Pay tribute to The Longest Night through music. This isn’t just a dance—it’s a chance to spark your imagination! Participants are encouraged to camouflage their faces in intriguing masks and deck themselves in their most delightful outfits. Tag pictures of your wonderful ensembles and joyful celebrations with #nwc43longestnight to share them with us and your fellow revelers at the ball! We’ll be watching Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for your photos.
Come enjoy the talents of these amazing musicians!
Danny Denial is a solo artist and filmmaker listed in Status magazine as a “POC of the Queer Punk and Alternative Scene” to watch, and in Afropunk as one of “The 8 Punkest Bands on the Planet Right Now.” He is also known for his work in the Seattle band Dark Smith. After releasing Goodbye (2017) and Dead Like Me (2018), Denial set out to explore new themes and sounds for his third LP, fuck danny denial, an ever-shifting, genre-curious collection of songs with special appearances by Seattle artists DoNormaal, Eva Walker from The Black Tones, Rat Queen, and Razor Clam. The record charts a yearlong exploration of highs/lows, power/rejection, and euphoria/dysphoria, with the common theme being extremes—how self-perception can lead to narcissism and confusion in a way that’s both manic and depressive. The LP is paired with the visual album/short film CONDiTiONER.
Kittens Slay Dragons
Kittens Slay Dragons is synth pop duo featuring Sarah Donner on beeps and Michael McLean on boops. While their music will get you on the dance floor, you’ll also appreciate their lyrics on mental health, self care, and cats.
Najah Monique Todd, Del Brown and LBSTR DelaHoya make up the dance-pop trio Mirrorgloss, formed in 2012 in Tacoma, Washington. Najah Monique and Del establish a unique sound from the pairing of Najamoniq’s soulful vocals interweaved with the edgier sounds of Del, with the addition of LBSTR providing the beats live on stage. LBSTR first saw the duo in 2019 at the Spanish Ballroom and a year later joined Najah and Del on stage for their grand appearance on the music show Band in Seattle, broadcast on King 5. The threesome creates a dynamic sound that is truly all their own.
Nat Freaner is a Mexico City native who has been performing since her early teens, knowing her heart would always belong on the stage. Trained in Mexico, she broke onto the scene in the mean streets of New York, and now brings her talents to the gritty stages of Philadelphia. Like many local heroes of Philly, Nat can take a hit and keep on beating. Through her vocals she’ll heal, soothe, and tame the beasts of the human soul.
Raichyl Sinversa is a solo singer/songwriter who likes to think outside of the societal box and challenge the status quo. Her music elevates and empathizes with her listeners through abusive relationships, BPD, image issues, and finding self-awareness. She has been writing songs for over 30 years. Raichyl has a five-octave range and unique stage presence. She is pop with an edge but crosses over into many other genres. Her sound has an alluring musical lustre, like an angel with a metronome.