DJ Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap & Dance-Off

Jonathan Toubin might be the crown prince of American soul-funk DJs. Obsessed with obscure 45s from the '50s and '60s, the New York icon aims to produce the energy and pacing of a modern club night, but with gritty, raw tunes that almost no one except a few crazed collectors and spinners have heard before. Toubin fell out of commission after a nearly fatal freak accident in Portland last year, but now he's back, bringing his legendary DJ night and dance contest. Expect the usual parade of unknown floor-fillers from Toubin's vaults, plus some familiar judges including 89.3 the Current's Andrea Swensson, Dillinger 4's Paddy Costello, Doomtree rapper Mike Mictlan, tour manager extraordinaire Robyn Lewis, prime scribe Steve Marsh, Jen "DJ Hot Roxx" Hughes, and City Pages music editor Reed Fischer. Anticipate a sweaty good time. With Lady Heat Hot Soul Party and Hipshaker's Brian Engel. (Photo by Brian "B-Dub" Williams)
Sat., Dec. 1, 9 p.m., 2012

 
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