If you wanna shake out your pompadour and sweat through your underwear, then stutter-step down to the Vagabond tonight for DJ Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap & Danceoff.
Direct from NYC with an assist from the Bruise Cruise people, this rock 'n' soul party is so fucking powerful it somehow turned the squares over at the Wall Street Journal into dirty, drunken dancers.
Just imagine what it can do for you?
For the last few years, Toubin's Soul Clap & Danceoff has been holding down the third Wednesday of every month at Brooklyn's Glasslands. He spins nothing but 45-rpm records. He eradicates inhibitions. He induces mass hysteria. And sometimes, he even stuffs his vinyl into antique suitcases, gases up the Winnebago, and roadtrips to various American outposts of hipsterdom.
Finally, Miami gets its turn tonight. Jumping off at 10 p.m., expect deep '60s soul cuts, raw R&B rippage, and gritty garage gems. And then at midnight, there'll be a $100 dance contest judged by a panel of indie celebs and local types, including the Vivian Girls, Turbo Fruits' Jonas Stein, Panache Booking's Annie Southworth, the TM Sisters' Tasha, and, uh, Miami New Times music editor Sean Pajot.
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Your hair will get fucked up. Ditto your drawers. But you might win a C-note. So it all balances out.
New York Night Train Soul Clap & Danceoff with DJ Jonathan Toubin. Wednesday, February 23. The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St Miami. Doors open at 10 p.m. Call 305-379-0508 or visit thevagabondmiami.com.