Something new! NYC’s latest and greatest multi-media spectacle, NEW YORK NIGHT TRAIN HAPPENING, has been devised to be more fun, exciting, and interactive than a rock show yet more artful, organic, live, and interesting than a typical dance party. Uniting underground rock, art, dance, party, and performance scenes under one roof! Now you no longer have to regret living in the wrong time! Don’t just read about it! Don’t just dream it! Live it – the legendary nightlife experiences that you always imagined!
A contemporary underground DIY rock and roll take on historical NYC subcultural landmarks such as Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable! Last week’s happening, featuring HEALTH, Awesome Color, Kid Congo Powers, NYC’s most exciting 45rpm rock and soul DJs, joined by a cast of dancers and performers beneath wall-projections drew almost 600 folks into Market Hotel – going from 8pm to 6am. This week’s happening, just publicly announced today, is an avant-psychedelic installment – featuring our usual cast of the NYC local legend DJ dream team of Toubin and Styles, go go artiste Anna Copa Cabanna, and projectionist Spencer Bewley with the addition of DJs Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers and Chicago’s Plastic Crimewave, live performances by the Social Registry’s Psychic Ills, Soft Circle (Hisham of Black Dice), and downtown art/performance legend Larry 7, and projections by 7 and Brooklyn’s hyper-creative Secret Project Robot! THIS WILL BE MIND-BLOWING!
New York Night Train’s Tripped-Out Happening
Live Performance: Psychic Ills, Soft Circle, Larry 7
DJs Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers), Plastic Crimewave (Plastic Crimewave Sound/Galactic Zoo Dossier), Josh Styles (Smashed! Blocked!), Mr. Jonathan Toubin (NY Night Train)
Visuals: Spencer Bewley, Secret Project Robot, Larry 7
Sunday, June 28, 9pm – 4am
Santos Party House (100 Lafayette)
18+, $10 ($3 vodka drinks, $4 bud)
PSYCHIC ILLS, named “Best Psychadelic Rock Band” by the Village Voice Best Of NY Issue, since ascending into stratospheric global cult popularity with their canonical 2006 Social Registry LP Dins (the finest psych rock album since the 1970s. Hands down!), remain uncompromising in their artistry and continue to blaze new sonic trails every day of their relentless touring and recording schedule. Still one of the supreme mind-melting acts in the world!
SOFT CIRCLE is the ambient/tribal/electronic musical project of Black Dice’s Hisham Akira Bharoocha who releases records on the Eastern Developments and PPM labels. Hisham takes a seat behind the drums and proceeds to record and loop sounds in front of your eyes then adds layers of drums and singing to create a cyclical symphony of rhythm and sound. Soft Circle, regularly touring with Boredoms, No Age, High Places, and a number of other subcultural notables, is also the musical director for Boredom’s 77 BOADRUM and 88 Boadrum performances featuring 77 and 88 drummers respectively. Hisham’s exquisite soulful percussive mantras need to be seen and heard live to be believed.
LARRY 7 has been a huge force in a variety NYC underground scenes and mediums for years. From his musical work with everyone from Jarboe to Tom Verlaine to Can’s Michael Carlioli and Malcolm Mooney to his visual work with Warhol’s Factory, Matthew Barney, etc., to his longstanding mobile multimedia +/- night and live performances at galleries, museums, and live events all over Canada and Europe, though he’s a secret treasure at home, Larry 7 is a household names in the international avant garde. Larry, whose performances are all distinct, always makes the nature of his live work a surprise (last time Einstuerzende Neubauten’s Alex Hacke turned up to join him!).
ANNA COPA CABANNA, the sexy Australian showgirl icon who performs her choreography, plays her xylophone, and roller-skates in venues around the world, is equally well-known as the official go go dancer of the New York rock and roll underground.
GIBBY HAYNES is of course the gargantuan cultural force and musical talent best known for leading innovative Texas acid-punks Butthole Surfers as they changed the way underground music was played and presented throughout the 1980s and 1990s and reunited to much acclaim last year. Outside of his thousands of noteworthy exploits with the Butthole Surfers, Gibby also sang on Ministry’s MTV mega-hit “Jesus Built My Hotrod,” played in a band with Johnny Depp, and acted in a number of major motion pictures. More importantly, Mr. Haynes has become a popular DJ and successful visual artist the last few years – spinning and exhibiting for a growing fanbase around the world.
PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE is the one-man empire of Chicago artist/musician/DJ Steve Krakow. Leader of hallucinogenic sonic adventurers Plastic Crimewave sound, author of Drag City’s incredible hand-drawn zine Galactic Zoo Dossier, and the DJ behind WGN radio’s Secret History of Chicago Music show, Krakow is an international psychedelic cult-of-personality.
MR JONATHAN TOUBIN, New York Night Train’s Conductor and Soul Proprietor, has shattered the face of nightlife in the wormy apple, and lately, around the world, with his revolutionary parties and wild and wooly approach to his trademark 45rpm “maximum rock and soul” sets!
JOSH STYLES, Smashed! Blocked!’s DJ/conceptualist, who also moonlights as the drummer for Stalkers, is internationally celebrated as one of the world’s most prominent freakbeat DJs – throwing down the most choice 45s chock full o’ heavy duty beats, flipped-out guitar sounds, shimmering Hammonds, catchy riffs and choruses – plus loads of bounce and energy!
LARRY 7 (see above)
SPENCER BEWLEY, the English projectionist who has wowed crowds everywhere the last few years on the road with the likes of Death In Vegas, Warlocks, and A Place to Bury Strangers, manipulates found, purchased, and assembled loops on dueling 16mm projectors to blow peoples minds!
MIGHTY ROBOT AV SQUAD, operating the multi-media visuals for years not only at their Mighty Robot and Secret Project Robot art spaces, discos, rock venues, museums, and other elsewhere on both sides of the Atlantic, employ an infinite overlapping juxtaposition of motion collages to form a kinetic visual feast! ambient, the symbolic, and the thematic!