CAPITOL HILL— Q Nightclub opens on September 8 and is hitting the ground running. Q creative director, Kevin Kauer (aka DJ Nark), has secured top- notch DJs and scheduled Q for standout events. The Q events calendar will be ever evolving and can be found at www.qcapitolhill.com.
Resident DJs: FRI=Recess, SAT=DJ Nark, SUN=Tea Dance with DJ Riz
Friday Nights: Gateway – with resident selector Recess and special guests from near and far. This is the first night of the week that revelers will be able to experience Q’s massive Funktion One sound system. Happy hour 5pm – 9pm. Dancing 9pm – close. Cover: $5 before 11pm, $7 after.
Recess is the founder of Shameless Productions and has an illustrious tenure in the underground music scene of Seattle. Recess' DJ sets often reflect Shameless' aesthetic by focusing on forward thinking music while cherishing the gems of the past. He'll span the various ranges of house/disco music and may weave through techno, bass, and funky, depending upon the party.
Saturday Nights: The Q Playground – Deep, down, and dirty Saturday nights like you've never experienced before with resident selector and Q creative director, DJ Nark. Featuring guest DJs from around the globe – a tight knit and aesthetically diverse team of go-go men and women. Dancing 8pm – close. Cover: $8 before 11pm, $10 after 11pm.
DJ Nark: “All things Nark” (a.k.a. Kevin Kauer) come from the need to share and expose, and he's been doing so at parties around the nation, hip to hip with the finest musicians and record selectors around, such as In Flagranti, Jacques Renault, Honey Sound System, Victor Rodriguez, Juanita More, DJ Assault, House of Stank, and many more. His constant drive to send a dance floor through space keeps a flowing stream of deep house, classic club, and post-modern disco at your feet, just waiting to tango.
Sunday: Revival – Q is going back to a club-classic daytime tea dance featuring the legendary and definitive higher soulful power of musical guru Riz Rollins (KEXP) and weekly special guests. Come burn off your brunch with Papa Riz, who will have full reign to hold court — soul, disco, electronic dance music and whatever else gets people on the dance floor. Dancing 3pm. Cover: $3. Drink specials. *Chris Tower (C89.5) takes over the decks from 9pm – close.
A man who needs no introduction, sometimes it feels as if everyone in Seattle has been on Riz’s dance floor at least once. “DJ Riz plays more than songs and tracks, he spins the night on Earth. He’s a mystic. A conductor, direttore, a connector.” – Trent Moorman, The Stranger.
To keep the vibe intimate, Q has the ability to create a lounge space by closing a lighted scrim that separates the dance floor from the main back bar in the early evening during the week. A second DJ loft will host an array of DJ talent.
Monday: The Q Soft Landing – Q’s soft landing to the never-ending weekend. Resident selectors Erin O’Connor and Riff-Raff (Bottom Forty) create an intimate lounge and social experience all night long in conjunction with seductive vibes of downbeat nu-disco, lounge, space cosmos, and more. Happy hour 5pm - close. Industry night. No cover.
Tuesday: Q Lounge – Chris Tower from C89.5 FM controls the Q lounge as resident selector for the evening. Happy hour 5pm – 9pm. No cover.
Wednesday: Sinfinite Productions presents WerQ – An unexpected mid-week electronic dance music dance party where the music and vibe create the experience. Along with the pulsating beats of Seattle DJ Gene Lee, “WerQ” adds elements of surprise with live pop-up visual entertainment, including a wide array of talented dancers and performers. Happy hour 5pm – 9pm. No cover.
Thursday: Special Q – Pastel is the new black, and Thursday is the new weekend; pound out the dance floor with this party kick-off featuring tunes by resident selector Almond Brown. Happy hour 5pm – 9pm. Drink specials 9pm – close. No cover.
Special Events and Recurring Parties: Decibel Festival and TROUBLE
SEPT 28, dB Festival: Erykah Badu, B. Bravo, Justice+Treasure After Hours
Friday night of dB Festival Q will host the Red Bull Music Academy On The Floor Showcase & After Hours with DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown (aka Erykah Badu), DJ B, Bravo, and Justice+Treasure. Showcase begins at 2am, 21+, and requires a special ticket as per all dB Festival after hours. To purchase passes, visit http://dbfestival.com/attend/passes/
SEPT 29, dB Festival: Nina Kraviz, Roman Flujel, Dave Azu
Saturday night of dB Festival Q will host the Red Bull Music Academy & High&Tight Showcase with DJs Nina Kraviz, Roman Flujel & Dave Azu. Showcase begins at 10pm, 21+, and requires a special ticket as per all dB Festival after hours. To purchase passes, visit http://dbfestival.com/attend/passes/
Second Friday of the Month – TROUBLE: Trouble Dicso (sic) under the skill of Terry Hecker (aka TROUBLE) has helped bring some of the biggest New Disco DJs in the world to Seattle for their premier performances. Two of TROUBLE’s greatest moments include the first performance of DJ Ira Glass (This American Life) and the return to the disco, after 25 years, the queen of disco herself, Melissa Manchester.
More announcements coming soon…
Happy Hour at Q, featuring Duos Catering
From 5pm to 9pm, Monday through Friday, Q’s happy hour will feature daily drink specials and food from Duos Catering on Eastlake. The Q happy hour menu will feature sharable and seasonal cocktail fare. (Being a nightclub, this will be the only time Q offers food.)
For more information about:
DJ Nark: http://www.narkmagazine.com/about
DJ Riz Rollins: http://lineout.thestranger.com/lineout/archives/2010/06/24/riz-rollins-seattle-mystic
Decibel Festival: http://dbfestival.com
Duos Catering: http://www.duoscatering.com
Located at 1426 Broadway in a dramatically renovated 12,000-square-foot former auto rebuild garage, Q is a Seattle nightclub featuring electronic dance music. Open seven nights a week with live DJs, a bourbon bar, and not one, but four disco balls. To learn more, call 206.432.9306 or visit www.qcapitolhill.com.