Pho The Girls’ Women-Empowering DJ Workshops in Hanoi, Vietnam

The collective, music label and radio fostering a more gender-inclusive nightlife in Vietnam and beyond

When night falls in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam, an electric energy appears. Bar promoters boasting venues’ offerings spill onto the street, where large, lively groups of patrons imbibe amidst a smörgåsbord of music emitted from closely packed clubs. Behind the turntable, a growing number of women DJs are paving the way for a more gender- and sexually-inclusive scene in Vietnam’s nightlife. At the …

Sadie Barnette + madison moore Recreate the Magic of Queer Nightlife

At NYC's The Kitchen, "The New Eagle Creek Saloon" resurrects San Francisco's first Black-owned gay bar and more

For queer people, is there a more spiritual yet sacrilegious place than the nightclub? “As someone who grew up in the midwestern United States in a Black Baptist household, the club was an oasis,” says Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and nightlife resident at New York’s The Kitchen, madison moore (whose pronouns are she/he/they). “It’s a place where I …

Nightclub To Convert Dancers’ Body Heat Into Renewable Energy

Glasgow’s SWG3—a nightclub meets arts and performance space—has launched an initiative with geothermal energy consultancy TownRock Energy wherein the latter’s technology converts heat generated by dancers’ bodies at SWG3 into renewable energy. The energy will be used to heat and cool the venue, and promises to save up to 70 tonnes of CO2 each year. TownRock Energy founder David Townsend tells the BBC that a pump …