Under our creation and through our photography, Nark Magazine has been capturing and exposing your finest and most ridiculous moments around the country. Our event photography is seen and produced world wide; our eye, attention to detail and meticulous process has placed us as the west coast's top party photographer alongside L.A.'s finest, Rolling Blackouts. Nark portraits of public figures, musicians, DJs, burlesque performers, drag queens and more have donned the cover and insides of The Stranger, Seattle Metro and more, as well as regularly featured on national news sites like Queerty, SGS, Vice & more.
Nark Magazine events are orgies for the eyes, the ears, and the soul. Top performers, artists, musicians and DJs have taken the stage at Nark events from Seattle to L.A., and everywhere in between. Nark events have featured fierce musical acts like Mykki Blanco, JD Samson, Hi Fashion, Classixx, Ssion, and Bright Light Bright Light; sickening queens like Willam, Raja, Sharon Needles, Alaska Thunderfvck, and Jinkx Monsoon; and, amazing DJs like Brian Maier, Eugene Tambourine, Justin Collins, Edgar Um, Victor Rodriguez, Horse Meat Disco, and Honey Soundsystem.
Nark events range in size from dirty dancing with a few hundred of your closest, shirtless, sweaty, bear friends to rushing the stage with thousands of cheering queers.
Kevin Kauer (Nark)
Editor in Chief
NARK (2MR, Mr Intl, Get Up Records, Bottom Forty)
Founder of Nark Magazine, and the record label, party and mix series known as Bottom Forty, Nark (aka Kevin Kauer) is devoted to dance music and club culture. Bouncing from city to city with a smile and a bag of tricks, Nark is repeatedly paired in the booth with some of dance music's greatest tastemakers such as The Black Madonna, Daniel Avery, Jacques Renault, Audion, Matrixxman, Red Axes, Tim Sweeney, Bicep and many more. Nark has been seen playing records around the states and in Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Berlin, London, Paris and more, so he knows how to say "excuse me" and ask for water in several languages and can be calmed into a paralytic state simply by being pet.
Nark currently resides at The Eagle in Seattle throwing a kaleidoscope of events most famously Dickslap, a party that started as a political movement, an event that Thump/Vice Magazine says saved Seattle nightlife, and has since turned into a traveling party and internationally recognized brand, as well as running Bottom Forty, a Seattle collective of DJs, record label, podcast and occasional event. Nark also curates an annual alternative pride festival weekend in Seattle which attracts thousands and raises money for the LGBTQ community of Seattle. In the past Nark was the first resident and creative director of Q Nightclub in Seattle, working the countries 7th best soundsystem every Saturday night, and has been showcased by Decibel Festival, Honey Soundsystem, Flammable, Honcho, Beta Nightclub, Pride parties everywhere and many other above and underground events and festivals.He is attributed to perpetuating the Gay Techno Underground by Resident Advisor and was named by Advocate Magazine as one of the top people to watch in 2015 and his story and work has been accredited for raising the nightlife bar in Seattle by Seattle Weekly and other publications.
"About a year and a half ago, a nice young man moved to Seattle from San Diego. Suddenly, crazy-glamorous new club nights started popping up. Instead of wearing jeans and T-shirts, people started turning up in full-body spandex, rhinestones, and garbage-bag dresses. And dance floors were filling up" - Kelly O', The Stranger
"...the beats coming from Stallion Saturdays at Rebel more than made up for all the unyielding musculature in the club. Seattle's DJ Nark had appeared for the evening, sporting fetching neckwear and spinning even more fetching, not-corny-at-all jams from disco greats to more current, creepy-good modern bangers. By the end of the night the place was packed..." - Caitlin Donohue, San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Nark has quickly become one of Seattle's trend-setting DJ's. His music tastes are always two steps ahead of the scene" - DJ Skiddle, c89.5
"Berzerk beats and dirty sex for your ears, Nark is one of Seattle's favorite up and coming DJ';s. Not only does this kid throw some of the illest parties I've seen in a minute, he's absolutely sweet as pie! Trust!" - DJ Riff-Raff
"Small in stature but big in quiet quirky personality, so many people in Seattle (and hopefully beyond) have been privy to his art, which, I think, is fucking genius." - Sydni Deveraux, The Golden Glamazon
"Kevin gets his spot in the Seattle Peach 100 for aways doing the most and for constantly pushing the envelope in terms of material - his photos and parties are full of drag queens, burlesque dancers and other glamazonia, and he can play an hour long dance set that burns up the floor without resorting to tired top 40 hits." - Seattle Peach
"Kevin Kauer has been an unstoppable force in the seattle party scene. He was worked with just about every venue imaginable creating an array of events with creativity, passion, and impeccable design. Not to mention the hectic DJ schedule that has taken this young man up and down the west coast and solidified him as a key player in the dance world." - Blueyedsoul