11/21 New York – Sel Rrose: fancy oysters/cocktails/champagne/etc event with JT and JOSH STYLES
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!
SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF NORTON STYLE WITH REIGNING SOUND, LA LA BROOKS, A-BONES W/MICK COLLINS, BLOODSHOT BILL, AND MORE!
11/16 Brooklyn – Brooklyn Bowl: Soul Clap and Dance-Off special NORTON RECORDS Victory Over Sandy Edition w/live performances by
- REIGNING SOUND!
- LA LA BROOKS (THE CRYSTALS!)!
- A-BONES! with MICK COLLINS!
- BLOODSHOT BILL!
Followed by dancing 12am-4am to the 45rpm soul magic of JONATHAN TOUBIN! And the 1AM $100 CASH/$75 METROPOLIS VINTAGE DANCE CONTEST with STEVE MYERS (Mighty Fine/Afghan Wigs) and guest selectors BILLY MILLER and MIRIAM LINNA from NORTON RECORDS/KICKS BOOKS/ A-BONES (with lots of great Norton prizes!) and a distinguished panel of judges including
- AVI SPIVAK (artist of tonight’s poster!)
- rock’n'roll legend CYRIL JORDAN (THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES, ETC! yes way!)
- HULA HOOP HARLOT MELISSA ANNE (nynt favorite performance artist!)
- MICK COLLINS (THE DIRTBOMBS!/THE GORIES!)
- MIKEY POST (REIGNING SOUND!/JAY VONS!)
- NYDIA DAVILA (DAPTONE RECORDS!)
- STEPHANIE WILLIAMS (BEACON’S CLOSET!, etc)