Imagine slumbering in the privacy of your chic yet urban hotel room in downtown Portland, the City of Roses. As you prepare to take on the frenzy of everyday life, a thunderous sound gives way to a taxi cab crashing its way into your room.
That's what happened last week to native Texan morphed New York nightlife hipster Jonathan Toubin, better known in the Big Apple club scene as DJ Night Train.
The Houston native and hard working man is still in critical condition after being pinned between the out-of-control cab and his hotel room wall.
He was on tour taking his Soul Clap and Dance-Off party, an all-night groovy bacchanal spinning tunes of the '60s, which has stopped in Montreal, Haverford, Miami, Philadelphia and Cleveland.
All and all, Toubin's done more than 600 gigs in the last two years.
The Houston native and hard working man is still in critical condition after being pinned between the out-of-control cab and a wall at the Jupiter Hotel. According to Oregon Live, an officer on duty described the bloody spectacle as something out of a disaster movie.
In challenging times, Austin musicians come together to help a friend. In that spirit, two fundraising events, fittingly, both shows, will be taking place over the next week.
Thursday, join DJs Tim Kerr, Butcher Bear, Sue, Gabe and Josh at The ND for their Winter “Soul”stice dance party, with proceeds benefiting Toubin.
Dec. 27, join Knife in the Water, Glorium, December Boys, The Black and Quin Galavis at Emo’s (Red River) for a fundraising show.
A separate website and Facebook Page have been set up to keep up with Toubin's progress and to inform concerned friends, family and fans of upcoming events, which are taking place from New York to Los Angeles.