Detroit’s Ultimate Ovation and Jay Vons are Shakin’ All Over! Kool Keith upstate! and more…


Friday, July 28 Home Sweet Home: Detroit soul legends Ultimate Ovation and the Force of Power Band with the Jay Vons then dancing with Jonathan Toubin and special guest Brad Hales (Detroit’s Peoples’ Records), 8pm – 4am, $5 Get your kicks every Friday in the cozy subterranean confines of Home Sweet Home! Do the wiggle to thee wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom of Jonathan Toubin’s most exciting and exquisite o.g. 1950s/1960s “maximum rock’n’soul” 45s turning ’round and ’round ’til the wee wee hours! The rumble deep down below the big city after dark! A weekly NYC institution since 2008! We are thrilled to announce that at 10pm Detroit soul legends Ultimate Ovation play their first East Coast show in over four decades of harmony, choreography, and showmanship! The singers are accompanied by The Force Of Power Band – a Motor City supergroup featuring members of Detroit Cobras, Human Eye, and more… Get there by 9pm for a special live performance by Wick Records stars The Jay Vons. And stick around for dancing from 11pm – 4am with Jonathan Toubin and his special guest Peoples’ Records proprietor and globetrotting DJ Brad Hales. Get down in the basement!
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Saturday, July 29 Woodstock – The Colony: Kool Keith, Ultimate Ovation and the Force of Power Band, Nude Party, It’s Not Night: It’s Space, Animal Show, Jonathan Toubin Get ready for a rare upstate appearance by one of the most creative, unique, and prolific figures in hip hop history, thee Ultramagnetic Kool Keith AKA Dr. Octagon AKA Dr. Dooom AKA Black Elvis AKA Dr. Ultra AKA Crazy Lou AKA Poppa Large. Also look forward to live action from Detroit soul legends Ultimate Ovation and the Force of Power Band, Boone, NC’s exciting The Nude Party, psychedelic upstaters It’s Not Night: It’s Space, young downtown NYC rockers Animal Show, and DJ Jonathan Toubin!
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Sunday, July 30 Brooklyn, NY – Our Wicked Lady Sky Terrace: NY Night Train Sunday Soul Scream Rooftop Dance with live Ultimate Ovation plus Jonathan Toubin and his special guest Brad Hales of Detroit’s Peoples Records! 8pm-?, $5 (suggested sliding-scale donation given direct to band! give more or less! FREE after live music!) Every Sunday all summer long NY Night Train and Our Wicked Lady bring back their weekly soul vinyl wingding way up on the OWL’s fabulous sky patio bar! Flip out to the exquisite 60s soul 45 magic of your favorite dee jay Jonathan Toubin, his fabulous guests, and the world’s best rock’n’roll bands. Classic raw Bushwick rooftop party ambience but with dancing, exquisite dining with Strange Flavor, frozen tropical cocktails, and good vibrations under the stars! Get ready for another killer performance by Detroit’s one and only ULTIMATE OVATION AND THE FORCE OF POWER BAND! And guest sets by globetrotting Peoples Records proprietor Brad Hales. Get down up on the roof!
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Shakin’ All Over, Burger Boogaloo with Zeros, No Bunny, Habibi, and more, Soul Scream with Ural Thomas and the Pain


Friday, July 21 New York, NY – Home Sweet Home: Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down! w/Jonathan Toubin, 10:30pm – 4am, $5 Get your kicks every Friday in the cozy subterranean confines of Home Sweet Home! Do the wiggle to thee wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom of Jonathan Toubin’s most exciting and exquisite o.g. 1950s/1960s “maximum rock’n’soul” 45s turning ’round and ’round ’til the wee wee hours! The rumble deep down below the big city after dark! A weekly NYC institution since 2008! Get down in the basement! This week with a special secret surprise guest DJ…
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Saturday, July 22 – Coney Island Art Walls: Burger Beach Bash NYC with The Zeros, NOBUNNY, Habibi, Sunflower Bean, Re-TROS, DADDY LONG LEGS, Surfbort, The ‘B’ Girls, Mattiel, Brian Hill and the Noh Starrs, Cotillon, Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs and DJs Jonathan Toubin and Sean and Lee Burger, 2pm – 10pm, $15 advance / $20 day of: Orange County’s Burger Records heads east and hits the beach for their second annual Coney Island Spectacular! Make a day of it!
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Sunday, July 23 Brooklyn, NY – Our Wicked Lady Sky Terrace: NY Night Train Sunday Soul Scream Rooftop Dance with live Ural Thomas and the Pain plus Jonathan Toubin and his special guest Scott “Cooky” Parker! 8pm-?, $10 (suggested sliding-scale donation direct to band! FREE after live music) Every Sunday all summer long NY Night Train and Our Wicked Lady bring back their weekly soul vinyl wingding way up on the OWL’s fabulous sky patio bar! Flip out to the exquisite 60s soul 45 magic of your favorite dee jay Jonathan Toubin, his fabulous guests, and the world’s best rock’n’roll bands. Classic raw Bushwick rooftop party ambience but with dancing, mouthwatering snacks by Strange Flavor, frozen tropical cocktails, and good vibrations under the stars! Get your mind blown by soul legend Ural Thomas and his all-star Portland, Oregon full show band The Pain! Jonathan Toubin has played Ural’s records for years and, when he found out thee pride and joy of PDX was still at it, and makin’ lotsa noise up and down the west coast, the DJ flew the Louisiana-born and bread soul star in to play with IRMA THOMAS, ARCHIE BELL, and nine more at thee Soul Clap & Dance-Off Tenth Anniversary Bash in March. This was Ural’s first NYC performance since the Apollo Theater in 1971. Ural, with his big smile, cool moves, and huge voice, knocked ’em dead two nights in a row, prompting New York Night Train to bring him back as soon as possible with his entire tight-as-nails big band. Tonight’s show isn’t only a unique chance to catch one of the top living soul men up-close and personal, but its also helping the band pay for their cross-country trip to entertain NYC! You don’t wanna miss this! Then do the alligator ’til late to thee 45rpm vinyl soul magic of NY Night Train Soul Proprietor and Sunday Soul Scream resident dee jay Jonathan Toubin and his very special guest DJ Cooky Parker of Portland, OR’s In The Cooky Jar soul party institution! Get down up on the roof! RAIN OR SHINE!
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First NYC edition of thee SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF in ions! With live URAL THOMAS!

– Wednesday, July 19 (early) New York, NY – Madison Square Park: NY Night Train Soul Clap and Dance-Off w/Jonathan Toubin and live Ural Thomas and The Pain, 6pm – 9pm, All Ages, FREE! Summertime’s here and its time to take a trip across the tracks of your mind! While thee Soul Clap and Dance-Off has hit dozens of markets worldwide this year, tonight is its first NYC appearance since the March anniversary party at Warsaw! A huge FREE outdoor edition at MADISON SQUARE PARK! Speaking of the March anniversary party at Warsaw, one of the highlights of the weekend was Portland, OR soul legend URAL THOMAS’ first NYC appearance since the Apollo Theater in 1971! Tonight NY Night Train brings the stone cold soul sweat of Thomas and his tight-as-a-drum 9-piece show band, THE PAIN, back to thee wormy apple to bring you supreme soul catharsis at a special 6pm live encore performance! After that shake the acorns outta the trees as JONATHAN TOUBIN and his NY Night Train party machine’s o.g. 60s soul vinyl turns ’round and ’round ’til 9pm. Also get in the 8PM Metropolis Vintage $100 DANCE-OFF with JT, Steve Myers and a distinguished panel of judges that includes superstar dancer DEE DEE DAME, photographer MR JOEL HENDERSON, hair stylist to the starzz LIANA LE, dj NELLEKE, musician/artiste RENE KLADZYK aka ZIEMBA, Animal Show leader REILEY UGLY, and thee fabulous star of our show URAL THOMAS! Catch a rare local edition of thee Clap for the first time in months!
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July 19 (late) New York, NY – Beauty Bar: Soul Clap & Dance-Off Afterparty with DJs Kid Congo Powers, Drew Redmond, Wig Doctor, Cooky Parker (Portland, OR), and Mike Stewart, 9pm – late, 21+, FREE!: After the big bad Free Soul Clap & Dance-Off in Madison Square Park, stroll down a few blocks to the heavily air-conditioned glitter-walled confines of The Beauty Bar for a night of dancing with legendary guitarist of The Cramps, The Gun Club, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds’ legendary DJ Kid Congo Powers! Kid will be in the back room sandwiched comfortably between an early set by Gettin’ Ugly’s Drew Redmond and Wig Doctor and a late one by DJ Cooky Parker of Portland, OR’s In The Cooky Jar. Also get ready for the good times up front with the bar’s longstanding resident DJ, downtown cultural icon Michael Stewart! Get lost in this classic NYC institution’s magical ambience, beat the heat with one of the city’s coldest air conditioners, and celebrate thee first NYC Clap in ions with Jonathan Toubin (who will be there to hang instead of DJ). absolutely FREE all night long!
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BASTILLE DAY SHAKIN’ ALL OVER! SOUL SCREAM W/BABY SHAKES!


Friday, July 14 New York, NY – Home Sweet Home: Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down! Bastille Day Edition w/Jonathan Toubin, 10:30pm – 4am, $5 Get your kicks every Friday in the cozy subterranean confines of Home Sweet Home! Do the wiggle to thee wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom of Jonathan Toubin’s most exciting and exquisite o.g. 1950s/1960s “maximum rock’n’soul” 45s turning ’round and ’round ’til the wee wee hours! The rumble deep down below the big city after dark! A weekly NYC institution since 2008… This week we celebrate Bastille Day with a mix of thee finest French and American vinyl! Get down in the basement!
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Sunday, July 16 Brooklyn, NY – Our Wicked Lady Sky Terrace: NY Night Train Sunday Soul Scream Rooftop Dance with The Baby Shakes plus Jonathan Toubin and his special guest Todd-O-Phonic Todd! 7pm-?, $5 (suggested sliding-scale donation) Every Sunday all summer long NY Night Train and Our Wicked Lady bring back their weekly soul vinyl wingding way up on the OWL’s fabulous sky patio bar! Flip out to the exquisite 60s soul 45 magic of your favorite dee jay Jonathan Toubin, his fabulous guests, and the world’s best rock’n’roll bands. Classic raw Bushwick rooftop party ambience but with dancing, mouthwatering snacks by Strange Flavor, frozen tropical cocktails, and good vibrations under the stars! Come hang out! Early party kicks off at 7PM, live music at sunset, and dancing through the night! This week welcome NYC rock’n’roll queens thee fabulous Baby Shakes back from their west coast tour where they were the band proudly representing our fair city at the Burger Booglaloo as a part of a swingin’ pantheon that included Iggy Pop, Buzzcocks, X, Redd Kross, and John Waters. With the release of their third critically acclaimed LP “Turn It Up,” 2017 finds this fiery underground punk, rock’n’roll, and power pop girl group institution at the top of their game – huffing and puffing and blowing houses down worldwide! Hold on to your wigs and brace yourself for the rockin’ tornado they conjure at sunset! Then get ready to dance to NY Night Train Soul Proprietor Jonathan Toubin and his special guest DJ, my man pots and pans, Mr “What A Way To Die” and “Shakin’ Fit Himself,” the legendary Todd-O-Phonic Todd of WFMU, Maxwells, and the Jewish Drinking Club! Get down up on the roof! RAIN OR SHINE!
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Shakin, NY Night Train to Philly, and Contort Yourself Up On the roof


Friday, July 7 New York, NY – Home Sweet Home: Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down! w/Jonathan Toubin, 10:30pm – 4am, $5 Get your kicks every Friday in the cozy subterranean confines of Home Sweet Home! Do the wiggle to thee wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom of Jonathan Toubin’s most exciting and exquisite o.g. 1950s/1960s “maximum rock’n’soul” 45s turning ’round and ’round ’til the wee wee hours! Eccentric postcards from the old weird America addressed to you in the here and now! The rumble deep down below the big city after dark! A weekly NYC institution since 2008… Get down in the basement!
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Saturday, July 8 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie: Soul Clap and Dance-Off w/Jonathan Toubin, Tough Sh!ts, and friends, 10pm-2am, $8: The city of brotherly love catches theee Clap! Tonight kicks off with a live performance by thee fabulous Tough Sh!ts then dancing all night thee black gold of NYNT soul proprietor Jonathan Toubin. The $100 12am Dance-Off will be determined by a distinguished panel of judges consisting of Adam from Low Cut Connie, Tina from Sheer Mag, Bill Chenevert of Philly Weekly, and more…
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Sunday, July 9 Brooklyn, NY – Our Wicked Lady Sky Terrace: NY Night Train Sunday Soul Scream Rooftop Dance with live JAMES CHANCE & THE CONTORTIONS! plus DJs Jonathan Toubin, James Chance, and Paul Costuros! 7pm-?, $10 (suggested sliding-scale donation) Every Sunday all summer long NY Night Train and Our Wicked Lady bring back their weekly soul vinyl wingding way up on the OWL’s fabulous sky patio bar! Flip out to the exquisite 60s soul 45 magic of your favorite dee jay Jonathan Toubin, his fabulous guests, and the world’s best rock’n’roll bands. Classic raw Bushwick rooftop party ambience but with dancing, mouthwatering snacks by Strange Flavor, frozen tropical cocktails, and good vibrations under the stars! Come hang out! Early party kicks off at 7PM, live music at sunset, and dancing through the night! Get down up on the roof! Don’t miss it! RAIN OR SHINE! And this week OWL celebrates their two-year anniversary! Get ready to CONTORT YOURSELF to a rare live and in person sunset set by one of the most dynamic, original, and influential forces in contemporary music, iconic NYC sax maniacs JAMES CHANCE AND THE CONTORTIONS! Leading The Contortions in the 1970s and James White and the Blacks in the 1980s, James Chance fathered both the dance punk and no wave music genres and influenced scores of musicians from the most subversive to the most popular bands all time. While the LPs “No New York,” “Buy,” and “Off-White” remain timeless and daring and have earned their rightful spot in the canon via so many books, documentaries, and international reissues and compilations, James’ live shows are also the stuff of legend. Exploding onto the fabled CBGB / Max’s Kansas City scenes with his unique combination of sweat-drenched James Brown dance pyrotechnics, blood-soaked Iggy Pop confrontational recklessness, and skronky post-Albert Ayler saxophone brutality, since day one James’ performance stood out from the pack and left blurry footprints all over the borders black and white and art and trash and past and present. James Chance and the Contortions continue to dish it out hard and heavy in 2017, dropping the critically acclaimed LP “The Flesh is Weak” and blowing minds on stages worldwide. Don’t miss this, his first NYC performance in many moons! And don’t stop ’til you get enough because, James is sticking around to reappear later with a special guest DJ set! get down up on the roof!
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SHAKIN’, NY NIGHT TRAIN TO JFK CENTENIAL in DC, & KID CONGO / MYSTERY LIGHTS at SUNDAY SOUL SCREAM


Friday, June 30 New York, NY – Home Sweet Home: Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down! w/Jonathan Toubin, 10:30pm – 4am, $5 Get your kicks every Friday in the cozy subterranean confines of Home Sweet Home! Do the wiggle to thee wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom of Jonathan Toubin’s most exciting and exquisite o.g. 1950s/1960s “maximum rock’n’soul” 45s turning ’round and ’round ’til the wee wee hours! Eccentric postcards from the old weird America addressed to you in the here and now! The rumble deep down below the big city after dark! A weekly NYC institution since 2008… Get down in the basement!
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Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian National Museum of American History: John F. Kennedy Centennial Celebration! Brightest Young Things’ We The Party People with Purity Ring, Kid Congo Powers, and Jonathan Toubin, 7pm-11pm, $55/$65: New York Night Train and KCP to thee capital city to rock JFK’s centennial for a party inside and out where the museum will bring out special objects like the Merry Pranksters’ Acid Test sign! Purity Ring! talks on JFK by CLaire Jerry, Shannon Perich, Peter Manseau, Steve Olikara, and more…
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Sunday, July 2 Brooklyn, NY – Our Wicked Lady Sky Terrace: NY Night Train Sunday Soul Scream Rooftop Dance with DJs Jonathan Toubin and Kid Congo Powers and a live sunset set by Mystery Lights, 7pm – ? $10 donation direct to band / FREE dance party after! Every Sunday all summer long NY Night Train and Our Wicked Lady bring back their soul vinyl wingding way up on the OWL’s fabulous sky patio bar! Flip out to the exquisite 60s soul 45 magic of your favorite dee jay Jonathan Toubin, his fabulous guests, and the world’s best rock’n’roll bands. Classic raw Bushwick rooftop party ambience but with dancing, mouthwatering snacks by Strange Flavor, frozen tropical cocktails, and good vibrations under the stars! Come hang out! Early party kicks off at 7PM, live music at sunset, and dancing through the night! Get down up on the roof! This week we welcome MYSTERY LIGHTS back from their European tour for what will be their first and last NYC in some time! Then Kid Congo Powers joins NYNT soul proprietor Jonathan Toubin for the dance party ’til late! Don’t miss it! RAIN OR SHINE! Don’t fight it… Feel it! Every week! Get down up on the roof!
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NY Night Train to Greece! Rooftop madness with Star Spangles, Edan, and Josh! Shakin’ All Over!



Friday, June 23 New York, NY – Home Sweet Home: Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down! w/Jonathan Toubin, 10:30pm – 4am, $5
Get your kicks to thee most exciting and exquisite 1950s/1960s “maximum rock’n’soul” music ever made! The wild thing! SHAKIN’ ALL OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS DOWN! Hot molten wax turning round and round ’til thee wee wee hours! Every Friday since 2008 DJ Jonathan Toubin turns it on for your dancing pleasure deep in the cozy subterranean confines of Home Sweet Home!
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Sunday, June 25 Athens, Greece – Stavros Niarchos Park Great Lawn: Summer Nostos Festival Soul Clap and Dance-Off, 11pm, FREE: The Greek government flies Jonathan Toubin to Athens for the Soul Clap and Dance-Off to close out their epic Summer Nostos Festival Stavros Niarchos Park Great Lawn for thousands of dancers.
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Sunday, June 25 Brooklyn, NY – Our Wicked Lady Sky Terrace: NY Night Train Sunday Soul Scream Rooftop Dance with DJs Edan and Josh Styles and a live sunset set by The Star Spangles!, 7pm – ? $5 donation direct to band / FREE dance party after Every Sunday all summer long NY Night Train and Our Wicked Lady bring back their soul vinyl wingding way up on the OWL’s fabulous sky patio bar! Flip out to the exquisite 60s soul 45 magic of your favorite dee jay Jonathan Toubin, his fabulous guests, and the world’s best rock’n’roll bands (last year’s party saw surprise sets by King Khan and the Shrines, Chain and the Gang, Mystery Lights, and more). Classic raw Bushwick rooftop party ambience but with dancing, grub, frozen cocktails, and good vibrations under the stars! Every week of summer. Early party kicks off at 7PM, live music at sunset, and dancing through the night! Get down up on the roof! This week while Jonathan’s away, EDAN and JOSH STYLES will play! And get their early for NYC rock icons reformed and better than ever THE STAR SPANGLES! Don’t miss it! RAIN OR SHINE! Don’t fight it… Feel it! Come back every week… Get down up on the roof!
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NY Night Train to thee MERMAID PARADE and more



Friday, June 16 New York, NY – Home Sweet Home: Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down! w/Jonathan Toubin, 10:30pm – 4am, $5
Get your kicks to thee most exciting and exquisite 1950s/1960s “maximum rock’n’soul” music ever made! The wild thing! SHAKIN’ ALL OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS DOWN! Flaming hot wax turning round and round ’til thee wee wee hours! Every Friday since 2008 DJ Jonathan Toubin turns it on for your dancing pleasure deep in the cozy subterranean confines of Home Sweet Home!
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Saturday, June 17 Brooklyn – Coney Art Walls (3050 Stillwell Ave on the Coney Island Boardwalk across from Nathan’s): Official Mermaid Parade All Day Party: NY Night Train SEASIDE SOUL SHINDIG w/Jonathan Toubin, 3pm – 6pm, FREE: NYC’s traditional MERMAID PARADE, this year featuring King and Queen Blondie’s iconic Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, a NY Night Train float, and a cast of thousands, closes out with its official All Day Party at Coney Art Walls outdoor street art museum featuring seaside soul dancing with Jonathan Toubin and the city’s most exquisite food and drink vendors, art, and everything else under the sun! Take a walk on the boardwalk!
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Sunday, June 18 Brooklyn, NY – Our Wicked Lady Sky Terrace: NY Night Train Sunday Soul Scream Rooftop Dance with Jonathan Toubin, guest DJ Alston, and a live sunset set by Yonatan Gat!, 7pm – ? $10 donation direct to band / FREE dance party after Every Sunday all summer long NY Night Train and Our Wicked Lady bring back their soul vinyl wingding way up on the OWL’s fabulous sky patio bar! Flip out to the exquisite 60s soul 45 magic of your favorite dee jay Jonathan Toubin, his fabulous guests, and the world’s best rock’n’roll bands (last year’s party saw surprise sets by King Khan and the Shrines, Chain and the Gang, Mystery Lights, and more). Classic raw Bushwick rooftop party ambience but with dancing, grub, frozen cocktails, and good vibrations under the stars! Every week of summer. Early party kicks off at 7PM, live music at sunset, and dancing through the night! Get down up on the roof! This week we feature a rare live appearance by one of NYC music’s most acclaimed contemporary artists thee wild and beyond category YONATAN GAT! Don’t miss it! RAIN OR SHINE! And guest dee jay ALSTON of Doris’ 2nd Sunday! Don’t fight it… Feel it! Come back every week… Get down up on the roof!
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