Metro Weekly

Clublife

  • High Jinx

    ''It's about being wacky and theatrical and bizarre, coming up with really irreverent, potty-mouth humor,'' says Shea Van Horn, referring to his preferred style of...

  • Hear 'Em Roar

    ''Come out and dance with us. Come out and dance with Men,'' JD Samson says, a bit playfully. Samson, a lesbian, is definitely not a...

  • Retro Fit

    Don't ask him to explain it. Jason Royce just knows it's for real. ''They all know Rick Astley, and they all know Donna Summer,'' says...

  • Suddenly Susan

    When DJ Susan Morabito plays Apex next Friday, March 30, you won't hear a certain diva on an endless loop shout ''Throw your hands up...

  • Tainted Infamy

    All Karl Jones asks for is a little dance music diversity. ''When I first moved to D.C. six years ago, there really was nothing,'' he...

  • Musical Flexibility

    ''Movin' Up'' may have a religious provenance with its powerful chorus delivered by a church-reared belter, but God had nothing to do with DJ Mike...

  • Mixing It Up

    While it may have been a simple and ''silly'' thing when he made a short video to audition as DJ for the daytime talker Ellen,...

  • Fur Fever

    Fur may be named for the now-verboten warming garments once made in the nightclub's warehouse space, but these days it generates heat as one of...

  • Beats and Buzz

    It may have taken some time, but the buzz on DJ Tony Ruiz is finally booming as big as his beats. Ruiz is Pittsburgh's most...

  • Birthday Bar

    There are older gay bars in D.C. than JR.'s Bar and Grill. And there are older JR.'s bars in the country than the local namesake....

  • Sunday Shake-Up

    ''I suppose people should think about this as Cher's final tour,'' longtime club promoter Mark Lee jokes as he talks about his future in the...

  • Freddie's Funhouse

    ''Take Jimmy Buffett and a drag queen, mix them together and add lots of purple,'' says Tony Rivenbark. And what does that get you? Freddie's...

  • Leather Ladies

    When you think of the D.C. Eagle, women -- especially lesbians -- don't necessarily spring to mind. ''It's a pretty male-dominated space,'' admits Schelli Dittmann,...

  • Birthday Suit

    Chi Chi La Rue may have shot a porn film called Striptease on location at D.C.'s Wet nightclub, but like so many films, the fantasy...

  • Big Blowoff

    Forget small. Forget intimacy. Forget cramped. Blowoff is about to get bigger. A lot bigger. The popular monthly party, created three years ago by indie...