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Dance Party for the Soul – A Benefit for Jonathan Toubin

by on Dec.15, 2011, under Events

Dance Party for the Soul
A Benefit for Jonathan Toubin

{New York Night Train / Soul Clap Dance-Off / Bellaire HS Alum}

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Join us at Grand Prize Bar {upstairs} from 9 pm -2 am. NO COVER! Cash raffle! Some of the best DJs in town will be spinning tunes guaranteed to keep you on your feet to help out a friend in need.

  • Ceeplus Bad Knives
  • The Psychedelic Sex Panther
  • Mr. Castillo
  • Stagger Lee
  • and friends

YOU are invited to come dance the night away this Saturday!
The Skinny – Here is the headline from last week: “New York D.J. Jon Toubin in critical condition after being run over by a cab in Portland hotel room.”

Click on the link below to get the whole story:


He is now in critical condition, and benefits in his honor are popping up all over the country. We will raise money with a cash raffle Saturday night! You are also invited to donate via Paypal to ihearttoubin@gmail.com to benefit his recovery. At the very least, positive thoughts and prayers for quick recovery are extremely helpful, too.

In case you aren’t up to speed – Jon Toubin is a Houston native. This Bellaire High School alum has taken the 45rpm dance party to a whole new level conceptually, culturally, and commercially. Though known for “maximum rock and soul” dance club sets and multi-media “Happenings,” his Soul Clap and Dance-Off party have put Mr. Toubin on the map as a soul man and left a huge footprint on contemporary urban nightlife. Working over 600 gigs the last two years, Mr. Jonathan Toubin has managed to keep one boot in the counter-culture from which he emerged (punk bars, DIY basements, loft parties, art galleries, music venues, and shady afterhours spots) while crossing over to dance clubs, prestigious festivals, boutique hotels, museums, ivy league colleges, fashion parties, gay events, arena pop/rock shows, and even raves – receiving nominations for nightlife awards from the fancier side of New York culture in the process.

Beyond that he is one heck of good guy that is dedicated to getting people dancing to good tunes. If you don’t know Toubin, or the music he spins – check out this short documentary.


Houston is known to always give a helping hand. With a host of benefit events being held in New York City and other cities around the country, Houston (Jonathan Toubin’s hometown) is taking a part, too. See you Saturday

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