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
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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+. 

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM --> @DADTBOSTON 
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK -- > Don't Ask Don't Tell Boston

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!