SIREN presents (open bar from 10:30-11:30PM!)
9th Annual ROBYN RIOT
Shea Van Horn, MAJR, Wessthedj, KC B. Yoncé, Pussy Noir, VAGENESIS
Saturday Sep 14
This event is 18 and over
*** $15 day of show. Open bar from 10:30-11:30PM (21+, while supplies last). Ages 18-20 by advanced ticket only. ***
But down in DC, the Honey is sweeter…
SIREN’s 9th Annual ROBYN RIOT is finally here! America’s longest-running annual bash devoutly dedicated to the doyenne of dance returns on Saturday, Sept. 14 in DC! Join DJ MAJR, Wessthedj, Pussy Noir (+ more TBA) as we celebrate all things ROBYN with performances, video and Robyn jams all night long.
With Every Heartbeat, Dancing On My Own, Honey, Show Me Love, Call Your Girlfriend, Do It Again, Missing U, Love is Free, Monument, Don’t Stop the Music, Time Machine, Girl & the Robot, Be Mine, Fembot, Cobrastyle, Stars 4-Ever, Who's That Girl, Do You Know (What It Takes), Indestructible, Between the Lines, Hang with Me, Ever Again… and the list goes on!
★ROBYN MAJRmix https://soundcloud.com/majrdjmusic/robyn-majrmix
9th Annual Robyn Riot
Led by resident DC native DJ MAJR + friends, Siren has been throwing periodic diva-centric dance bashes in DC since July 2010 and this will be its 9th ROBYN RIOT! Along with the Kylie Julylie and Beyonce Ball, Siren has exulted in all kinds of icons, from Peaches to Paula Abdul; Spice Girls to St Vincent; MARINA to M.I.A. Always including a performance or two and no small amount of glitter, Siren is about inclusion, celebration and going completely and unapologetically over-the-top for its queens of all kinds.
Shea Van Horn
DJ and promoter Shea Van Horn is an institution, yet remains more vibrant and energetic than arguably any of us. He has revolutionized how events have been thrown in the DC scene over the last two decades, including spearheading one of the most popular dance parties in the city’s lore, MIXTAPE (along with DJ Matt Bailer). He is the beating heart behind the brilliantly crass & creative variety show CRACK (which he hosts as his drag alter-ego Summer Camp) and engine of eclectic ingenious behind popular parties such as sugary pop-satiating GUIL-TEA, French house-heavy MAISON and dark wave-driven DARK & STORMY. As a DJ, he brings that variety to the fore, while refining its best points to create a disco-diving, indie-indulgent and pop-pulsating dance floor.
Beginning at underground DC parties in 2006 and clubs from late 2008, DC-area native MAJR has been a mainstay in his hometown’s music scene for more than a decade. From 2008-2011, his eclectic party SHIFT helped evolve the landscape of local nightlife, while his iconic diva-celebratory SIREN has continued that tradition since 2010 with annual bashes of epic proportions, including the ROBYN RIOT and KYLIE JULYLIE. MAJR is an ex-resident at Berlin Nightclub and Big Chicks in Chicago, Green Lantern and Cobalt in DC, IBT’s in Tucson and played multiple festivals and clubs throughout the country. MAJR loves to dance—first and foremost—and his passion for blending nu disco, future & tropical house with dirty indie electro and guilty retro pleasures into a collectively danceable momentum is matched only by his fervor for making the floor erupt into frenzy.
Wess has grown up in DC nightlife and became an iconic figure as the resident DJ at Town Danceboutique for a decade and the famed Nation Nightclub before that. A renowned VJ, as well, he his technical prowess and love of quality pop—especially the queen, ROBYN—makes him an absolute force on the decks. In the end, though, he just loves a good time, a good party and making sure everyone who comes to the floor dances their face off.
KC B. Yoncé
Dancer. DJ. Diva. Damn talented Beyoncé Interpreter. Party host. Performer. Princess. Perpetually unparalleled. KC B. Yoncé has stormed the DC scene the last few years with her brilliant performances. Everything from Beyoncé to Basement Jaxx; Rihanna to Robyn; Klymaxx to Kylie—she can do it all and her balance of raw talent and raucous stage presence make for the perfect performer. She is not to be missed, so come sit on momma lap!
Pussy Noir, who has been with SIREN since its June 2010 inception, is the stage and nightclub persona of performance artist Jason Barnes. A performer since the age of four, Jason has combined his formal training in stage and voice with his love for fashion and the avant-garde. As John Marble of Brightest Young Things once put it, Pussy Noir is “more gender-f*ck than drag.” She is not a diva or a queen, she is a distinct and uninhibited voice, bathing in layers of contradictions, from stilettos to poodle skirts. She provokes and incites the crowd and when all is said and done, what’s left is nothing but a boy in heels. Skin to stage.
Representing the Haus of Stone, Vagenesis is a rising star in the DC drag community. Winner of DC Drag Wars Season 3, she has taken no prisoners in her performance prowess and infectious personality on stage, hosting multiple events per week and giving equal parts comedy, calamity and comeliness with a touch of class.