When it comes to setting a mood, few promoters are as adept as DJ Bus Station John. If you’ve ever been to one of his nights around town, you’ll know the smut envelopes all the senses – from his deft array of bathhouse vinyl to the ample display of cock shots.
He really digs the good old days when sleaze was unapologetic and could be had for cheap, which works for you, because his party venues tend to be of the seedy Tenderloin variety. Cheap covers and drinks so strong they scald your throat are the general rule.
After the killjoys that live around the Gangway put an end to his local darling Manquake, he moved things over to the Hotspot with Le Perle Degli Squallor, which goes off this Saturday. The cover is five but Jager, Cape Codders and Tecate are $3 all night.
And if you can’t get enough of slutty guys, gasoline cocktails and cruisey disco, his venerable Tubesteak Connection is always to be had at Aunt Charley’s Lounge every Thursday.
Le Perle Degli Squallor
Saturday, January 16 10pm
1414 Market Street btw Van Ness & Polk
[Civic Center/ Tenderloin]
Aunt Charley’s Lounge
133 Turk Street @Taylor