Scenes from the celebration at the Ides Rooftop at The Wythe Hotel
Spring is in the air and Spank is back with another party. It’s at the Bell House in Brooklyn, a venue they’ve thrown parties at before and one that seems to work well with the vibe of their events. I’ve written about Spank a few hundred times so I’m having trouble thinking of any new ways to describe what they do. Let me just assume you’re new to our newsletter and have no fucking clue what these homos are about. So, first of all, expect to dance. The music they play is very beat heavy and designed to make you move your feet at a rapid pace. Besides some disco tunes you might be familiar with, it’s pretty much a lyrics free zone — the songs often blend into one and another. Not that I’m criticizing, when you’re wasted, and in a crowd of sweaty, hot mens the music should become a background to the experience in front of you. And it’s always a good experience — people are friendly, and cute and well dressed. It’s not a dark crowd, people are happy, and willing to chat. The bottom line is you’ll have a good time. We wouldn’t write it up if we weren’t sure of that!
Limited Ticktes $7/$10/15 Advanced Tickets, 10:00PM, The Bell House, 149 7th St. Brooklyn, NY.
I love, love, love BUTT. Their original magazine was a window into a whole other gay world that I knew I wanted to be a part of one day, growing up in a far away land called Australia. A few years back when they asked me to write their New York Fag Map, I couldn’t have been more excited — it was a real honor. The BUTT crew haven’t done an event in NYC in a while, so it’s nice to see them back at it with the latest installment of Club Butt, which this time is happening at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn. “Harry & JPEG [featured in GAYLETTER Issue 1] of Men’s Room Chicago will play a 5+ hour set of pounding Chicago house. Plus, plus, plus… Bushwick’s squelchy circuit benders [and GAYLETTER Issue 2 stars] Bottoms step out of the gutter and on to the stage with their expensive gear and cheap wigs.” The BUTT crew is also looking “for five perfect specimens of asshood to compete for the illustrious ‘Buns of Steel’ title.” If you think you have what it takes send your best belfie to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The super fun midtown party PrettyUgly is happening on Friday this week (it’s normally on Saturday). If you read GAYLETTER you probably already know about this party and have heard how amazing the venue is. Yes, it really is everything, it really is Beyoncé. I know some of you haven’t been able to attend because you can’t help yourself and go way too hard on Friday nights and by Saturday are fucking messes. I hear this excuse way too often on Saturdays because I know lots of people with no self control. This week you don’t have that excuse! I host this party regularly because I love seeing you guys drink my bottle of vodka without asking, ha ha, just kidding, it’s because it’s awesome and it’s worth the pain the next day. I am in a very strange mood today… I sound so old talking about hangovers and all that boring stuff, but you know hangovers are a sign that you are alive and doing something with your life in NYC. Join me, and a whole bunch of other sexy hosts and super easy random babes (who’ll probably fuck you if they came with their friend molly) for the best Friday night of your life. TGIF!
An event presented by Dauphine of Bushwick & Cafe Dancer
I am sorry guys that it has taken me so long to feature this party, I hope that some of you already know about it. I am talking about Papi Juice, of course, the party that takes place at One Last Shag every 4th Saturday of the month. Now, that’s what I am talking about! “Papi Juice is a Brooklyn-based monthly dance party and kiki celebrating queer male-identified people of color and the folks who love them. Every celebration carries on with urban sounds from around the world lit around a monthly theme. Papi Juice is committed to being a safe & intentional space for queer people of color.” I am (in case you didn’t know) Dominican, and I identify as a queer male of color. Thank god I am not white! (that’s another story for another post, I still love white boys.) According to their Facebook page, this party’s theme is "Luxxe" which they explain as that “feeling when you know you aint gotta wear leggins under your pants because it’s officially warm out. Or TFW you eat a nice salad for dinner but you still hungry so you get a 2 piece and a biscuit to go with it...” DJs for the night are Mickey Perez, Shyboi, DJ Haram, Your Main Papis, Adam Rhodes, and Oscar Nñ. The type of music they play is R&B, Merengue, Dembow, HipHop, Pop, Vogue, Trap, Club, Bachata, Punta, House, Oldies, Salsa. $6 Whiskey shot + Beer Special. That’s what’s up.
My friend David Orton throws this party with a couple of his buddies and I just love everything about it. Here’s what David sent me when I asked him to describe the event: “It’s NYC’s #1 gay disco therapy session — this time, we’re bringing the party to Julius, NYC’s oldest and most amazing gay bar.” So in case you missed the first part of his quote, let me elaborate: this is a party where they play disco, but it is also a party where you can get therapy, like “tell me all your problems” therapy. The party offers free 5-minute sessions with a real psychologist. Have a dance, have a drink, then have a moment to sort out your daddy issues with an expert. They’re also offering “drunk caricatures and Sharpie bear paw tattoos.” Music for the night is by “SPECIAL guest DJ, all the way from Lisbon, Portugal, Mário Valente as well as NYC resident OWL DJs DSO David Orton (Mormon Church Dances) and Nick (CHERYL).” Doctor I have a LOT of issues, you’re going to need a few vodka sodas for this...
If you don’t know TS Madison, take a pause and google her, type: “new weave, 22 inches” to find her best Vine. You are never gonna forget it once you watch it. When I first discovered the video, I probably replayed it like 100 times and showed it to everyone I know. Trust me, Madison is God. She's EVEEERYTHING. She’s also a performer, adult entertainer, entrepreneur, #unapologeticbitch and a super progressive woman. I’d recommend you also watch a couple of her Youtube videos, I promise you’ll learn a few things from this bitch. She’s gonna be in NYC, not sure if she’s gonna perform, but she’s gonna be hosting at Lovegun in Brooklyn — you are in for a treat as this is her first appearance in NYC. Because it’s a very special ocassion, I read on Facebook that they’re “doing the first 100 tickets reduced so her hardcore fans can come check her out.” I wont miss this one, this bitch is fierce!
The party took place on March 3 at The Eagle in Los Angeles
I bumped into Earl Dax (the creator of this party) at Lovegun during the viewing for Rupaul’s Drag Race on Monday, and he reminded me about the 6th year anniversary for Pussy Faggot! I remember the first one like it was yesterday — I got home mind-fucked, thinking the performers that Earl brought together were nuts — in the best possible way. It was definitely an eye opener for me and of course for GAYLETTER, as it became a great event to learn about new underground performers. Earl told me that March 15 (the day of the event) “marks 10 years to the day from the first show I presented in New York! That’s right, a full decade of presenting events in the naked city.” This time around he’s invited Travis Chamberlain from the New Museum to co-curate the event. He’s calling this one the “Divine Intervention” because the “proceeds support the New York debut of UK Performance Artist David Hoyle (F.K.A. The Divine David).” The party will be hosted by the legendary Penny Arcade. Expect a long list of performers — their Facebook event page has the full list. There’s an open vodka bar from 8:00-9:00PM. Happy Anniversary Earl, more power to the Pussy, and to the Faggot!