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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*~ ♥ ~ SHAM PAYNE ~ ♥ ~ NEON CALYPSO ~ ♥ ~*
*~ ♥ ~ 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/

Sunday, April 2, 2017

DONT ASK DONT TELL: IN FLAGRANTI


There are times when DADT is host to a national act. In the past we have brought acts such as Mykki Blanco, Le1f, Boychild, Pansy Division and Brenmar. This is one of those times. 

DADT is beyond excited to bring one of our favorite producers and DJs IN FLAGRANTI to the stage! FOR THE ENTIRE NIGHT!!! (Except for the drag show :) )The night promises to be uplifting, high energy and straight up funky. Want to really know what we are talking about? Read on. 

The Story Behind
In Flagranti

The “fantastic conundrum” of In Flagranti is a disco symphony created by Alex Gloor and Sasa Crnobrnja. Inspired by their love of the pioneering Cosmic dance scene that emerged from 80s Italy and an eclectic bag of genres including “Funk, Rock, Punk, Afro, Electronica, House, Reggae, Kraut, Classic, Blues and Hillbilly”, the pair have been working together for the past decade, creating joyful and mind-bending sounds.

Advocates of a ‘cut and paste method’ in all aspects of their work, the duo’s music is not the only creative output in which their extravagant imaginations are set free. The album artwork for In Flagranti’s back catalogue is a fantastical collection of collages, created by Gloor using vibrant clippings – the majority of which are taken from 70s soft porn magazines. “I’ve been collecting images from books and magazines for 40 years”, he says. “I select, dissect and reassemble them to create my version of the past, a past that never existed that way. The idea is to hide my tracks, make a collage so I can fool the viewer into believing that this is a picture from the past. It’s fantasy. In short, I fake history and make it look real on a very crude level.” The pair use their upbringing during the 70s as a mutual inspiration and understanding: “We work with our past, images, sounds, movies, and everything we liked growing up.” says Gloor, “It’s like memories mixed in a giant blender and re-assembled to form In Flagranti.”

Although they seem to think almost as one, it may come as a surprise to learn that the pair create their music entirely separate from one another, as they are rarely in the same city. Describing their unique partnership fondly as the ‘perfect creative chance encounter,” Crnobrnja says, “It works best for us that way, seeing as we work on different aspects of the creation. There is less discussion going on and more hands on work, then we put together the elements to make it a finished product.”

Don’t let In Flagranti’s love of soft porn imagery fool you: their take on deep, funky cosmic disco is absolutely sublime. Comprised of Sasa Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor, the duo trace their history back to when the style began to take root in Italy in the ’80s. Cut to the present and the pair have finessed their synthy signature: the tempo of their tracks often sync with the rhythm of your heartbeat, and they could make the most sour curmudgeon want to get loose on the dance floor. Boasting a sound that’s rich and vibrant — it’s evident on every release on their bespoke Codek imprint — the gents finish up their current U.S. tour with a stop in New York City. Sasha “Cosmic Rocker” Crnobrnja fills us in on five artists on SoundCloud he’s loving at the moment.

So expect HEDONISM. 

Of course we will unleash a funktastic drag show onto your faces! Bringing some of the best back to do In Flagranti justice. Featuring:

RAQUEL SUPREEZE
KIM PASSABLE
NEON CALYPSO 

Plus all these acts lit up by a disco light scape provided by Scott Hadley Lighting. And projections across the walls by Nick Day. Its gonna look queer as fuck in there. 

DADT: IN FLAGRANTI
ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL
WE ARE BOSTON’S QUEER PARTY
COME EXPERIENCE THE LOVE

GREAT SCOTT
1222 Commonwealth Ave
Boston MA
10am-2am

$10

DONT ASK DONT TELL: WATER CLOSET ft. KERRY QUIRK (The Ooze)


The LGBTQA community owes it to each other to protect the rights of every faction that makes us up. Most gay males get the most attention due to the patriarchical nature of our society. Since this new administration has taken office the rights of the trans community are in jeopardy. Only 20 out of 50 states include trans individuals into their discrimination laws leaving 30 states totally excluded. While Massachusetts is at the forefront of equality there is still MUCH work to be done here to help our loved ones. 

This event will assist by raising money for the MASS TRANS POLITICAL COALITION. (www.masstpc.opg)

Special guest DJ ***** KERRY QUIRK *****
>Curator for Meltdown Mondays for @SonicAgenda617 
>Thrower of monthly fun thing THE OOZE (www.facebook.com/theooze)

Kerry's new disco / vaporwave / throwback style will warm you up immediately with its positive vibes and tropical sound.
(www.soundcloud.com/djkerry7)

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Resident DJ/MC COLBY DRASHER
(www.colbydrasher.com)

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Very special drag show featuring acts devoted to support and understanding of the trans community-

QYA CRISTAL
RAQUEL SUPREEZE
PATRICIA ARCHY
BUNNY UPPERSLEEVE
PENNY TRATION (Chicago)

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Performance art piece by Sylvea Suydam!

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Photography and VIdeos by NICK DAY

DADT's motto is 'ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL'
BOSTONS QUEER PARTY SINCE 2011

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

DONT ASK DONT TELL: RESIST w/ Alfredo & Dee Diggs



DADT STANDS AGAINST THIS REGIME. 
DONALD TRUMP AND HIS CABINET ARE FRAUDS.
THEY DO NOT HAVE THIS COUNTRY’S BEST INTEREST IN MIND.
THE SWAMP IS DEEPER THAN EVER. 
RESIST.

We must make our voices heard for those who cannot do so.
And we must try to do it with intelligence. 
Proceeds from the event will be donated to the ACLU to help fight the oppression of human rights. 

This month on deck two newcomers to the DADT stage but definitely not the DJ world:

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DEE DIGGS
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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. Genres & nationalities are merely invisible borders to cross. Trust Dee Diggs to deliver you like a time machine melding crisp seductive mixes & crass stereo blowing radio crunches! 

The real measure of the Dee Diggs experience is the warm vibe that radiates through the room as the booth and the dance floor become one deep in the mix.

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ALFREDO
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As an Artist & Designer, Alfredo has had a hand over countless events and releases, creating visual tokens for some of the most important Artists in Dance Music and Hip-Hop. An Avid Collector, his love for Disco & House accurately displays what he plays as a DJ. In 2011 Together with Brenden Wesley, they founded a monthly Dance Party Called Social Studies, which saw the Boston debut of artist like Honey Soundsystem, Horse Meat Disco, Tony Humphries, The Black Madonna, Moodymann among others. The Format was simple: Disco | House | Techno. Underground music for those who care to pay attention.



and of course
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COLBY DRASHER
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Resident DJ / MC of DADT, STEAM, ZUEDAY and FASCINATION will assist warming up the night. 


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SOCIO/POLITICAL DRAG SHOW BY THE INCOMPARABLE:


JUANITA PERCENT
RETRO MERCURY
MRS. COLESLAW
QYA CRISTAL

These performers will have you looking at the current status of our country in a whole new way. And there is sooo much material to work with considering the shit show that is reality today. 

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VIDEO ART & PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICK DAY
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ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL
DADT: RESIST
FEBRUARY 25th 2017
10pm - 2am
21+
$10

Thursday, January 5, 2017

DONT ASK DONT TELL: SIX YEAR ANNIVERSARY




WE ARE DONT ASK DONT TELL.
BOSTONS QUEER PARTY FOR EVERYBODY.

DESPITE GENDER, AGE, SEXUALITY, RACE, RELIGION-
ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL! 

On January 28th 2017 we celebrate our SIX YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

Every DADT is a celebration of our community. The minds, bodies, talents and souls that do their part being openly queer; as that truly is the biggest form of activism. Being open proves we are proud of who we are and we arent going anywhere!

With this countries polarizing social-political environment getting more and more intense, it is important that we dont back down. Coming together now is more important than ever before; even if its just to celebrate who we are. Our diveristy makes us stronger, our diversity makes us louder! 

This month in honor of our heritage we hosting artists and performers who have been with DADT since its inception, as well as new acts to the stage! 

DJ HerShe
and of course resident host and MC Colby Drasher

Plus a star studded drag line up featuring some of the best in New England including;

and many more to soon be announced. 

Projections on the walls from DADT's long history. Clips of performers and some of the themes that we have chosen along the way. 

Plus a few more surprises are in store ;)

Our anniversary parties are some of the best, so dont miss it. 
Come see why we have been awared and nominated for numerous honors including Best Dance Party andf Best Gay Night by citywide publications. We are DADT. We are you. 

ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WELCOME ALL

21+
$10
10pm-2am