STREAM: Benefit for NYC DJ and NOLA music aficionado

Our friends at Live Music NOLA are putting on their first live stream this weekend and helping host a very cool event featuring several awesome New Orleans bands. Check out the event’s facebook info here and continue on below for more info on the two-night event.

Live Streaming TONIGHT!!!
Live Music Nola will be broadcasting from Siberia on St. Claude, featuring music by King Louie and the Missing Monuments, Bipolaroid, the Lonely Knights, as well as DJ Mattie of the Mod Dance Party and DJ Pasta. The event was put together to benefit NYC-based DJ Jonathan Toubin, who is recovering from a serious car accident. Listen to some great live New Orleans music in real time, beginning around 10pm below.

BROADCAST LINK

From Nola.com

The popular Texas-born, New York City-based DJ Jonathan Toubin has long had an association with New Orleans. His “Soul Clap” vinyl 45 dance party, with which he’s toured nationally, took inspiration in part from New Orleans’ own 11-year-old monthly Mod Dance Party. In the early 2000’s, he released records by New Orleans acts like MC Trachiotomy, Static Static and Microshards on his New York Night Train label.

Most interestingly, in 2006, Toubin recorded and transcribed several long interviews with New Orleans musicians, including Trachiotomy and Quintron, who had remained in the upper Ninth Ward neighborhood for the first, frightening days after Hurricane Katrina. (The interviews remain up on the New York Night Train website.)

December 8, 2011, Toubin suffered a horrific and bizarre accident when a taxi drove through the wall of the Jupiter Hotel in Portland, Oregon, landing on top of him as he slept. According to the Oregonian, a month later Toubin remains hospitalized in a Portland hospital’s intensive care unit.

Friends and colleagues nationwide have set up a Facebook page for updates on his condition as well as information about multiple benefit concerts planned by his many friends in the music community to help defray mounting medical costs.
This week, several New Orleanians, many of whom told Toubin their stories in 2006, announced a two-night local benefit show, featuring , MC Trachiotomy, , King Louie’s Missing Monuments, Microshards, Bipolaroid, multiple DJs and a raffle.

The shows will take place Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 at , 2227 St. Claude Ave. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

January 19, 2012 |  by  |  MP3 / FLAC, News
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Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
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