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Cover Model Steve: Photo Shoot & Interview

Hometown:  Enfield, Connecticut. Home of the North American HQ for LEGO and some supermax prisons Profession:  Finance ¯\_(?)_/¯ Hobbies:  Telling people I do CrossFit, cooking for Instagram and not for eating, replying all More »

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Cover Model Pablo: Photo Shoot and Interview

Hometown: Colombia, South America. Profession: Scientist. Hobbies: Working out at the gym, water sports (kayaking, swimming), Exploring nature barefoot. Favorite Album: Shakira – Pies Descalzos. Favorite Song: As of now, my favorite More »

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Cover Model Sean: Photo Shoot and Interview

Hometown: Providence, RI Profession: Grad student Hobbies: Music, Olympic weightlifting, creative coding Favorite Album: Changes all the time. Today I’ll just say Alopecia by WHY? Favorite Song: Same deal here, but right More »

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F&G Exclusive Interview with Wiz Kilo

Fur And Gold first heard of Montreal-based indie musician Wiz Kilo from his song “Warmbody” on his new album Jungle Disco. DJ Brent Covington talked to him about his songwriting process, being More »

DJ Taffy’s Set List – November 14, 2014

Searching For The Golden Eye – Motiv 8 & Kym Mazelle
1234 – Golden Boy With Miss Kittin
We All Wanna Be Prince – Felix Da Housecat
A Forest (Short Cut) – Blank & Jones feat. Robert Smith
I Love You – Yello
Be With You Tonight – The Young Professionals
Burn (Tiesto Remix) – Ellie Goulding
Long Hot Summer – Girls Aloud
Broken Record (Shapeshifters Vox Remix) – Little Boots
Master And Servant – Depeche Mode
Secrets (Danny Verde Remix) – Mary Lambert (feat B.o.B)
My Pussy (Risqué Mix) – Amanda Lepore
Bad Touch Remix2 – The Bloodhound Gang
Ray Of Light – Madonna
The Glamorous Life – Sheila E.
It’s A Fine Day (Edit) – Opus III
Escapade – Janet Jackson
Atomic – Blondie
Tell You (Today) – Robyn
Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
I Love Rock ‘n Roll – Joan Jett
Pull Up To The Bumper – Grace Jones
In My House – Mary Jane Girls
Hard Out Here – Lily Allen
Break the Rules (Obscene Extended) – Charli XCX
Timebomb (Extended Mix) – Kylie Minogue
Bitch (E-Team Funky Bitch Edit) – Meredith Brooks
Hungry Like The Wolf [Night Version] – Duran Duran
Seven Wonders (Extended Remix) – Fleetwood Mac

DJ Brent Covington’s Set List – November 14, 2014

Right Now – Mary J. Blige
Supernatural – AlunaGeorge
Completement Fou (Aeroplane Remix) – Yelle
Two Weeks (Figgy Remix) – FKA Twigs
Kiss And Not Tell – La Roux
Not This Time (andhim Remix) – The 2 Bears
The Party Line – Belle & Sebastian
Break This Heartbreak – Kylie + Garibay
Crossfade – GusGus
Chasing Time – Azealia Banks
Faded (Bruno Be Remix) – ZHU
Polly (Bruno Be Remix) – Nirvana
Giant In My Heart (Arches Remix) – Kiesza
2 On (DiscoTech Remix) – Tinashe
If Your Girl Only Knew (DubRocca Remix) – Aaliyah
Froot – Marina & The Diamonds
My Offence (David Morales Remix) – Hercules & Love Affair
Soda – Azealia Banks
Wannabe (Juany Bravo Remix) – The Spice Girls
Monument Dance (Marcus Marr Remix) – Royksopp ft. Robyn
Wrote A Song About You (Shift K3Y Remix) – MNEK
The Boy Is Mine (Kulkid Remix) – Brandy & Monica
Work It (Chang Sam Remix) – Missy Elliott
Always (Manhattan Clique Remix) – Erasure
Tether (Junior Sanchez Remix) – Chvrches
Back To Black (Steve Mac Vocal Remix) – Amy Winehouse
Ride A White Horse (Serge Santiago Remix) – Goldfrapp

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11.14.2014 F&G Kiesza CD Release Party

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Bringing together Queers, Music, and Art together for everyone

Host Sean Johnson invites you to dance, drink, and have a great time with DJ Brent Covington & DJ Taffy spinning Indie Rock/Pop/Dance, Post-Punk, ’80s, Britpop, Underground, New Wave, Electro, & Euro Hits.

A night at the Alley for Art Fags, Hipsters, Geeks, the Music Obsessed and all. Exploring the alternative side of the Boston Gay Nightlife scene with a new twist for a new generation. Enjoy Visual Entertainment (Music videos, Artist Works), and Cheap Drinks.

Bring your friends and spread the word.

21+
10pm – 2am
$$No Cover$$ Facebook Invite

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Kiesza Kiesza is a singer-songwriter from Calgary, and is also an in-demand songwriter for acts across the globe, puts together her own stunning artwork, is a trained ballerina, and a former tall-ship sailor who the Army once attempted to train as a sniper. Kiesza’s first songs had a distinctly folky edge, but her writing would soon expand to other genres. After recording a few demos with a friend, she decided to submit a CD to Selkirk’s music school, before setting sail for Hawaii. Upon arrival in Hawaii, she received a call saying she was accepted without an audition or interview. Kiesza left Hawaii, and after a year at Selkirk received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston.

After attending Berklee, she went to New York City to advance her music career. One professor knew Kiesza had a rare skill and put her in touch with recent graduate Rami Samir Afuni. The well-paired duo started experimenting with music and songwriting, and still does to this day. Kiesza’s transition from folk to her new evolving sound has developed naturally, as she idolized Michael Jackson when she was younger, and grew up listening to dance-floor dominating voices like Martha Wash, CeCe Peniston and Robin S. More recently, Disclosure and Hot Natured have been added to her musical influences, as well as nights spent dancing at New York’s Body & Soul events.

In January 2014, ‘Hideaway’ was released by Rami’s own Lokal Legend label, and soon after Kiesza moved to London. The track was recorded in just over an hour; just before Kiesza was due to get on a flight. The song’s video was shot in one-take on the streets of Brooklyn, and showcases Kiesza’s attention-grabbing dance moves. There are no half measures for Kiesza. A committed artist whose extraordinary ambition is matched only by her unusual clarity of vision and overwhelming talent, this former queen of the high seas has spent years plotting a course to the epicenter of pop. In 2014 her voyage is just beginning, and everyone is welcome along for the ride.

DJ Taffy’s Set List – October 10, 2014

Heartbreak Dream – Betty Who
Gun – Chvrches
Dirty Mind – Shakespear’s Sister
Young Guns (Go For It!) – Wham!
Def Con One – Pop Will Eat Itself
Off The Wall – Michael Jackson
Headphones – Little Boots
Borderline – Madonna
Ace of Hz – Ladytron
Sexbomb – Mousse T. & Tom Jones
I Like You – Phyllis Nelson
Frank Sinatra (2001 Remix) – Miss Kittin & The Hacker
The Model – Kraftwerk
Drama! – Erasure
Boom Clap (Cahill Extended Mix) – Charli XCX
Do It Again (Dave Aude Club Remix) – Royksopp & Robyn
Pick Up The Phone (Richard X Radio Version) – Dragonette
Rock The Casbah – The Clash
Fuck With You – Bob Sinclar Ft. Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Timebomb – Kylie Minogue
Together In Electric Dreams (Remix) – Giorgio Moroder With Philip Oakey
Absolutely Not – Deborah Cox
Just A Little Bit – Gina G
Strange But True – Times Two
Me Myself And I – De La Soul
Escapade – Janet Jackson
Primadonna – Marina & The Diamonds
Who Do You Think You Are – Spice Girls
I Should Be So Lucky – Kylie Minogue
Ring Ring – ABBA
Cannonball – The Breeders

DJ Brent Covington’s Set List – October 10, 2014

Queen – Perfume Genius
Right Now (ft. Disclosure) – Mary J. Blige
Supernatural – AlunaGeorge
Can’t Do Without You (Mano Le Tough & Tales Of Us Remix) – Caribou
Being Boring (Selector Retro Remix) – Pet Shop Boys
Walking With Elephants – Ten Walls
Reason (Carter Tutti Remix) -Erasure
Kiss And Not Tell – La Roux
Kiss Me Again – The Drums
You Make Loving Fun (Glenn Rivera Remix) – Fleetwood Mac
2 On (DisocTech Remix) – Tinashe
New Dorp New York (Generic People Remix) – SBTRKT ft. Ezra Keonig
Anaconda (Kue Remix) – Nicki Minaj
Baby Got Back (Division 4 Remix) – Sir Mix-A-Lot
Freak – Chris Malinchak
Ima Read – Zebra Katz
Human Behavior (Dom T. Remix) – Bjork
My Offence – Hercules & Love Affair
Love At First Sight (Scumfrog Remix) – Kylie Minogue
Wrote A Song About You (Shift K3Y Remix) – MNEK
Tough Love (Cyril Hahn Remix) – Jessie Ware
Music (Deep Dish Remix) – Madonna
Giant In My Heart (Arches Remix) – Kiesza
Like Em Young – Tove Lo
Chasing Time – Azealia Banks
Drop It Like It’s Hot (Hedegaard Remix) – Snoop Dogg
Pump Up The Volume – MARRS
Fastlove Pt.1 (Ben Gomori Remix) – George Michael

10.10.2014 Fur and Gold

Cover Model Steve: Photo Shoot & Interview

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Hometown:  Enfield, Connecticut. Home of the North American HQ for LEGO and some supermax prisons
Profession:  Finance ¯\_(?)_/¯
Hobbies:  Telling people I do CrossFit, cooking for Instagram and not for eating, replying all to party invite mass emails.
Favorite Album:  The Hedwig & The Angry Inch movie soundtrack. Every time I experience an emotion, once every three months or so, I rent a Zipcar for an hour, drive down Route 1, and belt it at the top of my face. This cures the emotion before it can metastasize into a feeling.
Favorite Song:  Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj. Not really, I just think it should have been the official Song of The Summer if they hadn’t bungled and fumbled the video so egregiously. They should be ashamed, they deprived the current youths of their own Lady Marmalade. Totally phoned it in.
Favorite Artist:  Mallory Ortberg is the greatest living artist in any medium. Her medium happens to be “blog.”

F&G: How does it feel being a cover model for F&G?  Have you ever modeled before?
Steve:  I have just been strutting around looking exactly like this since Sean took the photos, knowing that he would photoshop my nipples to be the correct shade of pink. That is my only hang-up I have about my body – God forgot to turn up the saturation levels there before hitting “send” on my DNA.

I had a yearly modeling gig at Olan Mills from 1987 through 1994, but I’ve been on a modeling sabbatical for 20 years. It feels great and natural getting back into it.

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F&G: You are our Fall cover model.  For some people they see it as the approaching cold, but there are so many wonderful things about the fall.  What do you love about the fall?
Steve:  EVERYTHING. People in Boston especially get self conscious and navel gazey about turning into a fall stereotype, but I really lean into it. I bathe and bask in the essence of YES. The Yessence. YES we are going apple picking, and YES we are all going to wear matching flannel, YES I am baking fiftydozen pies, YES I am cooking two geese and a turkey for 75 of my friends at Friendsgiving at my house, YES I am going to buy over a hundred decorative gourds. It happens every year, every year it is exactly the same, and I love it.

F&G: You are emitting some great country boy features in your shoot.  Have you ever worked or been to a farm?  What farm animal would you say best suits your personality?
Steve:  As a professional model, for me it is always about embracing and becoming a character. For this shoot, my character is “Farm Boy: Cocky and Gourdgeous.” This is a pun, because there was a chicken and some small summer squash, which are gourds. I think I was very successful in capturing this character, which is why many people may be surprised to learn that I did not in fact grow up on a farm, nor have I ever worked on a farm. The closest I have ever been to farm work was in high school when I used to mow my show choir director’s lawn using a ride-on tractor when he had knee surgery.

The farm animal that is closest to me is definitely a goat. Much like myself, they always climb to the highest and most inappropriate location when their jam comes on to dance and flail and get attacked by eagles. I also recorded a cover of a goat cover of a Taylor Swift song, which went extremely viral at Marshfield Middle School.

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F&G: What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Steve:  “Please settle down.”

F&G: Tell us a little secret about yourself that someone might not know!
Steve:  I have little tufts of hair on my chest that look like a second set of vestigial nipples. Which isn’t a secret anymore now that I am a professional model.

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F&G: Fall gives us an excuse to drink hot liquids by the gallon.  What fall favorite beverage would you say best suits you and your lifestyle?
Steve:  Since fall is harvest season, I spend most of my waking hours in Sobtober harvesting the warm, salty tears of people who incorrectly believe summer to be a superior season to fall.  I usually end up with more tears than I can possibly consume on my own, so please come join me for the Tear Gallon Challenge on October 10th, 2014 at Fur & Gold at The Alley.

F&G: How does music fit into your every day life?
Steve:  Most of the time I can’t hear any music over the sound of my own resonant and extremely sultry baritone, but as the Official Dance Captain Of All Boston Gay Nightlife as named by the Boston Globe when I said this to a reporter and they didn’t fact check thoroughly before publishing, music is the Iron Throne on which I sit to rule and serve my kingdom. I encourage all upstart usurpers to raise their armies and hands in the air for trial by combat on October 10th, 2014 at Fur & Gold at The Alley.

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F&G: What songs are blowing up your play lists these past few months?
Steve:  Kiesza’s Hideaway is on repeat whenever I am walking on a sidewalk. I am performing the choreography flawlessly.  Big Freedia’s Explode is on repeat whenever I’m alive. Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off is on repeat when I am dying.

F&G: How did you find out about F&G?
Steve:  Several of the premiere gays of twitter, @jermlikespie, @awpz, and @lemodulicious, have been cover models before or are regulars, and they peer pressured me into coming. I acquiYESced, we went, we danced, we made new friends, we bought pizza Combos and microwave cheeseburgers at 7-11 after, and it was a perfect; the Platonic ideal of a night out.

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F&G: What about F&G makes you keep coming back for more?
Steve:  The event photos honestly get me more likes than any other night I’ve been to. Brent plays the best music to throw down to. There’s pinball. The people that go talk to you! There’s no pretense – everyone is embracing their yessence.  It’s my people.

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10.10.2014 Fur and Gold – Tove Lo CD Release Party

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Bringing together Queers, Music, and Art together for everyone

Host Sean Johnson invites you to dance, drink, and have a great time with DJ Brent Covington & DJ Taffy spinning Indie Rock/Pop/Dance, Post-Punk, ’80s, Britpop, Underground, New Wave, Electro, & Euro Hits.

A night at the Alley for Art Fags, Hipsters, Geeks, the Music Obsessed and all. Exploring the alternative side of the Boston Gay Nightlife scene with a new twist for a new generation. Enjoy Visual Entertainment (Music videos, Artist Works), and Cheap Drinks.

Bring your friends and spread the word.

21+
10pm – 2am
$$No Cover$$

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Tove Ebba Elsa Nilsson (born 29 October 1987), better known by her stage name Tove Lo, is a Swedish singer, songwriter and musician from Stockholm, Sweden.[3] She gained attention for her 2013 single “Habits”, and later mainstream success with a remix of the track by hip hop producers Hippie Sabotage titled “Stay High”. Her debut EP, Truth Serum, was released in March 2014 featuring both versions of the song as well as singles “Out of Mind” and “Not on Drugs”. In September 2014, Tove Lo’s debut album, Queen of the Clouds, is set to be released in the U.S. through Island Records.[4] Tove Lo has also written songs for a number of artists; including Icona Pop, Girls Aloud, and Cher Lloyd among others.

 

DJ Taffy’s Set List – September 12, 2014

Sugar On The Side (Johnny Dynell Remix) – Blondie
Fancy Baby (Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX vs. Britney Spears) – DJ Lobsterdust
Hot Hot Hot!!! – The Cure
Sexotheque – La Roux
Murder On The Dancefloor (Extended Album Version) – Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Video Games (Copycat Night Drive Version) – Lana Del Rey
Young Hearts (Suraci Extended) – Strange Talk
Secrets (Danny Verde Remix) – Mary Lambert (feat B.o.B)
Boom Clap (Cahill Extended Mix) – Charli XCX
It’s A Sin (Disco Mix) – Pet Shop Boys
Romeo – Basement Jaxx
Your Disco Needs You – Kylie Minogue
Do It Again (Dave Aude Club Remix) – Royksopp & Robyn
Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer) (Radio Edit) – Freemasons Feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
Push It – Salt-N-Pepa
My Love Is Your Love (Thunderpuss 2000 Club Mix) – Whitney Houston
Let’s Do It Right (feat. Eva Simons) – The Young Professionals
As Good As New – ABBA
Sex (I’m A…) – Berlin
What You Know – Two Door Cinema Club
All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers
Comment te dire adieu – Jimmy Somerville
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley