Nathanael Bluhm is a vocalist, DJ, VJ, songwriter, organizer, and producer. As a musician, his sounds have taken him across the US, from dive bars and basement parties to art spaces, concert venues, and nightclubs. His bands and DJ sets have shared the stage with many prominent acts, including Junior Boys, Neon Indian, Das Racist, JD Samson, and Chromeo. In 2011, Time Magazine named his band Mystery Roar one of the top 10 breakout artists at SXSW.
As an organizer, Bluhm has helped change the face of Boston’s alternative night life. Co-founding parties like Group Hug and the classic disco night, Foxy, he’s established a scene for Boston’s sophisticated and sweaty. Nathanael was honored to have been asked to DJ for Boston’s NoH8Campaign photo shoot, and ARTcetera for AIDS Action. Additionally, he has crafted video art, participated in performance art pieces, and has modeled fashion for the Weekly Dig and the Improper Bostonian. He was named one of the sexiest Bostonians by Stuff Magazine.
Nathanael currently hosts and DJs Boston’s only urban music night for the LGBTQ community: Controversy. Controversy is one of the most original and bonkers parties Boston’s queer community has seen since… Foxy, Bluhm’s other flagship night. Controversy boasts incredible queens, and twerk and vogue contests with a live MC. The music is a mix of Hip-Hop, R&B, Ballroom, Caribbean, & Latin, serving Boston’s diverse queer communities of color and their allies.