Images from the outdoor dance party at Place Émilie-Gamelin
The visual and performance artist, One Half Nelson told me that his Sunday night party is the first step in his plan for “world domination...” If anyone can take over the world it’s this wonderful androgynous boy — I’ve seen Nelson serving looks since I was going to college (FIT). I used to see him in the hallways — throwing! As dramatic as this event sounds it’s pretty simple, it’s hosted by Sloan Morgan, it’s taking place at Eastern Bloc (one of our favorite local bars!) and more importantly it’s the official premier for the DJ duo Object Permanences’ “musical marriage” with William Francis. “We came together and realized there are many facets of ourselves (specifically musically and visually) that exists within all of us that we often don’t pursue or perfect” says O.H.N.“Object permanence hopes to transcend this barrier and bring a full scale and ever expanding experience to everyone who takes part...the beats will be hard, the carry will be fierce.” That’s deep! I won’t pretend I understand all that, just make sure there’s a hard, cold drink waiting for me when I show up.
David Orton and Nick Schiarizzi are two lovely friends of mine who as DJs (Nick at the CHERYL parties, David at the Mormon Church Dances parties) had begun to feel a little boxed in by what they were expected to play. Music at most big parties can be a little…monotonous. You know, just beats, no lyrics, it’s like one loooong song is being played the whole night. Which is fine if you’re on drugs and you want to dance for six hours straight, but otherwise it can get a little tedious. So anyway, they decided to create a party where they could play whatever the hell they liked. Something laidback, easy.
So what else should you expect from the event? Well, first there’s no cover, second your obviously encouraged to bring poppers (make sure they’re artisanal — perhaps cedar wood and Peruvian mint flavored), and lastly, the music, most importantly, is going to be fun. This place is always full of cute boys and a surprising number of lesbians. They also serve frozen margaritas in a bunch of different flavors, which really seals the deal for me. That’s about it. Hope to see you there! —TOM
No cover, 11pm to 4am, Friday August 8, One Last Shag, 348 Franklin Ave, Bk, NY.
The birthday boy Rify Royalty (who’s hosting this party to celebrate) stopped me in the East Village a few weeks ago while he was riding his bike (and I was holding mine about to walk into a bank) to tell me about this party. He told me how fun it was going to be. I was so hungover that I barely remember what he said… The one thing I recalled was that he said the word ‘fun’ a couple of times, so that’s good. For those of you who don’t know Rify, he considers his performance style a “mixture of Boylesque, drag and performance art.” I have seen him dancing and he can sure shake his ass. I have also never seen him wear a shirt, so that’s cool. This is the 4th installment of T.B.A., it’s “The Royal Birthday Edition” and it’s gonna be filled with “slutty burlesque, banjee drag queens, live singing, and a bunch of other weirdos...” The T.B.A. family includes Merrie Cherry (who’s gonna DJ), Boy Georgia, Charlene, Aja, Sparkles and Rify himself. I heard that Rify wants a Fleet enema for his Birthday (classy) — it looks like he’s been having a busy summer!
I live pretty close to Home Sweet Home and I love the smell of that place, it smells to me like beer, piss, air conditioning, sweat and haircolor all at once — it’s everything you expect from a dive bar. I like to go in there sometimes to watch young straight people behave stupid, it’s comforting I guess ‘cos it reminds me of when I was a total mess. I just heard about this brand new bi-weekly queer party that’s going to take place there — yes hun, this is the premier night! It’s organized by Anthony DiCapua and the downtown darling De Se (I see her in my block sometimes throwing fish). Sam Banks will be doing a dance performance (for those of you that don’t know, a party without a performance is not a party in 2014.) This party has no name, sorry. Anthony told me “I don’t want a name for the party. I like the idea of not having one...I want it to just be mainly focused on the music and everyone getting together and just straight-up having a good time.” That sounds lovely, no one needs all that fuss of a name, just party, drink, look cute, dance, whateves, there’s nothing to it. “I just wanna bring back a cute Sunday night where people can have fun in a dark dive bar, lol” Lol indeed.
An event presented by Dauphine of Bushwick
This boy (pictured) Issa Israel has been busy, we see him out constantly. Now he even has this regular party in NYC: The Dirty Triff that happens twice a month (every other Sunday). We talked about the launch of this party earlier in June, but we have to mention it again because GAYLETTER is co-hosting this one; which means it’s about to really pop off. You can expect a lineup of super cute NYC people, or as Issa likes to say “some of New York City’s most creative nightlife personalities.” That’s right hunty, Merrie Cherry, Lady Simon, Gerry Visco, Laura Holden, Chris Harder (of Cocky Boys), Kevin Hunter and others will all be there. Music is by DJs Brian Whateverer and William Francis. There’s an open bar from 10 to 11:00PM which is great because if you drink fast enough you should be super drunk by 11, which is the way to party on a Sunday night — Mondays suck regardless so might as well be hungover. Advil girl!
The event was presented by Deryck Todd, with special guests Robert Richards and Earl Dax, plus a special performance by Joey Arias at Acme
I don’t even know if we should be publicizing this event, it’s at a rooftop in Brooklyn and it’s a birthday celebration for the dancer/performer Tyler Ashley. I guess with the list of performers and people involved it should be fine if people from outside his social circle crash the night — you can learn a thing or two from these BK queens and maybe some make new friends — It’s Slut Summer 2014! The party is organized by Dauphine of Bushwick (this is the first time that I have heard about her, which is always an exciting thing.) Music will be served by Matty Beats X Horrorchata, J L V M V R, Riki Razo, Yackez (Larissa & Jon Velez-Jackson) and Jessie Gold. There’s going to be “showz” by Hamm Samwich, WiLL, Shane Shane, Andy Pandy, Princess Mickey Jägerand, Chris of Hur, Lady Simon, Andrew Robert Simon, Charlene, Diego Montoya and Yackez ft. Trashley. There’s another long list of people “holding court,” (you all know who you are). Give $5 dollars to the artists, you must BYOB and be prepared to run. #JULYISOURS
Expand your mind at one of the Summer's trippiest parties.
Paul Leopold is a busy boy. Not only does he help produce the wonderful The Week, but he also runs (with David Sokolowski) the Bushwick Psychic party series. The last one was Psychic Spring, and now, obviously it’s time for Psychic Summer on Saturday July 26th. Paul is a bit of tripper, which we love. I’ll let his description for the party speak for itself:
“Psychic Summer continues the journey to expanded consciousness we tapped into this spring. We’re creating a space where our community can gather together and collectively explore deepening our relationships to each other and our imaginations. Through music, dance, atmosphere, ritual and libations, guests at the party will lift off from the ground that supports our everyday lives and travel through a universe of dreams where freedom and sensuality guide the way to love and bliss.”
I mean, call your mushroom dealer ASAP, shits about to get wavvvvvy. Here’s how it’s playing out musically, again I’ll let Paul fill you in:
“The night will begin with David Sokolowski and Mikey Hefez playing lyrical upbeat house, from there we’ll move on to Tursi and Dandylion who will take us on an experimental techno journey sure to make you see the stars and land you in a sea of ecstasy as Econ, Viv & Analoug Soul take over 4 turntables to bring you the ultimate sunrise deep house/Detroit techno extravaganza.”
The party has moved to a new location in the heart of Brooklyn. I’ve been told (this is a big one) that “special libations and treats will be on hand.” Special treats, oh shit! This sounds like my kind of event.
$10 ADVANCE / $15 DOOR ☯ 11:00pm- 7:00am ☯15 Thames St. Brooklyn, NY.