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+. 

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM --> @DADTBOSTON 
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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
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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

Don’t forget to follow Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Boston for more info!
www.facebook.com/dontaskdonttellboston

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

DONT ASK DONT TELL: QUEER FASHION w/ AFROPANTHER


Grace Jones.
Annie Lennox.
David Bowie. 
Leigh Bowery. 

What do these individuals have in common? 
Queer Fashion. 

This month at Boston's longest running queer party we put the spotlight on suave. Explore the limits of gender and identity through the use of wardrobe. There are so many lqqks to choose from the freedom can almost be suffocating! But its not. So grab your lipstick, your doc martins, your lace and your leather- 

Our musical guest this month is a DJ not unfamiliar with the Boston scene- 

AFROPANTHER

https://www.facebook.com/pg/iamafropanther/
https://soundcloud.com/iamafropanthe

Teddy Valentine, also known by the stage name Afropanther, is a DJ, performer, and producer from Hartford, Connecticut. Afropanther is based in the Northampton, Massachusetts area and is a Pioneer Valley favorite amongst fans of all different demographics. Before Northampton, Afropanther lived in Montreal, Quebec for 3 years. While performing under the name DJ Noisewavvesz, they held 2 weekly DJ nights at Bar Backstage in the Village. Just recently in August, Afropanther deejayed for Lucas Charlie Rose's set at FIERTE CANADA 2017 and also had the pleasure of headlining Black Lives Matter Montreal's Benefit Fundraiser at La Sala Rossa. They have also performed at Bar Le Ritz for SLUT ISLAND MUSIC FEST 2017 and Divan Orange supporting Lucas Charlie Rose and TransTrenderz. After leaving Montreal in 2015, they came to the Pioneer Valley and started the legacy of Afropanther. Afropanther has been based in the valley for almost 3 years now and this past August has left the Iron Horse Entertainment Group, where they used to hold Hip Hop Takeover every Tuesdays and#THIRST DJ DANCE PARTY every 3rd Friday at the Basement in Northampton. They have also been booked at Iron Horse Music Hall, The Monkey Bar, Bishops Lounge, Pearl Street Nightclub, as well as at all Five Colleges (Smith College, UMass, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College) for year round events. Afropanther has won the heart of university students and is popular amongst the local townies in the Pioneer Valley/Five College area. In April 2017, Afropanther was asked by the Mount Holyoke Faculty/Student committee to open up for Waka Flocka Flame for the school's annual SPRING JAM. Whether behind the turntables or front and center, Afropanther is sure to get you dancing and into the groove.

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They will be joined by resident DADT DJ and Host-
COLBY DRASHER
www.colbydrasher.com

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Do not miss the DRAG SHOW this month! With a theme as visual as fashion you know its gonna be a show stopper. Line up tba soon!

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Projections and photography by Nick Day.

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ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL
to Boston's queer party for everyone!

9/23/17
10pm-2am
Great Scott, Allston
$10 all night

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

DONT ASK DONT TELL: RICK AND MORTY (SCIENCE THEME) ft. GLOWWORM


Wuba duba dub dub! 

Boston's QUEER party for EVERYONE is BACK!
This month we are simultaneously celebrating two things- The UNDENIABLE TRUTH that science offers us as human beings. AND the existential phenomenom that is Rick and Morty! 

The options to dress up are as endless as the universe itself- Aliens, any character from the show, your twist on a scientist, a test tube, one of the elements, a star, literally almost anything. 

To help us fire up Boston's bunsen burners we have the fabulous assistance of DJ superhero:

!!!! GLOWWORM !!!!

"Since the early nineties, glowworm has been recording mix tapes from fuzzy radio stations, and passing them out unwarranted to friends and family.

“You want The Macarena three times in a row on side A? No? Well you can just keep that anyway.” - glowworm, age 9

With a strong belief that everyone should have access to good dance tracks, she continued to share music. At the ripe old age of 15, someone let her use a computer to find all the music ever in the world. It was then she discovered trip hop, breakbeats, and electronica, and apologized to everyone for making them do The Macarena. After emerging from a dark period called art school, she decided all she ever wanted to do was dance and listen to music forever. Continuing to pass out mix tapes to everyone and their mother, she eventually gathered all the kids who liked to party and they collectively set the roof on fire. One time, they almost made the second floor of a three family cave the fuck in. And then she met a junglist, which made her head explode, because drum & bass. After cleaning the blood and brains off the wall, glowworm stopped being a chump and started spinning anywhere they would let her. In between eating grimey beats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, glowworm is pursuing a ph.d. in the art of bedroom dancing."

https://soundcloud.com/glowworm2oz
https://www.mixcloud.com/glowworm/
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GLOWWORM will of course be joined by resident DJ/MC Colby Drasher! Never fear- the dance music is here.

PLUS DADT's gender bending, mind expanding DRAG SHOW will have you gathering empirical evidence on your identity! Line up including JUANITA PERCENT as RICK and more!

Scientific documentation and astral projections courtesy of Nick Day!

LETS GET SHWIFTY!
21+
$10 all night
ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL
And dont forget to follow Don't Ask Don't Tell Boston for announcments on upcoming event.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

DONT ASK DONT TELL: HEROINES & HEROES ft GUEST DJ MATHECA



Hero worship.

We do it everyday without even knowing it. Or maybe we do. This month at DADT we are soaring in from heights unknown to battle evil doers and those hell bent on Earth's destruction!!!! 

Who will you be? The miracualous Wonder Woman? Perhaps the mythical beast that is Kevin Sorbo? Kirby, maybe? He's a hero right? No. 

A musical soundscape to crush your enemies will be served up courtesy of SPECIAL GUEST:

DJ MATHECA

Matheca is originally from Brazil but now resides and spins in Boston. He’s hosted and played at The Alley Bar, Museum of Fine Arts, Empire Lounge, and his own NYE event. He’ll lure you to the dancefloor with some sweet Alt-RnB, hold you there with some boppy Baile Funk, get you moving with some vogue/ball and give you ascencion with some sick BK house.
Matheca currently spins private parties for humans, animals, and more (whatever you identify as).

With his side kick resident DJ/MC COLBY DRASHER in the pink sidecar. 

Also a supernatural star studded DRAG SHOW featuring all your favourite legends throughout time! Line up TBA soon. 

Photography and video projections by LOUIS LANE! jk Its by Nick Day. 
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DADT is Boston's longest running still active queer party!
ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL! 
21+
$10 ALL NIGHT
Fourth Saturday of EVERY month!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

QUEER ASCENSION PRIDE PARTY : DONT ASK DONT TELL BOSTON x HOUSEBOI x EVLV TECH



DADT Boston, Evlv Tech, and Houseboi have joined forces to bring you, not just another Pride Party. June 10th, at The Sinclair in Harvard Square we've got your Pride debauchery covered with 6 DJ's, 6 STAGE DANCERS, AND a very healthy serving of KINGS, QUEENS and IN-BETWEENS. 

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☆ ☆ SPECIAL GUEST DJ: BEARCAT (DISCWOMAN, NYC) ☆ ☆
DEE DIGGS � CHAR(7) � PUSSYWILLOW 
ELISABETH DALTON � COLBY DRASHER

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☆SPECIAL GUEST: Sapphira Cristal (MISS. GAY NY) ☆ 

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*~ ♥ ~ RAQUEL SURPREEZE ~ ♥ ~♥ QYA CRISTAL ~ ♥ ~*
*~ ♥ ~ JUANITA PERCENT ~ ♥ ~ NUQUEER POWER ~ ♥ ~*
*~ ♥ ~ MRS. COLESLAW ~ ♥ ~ SEVERITY STONE ~ ♥ ~*
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㋛㋛ ### UNINHIBITED STAGE DANCERS ### ㋛㋛

TAMEKA E-C ☻ SOYOON CHA ☻ BLEU HILL ☻ MIRANDA LEE
KAYCEE MACKEY ☻


Topped with a world class sound system, fantastic light show and cutting edge projections this isn’t your normal pride party. We are pulling out all the stops to create a safer, queerer, sexier space for EVERYONE to attend.

10pm to 2am
Only $10 in advance and $12 before 11pm!
$15 after

The Collectives

<<< DADT BOSTON >>>
Dont Ask Dont Tell is a party which exists to shatter boundaries and bring people of every kind together. Started by Colby Drasher in January of 2011 our event is bigger than ever. Not labeling ourselves any which way we lie outside expectations. We invite all to attend regardless of any specific social/sexual orientation. DADT’s motto is “All are welcome who welcome all”. It is a monthly party generally held the fourth Saturday at Great Scott in Allston, MA. You can always expect wild outfits, progressive DJs and an edgy drag show!

Colby Drasher

Colby Drasher is a DJ, promoter, event producer, and multimedia artist based in Boston, MA.
Most widely know for his leading role as a DJ in the queer community he has shared the stage with artists and producers such as Peaches, Le1f, Mykki Blanco, Pictureplane, Brenmar, MikeQ, Ben Aqua, Pansy Division, Venus X, Cakes Da Killa, Saint Pepsi, Poolboy 92 as well as dozens of others from across New England. He has had the honor of playing in Boston's most high profile venues including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Royale, Guilt, The Sinclair, Middlesex Lounge, The Good Life, Great Scott, Wonderbar, Jillians and many more. Currently the resident DJ at four locations in the Boston area with 15 years of experience helping people dance.
www.colbydrasher.com
www.soundcloud.com/colbydrasher
www.mixcloud.com/colbydrasher

<<< HOUSEBOI >>>
Houseboi is a genderqueer dance party for humans and their friends on the first Wednesday of the month at Zuzu in Cambridge, MA. We strive to create an amazing dance night with great DJs and performers from all over the United States focusing on genderqueer, transgender, queer and self-identifying female artists. We make sure that, while partying and having a great time are our goals, above all we strive to create space safe for the communities we represent.

char(7)

char(7) began throwing and playing parties in the early 2000s at the Redtail loft- an artist and music collective in Fort Point channel, Boston. From there he got involved with the Radical Faeries, helping with the Comfort and Joy camp - throwing fundraisers and playing on playa events such as "Just Touch" and "Honey Dusted" for several years. He's played San Fransisco's "Afterglow" closing pride party as well as monthly "Polyglamarous". He currently holds a residency at Zuzu in Boston for the party Houseboi.
http://mixcloud.com/char_7

DJ Pussywillow

DJ Pussywillow brings a joyful queer energy to dance floors and forests across the U.S. He co-hosts the monthly genderqueer party Houseboi in Cambridge, and is also a host of the Green program, Boston's longest-running electronic music radio show (since 1999) on WZBC 90.3 FM. As a founding member of thee gnomefatty kollektiv and their Circle parties, he's co-created welcoming, egalitarian dance events in Boston since 1998. He's performed at Polyglamorous (SF), Afternoon Delight (Oakland), Firefly (Vermont), as well as numerous Radical Faerie events at Short Mountain Sanctuary (Tennessee), Dance Church (Philadelphia), and Camp Destiny (Vermont).

http://djpussywillow.com/

<<< EVLV TECH >>> Dee Diggs, Tameka w/ two guests

There would be no culture without subculture so we are working to raise and redefine the standards and norms of music technology. By showcasing and uniting self-identified female, genderqueer, transgender, and gender non-binary producers, Dj’s and live performers, we recreate a new narrative for the current male-dominated circuit in club culture and music technology

Elisabeth Dalton:
Elisabeth, a Boston native, cut her teeth DJing in Montreal where she was inspired by the rich and diverse underground music scene. Her personal taste and DJ output are informed by an array of sounds ranging from house to techno to hip hop to disco to many others styles beyond and in between. Elisabeth is a resident DJ of Scanners, a monthly techno night at Zuzu. You can also catch her djing at other locations both near and far.
https://soundcloud.com/elisabethdalton

Dee Diggs
Dee Diggs is a DJ, event curator & organizer based in Boston, MA.

She is unapologetically black, queer, & femme.

She is building and using her influence to create space for marginalized groups to express & organize themselves. Her aim is to sustain more spaces where these groups are valued and thanked by name for their contributions to humanity. (Thank the OG Black innovators for House & Techno! Thank you, Disco-era Queens & Queers alike for the theatrics & fanfare of nightlife as we know it! etc.)
Her sound is on the A-side, grounded & self-referential, but on the the B-side, a dreamy and foreign pursuit.
https://soundcloud.com/dee_diggs

!!! PLUS SPECIAL GUEST HEADLINER DJ !!!

BEARCAT (NYC, DISCWOMAN)

BEARCAT is a London born, Brooklyn based artist. Internationally known for her various skill set’s as a DJ/Producer, Audio Engineer and Pro MUA, BEARCAT began touring with various artist’s in 2005 providing backing vocals and creative direction for live festivals such as Afropunk, Glastonbury, Reading and Lovebox. Since launching her solo career in 2008 she has performed in various parts of the world including Egypt, Paris, Lyon, Berlin, Leipzig, Barcelona, Mexico City, Oakland and Chicago. Never afraid to delve deep she uses her emotive musical selections as a form of therapy. Drawing from deeply personal experiences and diasporic root’s, her ear guides her into creating bass-heavy uncompromising, powerful mixes that harness a symbiotic energy between the music and the crowd to generate the perfect soundtrack to any event.

^^^ NIGHTCLUB PHOTOGRAPHY AND STELLAR VIDEO PROJECTIONS BY DADT RESIDENT NICK DAY ^^^

The Sinclair
Harvard Square

ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL

https://www.facebook.com/events/1826335764350135/

Saturday, April 29, 2017

DONT ASK DONT TELL: WRESTLEMANIA ft, RAQ CITY + HARO CAZ


GAWDY. 
SWEATY.
"PROFESSIONAL".

Release your inner beast this month at DADT! Show off those latex pants and that karate kid headband youve been looking for a place to wear. Face paint. Growling. Pinning your mate to the ground. 

Who said drag queens and bunch of queers and wrestling dont go together? That person needs to drink a gatorade and sit down. 

With ALL STAR performers:

RAQ CITY 
bassmeister / hot track selektor / pineapple princess
www.soundcloud.com/djraqcity

HARO CAZ
lyrical manipulator / vibe dealer / flexer
www.soundcloud.com/harocaz

COLBY DRASHER
Been DJing longer than your elementary, middle and high school career / lover / resident dj
www.colbydrasher.com
www.soundcloud.com/colbydrasher

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PLUS! DRAG QUEENS!
Tip them generously as they execute their death drops and taunt their opponents with shade. YES THEY WILL ALSO ARM WRESTLE EACH OTHER! WHOS THE STRONGEST QUEEN!?

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VIDEO / PHOTOS by NICK DAY
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DADT is Boston's longest running still active queer party! We invite everyone to come out and celebrate life! ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL. Check out our website at http://pleasedontaskdonttell.blogspot.com/

Follow us on INSTAGRAM @DADTBOSTON for special chances to win free entry!

21+
$10
Love

We will need a referee.

https://www.facebook.com/events/689387467900876/