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Mugshots: Bottom Forty Interior IX at Kremwerk 4.11.15 Nightlife

Written by Nark

Thanks so much for jazzing up the Nark birthday party last weekend! Bottom Forty was another dance-filled body-ody-ody sweaty queer dance party for the heads, this month was just the disco-queeniest-best, thanks to you! Sign up for the Bottom Forty newsletter by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to keep up on all that's happening over there and get free shirts and all that jazz mom stuff. 

 

See you at THIS!!!!!

 

 

Photos by Rachel Robinson

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Putting the Sylvester in David Sylvester Music

Written by Nark

David Sylvester, who is one part beard and one part Two Dudes in Love is a busy gal these days turning out what really can mostly be described as queer-fantasy-techno. Recently, he put out this deep gritty cut, sampled off a record I picked up at Gramaphone in Chicago, and mashed with a diva "house full of MENNNNNN" sample ripped from a vinyl thrift find, but that's not why we brought you here today.

A couple weeks ago when opening for Felix Da Housecat I got to drop an early version of this new track/remix/tribute David put together of Sylvester himself. It's now released officially through Bottom Forty's support and free to download for all to enjoy, and I highly recommend slipping it into your DJ bag, because when disco and dance heads hear Sylvester creeped out (but certainly not cheesed up) with a spacey techno vibe, the resulting emotion is confusion and happiness and a solid twirl or two, enjoy! 

 

 

Below is a statement from David Sylvester about this release...

"I’m obsessed with educating myself about the origins of dance music. I'm not the first to say this, but it’s so important to remember that all of house and techno is derived from disco, which evolved out of soul and RnB. All of these genres were pioneered by people who dared to express themselves in defiance of the immense oppression and persecution they faced in their daily lives.

And who dared express himself more flamboyantly than Sylvester? A soul singer at heart, he and Patrick Cowley revolutionized the sound of disco in San Francisco. Sylvester is inspirational to me because in art and in life, he fearlessly embraced his authentic self: black, effeminate, and extremely homosexual!

When I found the acapella for “Mighty Real” at Streetlight Records in the Castro, I knew I wanted to do something special with it. By setting Sylvester’s timeless vocal to searing, full-throttle techno, I aspire to honor his legacy and also look to the future of dance music.

I chose the surname Sylvester in tribute to the Queen of Disco (and, by extension, to all the originators of dance music). The name reminds me that all dance music is disco. It reminds me of the past and present pioneers of civil rights. It reminds me to check my privileges—to examine myself in relation to the people who lived and created (dance music’s) history. Most importantly, it reminds me that all art must help make the world a better place: by spreading joy, by undermining hate, and by challenging expectations.

I hope this song helps to make the world a better place.

-David Sylvester, April 7, 2015, San Francisco, CA."

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Mugshots: Andy Butler at The Big Building 3.21.15 Nightlife

Written by Nark

 What a fucking fantastic all night dance party we had at The Big Building with Andy Butler, Futurewife, Recess, Eddie Sumlin and our ourselves turning out the tunes, Nick's projections made the space surreal and the energy and vibe in there was to die for. We got to introduce a lot of you to the SoDo rave as well and we hope you are hungry for more, because it's coming for you, and hard.

On Saturday June 27th, we take over the space again, but this time both rooms, with two stages, a bevy of Seattle's finest players and headliner Tim Sweeney (Beats in Space, NYC), this is a Pride Party for EVERYONE, Everybody and Every Body. You can pick up tickets at Jens Atomic Cosmetics on Capitol Hill or at the door, but either way, save that date, because this is going to be our biggest pride party EVER.

 

 

Until then, join us next Saturday at Kremwerk for a super Aries birthday installment of Bottom Forty!


Without further adieu, photos by Rachel Robinson

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Mugshots: Shade 3.13.14 at The Eagle Nightlife

Written by Nark

Check out Rachel Robinson's captures of another delightful and radically queer and sexy night at The Eagle for SHADE! You can check out Riff-Raff at Night Crush on Saturday April 4th at Rebar (Nark will be there snapping photos) and then come out for MY BIRTHDAY PARTY at Bottom Forty, Saturday 4.11 at KREMWERK. We plan to disco-destroy your lyfe.

 

 

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Mugshots: sex.wav at The Mercury 3.05.15 Nightlife

Written by Nark

Seattle's dark, gritty and radical gathering known as sex.wav saw an electric performance by Cherry SurBete this month, along with many great looks and good times, check it all out below with the photo recap by Rachel Robinson.

 Join us this Friday and Saturday, both at The Eagle, for two special events, Arf! a night of sleazy disco, fetish and kink with special guest James Cerne, and Saturday night at Insert Coin, the worlds sluttiest gamer/gaymer party around, seeing as it's comic con weekend there should be no problem tackling some new hot nerds at Tekken. <3 <3 

 

 

Photos by Rachel Robinson

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Mugshots: Arf! at The Eagle 2.27.15 Nightlife

Written by Nark

Quite the crew of lil woofies out on the prowl at the last Arf!, shaking their tails like nobody was looking. Thanks to Rachel for catching it in the sexiest way, and we are looking forward to getting down with you at the end of this month, there's some important things to note about that as well.

The end of March marks Leather Pride Week in Seattle which means everyone will be out in full effect, we've got a special beast guest James Cerne coming up from LA to play for you, PUPS get in FREE (from here out), and all you leather boys and geared up daddies will also get in at a discount, so suit up and shake it out on Friday March 27th. Oh, it's also Comic-Con weekend, so who knows what in-town hot nerdy trade is looking for a a late night release...


But hey, that's sooooo far way, until then we've got the danciest queer dance party in town for you to shake it out at, Bottom Forty this Saturday at Kremwerk. Featuring special guests Brian Lyons and Julia Planetdisco, alongside residents Spaceotter and Hyasynth, Bottom Forty is the all night (until 4am) sweaty dance party of your dreams, featuring multi-media art installations and more. BE THERE!

Without further adieu, your photos by Rachel Robinson

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Mugshots: Dickslap! 2.20.15 at The Eagle Nightlife

Written by Nark

Holy moly, what a night at The Eagle, y'all looooove you some Dickslap! With miss Jackie Hell roaming the dark corners and James waving his junk up in the air and David Sylvester turning out some endorphin inducing beats how could you not? Thanks for playing house with us y'all, next month is going to be NUTS when Andy Butler (Hercules and Love Affair) joins the mile low club, get IN IT !

Want to relieve your faggotry? Well David uploaded his set for you, how nice!

 

But here's the problem, that isn't alllll the way until March 20th, where will you shake your queer bubbly booty until then? Well that's where Bottom Forty comes in, the queer powered, dance-centric, multi-media art project and sensory enhancing party brought to you by Nark, Pavone, Riff-Raff, Spaceotter and Hyasynth, 2nd Saturdays at Kremwerk, this month with special guests Brian Lyons (Flammable) and Julia Planetdisco (Kiss Off). 9pm-4am, dance, repeat, repeat repeat, Saturday March 14th.

 

Without further adieu, photos by Rachel Robinson

 

 

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Mugshots: Bottom Forty Interior VII 2.14.15 at Kremwerk Misc

Written by Nark

We went deep in the valley of love and house music for Bottom Forty's Valentines special and Kremwerk's 1 year anniversary. What a great time with endless hours of dancing brought to you by Sean Majors, Blueyedsoul, Gene Lee and the Banger Sisters, with Kitty Kitty Bang Bang and Erik working the pole, the delusions lounge providing breaks from in/sanity... if you haven't been to Bottom Forty yet you just don't understand the magic in the air at a dance party of this caliber, so why not check it out next month? Every 2nd Saturday, the next Bottom Forty is March 14th with special guests Julia and Brian Lyons! RSVP Here.

Thanks to Keith Johnson for these photos, soon we'll have the photobooth photos up as well!

 

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Photobooth: Shade February 2.13.15 Nightlife

Written by Nark

You look good SHADE! Check out your photo booth shots here by Rachel Robinson, and if you're lookin' for a way to spend your weekend, why not join us again this Friday for our monthly installment of the no-holds-barred party for all, DICKSLAP? This month featuring David Sylvester of Two Dudes in Love and hosted by JACKIE HELL!

 

Photos by Rachel Robinson

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Mugshots: DICKSLAP San Fran 1.31.15 Nightlife

Written by Nark

Hey boy, that was pretty crazy, I don't remember your name or what you said but I'm pretty sure we had a good time, and here's the proof. Thanks again SF for pumping out another wild ride, it was fun taking your photograph again, truly. 

Please note, while Dickslap SF is 5th Saturdays, the next one is slightly off schedule, by being on June 6th (the first Saturday in June)! Of course you can always follow us on Facebook so you don't miss a thing.

Photos by Kevin Kauer / Nark

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Bottom Forty Has a Valentine Surprise For You Nightlife

Written by Nark

This Saturday, 2.14, or the loved/dreaded V-DAY, Bottom Forty has it's seventh installation (literally) to celebrate Kremwerk's 1 year anniversary. Everyone attending will receive a special gift from the Bottom Forty crew, an exclusive mix release from Gene Lee, an actual CD, like one you can put in your hand, how analog! 

The crew is going all out for you this weekend with a photobooth, dancers, the return of the Interior Delusions Lounge, projection installations and more, plus we've got some of the best guys around holding down the sounds for you including Gene Lee himself, Sean Majors, Blueyedsoul and The Banger Sisters (Riff-Raff and Nark). 

Celebrate Kremwerk's 1 Year Anniversary with $3 shots and $5 wells all night, plus come out early for Happy Hour from 8-10 hosted by Cherry SurBete with special drag performances in tow!


Remember to RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for special perks, you only have to do it once and you're set for good!

 

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Mugshots: Adore Delano in Concert, Roaming Photos! Nightlife

Written by Nark

 

Thought you had your fill of the Adore concert? Well, too bad! Here are the photos from rockstar photographer Keith Johnson, soak em up, you're going to like this.

Also, it just so happens to be time to party with more of your favorite queens, THIS WEDNESDAY it's the Battle of the Seasons AFTERPARTY with WILLAM and the BOTS queens, trashy performances and swag and plenty of shenanigans to ensue, GET YOUR TICKETS!

 

Photos by Keith Johnson

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