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Trannyshack's Stevie Nicks Tribute at DNA Lounge, March 21

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, March 16, 2014 05:34pm | Post a Comment

Break out your flowing skirts, scarves, and sashes because Trannyshack salutes one of its icons trannyshack stevie nicks san franciscowith a tribute to rock goddess Stevie Nicks on Friday, March 21st at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco!

It will certainly be a magical night as the special guest will be Alaska Thunderfuck (RuPaul's Drag Race)! Featuring performances by Heklina, Becky Motorlodge, Cookie Dough, and so many more!

Trannyshack, San Francisco's infamous drag performance night club, incorporates everything from low brow trash to high brow performance art, and has become famous (or infamous) worldwide as the quintessential San Francisco experience.

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40th Anniversary Castro Street Fair Extra Special With Lineup inc. David Harness, Pete Avila, Cookie Dough + The Monster Show

Posted by Billyjam, October 5, 2013 11:32am | Post a Comment
Every year on the first Sunday in October in the Castro District of San Francisco both residents of and visitors to the pioneering LGBT friendly SF neighborhood have good reason to celebrate since that is when the annual Castro Street Fair takes place. But this year's event - happening tomorrow Sunday, October 6th, from 11am to 6pm - is gonna be extra special since it is the 40th anniversary of the pride themed festival that was founded founded by the late great Harvey Milk back in 1974 when he envisioned "a neighborhood fair" with an emphasis on the community and the inhabitants of that (Castro) community. In the four decades since its inception the Castro Street Fair has steadily evolved and grown just as gay rights have (slowly but steadily) evolved across this nation with San Francisco's Castro District being a symbol for many in the national movement for equality for all.

To celebrate this landmark year there are some great performers scheduled between the different entertainment areas including the Main Stage where headliner Peaches will be at 4pm, and The Monster Show with Cookie Dough & DJ MC2 who will be onstage at both 12:30pm and 2pm when they'll do two Wizard Of Oz themed performances with ensemble members including Sue Casa as The Scarescrow, Bebe Sweetbriar as The Good Witch, Crafty Dough as Toto, and Adam Brown as The Gatekeeper. Meanwhile on the Fair's  Legends Stage  turntable masters will include David Harness at 3pm and Pete Avila who will be spinning the final set at 5pm - each DJ spins for one hour. (for full performers line-up and times at all areas click here under "Entertainment"). This week I caught up with David Harness, Pete Avila, and Cookie Dough to ask them each three questions about this year's Castro Street Fair and its meaning to them.

Amoeblog: What does the Castro Fair represent to you and/or others?

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"The Monster Show" Headlines at "San Fransexual" Club Bootie SF's Pre-Pride Extravaganza Tonight at the DNA Lounge

Posted by Billyjam, June 16, 2012 02:24pm | Post a Comment
In celebration of this year's LGBT Pride Month and as a warm-up to next weekend's mega SF Pride Parade & festival celebrations the ever-active bookers at Bootie SF are presenting The Monster Show tonight at their DNA Lounge weekly party. "We are totally ready to get our gay on as Pride nears, and it doesn't get much gayer than The Monster Show," said the promoters of the popular, long-running weekly mashup party earlier this week.

At tonight's Bootie SF Pre Pride Party, in addition to the 11pm mashup drag extravaganza on the DNA main stage, Cookie Dough and the rest of the fun folks (who know how to party) from The Monster Show will also take over the upstairs area of the DNA when they will transform it into the Monster Electro-House Room. Described by the folks at Bootie as "unlike other drag shows, with breaks between the numbers, this is just one non-stop, mega-mixed show with a whole series of drag queens lip-syncing. You can watch the show and dance at the same time" The Monster Show at Bootie tonight should be hella fun.

Yesterday I reached out to The Monster Show's Cookie Dough to ask what to expect tonight at Bootie SF and for more insights into The Monster Show and its San Francisco history. "The Monster Show started in the Summer of 2004 at Harvey's in the heart of The Castro. At the time there were no other drag shows residing in The Castro, so we filled a much needed void of drag in The Pulse Of Gay Mecca," Cookie Dough told me. "What we have become known for are our non-stop continuous mixed shows; a sort of an assault-to-the-senses, created by co-founder and my DJ husband DJ MC2." Tonight DJ MC2 will be getting busy in the upstairs area of the DNA drawing from his three decades of turntable mixing history that Cookie Dough promised will be "a beat matched mix of house beats with some of todays hottest artists and remixers, along with a light show of lasers, fog, and dance lights moving with the energy of the room." Monster Party friend DJ Guy Ruben will also be spinning upstairs (set time 10:45pm to midnight). Meanwhile downstairs on the main stage from 11pm to 11:30pm, Cookie Dough said "We will give the Monster Bootie fans our 7th Annual Pride Show with Bootie; an in-your-face mash up of electrifying drag queens from all around San Francisco."

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