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From our sponsors at Holocene:
Featuring Gossip Cat, DJ Pocket Rock-It, Misti Miller, plus guest DJ: DJ Riff-Raff
May 30, 2013
9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. | $3 | 21+
More info: www.holocene.org | Facebook Page
1001 SE Morrison St Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-7639 | More info: www.holocene.org
After an April hiatus, LAID OUT, Holocene’s newest queer dance night, is back for its third incarnation: Laid Out (Threesome) on Thursday May 30. As usual, the evening will bring together unique, vintage visuals and some of the best DJs in Portland’s queer scene.
Because they have whole month to make up for, the party’s producers have some extra special surprises in store for May.
The big news: Seattle’s DJ Riff-Raff will be headlining the night with an extended set. Riff-Raff has been tearing up Seattle dance floors as part of the Bottom Forty DJ Collective. Their musical interests and influences are as diverse as the crowds they captivate. Their sound ranges and blends everything from nu-disco to deep house, tech house to indie dance. TRUST… everything you hear will be proper.
Riff-Raff is just the first step in a trend that LAID OUT hopes to continue as the night grows by introducing party and girls and boys to special guest producers and DJs that are making waves in the indie scene.
In addition to our very special guest, LAID OUT will be pulling out the go-go platform for the first time to welcome some woof-worth go-go dancers and Holocene has also graciously agreed to a drink special: $4 whiskey wells until 11. As always, the cover for all of this is a super low $3.
As always, resident DJs Pocket Rock-It (Brendan Kelly Scott of Magic Mouth) and Gossip Cat (Ryan Kost) — both regulars of the wildly successful daytime party Bridge Club — will be spinning throughout the evening. MistiMiller will be providing warm-up jams from 9 to 10 p.m.
Collectively, these DJs have played at some of Portland’s biggest and best queer dance parties, including GAYCATION!, Blow Pony, Queerlandia, Bridge Club, Hey Queen/ Filth, Bent, Dirt Bag, Ruthless, Lumbertwink, Hey Girl Hey and TWERK.
The party’s aesthetic has a strong bent toward vintage homoerotic images. Designer Sean Martinez crafts our fliers using old gay men’s magazines sourced at Countermedia. Eric Sellers (AKA Gula Delgatto), a Portland staple, runs a photobooth throughout the night with a similar vibe.
Dance parties like LAID OUT have become a central part of Portland’s LGBTQ scene, particularly in light of several recent gay bar closings. LAID OUT aims to be an inclusive space where people of all body types and identities can dance, sweat and get right.