For a perfect warm up for your night out, check out these local DJs who share their mixes online. Planning your own private party? Play along with these local lovelies.
Tenacious would be just one apt word to describe the career of Jim Hopkins, the local disc jockey known for his classic disco mixes, contemporary house blends, as well as archival work and original music.
The honeys celebrate the 50th birthday of retro-disco DJ Bus Station John, with a special early 12-inch T-dance early-to-late evening of classic boogie-ooogie-oogies. 7pm-2am, Sunday, Jan. 23.
DJ Hawthorne’s weekly all-night dance party goes through the night. It’s the perfect “after your disco nap” or after-partying after-party. Enjoy the spacious patio and rotating roster of celebrity and local guest DJs like Jamie J Sanchez, Joseph Lee, Kio Kio and more.
When it comes to discussing music, DJ Bus Station John approaches the subject with the passion and spirit of a Sunday morning preacher. “It’s all about the music. This music needs to be heard. It needs to be witnessed. It needs to be celebrated,” says the bearded keeper of rare disco.
New Year’s parties can be hilarious fun or a horrid nightmare. While pretty much every bar -gay, straight or undecided- will have some sort of New Year’s celebrations, we’ve chosen the gayest, most festive, and a few straight parties with a cool queer edge.
Currently the resident DJ at the Lone Star and for Suppository Spelling’s monthly solo night for Mary Go Round at The Lookout, Bear Z Bub shares his 12 Songs of Christmas.
DJ Don Tix came into the club scene a few years ago. He has been a featured DJ on internet music stations Tagartmusic.com and G.I.R.L. (Gay Internet Radio Live). He has held residencies at San Francisco clubs Club Dragon, BDP (BirthDayParty), as well as Steamworks in Berkeley.