11th St. & Folsom
San Francisco, California

The Honey crew goes all day and night right in the middle of the Folsom Street Fair at the bar formerly known as Febes. We start at 3pm with some 110 BPM sleeze, in sunlight streaming through our new open roof. The Homochic BEER BUST starts at 6pm, a $8 16 OZ CUP gets you ALL YOU CAN DRINK til the kegs run dry. All proceeds from the beer blast go to the Homochic's Lovevolution 2009 parade float featuring Honey Soundsystem DJs. Avoid the lines at the Eagle, Lonestar, and Powerhouse. No cover til 11pm . Amazing Tom of Finland artwork, live demos by Kink.com, and a stellar line up of guest discaires:


Steve, one of the original pioneer DJ's, began his career in the Disco Glory Days of the '70's, first spinning at warehouse/loft parties, then gaining residencies at major SF clubs. While Larry Levan, Richie Rivera, and Robbie Leslie were blazing trails at Paradise Garage, Flamingo and 12 West in NYC, Steve and Bobby Viteritti were burning it up in San Francisco at the legendary Trocadero Transfer. During this "Golden Age of Gay", Steve was also a resident at the much-loved I-Beam, where he played at Sunday Tea Dance with Tim Rivers and Michael Garrett. In 1980, Steve was one of the first DJ's to play at "Church", the notorious Sunday morning party at the EndUp. Then, it was time for New York!

In 1983, Steve moved to NYC after getting a residency at 12 West/River Club. A year later he would land another residency at Tracks, where he would play Sunday nights for a number of years, while doing guest shots at the Palladium and the Anvil.

Steve returned to San Francisco in 1988 to reopen Dreamland and then to play at Crew and Colossus. The '90's found Steve in Los Angeles as a resident at Axis(Factory) and was a frequent guest at Probe and "Does Your Momma Know?" and traveled throughout the country playing at events and clubs. Eventually, the road led Steve back to San Francisco, where he currently lives and continues to spin his soulful flavor of Disco and House.


Born and raised ranching in Nevada, a 12 year stint in education in Oregon once upon a time, DJ Rich King has range. He has built a career as DJ/consultant/promoter since his arrival in NYC ten years ago. His clients run the gamut from Monique L’Huillier to the Museum of Sex, from Saks Fifth Avenue to the Saint at Large. His SNAXX party celebrates its seventh year this fall. Its spin-offs, include the pride SUPERSNAXX, & SUMMERSNAXX (Provincetown, July 16; Cherry Grove, July 18). Rich King is happy to provide people with venues in which to celebrate life and the living of it.


As the branches of house stretch further and further out across the universe of sub-genres, it's quite easy for many artists to be pigeonholed into this or that sound. It's seems quite the opposite for Brooklyn, NY's Nick Chacona. Over the years his productions have grown to encompass elements of sound from across the world of dance music, melding the arpeggiated sounds of Rimini, the trackiness of Chicago, minimalism of Berlin, and dubbed out vibes of Kingston, Jamaica sometimes in the same track.

Nick began producing in 1999 under the Version Eternal moniker for NY label Homestyle Cooking. In 2003, Nick released his tour de force in "Band Practice," the b-side to his mysterious promo-only "Pool Party" project. Initially the release was under the radar but within a year, "Band Practice" was a frequent tune in the sets of DJs from Harvey, Rub & Tug, and Prins Thomas, and whatever copies that were left sold out swiftly, turning the record into a much sought after collector's piece. Since that time Nick has gone on to release tracks on renowned labels Moodmusic, 2020 Vision, Ben Watt's Buzzin Fly, Saw, Dogtown, Bearfunk, and the inaugural release for Prins Thomas's Internasjonal. Nick is a partner in the Hector Works imprint that was founded by his old skateboarding buddy Anthony Mansfield (Barfly, Rong Records) that has released a number of collaborations between the two and reissued both "Pool Party" and "Brand Practice" as proper singles. He has recently finished remixes for Tiny Sticks, Gomma, Still Music's Past Due, Ransom Note, Eighttrack, and is in the throws of finishing up his first full Length release for Sasse's Moodmusic.

In a DJ capacity, Nick is as versatile as you will find. He began spinning over 15 years ago, strictly playing reggae but shortly thereafter fell in love with house & disco. Never one to let the crowd down, Nick's sets are filled with energy, finesse, and diversity flowing from nu disco, house, techno, italo and classics—whatever is required in the moment. He has played across the US from NY to San Francisco, as well as Brazil, Germany, Spain, Poland, Romania, Belgium, Sweden, Serbia, Holland, and the UK.


The first leather bar on Folsom Street was Febe's, which opened July 25, 1966. In 1967 A Taste of Leather, one of the first in-bar leather stores, was established at Febe's by Nick O'Demus.

Mike Caffee worked in and did graphic design for many leather businesses. In 1966, he designed the logo for Febe's and created a statue that came to symbolize the bar.

He modified a small plaster reproduction of Michelangelo's David, making him into a classic 1960s gay biker: "I broke off the raised left arm and lowered it so his thumb could go in his pants pocket, giving him cruiser body language. The biker uniform was constructed of layers of wet plaster. . . . The folds and details of the clothing were carved, undercutting deeply so that the jacket would hang away from his body, exposing his well-developed chest. The pants were button Levis, worn over the boots, and he sported a bulging crotch you couldn't miss. . . . Finally I carved a chain and bike run buttons on his [Harley] cap." (Caffee 1997)

This leather David became one of the best-known symbols of San Francisco leather. The image of the Febe's David appeared on pins, posters, calendars, and matchbooks. It was known and disseminated around the world. The statue itself was reproduced in several formats. Two-foot-tall plaster casts were made and sold by the hundreds. One of the plaster statues currently resides in a leather bar in Boston, having been transported across the country on the back of a motorcycle. Another leather David graces a leather bar in Melbourne, Australia. One is in a case on the wall of the Paradise Lounge, a rock-and-roll bar that opened on the site once occupied by Febe's. Despite its enormous influence, the popularity of the Tool Box was short lived. By 1965, it had competition from the Detour and On the Levee, and by 1966, Febes opened and became the leading leather bar.

Folsom Street has been the center of San Francisco's leather community since the early 1960s. Before centering in the South of Market neighborhood, leather friendly bars were located in the Embarcadero (Jack's On The Waterfront 1952-1962, On The Levee ?-1972), and the Tenderloin (The Spur Club - raided and closed in 1959, The Why Not - opened and closed in 1960, The Hideaway - raided and closed in 1961). The first leather bar in SOMA was The Tool Box, which opened in 1961 at 339 4th St and closed in 1971. [5] It was made famous by the June 1964 Paul Welch Life Magazine article entitled Homosexuality In America, the first time a national publication reported on gay issues. The article opened with a two page spread of the mural of life size leathermen in the bar, painted by Chuck Arnett, a patron and employee. [6] After reading the article, many leathermen immigrated to San Francisco, "The Gay Capital of America", as the city was described in the same article.

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Added by Ken Vulsion on September 23, 2009

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