By Jenni Liu
SEATTLE — OPENING NIGHT, Q is a brand new nightclub featuring electronic dance music and creative cocktails located at 1426 Broadway in the Pike/Pine corridor. Complete with a bourbon lounge and live DJ’s seven days a week, this club is sure to become a popular nightlife destination soon.
Q has an impressive music lineup with awesome resident DJ’s (listed below) and featuring special guest performances. Located in a dramatically renovated 12,000-sq. ft. former auto rebuild garage and complete with high ceilings and not one, but FOUR disco balls, the trendy atmosphere fits perfectly in the hip neighborhood of Capitol Hill.
With an expansive dance floor, comfy lounge seating, unisex bathrooms (?!), and low cover, this club will be the place to be seen this weekend. Tonight is OPENING NIGHT: DJs Quentin Harris + Little Rock 8PM – Early // 21+
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.
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.
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