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Get in on some of that Sweet Love

On FRIDAY (the 16th), check out MILKBREAD and TROPHY WIVES at the Fête Lounge in Olneyville (401.383.1113).
Gobble it up!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 16, 2012
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Photos: Bloodfeast V1 Sinomatic at Machine

Bloodfeast V1 Sinomatic | Machine Nightclub, 1254 Boylston St, Boston | October 27, 2012

By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  November 09, 2012
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Things that go bump and grind in the night

Like the coyote and the fisher cat, the Boston go-go dancer is a nocturnal species that has returned in full force after a long period of declining numbers.

By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 26, 2012
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Kinky Grappling Dept.

Although we missed Monday Night Raw this week, the annual Drag Queen Jell-O Wrestling card at Machine doubly compensated for the dearth of pretend violence in our lives.
Hot Mess
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  July 13, 2012
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Photos: Drag Queen Jello Wrestling at Machine

Yes, there was jello -- and a lot of it -- at Machine on Monday, July 9, 2012.
July 9, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  July 10, 2012


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Felder’s Maestro; Orphans’ Mary Poppers

Hershey Felder's Maestro: Leonard Bernstein (presented by ArtsEmerson on the Paramount Mainstage through May 20) begins with black-and-white footage of its subject lecturing vigorously on Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
High flying
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 11, 2012
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Photos: Sin-O-Matic at Machine (NSFW)

Machine hosts its monthly, inhibition-free and fetish-filled Sin-O-Matic night on November 19th, 2011.
Machine | November 19th, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  November 23, 2011
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Photos: Time Travel Night at Machine

Past was present and the future was, well, spangly and silver, at Machine's Time Travel Night, November 11, 2011.
Machine | November 11, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  November 18, 2011

Photos: Bloodfeast Halloween bash at Machine

Machine hosts the 8th annual Bloodfeast Halloween bash on October 29, 2011.
Machine | October 28, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  November 04, 2011
May 14 | LGBT Film Festival After-Party at Machine

May 14 | LGBT Film Festival After-Party at Machine


There are some made-up movie bands we wish were real. (Spinal Tap at TD Garden? Crank it to 11!) And we're grateful that others are...
By Scott Kearnan  |  May 02, 2011


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Review: The Hotel Nepenthe; Ti-Jean & His Brothers; Pussy on the House

"Only connect," advises E.M. Forster, failing to add, "And be weird." John Kuntz, however, hears that double directive, perhaps blowing in the wind, and responds with The Hotel Nepenthe .
Islands in the storm
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 04, 2011

Shakedown 03.03 - 03.09: Forward, March


THURSDAY 03.03 DESIGNER DRUGS @ Middle East NYC duo Designer Drugs have long ruled the remix circuit, crushing dance floors with reboots of everyone from...
By Michael Marotta  |  March 03, 2011
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Review: Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

What could be more heartwarming for the holidays than a couple of middle-aged losers getting naked?
Plus Mrs. Grinchley; Merrimack's Beasley; Stoneham's Pageant
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 10, 2010
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Photos: Bloodfeast 2010 Halloween Party

The annual Bloodfeast Halloween party celebrates its 7th year at Machine on October 30, 2010.
Bloodfeast 2010 Halloween Party | Machine | October 30, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  November 05, 2010
Shakedown: A good week for apocalyptic bottle-poppin sensitive thugs

Shakedown: A good week for apocalyptic bottle-poppin sensitive thugs


FRIDAY 06.06 WILD SAUCE @ Good Life  United Styles 6 descends on Boston this weekend, but the World B-Boy Cup afterparty at Good Life is...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 05, 2010


Drag Queen Jello Wrestling at Machine

Drag Queen Jello Wrestling at Machine


Hold onto your wigs and fake eyelashes - things are bound to get rowdy when Machine hosts its legendary, back-by-popular-demand night of Drag Queen Jello...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 04, 2010
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Where the girls are

While Boston does have a few conventional — some might say uninteresting — gay bars, it doesn’t have a designated hotspot for queer women.
Prime places to track down all the single ladies
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  June 04, 2010
Booty Advisory: A big gay special edition

Booty Advisory: A big gay special edition


DJ Joe Gauthreaux TUESDAY 06.08 | NU LIFE SHOWCASE @ ZuZuIf you haven’t hit up one of ZuZu’s Queer Tuesday parties, consider this very special...
By webteam  |  June 03, 2010

Play by Play: March 19, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule.
Boston's weekly theater schedule.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 19, 2010
Booty Advisory: A week not for the weak

Booty Advisory: A week not for the weak


Artist's rendition of "No Tomorrow"THURSDAY 03.04 | EVOLUTION @ Good Life | Evolution presents a veritable pile-up of local legends as house-hoisting residents Bruno, Eli...
By webteam  |  March 04, 2010


The Machine present "The Wall"

The Machine present "The Wall"


The stoner exhibition that is Pink Floyd's fantasy world has always had roots in social commentary - the band may be masters of the far...
By webteam  |  March 03, 2010
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Photos: No Tomorrow at Machine

Celebrating the end of the world
No Tomorrow, at Machine on Saturday, February 6, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  February 26, 2010
Phantom of the Oprah | February 26-March 28

Phantom of the Oprah | February 26-March 28


The Gold Dust Orphans theater company has flown largely under the mainstream radar for the last 15 years, but in underground arts, within Boston's gay...
By Scott Kearnan  |  February 22, 2010

VIDEO: Halloween Mash UP


Halloween at Resurrect, Bloodfeast, and EstateAt 11:30 pm on Halloween, we realized we never charged our camera. After nearly abandoning the night to a bottle...
By webteam  |  November 05, 2009
Louie Vega | November 8

Louie Vega | November 8


If you're a house music fan, you probably remember Strictly Rhythm, the record label that developed some of the biggest DJs and producers - and,...
By Scott Kearnan  |  November 02, 2009


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Halloween Weekend Overdose

Halloween is in six days and you still have no idea what party you're going to. You simultaneously feel as though you have everything to do and nothing to do. You haven't even got a costume anymore, because your lazy stoner friend stole your zombie  Bill
34 Sugar-Fueled Hours of Halloween
By MADDY MYERS AND ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  October 30, 2009
Bloodfeast 2009

Bloodfeast 2009


Halloween falls on Saturday this year, so there are some 7000 nightspots all offering costume contests, spooky music, et al. Given the embarrassing wealth of...
By Jason OBryan  |  October 27, 2009
Willie Wanker and the Hershey Highway

Willie Wanker and the Hershey Highway


Ryan Landry’s shows are usually delicious, but this one just drips potential comic calories. Willie...
By Shaula Clark  |  April 22, 2009
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Kinky Boston

A small audience settles in to a few rows of plastic chairs to watch a woman named Bunny get spanked — but not as voyeurs. They're students. And this is Sadomasochism 101.
Chased underground by Bay State blue laws, fetishists are flourishing
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 10, 2009