NY Night Train Haunted Hop Halloween with Jonathan Toubin and Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds

NY Night Train Haunted Hop Halloween with Jonathan Toubin and Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds

Ghouldini

Wed, October 25, 2017

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$15.00

NY Night Train Haunted Hop Halloween
NY Night Train Haunted Hop Halloween
A NYC Halloween tradition for over a decade! And a dance party in a haunted house! Led by Kid Congo Powers of The Cramps, The Gun Club, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, etc, Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, the perfect Halloween band, play live and in person! Soul Clap and Dance-Off DJ Jonathan Toubin busts out his world-famous o.g. spooky novelties and horror rock 45s for doing the Monster Mash all night accompanied by his Mummy Go Go Dancers as virtuosic visuals cult hero Spencer Bewley juxtaposes film loops by hand on three 16mm projectors. Midnight costume contest, smoke, cobwebs, and much more… An early Halloween (trick or) treat!
Jonathan Toubin
Jonathan Toubin
New York Night Train's Mr. Jonathan Toubin by Alexander Thompson http://www.alexanderthompson.net/NEW YORK NIGHT TRAIN is the party machine of Jonathan Toubin! The subject of features in Rolling Stone, Village Voice, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Pitchfork, BBC World Service, VICE, Interview, Huffington Post, Interview, The New Yorker and other prestigious publications, the dynamic international DJ/nightlife visionary is spicing up life by prompting rock and roll fans to dance again and simultaneously offering a more extciting and exquisite "maximum rock and soul" alternative to the music typically spun at night clubs, music festivals, discos, raves, loft parties, etc. – changing the world one wild 7-inch vinyl scorcher at a time.

In just over a decade, Jonathan Toubin — rock and soul 45 DJ and proprietor of the New York Night Train brand party production enterprise — has charted a career that is culturally and commercially unparalleled – reigning as America’s most popular and prolific soul party DJ and 45rpm vinyl DJ. With a visionary take on nightlife and an obsessively curated collection of obscure 7-inch records, Toubin sells out clubs and performs at major rock concerts and festivals around the world. Though known for the burning immediacy of his "maximum rock and soul" sets at the weekly Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down dance, his instructional Land of 1000 Dances spectacle, his elaborate multi-media "Happenings", and other trademark parties, Toubin’s take on 1960s soul music, the Soul Clap and Dance-Off, has left the biggest footprint on contemporary urban nightlife and put Mr. T on the map as soul man.

Jonathan is pretty much the only DJ we actually like.” (VICE)

"The most-liked man in the soul music scene" (Rolling Stone)

Particularly chic… one of the most popular spinners in Williamsburg and the founder of the New York Night Train dance parties. His fare is already cleaner and more appreciative of American pop music history than much of the rest." (NY Times)

"This 45 hoarder made soul music fun again with his Soul Clap & Dance Off parties, where five-hour sets of rare grooves and B-sides provided a fleshy alternative to the club scene’s industrial snarl. Instead of bucking the trends of American pop music for some underground alternative, Toubin has made his name by embracing pop’s connective tissue, tracing the rhythm and blues, soul, and rock and roll of the nineteen-fifties and sixties. " (The New Yorker)
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds
On his new album, DRACULA BOOTS, the legendary Kid Congo Powers returns to the psychedelic jungle with a stripped down, no frills set of volcanic songs. Kid, the premier voodoo guitarist for seminal sexy swampy bands like Gun Club. Nick Cave and The Cramps is a restless aesthete.

He used his earlier solo efforts to explore vocals and mix genres. With DRACULA BOOTS, Kid comes back to his roots as a crackerjack guitarist playing the primitive music that inspired him; the raw sounds of garage and early Chicano rock. It only made sense to record such glittering gems as Thee Midniters "I Found A Peanut" and Bo Diddley's Funky Fly in a high school gymnasium. He did this in a Midwest town called Harveyville with his nefarious Pink Monkey Birds.

Bassist Kiki Solis from El Paso,TX. and Drummer Ron Miller from Macon,Ga. provided the southern soul sauce needed to fuel the engine of the rhythm train. Recording on a stage using the old PA system created a natural reverb, summoning the magic of a bygone prom interrupted by a juvenile delinquent rumble.
Ghouldini
Ghouldini
Ghouldini is a Chicago horror host who was buried alive in 1954. He woke up in October 2016 and staged his soldout show, "Ghouldini Lives!" at the iO Theater. In December, 2016, he staged the soldout, "We Wish You A Scary Christmas" at the Hideout. You can hear his spooky, NSFW comedy music at https://ghouldini.bandcamp.com/ and see his Valentine's Day Massacre Show this February at the Hideout.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com