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Lauren Zwicky

May 16, 2012

DJ Narky Stares

Lauren ‘Narky Stares’ Zwicky has been on the Denver scene since the beginning of 2010 when she helped start the Real Is a Feeling monthly at Meadowlark Bar. With the momentum from that initial foray into the sounds of the cities underground circuitry she broke off to form DAMN GURL, the monthly queer dance party that has been running strong for a year this April. DAMN GURL also has the distinction of being the dirtiest, sweatiest, sexiest dance party in the 303!

With the support of DAMN GURL and her longstanding resident-status as a member of the Analog Space Crew, Lauren has opened for the likes of Big Freedia, Das Racist, Brenmar and DJ Sprinkles. Her sets cut across genres of contemporary globe-trotting electronic dance music with a flair for the inspired, fierce, and unheard. When she is not trolling the interwebs for new music, you can find her walking her dogs, knitting, or working on her bounce moves.

Lauren will bring some of that DAMN GURL energy to the 12 Questions Anniversary party tomorrow night at Meadowlark in Denver. Join us and let this lady make you sweat.

1. What is your hometown?

Orem, UT also known as “Family City USA” or “Mormonville”

2. With what fictional character do you most identify?

The Mayan goddess Xochiquetzal, Goddess of Hot Babes

3. In the movie of your life, cast an actor to play you.

David Bowie circa “The Man Who Fell to Earth”

4. What work of art speaks to your soul?

All works by Tom of Finland

5. What books are you currently reading or recommending?

The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho and Shambhala Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (probably my fifth time reading it)

6. What song or album is currently in heavy rotation on your iPod?

Lately, I’ve been taking it back to the 90s with some old school house jams like Norma Jean Bell’s “I’m the Only Queen” and a compilation called “The House That Jack Built.”

7. What’s the last movie that made you cry?

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, a Thai film directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

8. Cat person or dog person?

Dog person, I’ve got two dachshund mixes. I love cats but I’m so allergic!

9. What is more important, truth or kindness?

Kindness reveals the truth.

10. How do you define sin?

If it makes you feel really good and maybe a little bit guilty at the same time, someone somewhere probably thinks it’s a sin.

11. How do you define virtue?

Trying with the absolute best intentions to not be a jerk.

12. Design your headstone: What does it say? What does it look like?

My headstone would be made of gold glitter with the lettering done in black cursive script and would say:

Lauren A. Zwicky

Damnum Puellam

Bonus Question: Who would you like to see answer these questions?

 My dog Fresca

Connections:

Narky Stares
DAMN GURL
@narky_stares

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