NY Night Train to LA, SF, Seattle / NYC! Kid Congo & Brendan Toller Are Shakin’ All Over & Habibi at Sunday Soul Scream


Thursday, August 17 – Los Angeles: Echo Park Rising Festival Soul Clap & Dance-Off w/Jonathan Toubin and contest selector Don Bolles of The Germs/Ariel Pink/etc, 10pm – 2am, FREE: The Soul Clap and Dance-Off helps kick off L.A.’s amazing Echo Park Rising Festival! Dance all night to the 45RPM soul vinyl magic of Jonathan Toubin! Get in the $100 Midnight Dance Contest with DJ Don Bolles of the Germs and judges Alice Bag (The Bags!), Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile), Arrow Sperske de Wilde (Starcrawler), Bobbi Rich (Mama Hot Dog), Carlos Colón (DJ Carlos Rossi), David Pacheco (Thee Commons), and Vashti Windish (Worship L.A. / Warm Drag)

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Friday, August 18 New York, NY – Home Sweet Home: Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down! w/Kid Congo Powers and Brendan Toller, 10:30pm – 4am, $5While Jonathan Toubin is away, legendary Cramps/Gun Club/Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds/Pink Monkey Birds guitarist Kid Congo Powers will play! With special guest Brendan Toller, the director of the killer Danny Fields documentary “Danny Says”!
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Friday, August 18 Seattle – Central Saloon: Soul Clap and Dance-Off w/Jonathan Toubin and contest DJ Cody Blanchard of Shannon and the Clams, and a live set by The Carols, 10pm – 2am, $10 Shake a tail feather all night long to the 45RPM soul vinyl magic of Jonathan Toubin! Get there early for a live set by The Carols! Get in the $100 Midnight Dance Contest with DJ Cody Blanchard of Shannon and the Clams!
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Saturday, August 19 San Francisco – Light Rail Studios: Hellbent Booking presents Soul Clap and Dance-Off w/Jonathan Toubin and contest selector Shanon Shaw of Shannon and the Clams, a live set by Isaac Rother and the Phantoms, and more, 10pm-2am, $10: Shake a tail feather all night long to the 45RPM soul vinyl magic of Jonathan Toubin! Get there early for a live set by Isaac Rother and the Phantoms,get in the midnight $100 dance contest with dj Shanon Shaw of Shannon and the Clams and determined byAndy Human (Cuts/Time Flys), Blag Dahlia of The Dwarves, Darla Downing aka The Mystical Sister, Erin Webb of Hellbent Booking, Omar Hernandez of Apache!
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Sunday, August 20 Brooklyn, NY – Our Wicked Lady Sky Terrace: NY Night Train Sunday Soul Scream Rooftop Record Hop with Habibi, Jonathan Toubin, and guest DJ set by Fancy Cat of Soul Night Crown Heights: Every summer Sunday NY Night Train and Our Wicked Lady bring your favorite weekly soul vinyl wingding back way up on the OWL’s fabulous sky patio bar! Shake a tail feather to the exquisite 60s soul 45 magic of thee one and only dee jay Jonathan Toubin, his fabulous guests, and the world’s best rock’n’roll bands. Dancing, delectable eats courtesy of Strange Flavor, homemade natural frozen tropical cocktails, and moonlit Bushwick rooftop party ambience! Every week of summer… Early party kicks off at 7PM, live music at sunset, and dancing through the night!

Tonight we’re thrilled to bring Burger Records’ fabulous HABIBI up on the roof for their first non-festival performance in over three years! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to check out one of your favorite bands in a unique setting! Also tonight is the birthday of Cat Fancy of Crown Heights amazing Soul Night! Help him blow out those candles, get ready for the next morning’s eclipse, and dance to the music! Get down up on the roof!

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SHAKIN’ ALL OVER, NY NIGHT TRAIN TO ONTARIO, BLOODSHOT BILL SUNDAY SOUL SCREAM


Friday, August 11 Home Sweet Home: Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down! with 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!
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Saturday, August 12 (early) Peterborough, Ontario – The Hootenanny On Hunter Street, all day, all ages, FREE! Peterborough’s big annual outdoor festival with New York Night Train SOUL CLAP & DANCE OFF, Mokomokai, Dylan Ireland, Tarantulla Jay Swinnerton, Rained out Hero’s, Diamond Dave Russell & The Smoke Eaters,& The Bluegrass Menagerie, Sean Conway & Jordan Mack, Melissa Ann Payne w/Alex Edwards, Teresinha Costa. Bill Porter, and more!
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Saturday, August 12 (late) Peterborough, Ontario – Spanky’s Hootenanny After Party Backyard Dance w/Jonathan Toubin, Jonny Trash, Willy Joel, Teresinha Costa, Alex Edwards, DJ Magnificent, Derek Brunelle, 10pm, FREE! After the Hoot, head on over to Spanky’s for a big soul vinly throwdown ’til late!
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Sunday, August 13 Brooklyn, NY – Our Wicked Lady Sky Terrace: NY Night Train Sunday Soul Scream Rooftop Record Hop with Bloodshot Bill live and in person, dancing with Jonathan Toubin and guest DJs Daddy Long Legs and Leah Beth
Every summer Sunday NY Night Train and Our Wicked Lady bring your favorite weekly soul vinyl wingding back way up on the OWL’s fabulous sky patio bar! Shake a tail feather to the exquisite 60s soul 45 magic of thee one and only dee jay Jonathan Toubin / New York Night Train, his fabulous guests, and the world’s best rock’n’roll bands. Dancing, delectable eats courtesy of Strange Flavor, homemade natural frozen tropical cocktails, and moonlit Bushwick rooftop party ambience! 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!

Tonight we’re thrilled to present one of the world’s most unique and exciting live acts – Norton Records recording artist Bloodshot Bill! While wild Bill is also known for his work with King Khan in Tandoori Knights and Bollywood Argiles, or with Mark Sultan in The Ding-Dongs, or with Jon Spencer in Heavy Trash, or duetting with Shannon Shaw, or with his own rockabilly group, he’s best known for making a big racket and shaking up the world as a dynamic and showmanly one-man band. Connecting the dots all over the map day after day, week after week, in dozens of countries year after year, Bill’s hard work hasn’t only resulted in a rabid cult following but also in over 30 commerical releases. Get ready to party with one of the most fun acts in contemporary showbiz!

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Shakin’ with Jon Spencer! Pickathon! Daptone Soul Scream! and more!


Friday, August 4 Home Sweet Home: Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down! with Jonathan Toubin and special guest Jon Spencer, 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 are thrilled to announce that our guest DJ is noneother than the fabulous.. most groovy… blues x man himself… theee explosive Jon Spencer of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Boss Hog, Pussy Galore, and many more! This week we got the flavor! Get down in the basement!
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Saturday, August 5/Sunday, August 6 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon Festival: NY Night Train to Pickathon Festival
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Sunday, August 6 Brooklyn, NY – Our Wicked Lady Sky Terrace: NY Night Train Sunday Soul Scream Rooftop Dance Daptone Edition with a live set by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings’ Binky Griptite and DJ sets by Mikey Post (Reigning SOund, Jay Vons, etc.)and Benny Troken (Lee Fields, Charles Bradley, etc)! 7pm-? 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! This week, while Toubin’s away, Daptone Records will play! Get down up on the roof!
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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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