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

Saturday, November 4, 2017

DONT ASK DONT TELL: DIVA ft. GUEST DJ JAMES CERNE


Wikipedia discusses 'diva':

In 1992, singer Annie Lennox released her first post-Eurythmics album Diva. The same year, En Vogue released their album Funky Divas. In 1998, VH1 debuted its first annual VH1 Divas concert in support of VH1's Save The Music Foundation. The concert event brought together five of the world's most celebrated divas: Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, and Aretha Franklin.

Diva can also refer to a woman with a reputation for being temperamental or difficult to please. In show business, having a "diva attitude" implies someone who is self-important or hard to work with.

Beyonce discusses 'diva':

A diva is a the female version of a hustla' 

This month at Boston's largest QUEER party we are celebrating DIVAS of both past and present! Normally DADT is know for its forward thinking musical guests and selections, but for November we are focusing on the BEST jams from the 80s, 90s, 00s and today! And we're doing it ALL NIGHT LONG! 

What better way to shake off all that tofurkey?

~~~~~~~WITH SPECIAL GUEST DJ~~~~~~~~

JAMES CERNE

James has been kicking around playing disco house and techno music in LA and Boston for the past 7 years. He's remembered locally for throwing the legendary FOXY parties and his West coast resume includes Queen Kong, Shits & Giggles, Pink Sabbath Bears in Space, Mustache Mondays, Ostbanhoff and Summertramp. He currently plays for the sexy fetish party in NYC called INFERNO. He knows his diva musical history. Trust. 

https://soundcloud.com/jamescerne

and RESIDENT DJ/HOST~~~~~

COLBY DRASHER

Party supernova. Champion of the smirking class. 

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

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And with a theme like DIVAS its going to mean ONE HELL of a DRAG SHOW! I mean clearly there is going to be something to throw your money at. 

LINE UP TBA SOON.
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*Photography and projections by Nick Day*

DADT IS BOSTONS LARGEST AND LONGEST RUNNING QUEER DANCE PARTY. WE ARE GENERALLY EVERY FOURTH SATURDAY OF THE MONTH AT GREAT SCOTT IN ALLSTON MA. OUR MOTTO IS 'ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL' 
ALL EVENTS EXCEPT OUR PRIDE PARTY ARE 21+. 

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DADT DIVA
$10
10PM-2AM
GREAT SCOTT
ALLSTON MA

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

DONT ASK DONT TELL: BABASHOOK Spooky Ball w/ GOODDROID / HerShe / Colby Drasher


IF ITS IN A WORD
OR IF ITS IN A LOOK
YOU CANT GET RID OF
THE BABADOOK

This October... Boston's longest running QUEER party will keep you holding your breath... and watch you lose it.

Let's get scary and wild like only the queer community can-
Halloween is a time when everyone dresses up, so there is really no reason to be afraid~~~ just take this candy from me little boi. 

And we wont skimp on our end of the deal either- Prepare to be blown away by the DJ talent we have lined up!

:: HEADLINING DJ ::

GOODDROID

https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/gooddroid/biography
https://soundcloud.com/gooddroid

Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, and finally returning back home from many years Miami, Adrianna “Gooddroid” Moschides is no stranger to the behemoth that is Bass music. DJ’ing for over 12 years, her name has become synonymous with all things Bass, as she shared the decks with some of the best in the business.

Gooddroid’s sound is far from simple, and almost instantly recognizable. Her mixes exemplify great range, often incorporating complexity, while always maintaining the groove. From incredible track selection to impeccable mixing, she never ceases to impress crowds worldwide.
Staying true to her roots – the deeper side of bass – she has managed to convert even the biggest skeptics into fans. In a city that does not tend to gravitate towards “deeper”music, she managed to find a home for the bass community in her bi-weekly party, ‘Down’, which brought some of the scene’s biggest headliners to Miami for the first time.

It’s only fitting she is now the president and C.E.O of Loveless Records, providing worldwide releases tailored to forward-thinking Bass music and techno. Approaching over thirty artists signed, Gooddroid has managed to gather some of the most talented up and coming artists, all under one roof. Loveless has been featured on XLR8R, DJ Mag, Mixmag, Thump, among others, and continues to build momentum. Gooddroid is also the host of Loveless FM, a monthly radio show on newly founded radio station, The Lot Radio. Every week showcases the best and the brightest in all things Club, Bass, and beyond; featuring guest DJ sets from top international artists.

Gooddroid also started a monthly Vogue night with her partner that has been running for four years, giving the ballroom community a place to shine and win cash for their talents while also introducing the mostly underground scene to the general public. Catwalk has received critical claim and mainstream success, and was voted Best Monthly Party in Miami by the Miami New Times.
She holds several residencies in Brooklyn and Miami and has toured nationally and internationally.



~~~~ SUPPORT DJs ~~~~

HerShe (Boston)

HerShe is a self taught multi-talented Artist/Producer. At a young age she started Beatboxing at 11 and spinning at 14. She incorporates both Beatboxing and DJing into her live sets, diversifying herself from the average performer. HerShe has played at SXSW in Austin, TX three years in a row, is the 2016 518 Beatbox Battle Champion in New York, and has spun and performed in various Clubs, Shows, Concerts in and around Boston, (such as The House of Blues, The Sinclair, Machine, Goodlife, The Middle East, the MFA for the MFANOW), New York (including Hot Rabbit, and le Poisson Rouge). HerShe is represented by the media company The Color Agent, has performed with Redbull, Shure Microphones, Jessie Reyes, Drezo, BreZ (from Empire), Gizzle, The Beatbox House, (etc) and had been featured on platforms such asShure.com, Sensu Music Magazine, lstylegstyle.com,austinchronicle.comdigboston.com, and has been noted as one of the top 5 most anticipated LGBTQ acts for SXSW listed with Ruby Rose.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Djhershe

&

Colby Drasher

Host and Resident DJ of DADT since its inception, Colby has been DJing consistently for 15 years. He is currently resident DJ at 4 parties throughout Greater Boston. He has played on stage at many of the largest venues in the city and opened for international artists, such as Peaches, Le1f, Mykki Blanco, Cakes Da Killa, Pansy Division, Pictureplane, Venus X, MikeQ and more.

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PLUS
******

A dark and mystifying DRAG SHOW hell bent on your destruction!! If you have been to DADT before you know that we encourage our performers to explore the bounds of drag beyond its conventional realm *** so you can imagine Halloween is a great time to go all out!

Featuring demons on the night:

MISSY STEAK

MX MACABRE (1st time at DADT!)

More TBA soon!

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***** Photography and Projections by Nick Day *****

DONT ASK DONT TELL
“ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL” ‘straight’ to Hell!
21+
Only $10 ALL NIGHT!!
Great Scott

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