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DJ Jonathan Toubin’s NY Night Train SOUL CLAP at SXSW 2014 Closing Party

Sunday, March 16th, 2014
Jonathan Toubin of New York Night Train

Jonathan Toubin of New York Night Train

Longtime Austinites may recall Jonathan Toubin from his college radio days at 91.7 KVRX or as a member of the band Churchbus, but nowadays Toubin is known best for his New York Night Train’s SOUL CLAP, his popular underground soul dance party across the United States.  He plays all original soul 45s from the 1960s as well as “uncommon upbeat cuts perfect for dancing the night away”, with clubs routinely sold out.

Toubin brings SOUL CLAP to Austin for the official SXSW closing party which is free and open to the public, and takes place Sunday, March 16, 8 pm at the Palm Door on Sixth (508 E. 6th St).

The party begins with four bands including: Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds, led by Kid Congo Powers of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds; Daddy Long Legs, a fast and raw blues trio making their debut in Austin; lo-fi 1960s-inspired garage band Habibi; and Vockah Redu and The Cru, who will bring “one of the most elaborated stage shows in all of the bounce genre.”

The closing party will also feature a thirty minute dance competition with a $100 prize, with Toubin as emcee. Hip-hop legend Boots Riley of The Coup will select the dance songs, and judges include Edwin Neal (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Kid Congo Powers, Austin Brown (of Parquet Courts) and more!

Toubin will close out the night with Soul Clap after the dance-off.

Listen below to a live recording of Jonathan Toubin turning his “flaming o.g. 45rpm soul platters” at the SOUL CLAP and DANCE-OFF at the Brooklyn Bowl.

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20×2 asks "What’s the last thing you remember?" for 2014

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Another stalwart of the evening entertainment at SXSW Interactive is Saturday night’s 20×2 event. The format is simple – the team ask twenty people the same question, and they are each given two minutes on stage. No restrictions on style, presentation, or methods, are given.

If you’ve not been along before, you’re going to find a wild night of entertainment, inventiveness, excitement, adventure, and a theremin (well there was one last year)…

It all goes down at Elysium (7th and Red River) from 7pm on Saturday March 8th. SXSW badge holders get in for free, for everyone else it’s a $10 cover charge.

The speaker list (but not the runnig order) can be found at 20×2.org.

See you there?

Things To Do Today at SXSW Eco – Sunday 6th

Sunday, October 6th, 2013


Registration is open today from 6pm-9pm

To find the Registration desk attendees should enter through the doors on Cesar Chavez St. between Red River and Trinity and look for the rotunda. Registration is just east of the rotunda.

SXSW Eco Pre Party
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Brush Square Park

Go green and download the digital program guide here.

Look for the AroundWire Crew at the Opening Party!

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

We just had a great chat with the gang from AroundWire! Look for them in their matching shirts at the Opening Party and tell them we sent you! Great elevator speech about market reputation or as they call it “Juice”.


Things to do Today at SXSW Wednesday 14th

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Here are more highlights from the SXSW schedule, as chosen by the SXSW Baby! team:

Rock ‘N’ Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen (SXSchedule)
1:45pm Ritz 1

Blondfire (SXSchedule)
1100 Warehouse 8:00-8:40 pm

Scottish Music Showcase (SXSchedule)
Starting at 8:00pm at Easy Tiger Patio, 709 E. 6th St.

SXSW Trade Show (Info)
11:00am – 6:00pm

Canadian BBQ(SXSchedule)

Things to do today at SXSW Saturday 10th

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Here are more highlights from the SXSW schedule, as chosen by the SXSW Baby! team:

SXSW Social Breakfast
8am at Magnolia Cafe

11:30am The Alamo Ritz 2

Anime More than Cartoons (SXSchedule)

Copyblogger: Computer Blue at Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces Street

Things to do today at SXSW, Friday 9th

Friday, March 9th, 2012

As we did yesterday, here are more highlights from the SXSW schedule, as chosen by the SXSW Baby! team:

Indie Game: the Movie (SXSchedule)
6:30pm The Canon Screening Room

Play Werewolf like a Pro (SXSchedule)
2-6pm at Palm Park near the convention Center

Can growing a moustache change the world (SXSchedule

Film Opening Party at Buffalo Billiards, 10pm