Tuesday, May 8, 2018

DONT ASK DONT TELL: ELEGANZA FT. DJ DAYGLOW AND ALFREDO


DADT attendees are known for their bold, stylish club looks- always pushing boundaries and looking fierce. This month however we are getting dressed to the nines, showing you that we can clean up well! 

Boston’s largest queer party is hosting a formal ELEGANZA!

While there is no strict dress code we are encouraging people to look FANCY! For example:

Stilletos 
Gowns
Top Hats
Monocles 
Canes
Long cigarette holders
THE WORKS

Because who doesn’t like to look smashing while getting smashed?

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Featuring very special guest DJs:

DAYGLOW

Kara Stokowski is DJ Dayglow, a feminist DJ in Boston, MA. From 2014-2016 she ran Pink Noise a monthly dance party featuring women who make electronic music at the Milky Way in JP. She plays eclectic pop and disco at art events including the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Institute for Contemporary Art, MassArt, Design Museum Boston, and Big Red and Shiny. She is also an artist and educator, and she wears a shiny gold prosthetic on her right leg.
http://www.xoxodayglow.com/

ALFREDO
Operator and primary disc spinner at his partySocial Studies, Alfredo specializes in fine house and techno. We had him once before at DADT but unfortunately that night the fire alarm went off at Great Scott.

She will spin alongside Resident DJ/MC COLBY DRASHER ensuring for party fabulousness all night long.
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Plus when you ask a drag performer to look elegant they NEVER LET YOU DOWN. So expect jaw dropping performances and looks from:
SAINT ANIQUE AND CHARITY
NATASIA 
AND MORE

*Chic digital projections and photography courtesy of resident photographer and visual artist Nick Day

DADT is Boston’s longest running, still active QUEER party for everyone. ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL.
WE ARE A SAFE SPACE. Harassment or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated. We all gotta watch out for each other, so if you see something say something to one of the DADT staff or one of the bar tenders or bouncers. 

RESTROOMS AT EVERY DADT EVENT ARE GENDER NEUTRAL

ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL
DADT: ELEGANZA
21+
$10 All Night
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INSTAGRAM and TWITTER @DADTBOSTON
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Thursday, May 3, 2018

DONT ASK DONT TELL: REDEMPTION *QUEER PRIDE 2018*


As a community we have suffered many injustices at the hands of the ignorant and wicked- 
It’s time for redemption. 

This year Boston’s largest queer party, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, is throwing the pride celebration for the PEOPLE. Featuring a diverse lineup of performers, styles, genders and ethnicities this party is ALL INCLUSIVE. No one is left out. 

Featuring live performances, DJ’s AND a drag show this is sure to be the hottest event of the weekend! 

DJ SETS FROM:

LYCHEE
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Proprietor of Spontaneous Affinity, a monthly mix and interview series and occasional event platform focused on how dancefloors have shaped artists, and is a monthly resident at Distrikt 1 at Bossa Nova Civic Club in Brooklyn alongside Ne/Re/A.

Since starting to play out in 2012, she has played on lineups with artists including Objekt, Aurora Halal, Claude Young, Rrose, Hodge, and Legowelt. She co-founded, co-organized, and was a resident DJ at Boston's VISCERAL, a queer techno night focused on fostering a space for radical expression, from December 2016 through September 2017.
http://soundcloud.com/lycheefrut 
http://facebook.com/lycheefrut 
http://instagram.com/lycheefrut 

LUNAMARIPOSA
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Johan Calderon aka Lunamariposa is from Miami, FL. Now based in Boston, Johan has been a model for two years and a Dj for over a year now diving through the borders of multiple genres carelessly. With heavy influences from Dee Diggs (evlvtech), Get Face (spacetapes), and 
GAMI (Internet Friends). They play out techno that is melodically composed to blend effortlessly with booty bouncing tracks. 1/3 resident at Brass Union for BRASH, a monthly queer party that happens every 4th Thursday. Come get with the mariposa bounce.
https://soundcloud.com/lunamariposa
https://www.mixcloud.com/johan-urrea/
https://www.instagram.com/lunamariposa/

COLBY DRASHER
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Resident DJ and MC of his award winning party DADT, Colby has made a name for himself among the queer community. Providing welcoming, safe, alternative spaces for people to attend, he has been a figurehead for close to a decade. Aside from his promotional efforts Colby has been a DJ for 15 years and has opened for numerous national acts including Peaches, Le1f, Mykki Blanco, In Flagranti and Pansy Division. His musical selections are high energy and skirt any specific genre- although he does have a soft spot for house and techno. �
www.facebook.com/dadtboston
http://pleasedontaskdonttell.blogspot.com/
http://www.instagram.com/thedjthatbelivesinyou


LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:

NEW FAME
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Adrienne Mack-Davis and feleciacruz have spent the last 5.5 years traveling the world living a life of shows, service and self-development. With over 1200 performances and 75 workshops in 9 countries and countless cities/states the ladies have not showed any sign of slowing down. They have shared the stage with major USA artists Redman, Talib Kweli, The Pharcyde, Skyzoo and more as well as Vietnamese super stars like Kimmese, Suboi, and Hazard Clique. New Fame is officially a part of Jaunty Maniacs based in Saigon, Vietnam and often can be found in the middle of a mosh pit, head banging and hyping large crowds from the South to the North of the country. Their sound weaves effortlessly in and out of hip-hop based soul/pop melodies, uplifting lyrics and hard hitting instrumentals. Freestyling is an everyday thing and criss crossing genres is usually the case. Find yourself at one of their shows and you WILL feel good about yourself, smile, dance, yell and you 100% will want more! 

http://youtube.com/newfamellc
http://soundcloud.com/newfamellc


BRANDIE BLAZE
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Brandie Blaze is a hip hop artist from Boston, Massachusetts. Inspired by female rappers such as Lil' Kim and Missy Elliot, Blaze's raw lyrics and dynamic stage presence allows her to compete with the boys and rep for the ladies. An activist and self proclaimed trap feminist, her hard hitting bars are how she stands up for herself and Black women everywhere. Starting as a singer as a child, Brandie transitioned to poetry and then rap as it became clear that vocal prowess wasn't her strong suit. Blaze's mission is to celebrate people that identify as women and femmes through the language of hip hop.

soundcloud.com/brandieblaze
http://www.instagram.com/brandieblaze



DRAG SHOW FEATURING:

QYA CRISTAL 
(Ms. Massachusetts 2018)
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SEVERITY STONE 
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KURT FOWL
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COLESLAW
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QUEER CULT
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HUNDRED
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**Projections and photography by DADT’s resident visual artist Nick Day**

FYI: Bathrooms are gender neutral and maintain this status at every DADT event. 

“ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL” to DON’T ASK DON’T TELL: REDEMPTION 
QUEER PRIDE 2018
This is an 18+ event
10pm to 2am
The Sinclair, Harvard SQ
$12 in advance/ $15 DOS
ADVANCE TICKET LINK BELOW:
ON SALE FRIDAY MAY 4th AT NOON
http://axs.com/events/354334/don-t-ask-don-t-tell-redemption-tickets?skin=sinclair
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@DADTBOSTON

Monday, April 2, 2018

DONT ASK DONT TELL: VIRGIN NIGHTS III


VIRGIN NIGHTS III

There comes a time in every performers life, before they are a star, when they have a single thought through their mind. This thought is the culmination of many different experiences, people and stimulus all slowing aiming the individual in one singular direction; towards the stage. 

On Saturday April 28th, DADT will host its third annual Virgin Nights event. What this means is the drag stage is strictly reserved for those who have never performed in drag and want to try it with other first timers. This is not a competition but rather a platform for anyones who’s ever wanted to try their hand crafting and executing a live performance in front of an audience. 

How does one compete? Simply send an email to DADTBOOKING@GMAIL.COM with your real name, stage name, and an mp3 of the song you wish to perform. Then just wait for a confirmation email back from resident MC/DJ Colby Drasher and you are officially in the line up! ALL PERFORMERS MUST SUBMIT AN EMAIL AND RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION BY THURSDAY APRIL 26th TO BE ELIGIBLE! The stage is open to ALL genders and styles of performance. There is no limit to who can get on stage. Exclusion is not acceptable. 

There may be one drag show or there may be two depending on how many people are eager to perform. But one thing is sure, when you are not on stage or watching the drag show you will be dancing your pant suit off. 

Resident MC/DJ Colby Drasher will be spinning solo ALL NIGHT LONG. What this means is the music will be full throttle from open to close. A mixture of house, throwbacks, top 40 and hip hop bangers! No genre is safe! 

*Photography and video projections by the illustrious Nick Day* so your first time in drag will be caught on film to share with the rest of the world. 

DADT is Boston’s longest running, still active QUEER party for everyone. ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL.
WE ARE A SAFE SPACE. Harassment or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated. We all gotta watch out for each other, so if you see something say something to one of the DADT staff or one of the bar tenders or bouncers. 

ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL
DADT: VIRGIN NIGHTS III
21+
$10 All Night
INSTAGRAM and TWITTER @DADTBOSTON

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

DONT ASK DONT TELL: FLOWER POWER (BENEFIT FOR CEGV) FT DJ SASKIA



There have been 39 mass shooting in the United States of America since the beginning of 2018. Those mass shootings paired with daily gun violence in this country have resulted in 2,572 lost lives, and its not even April. 

On Saturday March 24th there will be marches taking place in Washington, DC, NYC, Los Angeles, as well as right here in Boston. Not surprisingly it took our youth to motivate us to change- perhaps because they are some of the main targets of these attacks. 

The NRA is a massive warship dedicated to lobbying our politicians to prevent any legislation from being implemented. Such an act would limit the NRA’s power, and probably provoke its downfall. There are several organizations standing up to combat the efforts of the NRA and one of the largest is the Coalition to End Gun Violence. Therefore, as a means of resistance DADT will be hosting a fundraiser for the the CEGV.
We will be donating all of the profits from the event.

~~~~ PEACE THROUGH SUPERIOR FLOWER POWER ~~~~

This event will be an uplifting celebration of life. We will dance to raise not just awareness, but financial assistance, to wage a peaceful war against the NRA. The theme is flower power so feel free to play around! Flowers in your hair? Hippy stylings? However you wish to interpret it!

::FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST DJ::

SASKIA
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Saskia Rachmoninoshikovicherstraße is your new step-mom. Summoned to earth through sodomitical ritual, she has descended upon this planet to deliver sonic repentance. Her physical body is 70% sparkling water, 40% poured concrete, and 10% pure ether. Best known for the Cambridge-based party series Saturday Night at Saskia’s, she is the priestess of club and you are her new clergy. Come and be saved.

https://soundcloud.com/lukemartinez122


::RESIDENT DJ and HOST::

COLBY DRASHER
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With over a decade of experience, Colby has been playing to audiences across New England with the desire to bring people together from different backgrounds. He has shared the stage with numerous national acts and played at Boston’s biggest venues including Royale, The Sinclair, the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Fine Art. Don’t be surprised to hear high energy musical selections from many different genres.

http://soundcloud.com/colbydrasher


~~~~ DRAG PERFORMERS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE ~~~~

Our seasoned drag professionals will be paying tribute to the topic in a serious and respectful manor. Drag is protest. This months lineup on stage will feature:

QYA CRISTAL
JUANITA PERCENT
And more TBA

_Photography and video projections by Nick Day_

DADT is Boston’s longest running QUEER party for everyone. ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL.
WE ARE A SAFE SPACE. Harassment or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated. We all gotta watch out for each other, so if you see something say something to one of the DADT staff or one of the bar tenders or bouncers.

ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL
DADT: FLOWER POWER
21+
$10 All Night
www.pleasedontaskdonttell.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/dontaskdonttellboston

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

DONT ASK DONT TELL: STAR WARS VS STAR TREK (FEATURING VAGINA WOOLF)

Don't Ask Don't Tell Boston is New England's longest running QUEER party for everybody. ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL. 

Our first official themed party of 2018 is going a tribute to two of the most popular sci-fi universes of all time!

Star Wars VS Star Trek.

"A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away"
VS
"Space. The final frontier"

Come as BB8! Come as Captain Picard! Come as Princess Leia! Come as a blend of all three! Dressing up, make-uping up, and showing up are all encouraged. Don't know ANY characters from EITHER series? Or dont wanna choose one? Just come in your favorite FuTuRiStiC outfit.

To heighten your phaser blasting experience- DADT is bringing on one FIERCE guest DJ!

VAGINA WOOLF
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Vagina Woolf is up-and-coming in the Providence DJ scene. Like her literary namesake, Virginia Woolf, she emulates the stream-of-consciousness style, seamlessly blending together tracks from sometimes disparate but complementary sub-genres of dance as though stitching together sentences. She weaves together a real-time narrative using atmospheric tech and deep house to set the stage for the rawness of g-house, the sultry romance of nu-disco, and the triumphs of Chicago house.

https://www.djvaginawoolf.com/
https://www.facebook.com/vgina.woolf/
https://www.mixcloud.com/vagina_woolf/

Of course she will be sharing the stage with resident DJ and host
Colby Drasher- Said to be wicked with his lightsaber, Colby has been transporting dance floors across Boston and Cambridge for close to a decade.

The drag performers this month are turning on their Tri-Quarters to READ the entire audience! Featuring performances of your favorite characters from the two different series. Line up TBA soon.

Our resident photographer Nick Day will be capturing all the jedi mind tricks- so smile big. He'll also be projecting clips from the movie and show on the walls of Great Scott!

DADT IS A SAFE SPACE. Harassment or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated. We all gotta watch out for each other, so if you see something say something to one of the DADT staff or one of the bar tenders or bouncers.

Bathrooms at DADT are gender neutral. Respect each others space and privacy.

ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL
DADT: STAR WARS VS STAR TREK FT VAGINA WOOLF
21+
$10 All Night
www.pleasedontaskdonttell.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/dontaskdonttellboston
INSTAGRAM @DADTBOSTON

Friday, January 5, 2018

DONT ASK DONT TELL: SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY


DADT is Boston’s longest running queer party- and we’re bigger and badder than ever. 

On January 27th we will be celebrating our SEVEN year anniversary! Thats right.. seven years of dancing, drag, art, expression, themes, fashion, love, lust and chaos. We have been host to more than ONE HUNDRED performers over the course of the past EIGHTY FIVE parties that have been held in either Allston, Cambridge or Jamaica Plain. The longevity and success of DADT has always been due to its inclusive values as represented in its motto ‘ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL’. 

Its our birthday…so as they say, go big or go home. ‘Straight’ out of NYC we are bringing two special guest DJs from the sickening queer party BITCHNASTY- ICKARUS $ HANNAH LOU

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Ickarus is a multidisciplinary New York-based creative with a heavy focus on identity and its intersections. In addition to their own work, Ickarus contributes to the production and social media facets of collective artist publication Creeps Annual and conceptual fashion brand LACTIC Incorporated. They also DJ a variety of parties throughout Brooklyn during the week including every Friday at The Rosemont for BITCHNASTY. Their preferred pronouns are they / them / theirs.

https://soundcloud.com/itsickarus
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Hannah Lou, Brooklyn’s enfant terrible, is a sickening drag performance artist & DJ who is coming up on her 5th year in the drag world and 2nd year spinning beats. She’s found her way into the heart of NYC nightlife spinning at some of the biggest parties in the boroughs. She is part of the House of Bushwig as a protégé to her mother and founder of the house, Horrorchata, which has given her the opportunity to travel and influence the world with her unique sound.

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Resident DJ and host Colby Drasher will also be on the decks delivering his sonic medicine to desperately ill. Having shared the stage with everyone from Mykki Blanco, and Peaches, to Pansy Division and Leif- his skills and reputation for wrecking dance floors precedes him- whether its a club the size of Royale or the more intimate hall of Great Scott.

www.soundcloud.com/colbydrasher
www.mixcloud.com/colbydrasher

PLUS A STAR STUDDED DRAG SHOW FEATURING:

SEVERITY STONE
QYA CRISTAL
SHAM PAYNE
EMPHASYMA MENTHOL ONE HUNDREDS
NEON CALYPSO

These performers are the cream of the crop, people! This generations of legendary Boston queens that have been collecting awards, hosting their own parties, and stealing hearts for years and years! Come cheer them on as they champion our community!

Smile big for the camera and watch in awe at his projections as resident VJ and photography Nick Day steals your soul.

Our parties generally are themed specifically each month— but for our anniversary party we bust that wide open and say come as however you please. Wanna dress up like a dinosaur? GREAT! Wanna come looking sexy af? GREAT! Wanna come in pajamas? GREAT! No dress code.

DADT IS A SAFE SPACE. Harassment or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated. We all gotta watch out for each other, so if you see something say something to one of the DADT staff or one of the bar tenders or bouncers.

ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL
DADT: SEVEN YEARS
21+
$10 All Night
www.pleasedontaskdonttell.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/dontaskdonttellboston

Saturday, December 30, 2017

DONT ASK DONT TELL: LUMINOUS FT. LEAH V and DIRTY CHARITY

December is the darkest month of the year. 
2017 has been a pretty dark year in general. 
Lets light it up! 

For the single last night before we enter 2018 DADT is bringing a glowing touch to Great Scott! Everything from the performers, to the venue itself will be lit up with LED's, glowsticks, the WORKS. 

We encourage you as well to come party with any light up, glowing, accessories or outfit you may own! 

The house will be made jolly bright by the immensely talented costume, lighting and set designer ---->>> DIRTY CHARITY.
This will also be her debut DJ gig to the world. Expect to feel filthy by the time she is done with you. Her musical selections tend to lean towards pussy popping madness. Twerking on another level. 

Plus! One of Boston's MOST awarded DJs will take to the decks as well. LEAH V is in the house! Winner of Best DJ in Boston according to the BMAs, plus queer lifeblood mama of the scene for close to a decade, Leah has chops. Serious chops. 

Of course, resident DJ COLBY DRASHER will be on duty ensuring the music is as high energy as the lights are bright. 

Featuring a VERY bright DRAG SHOW! As aforementioned all of the performers will feature designs courtesy of Dirty Charity. Their performances will lighten up your year! This month the show features:

SEVERITY STONE
SHAM PAYNE

PLUS A SURPRISE GUEST! 

Projections and photos by Nick Day.

DADT is Boston's longest running, still operating QUEER party. This means, EVERYONE is encouraged to attend. Our diversity is what sets us apart from other strictly gay events. 
ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL! 

Find out more:
instagram = @dadtboston

DADT Luminous
21+
$10
Great Scott, Allston
More fun than NYE