Pop stars are forever appropriating club culture, but if you want to see the real bump, grind, glide and slide where it all begins, you gotta get out and hit the underground parties and gay clubs. Twerking, vogueing, runway stomping and posing are an art form in these environments, and local duo Purple Crush are keeping it fresh and very fierce in L.A. with Banjee Ball.
The latest installment of Banjee Ball has a very special guest: legendary DJ Vjuan Allure, an NYC/D.C. club pioneer known for his signature brand of burning ballroom beats and syncopated “vogue femme” bangers. Allure’s set will celebrate the release of his new EP, Wherrk. There will also be live performances by Purple Crush and the BAD Dance Crew, plus the always flirty-dirty and dramatic vogue competition with cash prizes.
550 S. Flower St., dwntwn. | Fri., Feb. 20, 10 p.m. | No cover before? 11 p.m.; $5 after | facebook.com/banjeeball