 Metropolis Vintage shopping spree, and everybody had a blast!
Photographer JACKIE ROMAN‘S shots of this holiday JAMES BROWN-themed SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF! JIMMY HILL AND THE ALLSTARZ BAND got the night started right. This big funky showband features musicians known for their work with Wilson Picket, Clarence Carter, Baby Washington and more. The highlight of their set was two electrifying performances by CHARLES BRADLEY under his BLACK VELVET aka JAMES BROWN JR alter-ego – convincingly singing and dancing his way through some of the GODFATHER’S best with his powerful voice and wild stage moves. Next JONATHAN TOUBIN came out and turned four hours of straight original JAMES BROWN productions on 45 (plus a handful of JB covers). Around 1:30am the usual DANCE-OFF went down. This time special guest JAMES CHANCE, the white James Brown and godfather of No Wave music, selected the contest songs, danced, and played his horn – climaxing at the conclusion of the contest with a full performance of the Contortion’s iconic take on “I Can’t Stand Myself”! Mighty FIne’s Steve Myers helped JT MC and the judges were dancer CLAUDIA DE SERPA SOARES, performer DEE DEE DAME, TV On The Radio’s JALEEL BUNTON, Dirty Three’s JIM R WHITE, world-famous guitar hero MATT SWEENEY, Cartoon Jerk NATE TURBOW, Nothing Changes’ NIKKI SNEAKERS, the official baritone saxophonist of all of NYC PAULA HENDERSON, and legendary Back Door Man PHAST PHREDDIE! As always 1st place got $100 cash and 2nd was a $75 gift certificate at METROPOLIS VINTAGE! Another uncommon New York Night Train party that will not soon be forgotten!
SAT 11/16’S SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF PICS W/LA LA BROOKS, REIGNING SOUND, A-BONES W/MICK COLLINS, BLOODSHOT BILL, AND MORE
Photographer JACKIE ROMAN‘S documented this super-special New York Night Train SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF. A year ago Hurricane Sandy flooded Norton Records warehouse – destroying hundreds of thousands of records and twenty-five years of work. The NYC/global music community got together at Brooklyn Bowl and elsewhere to wash as many of the soiled records as possible and throw benefits worldwide to help get their beloved label back on its feet. On the one year anniversary of the disaster, the label is currently back and better than ever! The night began with an always incredible performance by Montreal’s wild one-man band Bloodshot BILL. Next the A-Bones took the stage joined by Detroit rock’n’roll legend Mick Collins on guitar for a way out wailin’ boss set! Then La La Brooks of The Crystals got up with Reigning Sound (Official) to do a song off her new Norton solo LP “All or Nothing” and the song she’s best known for “Da Doo Ron Ron”! The musical portion of the night concluded with headliners Reigning Sound throwing down an hour of their majestic hits con gusto! Next JONATHAN TOUBIN got behind the DJ booth to throw down four straight sweaty hours of the finest soul and r&b dance 45s ever made for hundreds of dancers. At 1AM Toubin took a break and got on the mic with Mighty Fine’s STEVE MYERS and BILLY MILLER and MIRIAM LINNA from Norton Records got behind the DJ booth for the monthly DANCE-OFF! The jury included fine artiste AVI SPIVAK, HULA HOOP HARLOT MELISSA ANNE, The Dirtbombs/Gories MICK COLLINS, http://www.youtube.com/user/HulaHoopHarlot), Reigning Sound/Jay-Vons’ MIKEY POST, Daptone Records’ NYDIA DAVILA, Beacon’s Closet’s STEPHANIE WILLIAMS, and our new pal ZOE! The first place winner danced a hole in his pants and walked away with $100 in cash, 2nd place wound up with a $75 Metropolis Vintage shopping spree, and five more contestants got the gift of Norton Records. Then the lights went down and everybody got back down to business of getting down. Long live Norton Records!
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