DJ Paul V. presents Totally Gay 80's

DJ Paul V. presents Totally Gay 80's

Sat · June 15, 2019

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$8

This event is 18 and over

DJ Paul V.
DJ Paul V.
On Saturday June 15th, Silver Lake’s DJ Paul V. will man the decks at The Teragram Ballroom for his “Totally Gay 80’s” dance party event, in honor of Gay Pride Month and the 50th Anniversary of the birth of the modern gay rights movement. Thus, he will feature only LGBTQ-identified artists and bands from the 80’s in the dance mix:

The B-52’s, Culture Club, Pete Burns (Dead Or Alive), Marc Almond (Soft Cell), Pet Shop Boys, Freddie Mercury (Queen), Joan Jett, George Michael, Andy Bell (Erasure), Sylvester, Samantha Fox, Steve Strange (Visage), Bronski Beat, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Morrissey, Divine, Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks), Rob Halford (Judas Priest), and tons more.

- From DJ Paul V. -
“I started my club DJ career in 1981, and all these bold and fearless LGBTQ artists were essential choices for the dancefloor. Not only were many of them in my age peer-group, I consider them all icons and heroes for choosing to declare their queerness at a time when it was still quite dangerous (and career-killing) to do so. And even if some of them officially came out a bit later in life, I think people forget just how many LGBTQ artists contributed to the soundtrack of all our lives at the time. So this is my chance to really honor those contributions. And seriously: they gave us some of the greatest and most beloved music of the 80’s to begin with, so it’s kind of a no-brainer!

And with with 2019 marking the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall in 1969 and the birth of the gay rights movement — and a year that saw a movie like “Bohemian Rhapsody” win multiple Oscars and the openly-gay Pete Buttigieg running for president on the cover of Time Magazine with his husband — I feel like we are all standing on the shoulders of these musical pioneers.

Note that this event is ALL inclusive:
Gay, straight, bi, trans, queer or however you identify yourself — let’s all celebrate and let’s DANCE!"

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DJ PAUL V. BIO:
DJ Paul V. Vitagliano is a mainstay in the Los Angeles and Silver Lake queer/mixed nightlife scene. His eclectic club and radio DJ career first began in Boston in 1981, where he was the resident DJ at the iconic Man Ray, Spit, and Axis nightclubs. He arrived in LA in 1988, hired to do Alternative Radio Promotion for Warner Brothers Records. While there, he worked closely with bands like Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ministry, Erasure, Jesus & Mary Chain, and Depeche Mode and eventually went on to manage Perry Farrell’s Porno For Pyros band and local heroes, Extra Fancy.

Along the way, his LA club career flourished as the co-creator and DJ/promoter at legendary hotspots like DRAGSTRIP 66, SPIT LA and BOOTIE LA (the all-mashup dance party). He’s also booked to DJ concerts around town, such as Robyn, PIL, LCD Soundsystem, Ellie Goulding, Bloc Party, Miike Snow, The Gossip, OMD, Lorde, and Gary Numan among others, as well as DJing for event gatherings curated by Outfest, The Getty Museum, World Of Wonder, Project Angel Food, The Trevor Project.

He brought mashups to the masses on the LA airwaves from 2005-2009 via Indie 103.1 FM with his "Mashup Of The Day” feature. And his electro beats, indie rock, and mashups got heard every Friday afternoon inside "The Smash Mix" and every Saturday night with his "Neon Noise" mix show. Most recently, Paul is contributing classic rock remixes and mashups inside “The KLOS Mash Pit” mix show on the legendary KLOS radio, 95.5 FM Los Angeles.

Paul is also the creator and curator of BornThisWayBlog.com (and accompanying published book) that shares global growing up LGBTQ stories and photos.
Venue Information:
The Teragram Ballroom
1234 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90017
http://www.teragramballroom.com/