Soul Clap Dance-Off contestants...
The Soul Clap & Dance-Off parties/competitions are going on the road with DJ Jonathan Toubin via the Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour traveling arts festival. Taking place over the course of 2013, winners of each cities' Dance-Off get $100 plus they'll be flown to NYC to compete in the national championship which happens January, 18 2014 at Brooklyn Bowl. The NYC branch of the competition takes place on March 23, 2013 at Brooklyn Bowl and, since there's no travel part to the prize, the local winner gets $500.
Then next month, Toubin is going to do something he almost never does. Play the hits:
YOU PROBABLY HAVE NEVER HEARD YOUR FAVORITE RECORDS! For real! Teams of specialists recorded, mastered, and pressed songs to sound amazing with painstaking deliberateness. Over the years these original 45s have been remastered for CD, mp3, and even record - losing their rich dynamic qualities and becoming another animal entirely - sounding nothing like what the artists', producers', and engineers' original intentions. But tonight you have an opportunity to dance to your favorite tracks in their purest state - the original mix undigitized and uncompressed. This is not audiophile mumbo jumbo - you are not likely to recover from hearing your favorite songs on the ultimate sonic medium through Bowery Ballroom's first-class sound system. And like good wine, you won't go back to the bad stuff once you've had a taste. - Jonathan ToubinJonathan Toubin, acknowledged crate-digger and champion of obscure soul 45s, will be playing the hits at Bowery Ballroom on March 28. Tickets for this rare chance to hear him play songs most people know go on sale Friday (3/1) at noon.
Jonathan will also be all over Austin for SXSW. His SXSW schedule and all Soul Clap & Dance-Off tour dates are listed below...
Jonathan Toubin - SXSW dates
3/8 AUSTIN TX Brooklyn brewery interactive sxsw soul clap @Springdale farm
March 14 New Orleans, LA Siberia
3/15 AUSTIN TX Jonathan Toubin Dj set @ hotel Vegas 12am-1:30am (Friday night as part of panache Sxsw showcase) w/ thee oh sees
Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour / Soul Clap Dance-Off - 2013 Tour Dates
3/17 soul clap & dance off @ Emos jr
Official SXSW closing party w/ Vockah Redu, Hunters, plus special guests
March 23 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
April 11 Nashville, TN The Stone Fox
April 24 Boston, MA Middle East
May 1 Baltimore, MD The Metro Gallery
June 20 Twin Cities, MN TBD
September 19 Washington, D.C. TBD
October 3 Chicago, IL TBD
October 24 Pittsburgh, PA TBD
November 7 Philadelphia, PA TBD
December 12 Miami, FL TBD
January 18 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl National Championship