Los Angeles nightclub Union is rebranding as Catch One to celebrate its rich history as a safe-haven for LBGTQ people of color in LA.
The club originally opened as Jewels Catch One in 1973 by businesswoman and activist Jewel Thais-Williams. She had to keep it open though systemic racism, the AIDS epidemic, an arson attack and much more that attempted to take down one of the first black gay discos in the United States. It would host the likes of Madonna, Donnna Summer, Whitney Houston, Rick James and Luther Vandross over the years.
The new rebrand will try and tie the club back to that rich history and will expand its palate for music on offering each night. It will book events that feature music from heavy metal to hip-hop, dance and soul, funk, and jazz..
Following the rebrand, the club will have the One Archives Foundation on Sunday, October 14 for QUEER NOISE, the official launch party for their membership program. It will feature live music, DJs, comedy and a headline performance from Kelela -- all across three rooms. Tickets for the event can be found here.