8 PM / $10 - $12 / ALL AGES
London's BOOZE & GLORY suffer no curiosity towards anything but their tried and true brand of hook-laden, red-brick sidewalk stompin', Skinhead Oi! Rock 'N' Roll. They have no interest in detouring into awkward metal riffs, compromising mainstream tendencies or any other fraudulent leanings. BOOZE & GLORY stick to who they are, what they know, and what they love — working class Oi! punk rock 'n' roll.
They herald their love of their favorite football team, West Ham United. They recant the tales of pub sessions with good friends and cold booze and the struggles of being a drinking man on a workingman's wage. And they tell the stories of friends gone wrong and life gone astray. Influenced by their English forefathers such as The Cockney Rejects, The Business and the 4-Skins, BOOZE & GLORY are poised to charge forward hard and far as the primary contemporary carriers of the British Oi! torch.
Having already laid their claim to the European territory through years of hard touring and strong festival appearances, BOOZE & GLORY are now ready to make themselves known in the US. Sailor's Grave Records is honored to welcome the boys to the fold.
For Fans Of: The Business, Evil Conduct, Cock Sparrer, Sham 69
8:00 PM / ALL AGES / $12 - $15
Conceived over cocktails, wine, and beers in 2011, The Split Squad is one of those “perfect storm” rock and roll bands that comes from a bunch of musicians who have done it all and have nothing to prove. While that may sound a bit boastful, the pedigree here covers about 140 years of collective rock and roll experience, from the most rarified of concert halls, down to the seediest of underground shit holes. These guys have both reveled and wallowed in it:
Eddie Munoz: Most famously known as the flash guitarist from LA's legendary Plimsouls, Eddie has more recently been spotted playing absolutely Live knocked out rocking shows with the newly "Re-Souled" The Plimsouls (Featuring the Stellar talents of Jeff Walls, Bryan Malone and Rick West) and also comes off the bench in the late innings for PA's power pop stalwarts Parallax Project. Eddie's "chaos theory" approach to rock and roll guitar is unique and immediately recognizable, yet squarely rooted in the timeless swagger of The Stones and The Yardbirds. www.facebook.com/theplimsoulsresouled
Clem Burke: Arguably one of the greatest living rock and roll drummers on the planet, Dr. Burke (Google that…it’s cool) boasts a resume that starts at CBGB’s in the 70’s and ends at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As a founding member of Blondie and a highly sought-after session musician, Clem has experienced nearly every aspect of the music business, but still has more passion to “climb in the van and take it to the fans” than most musicians half his age. To put it bluntly, there is no one on Earth like Clem…
Michael Giblin: Bassist/singer Giblin is the mad scientist behind The Split Squad, having assembled the project after his current band, Parallax Project, had crossed paths with all of the others on various tours and recording projects. Known in underground pop circles as a member of the much loved 90’s power pop trio Cherry Twister, Giblin has spent many years toiling away in the bowels of the music biz as a session bassist, band leader, producer, and generally good guy.
Keith Streng: Known far and wide as a founding member of one of rock and roll’s greatest (and longest running) institutions, The Fleshtones, guitarist Streng sets a standard for passion and dedication that few are able to follow. 30 years on (and counting), The Fleshtones remain one of rock’s greatest “sure things”: never a bad show; never an off night. They are as dependable as they are exciting. His rock-solid musicianship, combined with his high-wire stage antics, combine to anchor one of rock’s most joyful live experiences. He’s had books written about him, and documentaries shot on him. In a word…an institution.
Josh Kantor: Keyboardist Josh Kantor brings the wildest diversity to the mix. As a member of Boston’s Jim’s Big Ego, and the critically acclaimed supergroup The Baseball Project (featuring members of The Dream Syndicate and R.E.M.), Josh has rubbed elbows with a number of rock luminaries, but he still manages to find time to excel at his day job, which just happens to be as the organist for The Boston Red Sox. Yes, THOSE Boston Red Sox. As such, Josh possesses a skill level and musical vocabulary that few can match.
The group came together in Boston in the summer of 2012 to record an album, which ended up being a raucous and hilarious good time. Produced by Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows), the album features guest appearances by McCaughey, fellow rock & Roll Hall of Famer Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Hugo Burnham (Gang of Four), and Mike Gent (The Figgs). The resulting set of songs is a spirited and diverse trip through the influences and record collections of a ridiculously experienced set of musicians. And man, you should have heard all the stories….
Ladies and gentlemen….The Split Squad…
Adult Mom began as the solo project of Stephanie Knipe in a Purchase College dorm room in 2012. Adult Mom now falls between the playful spectrum of solo project and collaborative band with beloved friends and musicians Olivia Battell, Mike Dvorscak, and Bruce Hamilton. Through reflections and explorations of the personal and hidden, the crux of the writing produced by Knipe is focused on excavation. The dredging out of secrets, putting it all in a pan, waiting for the gold to rise. Honesty and intimacy form as Knipe writes clever pop songs that offer a glimpse into the journey of a gender-weird queer navigating through heartache, trauma and subsequent growth.
With their debut LP, Momentary Lapse of Happily, Adult Mom bravely shined a light on the darkness and allowed the listener to experience and feel those moments along with them. Soft Spots, the project’s sophomore LP, is an exploration into the physical and emotional acts of opening up, the vulnerability that produces love, and then ache. With this record, Knipe proclaims that everybody has soft spots. Spots that get cared for and tended to, that grow and fade, that produce feeling that can linger for years and years. Knipe shares with us their process of learning how to cradle and understand their own softness without finality, a story without an end.
Free Cake For Every Creature is a pop band currently based in Philadelphia. Beginning as the secret home-recording project of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Katie Bennett, the band has since expanded to include a rotating cast of colorful friends and musicians. Inspired by the DIY ethos of bands like Beat Happening and Rose Melberg, Katie & the cakes have self-booked numerous tours across America, taking pictures and posting online journal entries of their explorations along the way.
In April 2016 the band released their first record, “Talking Quietly of Anything With You,” on Double Double Whammy. Colin Joyce at Pitchfork praised the title track, saying it “represents Bennett as a singular songwriter, one who’s able to transmute her influences—K Records’ ramshackle charm, Yo La Tengo’s slower, stiller moments—into pithy, affecting turns of phrase.” Rob Sheffield at Rolling Stone listed the album in his top 20 albums of 2016. “Talking Quietly of Anything With You” navigates the surrealism of young adult life with a sonic range from warm, contemplative passages, to exuberant pop hooks.
DOORS: 7 PM / ALL AGES / $10
8 PM / ALL AGES / $10 ADVANCE / $12 DAY OF
“She's an icon in the punk world of Los Angeles and beyond.” - LA Weekly
“Alice Bag is a Latina punk rock pioneer and a product of the same scene that gave us Black Flag and the Germs.” - Stereogum
“Bag continues to inspire new generations of musicians and feminists alike." - Le Sigh
"As an author, educator, lifelong badass and the leader of The Bags, among many other bands, she’s been a prolific and guiding light for Chicana punks, and ... she continues that force-of-nature output with fierce songs of protest and massive shredding." - Jezebel
Alice Bag is a singer/songwriter, musician, author, artist, educator and feminist. Alice was the lead singer and co-founder of the Bags, one of the first punk bands to form during the first wave of punk rock in Los Angeles. The Bags are considered one of the key bands of the early Hollywood punk scene that centered around the Masque in 1977-78. In 1981, members of the Bags appeared as the Alice Bag Band in the seminal documentary on punk rock, The Decline of Western Civilization.
Alice went on to perform in other groundbreaking bands, including Castration Squad, Cholita, and Las Tres. She has published two books, including the critically acclaimed memoir Violence Girl in 2011 and the 2015 self-published Pipe Bomb For the Soul, based on her teaching experiences in post-revolutionary 1980's Nicaragua.
Alice's influence on popular music is highlighted in the Smithsonian exhibit, American Sabor. Alice’s self-titled debut solo album will be released on June 24th, 2016 on Don Giovanni Records. Alice Bag features all original material written by Bag and includes performances by some of her favorite LA-based musicians.
8:00 PM DOORS / ALL AGES / $10
The year, 2007. The Boys, Jacuzzi. Hatched inside a vulture’s nest, Jacuzzi Boys emerged from deep within the Florida wilds, three radioactive chicks cawing for their piece of electric rock pie.
With No Seasons (Florida’s Dying) they freaked their way through the swamps, a psycho stomp of a record, all hallucinations and hand claps. Glazin’ (Hardly Art) found a more polished sound. They installed AC units inside their mobile homes, found a way to turn neon into ice cubes. Now, with their third full-length, the self-titled Jacuzzi Boys, they’re going grand, building limestone monuments to those that boogied before them, while writing hypnotic ear worms by the light of a cigarette. Gone is the swamp-thing snarl. In it’s place, the indestructible cool of the casino slot-jockey with nothing to lose.
Recorded at Key Club Recording Co. in Benton Harbor, Michigan—same as 2011’s Glazin‘—the new record takes full advantage of expert engineers Bill Skibbe and Jessica Ruffins’ sonic sandlot, with Kramer in charge of mastering. The end result? A smashing set of tunes as dazzling as a sparkler.
It’s like that movie you once saw. The one with the boy and the girl and the plastic lounger on the beach. “Be My Prism” was the invitation. “Black Gloves” and “Double Vision” the promise. “Dust” was the rising tide. “Rubble,” the dirty uncle. “Hotline” was the lightning storm, and “Ultraglide” was the ending, the part where he drove her home with the windows down.
You remember you liked it.
It stayed with you while you swam alone in your pool that night.
COVERS FOR CAMERON (A BENEFIT FOR CAMERON CARES INC): ROME HERO FOXES as JOYCE MANOR, FELLOW as TURNOVER, PHANTOMPAINS as TITLE FIGHT, TOWN DESTROYER as CITIZEN, WAR STORIES as SEAHAVEN
8 PM / ALL AGES / $12 - $15
BIG BUSINESS’ 5th studio album COMMAND YOUR WEATHER. Recorded in Joshua Tree, CA, Command Your Weather sees Big Business return to its original two-man lineup of Jared Warren and Coady Willis. It’s a haunting dream about the struggle for dominance of will over the power and unpredictability of nature. Or it’s just a really great rock record, it depends on how weird you’re willing to get.. But you’ve never had so much fun being crushed in the cogs of the universe’s great machine, that much is for sure! I mean, there’s no law against having a couple cold beers while we all burn in the fire of time, am I right?!
Recorded by Dave Curran of UNSANE/PIGS/BIG BUSINESS’ LAST RECORD fame.
Founded in 2003 in Seattle, WA., Big Business has spent the last 13 years touring the world and making records. In 2006 Jared and Coady joined forces with the Melvins and moved to Los Angeles. Performing as members of the Melvins and staying autonomous as their own band, they have been there ever since.
8:00 pm / ALL AGES / $10 - $12
Come out for a great cause and some great music as we raise money to help save bees! Did you know if they go extinct shortly after so do we? Bee bags, auctions and great vendors will be there. Come out and support your locals bands, companies and organizations 🐝
DOORS OPEN: 8 PM / $12 / ALL AGES
Part of the freshness of Find Me Finding You comes from working and playing within the Source Ensemble and exploring new sound combinations via a set of youthful and evolving musical relationships. Laetitia recognized the energy of the tracks in their initial form, and sought to preserve their vitality by not retaking too many performances — instead, the rawness in the tracks was retained and refined at the mixing stage, maintaining an edge throughout. When we hear synth lines diving, lifting and drifting, unusual guitar textures, the plucked sound of flat wound bass strings or the bottomless pulsing of bass pedals stepping out of the mix with an exquisite vibrancy, this is the sound of the Source Ensemble.
A key to Laetitia’s music is her use of vocal arrangements. Throughout Finding Me Finding You, the shifting accompaniment creates space to bring this element gloriously forward. Arranged by Laetitia with Joe Watson and Jeff Parker making string charts that were subsequently transposed to vocal parts for several songs, richly arranged choirs of voices provide depth along with the thrilling presence of extra breath in the sound. Laetitia’s community-politic is well-served by the groups of voices lending support to the machining of the song craft, providing additional uplift to her quintessentially for-ward-facing viewpoint — as well as massed voices from three different countries sharing space in harmony!
Working in collaboration is Laetita’s traditions, and a key to this album’s view on being free together (it is necessary, prefer-able and right!). The designation of Source Collective implies a new togetherness phase; alongside long-time collaborators Emmanuel Mario and Xavi Munoz, keyboard and flutes parts played by David Thayer (Little Tornados) were essential contributions, as well as further keys, synths and electronics from Phil M FU and several intense guitar sequences from Mason le Long. Chris A Cummings (aka Marker Starling, Laetitia’s favorite composer) graciously wrote “Deep Background” for her. The duet with Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor on “Love Captive” (not to mention Rob Mazurek’s distinctive coronet playing!) gives voice to an ideological cornerstone of Find Me Finding You — that, should we be responsible enough to endeavor into a world of basic incomes and open relationships, we would make astonishing strides as a society. These sorts of things can only be done in agreement with others.
Expressing great compassion and expectation with startling immediacy, as well as an abiding belief in an underlying unity that permeates and intimately binds all things and beings, Find Me Finding You combines a rigorous process for music-making with a deeply invested mindset, making captivating music that promises many stimulating spins to come!
BUY TICKETS 8 PM DOORS / 9 PM SHOW / $10 / ALL AGES
https://crownlarks.bandcamp.com/ - new LP Population out 5/5!
“… juggles drone noise, jazz improvisation, shoegaze, and postpunk with deftness; the seams don’t show. The impressionist ‘Fog, Doves’ gathers itself up very gradually, building dreamscapes out of instrumental driftwood and wistful vocal turns. ‘Defector’ lures us with florid, crisp krautrock before tumbling into a no-wave chasm; ‘Gambian Blue Wave’ is a concise piece of modern composition pop. Anyone fortunate enough to have seen Sonic Youth live in non-festival settings should understand what ‘a local Sonic Youth opening act’ is: a band that doesn’t sound like Sonic Youth exactly, but eschews musical specificity, lyrical sloganeering, and showboating, for amorphous improv adventure… Crown Larks might be the ultimate ‘local Sonic Youth opening act.’” - The Village Voice
“Crown Larks threw psych-rock, noise music, and free jazz into one album-shaped pot and stirred until the whole thing combusted. ‘Chapels’ is one of the more straightforward tracks — and even that spins out into a demented keyboard boogie towards the end — but now they’ve shared a new video that significantly ups the weirdness factor. The band plays in grotesque masks and costumes while two wraithlike women wander around various landscapes, contorting their bodies inhumanly…” - Stereogum
HEAVY LIDS - New Orleans maniac punk!!! sure to make ya dance and wet ya pants. https://heavylids.bandcamp.com/ 🤖👾
SEAN SPITS LTD - that's right Sean Spits of THE SPITS has a new band with members of Talk Sick brats, The Cutters & The Points!! And they are playing their 1st show ever right here in the heart of Houston. Prepare your ears to hear some fresh new favorite jams, along side some beloved SPITS classic punk hits 👽😍
The Snooty Garbagemen - yep The Snooty Garbagemen are back in town!! and ready to blow ur minds and ears to rock n roll outer space 🚀 🕷
MAHAS - Houston based all-stars bringing the groovy garage PUNK rock n roll sounds all ur musical hearts desire. 🌙✨😎
LANDSHARK (ATX) - shake in ur pants punk sounds from Austin Texas!! https://soundcloud.com/user-262267876/cut-out-my-brain-1 🌹🦈
8:00 PM / ALL AGES / $12
The story of The Besnard Lakes begins at Besnard Lake: a spectacular yet secluded water feature in rural Saskatchewan which the Montreal group’s husband and wife core, Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, visit each summer for inspiration and escape. This year the couple’s campsite was surrounded for a worrying few days by forest flames, a literal ring of fire which informed the devil-may-care spirit of their exuberant fifth album.
“Besnard Lake is usually the place where we get the germination of ideas,” explains Jace. “We set up a small recording rig in the trailer we have up there .This time there were also helicopters with giant water tanks flying over us while we were fishing on the lake!”
Armed with demos and memories from their trip, the pair returned to the city and entered Breakglass Studios. Co-founded by Lasek a decade ago, this popular recording facility has long been a hub for Montreal’s fertile, collaborative and proudly DIY music community. Having met and fallen in love in Vancouver, where Jace was a photography-trained art student and Olga a bass-slinging star on the underground rock circuit, the pair relocated at the turn of the millennium. Vancouver had gotten too expensive. By contrast, “Montreal was super cheap because there had been the Quebec referendum in ’95 and a lot of the Anglos had left. There was a political teeter-totter happening, so there were tons of empty places. We moved out here and were able to live, rehearse and record in a loft for next to nothing.”
The predominantly French-speaking province’s economic depression birthed an ever-evolving scene that’s become internationally renowned for such disparate independent avatars as Godspeed You! Black Emperor and The Arcade Fire. Unique among their furrowed brow peers, The Besnard Lakes are unafraid to marry textured, questing headphone sonics to the honeyed pleasure of radio hits past: the rapture of My Bloody Valentine entwined with the romance of Fleetwood Mac. (Echoing prime FM they actually now have two girl/boy couplings in the line-up, keyboard player Sheenah Ko and guitarist Robbie MacArthur joining powerhouse drummer Kevin Laing and non-touring studio axe hero Richard White.) Imagine dreamy Beach House riding Led Zeppelin dynamics, with unabashedly androgynous vocal harmonies. This melodic yet mountainous soundworld was sculpted at Breakglass, their own modest Paisley Park. As the longterm sporter of a Love Symbol tattoo, Prince’s pop alchemy is especially potent for Jace.
“You look on the back of his early records and it’s produced, arranged, recorded and performed by Prince. When I realised that as a 12-year-old I was like, Oh fuck! So this kid can make a record all by himself. So then why can’t I? He was also the guy who made me realise that it was ok to sing high. Just throw caution to the wind. He’s not concerned about being super macho. Once I started getting into punk rock in high school, Prince was still there. He didn’t lose relevancy for me. Prince was still there when I started getting into prog rock, too. We’re just absorbed in music of all sorts.”
Olga, meanwhile, has been exploring a new creative outlet via her domestic interpretation of the occult, inspired by a Disinformation lecture given by comic book writer Grant Morrison. “He was talking about sigils,” remembers her adoring partner. “It was really personal for Oggy, like a meditation she would do in the morning, and also just a fun thing. She developed these 11 sigils, which you can see on the inside of the record’s jacket. For the deluxe edition she’s hand engraved them onto these little tags. The meanings are very simple: one is love, another is empathy. That leads back to this whole idea of mystery and the myth of the band.”
Channelling their obsessions with the paranormal – Jace was a teenage ghost hunter – as well as the dark arts, A Coliseum Complex Museum is populated by cryptozoological creatures (The Bray Road Beast, Golden Lion) while also luxuriating in natural phenomena and beauty (The Plain Moon, Nightingale). These themes are sincere yet good-humoured. The LP’s title jokily refers to a landmark-heavy road sign spotted on tour in Texas, the varied emotional impulses within reflected by its environmentally warped artwork.
“For a long time we were trying to keep secret that we love being out in nature,” admits Jace. “Because it’s kinda cliché. But with this record we decided to stop fighting what we love so much. So the front cover actually has a lake on it, but it’s also got this giant orb shooting light into the water, which is creating a hole that’s opening a portal to the coliseum complex museum. It’s kinda fucked.”
ALL AGES / 8 PM / $12 - $15
Mitski warmly recalls a quote from sculptor El Anatsui, "Art grows out of each particular situation, and I believe that artists are better off working with whatever their environment throws up."
With this nerve exposed lyrically, and having dived into her new beginning, Mitski chooses her 2014 breakthrough album Bury Me at Makeout Creek to explore uncharted sonic territory, trading in large string arrangements for guitar and bass. While studying composition at SUNY Purchase's music conservatory, she previously recorded music with a full orchestra.
However as college graduation inched closer, Mitski moved away from the concert hall and into the campus' active DIY scene. Upon relocating to New York following graduation, she entered stages at Death By Audio, Silent Barn, and Bed Stuy basements, entrenching her songs of love, fear, lust, and brilliant clarity into entirely sympathetic ears.
Since releasing Bury Me at Makeout Creek, Mitski has received international acclaim for her distinct, arresting sound and profoundly reflective lyrics. Pitchfork applauded the release as "inventive and resourceful," while Rolling Stone celebrated her "deep-cutting lyrics." NME said of Bury Me, "it's a record that doesn't tug at your heart-strings as much as it mercilessly pounds at them, taking to your emotions like a lead pipe to a piñata." She has also received widespread attention for her "cathartic" live shows as dubbed by The New York Times' Jon Caramanica.
"I was so young when I behaved 25," Mitski sings on "First Love / Late Spring," "yet now I find I've grown into a tall child." This veritable thesis speaks to sentiments of the poetry and beauty of struggling up the hill to adulthood. Mitski follows El Anatsui's humbling advice, cathartically revealing snapshots from her adventures in youth, and theempowerment found in sharing these stories with others. In2015 Mitski is poised to continue delivering her particular flavor ofsoul-baring rock, and tour throughout North America and beyond.
A SMALL INTIMATE FEST RECLAIMING
NATURALNESS AS A STATE OF MIND
Join us in this positive expression of naturalness and how people can be sexy, with or without artfully placed hair.
The 2nd annual BUSHFEST 2017 will be held at Walters Downtown. 100% of the Raffle Sales will benefit the Houston Area Women's Center.
**Two Stages, One Trip Tent, Music, Art, Raffle, Food, Vendors, Prizes**
:: MUSIC ::
GRRRL PARTS DJs
EEL SON [ TRIP TENT ]
DEVIL KILLING MOTH
DILLON TRIMM [ F U L L B A N D ]
TANIA & JUAN
:: COMEDY ::
& F R I E N D S
:: Projection Mapping by Alex Ramos ::
:: LOCAL VENDORS ::
• Face Painting by Charli Sol
• Forgotten Arts Clothing by Dre Forgotten
• Jaz Henry
• m_ecstatic Jewelry by Michelle Sanchez
• Lou's Queer Trinkets
(Still Accepting Vendors)
:: SPONSORS ::
• Stardust Photobooths
• Stephen Gutierrez Photography
:: ITEMS IN RAFFLE ::
100% of Raffle is being Donated to the Houston Area Women's Center:
• Artwork by Jaz Henry
• Face Painting by Charli Sol
• I Bang Texas tee + Stickers by Dre Forgotten
• $25 gift certificate + Mini Arty Goodie Bag
• Artwork by Michelle Sanchez
• a variety of shrubbery by MIss Calos
• Lou's Queer Trinkets
Cariño Taco Truck will be on the scene.
*prize for best expression of a bush,
(does not have to be an actual bush)
event producers :: tania & nirvana
host & vendor coordinator :: dre forgotten
host & interactive art curator :: nina marinick
press :: pendragon productions
#bushfest2017 #nirvanatrey #taniarivas #dreforgotten #ninamarinick
#GRRRLPARTS #EELSON #HOLYWORM #DEVILKILLINGMOTH#DILLONTRIMM #BRUMES #TANIA&JUAN #RAHIMQUAZI #MAYAKINDLE#NICOLEQUINN #BRITTVASICEK
6:30 PM / ALL AGES / $13 - $15
Baltimore's weirdo comedy & video collective, Wham City, will be here 4/17. Most recently IFC released their new series, The Mirror which is a spoof of televangelist education programming, and is essentially what would happen if Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and The Jim Bakker Show had a delusional and slightly paranoid baby.
They've created a series of infomercials for Adult Swim including Unedited Footage of a Bear, Live Forever As You Are Now W/ Alan Resnick, Commencement Speech, and most recently This House Has People In It.
More about Wham City:
Wham City is an art and performance collective based in Baltimore, MD. Members of Wham City include musicians Dan Deacon and Ed Schrader, visual artists Jimmy Joe Roche, Dina Kelberman, Connor M. Kizer, Robby Rackleff, Alan Resnick and Ben O'Brien.
A FISTFUL OF SOUL PRESENTS: JONATHAN TOUBIN'S SOUL CLAP & DANCE OFF W/ SPECIAL GUESTS PHANTOM ROYALS!
8:00 PM / ALL AGES / $8 - $10
Jonathan Toubin, who VICE Magazine calls “the only DJ we actually like” and Rolling Stone says is “the most liked man in the soul music scene,” was just awarded 2015’s “Best DJ” in the 60th anniversary Village Voice “Best of NYC” issue. In over 2000 gigs in the last nine years, New York Night Train’s conductor and soul proprietor has gone where no rock and/or soul vinyl DJ has before – tirelessly hitting hundreds of nightclubs on five continents and dozens of major music festivals – everywhere from All Tomorrows Parties (five times) to Bonnaroo to practically every major European music festival. He’s done his thing at concerts by everyone from Jack White to Kendrick Lamar to LCD Soundsystem. His Soul Clap and Dance-Off isn’t only the world’s most popular and prolific soul party, but is also the only dance party to get an entire official night dedicated to it at Austin’s South By Southwest (where it has been the official closing party five times) and the only DJ party to get its own night at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing. Not only is Toubin the first 45 DJ with Burger Records cassettes, but he’s also the first living DJ with compilations on the legendary Norton Records – with four “Souvenirs of the Soul Clap” LPs released internationally last year. Toubin has achieved all this and more without playing any fashionable contemporary genre and without belonging to any musical/cultural clique. Creatively cutting together raw, wild, and uncommon original 45rpm sides by unsung artists for the today’s dance floor, Jonathan Toubin and his New York Night Train party machine’s slow steady nightly work has built a unique space in contemporary culture and influenced scores of DJs and parties everywhere. 2016 finds Jonathan Toubin touring the world and completing his next four compilation LPs.