Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap & Dance Off

Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap & Dance Off

Image courtesy of New York Night Train.


Past Event
$8 to $10

Location Info:

Walter's Downtown
1120 Naylor
Houston, TX  77002
But for his implacable personal charm, the well-coiffed, well-dressed, Houston-born, New York-based nightlife impresario Jonathan Toubin, a vet of countless bands and weekly engagements, might have been what is known as a musician’s musician. Unlike most other guitarists and djs however, he reeks of pizazz. Over the years, by virtue of his charisma and a crazed work ethic, he has become the architect of a strange, portable alternate reality dance-event called the Soul Clap. In this out-of-time world, soul music is still the reigning sound, and blasting it through tiny, tinny, treble-enhanced speakers is all it takes to get bodies moving, hips shaking, necks popping, and pelvises delving into the moony rotations of love. It has the upside-down rules of the dance-floor at a wedding reception, which is just to say, even those who don’t dance may dance, strange hook-ups are the rule, and watch out for a few cases of outre frottage. And just like at any wedding, you will be judged. At tonight’s Soul Clap’s Midnight Dance-off all are welcome to compete for the $100 cash (CASH!) prize, and Jonathan Toubin will be joined by guest judges Archie and Juanita Bell, Vockah Redu, Zahira Gutierrez, Brad Moore, Darenda Weaver, guest djs from A Fistful of Soul, and a special live performance by The Phantom Royals.
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