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  • Tracks from Tracks: Exploring The Former Club’s Music

    “Tracks was very transformative and influential in the D.C. music scene, far beyond any of the acclaim that it’s gotten,” says Patrick Little, who was...

  • Lightning Strikes Again

    Like so many others, Patrick Little credits Tracks in making him the gay man he is today. ''It's a common story of Tracks,'' he says....

  • Bailey's Crossroad

    METRO WEEKLY: What did Tracks mean to you? ED BAILEY: Tracks was where my passion and my love affair with nightlife and nightclubs started, absolutely....

  • Up Town

    In the early '90s, nationally recognized club singers, from Crystal Waters to CeCe Peniston, were the chief draw for gay nightclubs. Soon after, DJs became...

  • Bunny Hop

    ''I just DJ, hop around, go clubbing and enjoy everything,'' says DJ Cottontail. ''I don't really have to do much. I'm a bunny!'' More to...

  • Upstairs, Downstairs

    When Number Nine opened in May 2011, it immediately became one of the city's hottest Happy Hour spots, featuring two-for-one drink specials every night. It...

  • Thanks for the Memories

    What do you remember about Badlands and Apex? ''When I started at Badlands in 1993 there were two walled-in alcoves where the main bars [off...

  • To the Nine

    You won't have to be dressed to the nines to get into Number Nine, D.C.'s newest gay lounge, set to open soon. But the space...

  • Big (Drag) Finish

    Ever see a drag queen walk the runway on a balance beam? How about while dodging hurdles? Or blindfolded? You have if you've ever stopped...

  • The Nightlife Coverboy: A Brief History

    You can blame it all on Ed Bailey. During the early days of Metro Weekly, Ed, who at the time ran VelvetNation and now co-owns...

  • Velvet Goldmine

    Manny Lehman. Aubrey. Reg. Cryogenic freeze. ''There are a lot of things that people think of when they think of Nation, but nobody thinks of...

  • Man Collapses at Town

    On Saturday night, May 1, a 57-year-old patron of Town Danceboutique, a popular gay nightclub located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C., suffered a...

  • There's Smoke, No Ire

    Not long ago, smoking was a contentious topic in the local GLBT community with an intense -- and occasionally acrimonious -- debate over a ban...

  • Talented Townies

    The ads said anything goes, or almost: “A crazy talent contest where anyone can compete and do whatever they want on stage (basically anything).” And...

  • Welcome to Town

    John Guggenmos and Ed Bailey It's late October and the effort to create the latest addition to D.C.'s gay nightlife is in the home stretch....