Tuesday, September 4, 2018

DONT ASK DONT TELL: CLUB KID ft. DJ ACCIDENT REPORT



Wikipedia defines Club Kids as:
A group of young New York City dance club personalities led by Michael Alig and James St. James in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The group was notable for its members' flamboyant behavior and outrageous costumes.

As made popularized by the movie Party Monster in the 90s, being a club kid is all about freedom of expression and excess. Redefining the clubbing experience as being more than just going out in a cute dress or t-shirt for a couple drinks- Club Kids dress exactly how they want- and anyway they want. The more ridiculous, fantastic, over the top THE BETTER. This is the second edition of a Club Kids theme at DADT, the first time being back in 2015 when attendees went above and beyond expectations. 

To help us celebrate we are recruiting the fierce talents of….

DJ ACCIDENT REPORT 
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Often seen alongside a roving gang of criminally-inclined naughty nurses, DJ Accident Report (AKA Eric Shorey) has made a name for himself by both charming and appalling crowds in Brooklyn’s underground queer and punk party scenes. Inspired in equal parts by high camp and horror, Accident Report plays an aggressively vulgar and ass-shaking mix of hip-hop, trap, vogue/ballroom, pop, Jersey/Baltimore club, and bounce music. Accident Report has also teamed up with notorious drag queens Ariel Italic and Lady Bearica Andrews to form a nightlife supergroup known as The Nobodies, an unlikely trio developing a cult following on YouTube. Playing internationally acclaimed parties like Patrick Buckmaster's Necronancy, Horrorchata's Be Cute, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music's New Year's Eve Everybooty celebration, Accident Report's skills as a beat maker have also been featured on the tracks “Bitch, I'm Kawaii,” “Finish Her!” and “Level Ya Pussy Up!” by Aja from RuPaul's Drag Race.

iTunes links to Aja tracks:

YouTube channel:

Mixcloud links:

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With support from resident DJ COLBY DRASHER. Over a decade of experience and hearing loss. —> @thedjthatbelievesinyou


The *DRAG SHOW* this month is gonna be a jaw dropper for sure… Featuring two performers known for their serious looks and massive numbers and one new queen never before seen on the DADT stage! 

KIRBIE FULLY LOADED

SHAM PAYNE

&

CRY BABY

(more TBA)

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Photography and masterfully collaged projections by Nick Day

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Restrooms at every DADT event are GENDER NEUTRAL
Our motto is ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL so no disrespectful touching, advances or language. 
This is a judgement free zone so if you can’t get down with that- don’t come. 
Tip your drag queens and tip your bartenders. 
DADT: Club Kids 2 ft. DJ Accident Report
10/23 10pm-2am
GREAT SCOTT, ALLSTON MA
$10 ALL NIGHT
INSTAGRAM/TWITTER/FB
@DADTBOSTON

Friday, August 10, 2018

DONT ASK DONT TELL: 2000's ft Special Guest DJ COLESLAW


“It’s gettin’ hot in here” so you better unpack that “umbrella” before it rains! Otherwise we’re gonna be “trapped in the the closet” looking for a dry set of Abercrombie jeans and might fall “crazy in love”. “Yeah!” you’re gonna “lose control” when you see my “poker face”. So find me “in da club” because “we belong together” and “my hips don’t lie”- I’m “bootylicious”

Last month DADT took you back to the 90s to relive all your favorite hits and fashion missteps. Flash forward another month as we are bring you another decade to bite your lip in anticipation for- the MILLENNIUM.

Thats right, this August at DADT we are time warping back a decade to the marvelous era in pop music that is 2000-2009!
Listing all the artists is probably redundant but here are a few to trigger your high school or college memory:

Outkast
Gwen Stefani
Britney Spears
Destiny’s Child
N’sync
Miley Cyrus
Kelis
Pussycat Dolls�
ETC
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All these classics spun by special guest:

COLESLAW
Coleslaw is a staple at BBQs and also in the queer DJ scene. Along with being an established drag performer across Boston she has earned a reputation for pulling no punches on the stage or behind the decks. One of the original members of the DADT family, Coleslaw knows how to fulfill all the wishes of our diverse audience.

Resident DJ and party soothsayer Colby Drasher will also be helping out and will not let you down with his selections… PINKY PROMISE!


With a DRAG SHOW thats gonna have you “dropping” bills “like its hot” on stage featuring:

JUST JP

HUNDRED

SEVERITY STONE

KIRBIE FULLY LOADED


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Photography and projections by Nick Day

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Restrooms at every DADT event are GENDER NEUTRAL
Our motto is ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL so no disrepectful touching, advances or language. This is a judgement free zone so if you can’t get down with that- don’t come.
Tip your drag queens and tip your bartenders.
�DADT: 2000s
10/23 10pm-2am
GREAT SCOTT, ALLSTON MA
$10 ALL NIGHT
INSTAGRAM/TWITTER/FB
@DADTBOSTON
#DADTBOSTON

Monday, July 9, 2018

DONT ASK DONT TELL: 90'S REALNESS


You a ‘creep’? Howabout a ‘freak like me’? Because I’ve heard ‘all that she wants’ is more than ‘gin and juice’. In fact, this ‘fantasy’ is all about more than ‘emotions’ its about a whole decade!!! 

This month at Boston’s biggest queer party we throwing it all back to a very special decade, the nineties! Thats right, its all your favorite hits, all night long, to sing along to. ‘Groove is in the heart’ as you sport your favorite look to show off- when we think 90s fashion the possibilities are endless (and potentially ugly as sin) so have fun with it! 

Resident DJ Colby Drasher will be on duty all night- expect to hear (but certainly not limited to):

Whitney Houston
Janet Jackson
Spice Girls
C+C Music Factory
Cranberries
Aaliyah 
En Vogue
Brandy and Monica

~ PLUS ~

This months drag show will be ALL NINETIES and XXXTRA special as we introduce two new performers to the DADT stage:

Civilization

&

Kirbie Fully Loaded

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There was so much great cinematography and TV from that decade so expect to see it all meshed together by our resident video artist and photographer Nick Day. 

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Restrooms at every DADT event are GENDER NEUTRAL
Our motto is ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL so no disrepectfull touching, advances or language. This is a judgement free zone so if you can’t get down with that- don’t come. 
Tip your drag performers and tip your bartenders. 

DADT: 90’s Realness
10/23 10pm-2am
GREAT SCOTT, ALLSTON MA
$10 ALL NIGHT
INSTAGRAM/TWITTER/FB
@DADTBOSTON
#DADTBOSTON


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

DONT ASK DONT TELL: QUEER BEACH PARTY ft. RAQUITA (RARE FOOTAGE)


This June DADT is back with everything you love about the summer and nothing you don’t!

On June 23rd Boston’s largest QUEER party is throwing a BEACH PARTY! Of course the event will be at Great Scott so there will be air conditioning, no salt in your hair, and no seagulls trying to… well… you know. Come in your favorite beach wear and with your favorite beach accessories. There will be beach-y cocktail specials too! The scent of sunscreen will linger in the air as you listen to the sonic selections of special guest DJ…

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RAQUITA!
Raquita is a Jamaican-born-and-bred, Boston-based hybrid club music and transnational bass DJ and Engineer.
They started DJing in 2013 at Northeastern’s radio station WRBB 104.9, playing various campus events. Since then they have held down residencies in Boston at Zuesdays, PicoPicante and Rare Footage and have played outside the area both locally and internationally.
A lover of all things bass, they pride themself on their versatile and eclectic style which has been strongly influenced by their Caribbean roots, love of Spanish culture as well as their time spent in London. They design their sets to suit the occasion and lift the spirits.

Member @rarefootageboston Crew
Resident at
#PicoPicante, Goodlife, Boston MA
#Brash, Brass Union Somervile MA

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RESIDENT DJ/MC COLBY DRASHER
will be your stand-in lifeguard as he watches over all the beach goers ensuring no one gets burnt or drowns. Cuz both those things really brings down a day (or in this case night) at the beach. Colby has been creator, curator and resident DJ for DADT since its inception. With a decade of DJ experience he promises to throw you into his musical pool head first, only to give you mouth to mouth to revive your coconut juice soaked heart.

Resident DJ at:
Don't Ask Don't Tell Boston
Fascination
BRASH

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Then for our always boundary pushing DRAG SHOW we have four fantastic performers including one first timer, one second timer, and two experienced queens! Prepare to grab your surf board and run from the ferocious bites of-

JAYDA T
EUROTRASIA
HUNDRED
&
JUANITA PERCENT

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Photography and sunny projections by Nick Day

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Restrooms at every DADT event are GENDER NEUTRAL
Our motto is ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL so no disrepectfull touching, advances or language. This is a judgement free zone so if you can’t get down with that- don’t come.
Tip your drag queens and tip your bartenders.
�DADT: BEACH PARTY
10/23 10pm-2am
GREAT SCOTT, ALLSTON MA
$10 ALL NIGHT
INSTAGRAM/TWITTER/FB
@DADTBOSTON
#DADTBOSTON

So grab your parasol, polish those sun glasses and pull out those flip flops!
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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

DONT ASK DONT TELL: REDEMPTION *QUEER PRIDE 2018* THIS SATURDAY!!!


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
———-
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.

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.

COLBY DRASHER
————————
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. �


LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:

NEW FAME
—————
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! 



BRANDIE BLAZE
——————— 
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.




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
—————

QUEER CULT
——————-

HUNDRED
__________

**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
FB / TWITTER / INSTA
@DADTBOSTON

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
                                               https://www.facebook.com/events/172730180099014/
INSTAGRAM and TWITTER @DADTBOSTON
www.pleasedontaskdonttell.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/dontaskdonttellboston

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
———-
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
————————
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
————————
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
—————
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
——————— 
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)
———————

SEVERITY STONE 
————————-

KURT FOWL
——————

COLESLAW
—————

QUEER CULT
——————-

HUNDRED
__________

**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
FB / TWITTER / INSTA
@DADTBOSTON