You know the name Bob Mould from Hüsker Dü and Sugar, from his solo work, from his old Washington City Paper column (OK, maybe not that last one). He’s also been an active member of the LGBT scene for decades. Since going solo in the ’90s, he’s contributed tracks to benefit AIDS research and marriage equality, and he’s been known to run with the fursuit scene and other gay niches. Blowoff, Mould’s DJ night with local EDM producer Richard Morel, is a party for hairy, muscled, shirtless dudes of all ages. It’s a singular demographic, to be sure, but if you can get behind the premise, there’s absolutely nothing like it. Blowoff has to be the only leather-friendly, bear-centric queer dance party hosted by a punk legend-cum-DJ you’ll ever attend. That is, until it returns to the 9:30 Club next month.
BLOWOFF TAKES PLACE AT 11:30 P.M. AT THE 9:30 CLUB, 815 V ST. NW. $12. (202) 265-0930.