DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC December 8 to December 11

Sitting down at the keyboard this week with a heavy heart contemplating the Ghost Ship tragedy that unfolded in Oakland last Friday night. While I don’t directly know any of the unfortunate souls who passed away, I’ve attended so many events in similar circumstances over the past 25+ years, and the sense that it could have happened to me or any of us is almost overwhelming. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this horrendous tragedy. As a community, we need to come together and make sure this does not happen again. We must make sure that all our dance spaces are safe zones where we can lose ourselves in the music without fear of being injured, or worse, losing our lives. Promoters need to step up and go that extra mile when preparing our dance spaces, DJs and performers need to be prepared to say no if they have any doubts about the safety of a venue, and each and every one of us needs to practice situational awareness when arriving in a new space, making sure we learn where the exits are, planning our escape route should the worst happen, and being prepared to help others in an emergency. I don’t claim to be an expert, so I encourage you to check out this work in progress document, which provides a wealth of great advice for venue owners, promoters and party goers on how to make sure this does not happen again. I also encourage you to check out the Safer Spaces initiative, and if you haven’t done so already, please consider donating to one of the fund raisers for the victims of the Ghost Ship tragedy.

Fire Relief Fund for Victims of Ghostship Oakland Fire

Oakland Fire Relief

Another great way to help support those affected by the Ghost Ship fire is to come to Flash on Saturday December 17 for Resident Nights for Oakland, where I’ll be joining my brothers Mazi R and Raffi behind the decks on the club level. Let’s dance and hug it out and raise money for a great cause. Proceeds from the event will go toward supporting the victims and their families.  First release tickets are now available for $10, but head over and join the Flash Life group on Facebook and you might just find a very special discount code.

Advanced tickets for Resident Nights for Oakland
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/336372976742311/

Right… serious business this weekend! I’ve said this before, but it applies now more than ever: to get the most out of everything this weekend, you’re gonna need either a cloning machine to be in numerous places at once, or a teleporter to beam yourself between locations. There’s just too much good stuff happening in and around DC over the next few days, and the fact of the matter is, you’re gonna have to make some tough choices. I’ll do my best to be your guide, but the rest is up to you!  Before I dive into this week’s highlights, my pick of the week goes to Ryan Elliott & Derek Plaslaiko and Dansman at Flash, with Norm Talley, Daniel Andres and Benoit in the Green Room (Rooftop) and Body Werk featuring Hot Coffee, Katrina Mir and Andy Grant and live vocals by Candice Mills in the Flash Bar on Friday night. Quality techno and underground house across three floors from some of Detroit and DC‘s finest. I’m particularly excited about Body Werk in the Flash Bar, as we’ll be joined for the first time by Candice Mills adding live vocals to the mix, and let me tell you, Candice‘s vocals really add a whole new dimension! Admission to Flash Bar is free all night, and if you move fast you can still grab first release advanced tickets for only $8, which is a complete steal for this lineup!

Advanced tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1343639
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1326955984011494/

I really hope to see your smiling faces on the dance floor in the Flash Bar on Friday. Wherever your evening takes you, please plan on stopping by for a drink and a dance!

Ryan Elliott & Derek Plaslaiko and Dansman at Flash, with Norm Talley, Daniel Andres and Benoit in the Green Room (Rooftop) and Body Werk featuring Hot Coffee, Katrina Mir and Andy Grant in the Flash Bar

Before I get into the main highlights for this weekend, here’s a great all vinyl mix of deep and soulful house from my good friend Leon, who’s been steadily mastering the art of mixing vinyl lately.  Quality through and through…. hoping for an official Meet the Locals Podcast from Leon soon.

 

Another mix from a DC local doing the rounds this week is this one from former Meet the Locals Podcast contributor Jandro. Some nice deep tech grooves right here:

 

So… highlights for this weekend. Thursday at Flash kicks off with Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Tony Smooth, then I strongly recommend you stick around for Adriatique with support from Loop‘s Raffi. At Eighteenth Street LoungeJubilee and Ramirez deliver another delicious slice of proper deepness from open to close, and at Café Saint Ex, you’ll find Butter Fingers DFMO open to close.

If I haven’t convinced you that you should be at Flash on Friday night, then there are other options 🙂 New venue Ten Tigers Parlour in Petworth opens it’s doors for an exclusive, invite only pre-opening, with Chris Nitti and DJ Lisa Frank at the controls, but unless you’re one of the lucky ones with an invite, you’re better off looking elsewhere. For a proper underground techno workout in a warehouse space, head to Sequence.882_UVB featuing France’s UVB on his debut US tour, with local support from DC’s finest purveyors of quality techno, DJ Lisa Frank, Boss Ross & Doktor DAdvanced tickets are recommended.

Sequence.882_UVB with UVB, DJ Lisa Frank, Boss Ross & Doktor D at Secret Warehouse Location

Eighteenth Street Lounge Friday lineup features Detroit’s Pontchartrain alongside Philip GoyetteStylus Chris and Conscious Contact, while over at Zeba Bar, it’s resident’s night at The NeedlExchange, with Tommy CornelisBil Todd and Baronhawk throwing down all night long to raise funds for HIPS. Expect a packed dance floor and smiles all round! And if that’s not enough for you, there’s another edition of Partial Magic at Jimmy Valentine’s, with Detroit’s Drew PompaMike Petillo of Future Times and Ben Jenkins.

Saturday is when things get really complicated. As mentioned last week, Prescription is back with Prescription For The Holidays with Hugo Zapata, Juan Zapata, Sarah Myers, DJ Nav & Taiga at a Secret Warehouse Location. One serious local lineup to keep you dancing until dawn, sounds provided by Prescription‘s Martin Audio sound system. Don’t forget to grab your advanced tickets.

prescription-for-the-holidays

Your decision making for Saturday ain’t going to be that easy, though. In an amazing turn of events, the wrecking ball hasn’t quite yet swung on The Paradox, where Deep Sugar returns to celebrate their thirteenth anniversary. Some of us have said our emotional goodbyes to The Paradox, but I guess we can’t complain that we get another opportunity to enjoy that amazing sound system again. Deep Sugar Anniversary Reboot *Glitch In The Matrix* features Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders & Mookie Wizzo to keep you dancing until sunrise.

Deep Sugar Anniversary Reboot *Glitch In The Matrix* with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

Now, if you were just deciding between Prescription and Deep Sugar, it wouldn’t be too bad… but back in DC, Eighteenth Street Lounge features Baltimore legends DJ Spen and Karizma with support from Chris Brooks in the Gold Room, while Mr Bonkerz brings the disco heat open to close on the patio, Gudo holds things down in the Main Room, and Adrian Collazo spins upstairs in the Jazz Room.

ESL Saturday with DJ Spen & Karizma, Mr Bonkerz, Gudo & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

But wait! That’s not all for Saturday night. Over at FlashAtish and Concret take over the club level with local support from Solomon Sanchez, while Edo Jus Nowhere deliver the goods on the rooftop. And last, but by no means least, Locally Sourced at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar promises quality tunes for the heads from Eli, Itzjack & Jandro in an intimate, no bullshit environment. A great alternative to the craziness elsewhere.

Here’s the good news: Sunday is simple. Just head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and Sunday’s Rooftop with Detroit legend Alton Miller, Daniel Andres and Benoit Benoit. Big Alton Miller fan right here… kudos to Sundays Rooftop and Eighteenth Street Lounge for bringing him here to DC.

Phew… got through it all! Here’s my full list of picks for the weekend, and don’t forget to check the full listings below, featuring all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC from Thursday to Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday Picks

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Tony Smooth at Flash

Adriatique with Raffi at Flash

NightFlight with Butter Fingers & DFMO at Cafe Saint Ex

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Anjunadeep North American Tour with Gab Rhome, Theo Kottis, Yotto at U Street Music Hall

Friday Picks

Ryan Elliott & Derek Plaslaiko and Dansman at Flash, with Norm Talley, Daniel Andres and Benoit in the Green Room (Rooftop) and Body Werk featuring Hot Coffee, Katrina Mir and Andy Grant in the Flash Bar

Sequence.882_UVB with UVB, DJ Lisa Frank, Boss Ross & Doktor D at Secret Warehouse Location

ESL Friday with Pontchartrain, Philip Goyette, Stylus Chris and Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

The NeedlExchange: Residents Night- Shake Your HIPS with Tommy Cornelis, Bil Todd and Baronhawk at Zeba Bar

Partial Magic (Birthday EXTRAvaganza) with Drew Pompa, Mike Petillo and Ben Jenkins at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Saturday Picks

Prescription For The Holidays with Hugo Zapata, Juan Zapata, Sarah Myers, DJ Nav & Taiga at Secret Warehouse Location

Deep Sugar Anniversary Reboot *Glitch In The Matrix* with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

ESL Saturday with DJ Spen & Karizma, Chris Brooks, Mr Bonkerz, Gudo & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Play featuring Atish, Concret LiVE and Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Edo & Jus Nowhere in the Green Room (Rooftop) and Santarchy in the Flash Bar

Locally Sourced with Eli, Itzjack & Jandro at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

DJ Double 07 at Lore Lounge

Meso Creso 1,001 Beats presents: Pa’lante! with Geko Jones, Mattabbana, V:Shal Kanwar & Raha Wala at Zeba Bar

Sunday Picks

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge and Sunday’s Rooftop featuring Alton Miller, Daniel Andres and Benoit Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Serious picks all round! Of course, I can’t put everything in the picks, so make sure you check the full listings below for anything else that might be your cup of tea.

Thursday December 8

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Tony Smooth at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Tony Smooth at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/226955404402375/

Adriatique with Raffi at Flash

Adriatique with Raffi at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1681066672207898/

NightFlight with Butter Fingers & DFMO at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1809052356040535/

ESL Thursday with The Metaphysical & Playlist featuring Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1809052356040535/ Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/235006936921156/

Anjunadeep North American Tour with Gab Rhome, Theo Kottis, Yotto at U Street Music Hall

Anjunadeep North American Tour with Gab Rhome, Theo Kottis, Yotto at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1132710873475897/

Hauswarming X with Riza & Kym Belle at Bonfire

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/253453551739371/

Schadenfreude Neubauten with DJ Jennder at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Dirty South with Aurean at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1853268544904614/

Dirty South with Aurean at Soundcheck

Dirty South with Aurean at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1774622226109374/

Friday December 9

Ryan Elliott & Derek Plaslaiko and Dansman at Flash, with Norm Talley, Daniel Andres and Benoit in the Green Room (Rooftop) and Body Werk featuring Hot Coffee, Katrina Mir and Andy Grant and live vocals by Candice Mills in the Flash Bar

Ryan Elliott & Derek Plaslaiko and Dansman at Flash, with Norm Talley, Daniel Andres and Benoit in the Green Room (Rooftop) and Body Werk featuring Hot Coffee, Katrina Mir and Andy Grant in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1326955984011494/

Sequence.882_UVB with UVB, DJ Lisa Frank, Boss Ross & Doktor D at Secret Warehouse Location

Sequence.882_UVB with UVB, DJ Lisa Frank, Boss Ross & Doktor D at Secret Warehouse Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1098561756859012/

ESL Friday with Pontchartrain, Philip Goyette, Stylus Chris and Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Pontchartrain, Philip Goyette, Stylus Chris and Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

The NeedlExchange: Residents Night- Shake Your HIPS with Tommy Cornelis, Bil Todd and Baronhawk at Zeba Bar

The NeedlExchange: Residents Night- Shake Your HIPS with Tommy Cornelis, Bill Tod and Baronhawke at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/315676845481471/

Partial Magic (Birthday EXTRAvaganza) with Drew Pompa, Mike Petillo and Ben Jenkins at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Partial Magic (Birthday EXTRAvaganza) with Drew Pompa, Mile Petillo and Ben Jenkins at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/134012277076602/

In The Cut: A Late Night Dance Party With zacheser at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

In The Cut: A Late Night Dance Party With zacheser at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/616260865243294/

Saturday December 10

Prescription For The Holidays with Hugo Zapata, Juan Zapata, Sarah Myers, DJ Nav & Taiga at Secret Warehouse Location

prescription-for-the-holidays

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/337024630006269/

Deep Sugar Anniversary Reboot *Glitch In The Matrix* with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar Anniversary Reboot *Glitch In The Matrix* with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/299506067116015/

ESL Saturday with DJ Spen & Karizma, Chris Brooks, Mr Bonkerz, Gudo & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with DJ Spen & Karizma, Mr Bonkerz, Gudo & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Play featuring Atish, Concret LiVE and Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Edo & Jus Nowhere in the Green Room (Rooftop) and Santarchy in the Flash Bar

Play featuring Atish, Concret LiVE/ at Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Edo & Jus Nowhere in the Green Room (Rooftop) and Santarchy in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1259330860805200/

DJ Double 07 at Lore Lounge

DJ Double 07 at Lore Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1619843754978477/

Meso Creso 1,001 Beats presents: Pa’lante! with Geko Jones, Mattabbana, V:Shal Kanwar & Raha Wala at Zeba Bar

Meso Creso 1,001 Beats presents: Pa'lante! with Geko Jones, Mattabbana, V:Shal Kanwar & Raha Wala at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/212171192526405/

Locally Sourced with Eli, Itzjack & Jandro at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Locally Sourced with Eli, Itzjack & Jandro at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1117582158356084/

AZTEC SUN EP Release Dance Party at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

AZTEC SUN EP Release Dance Party at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/586446421547903/

Sunday December 11

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge and Sunday’s Rooftop featuring Alton Miller, Daniel Andres and Benoit Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge and Sunday's Rooftop featuring Alton Miller, Daniel Andres and Benoit Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/219757251783508/

Set It Off Sunday with DJ Mike Malapit and DJ One Luv at Safari Restaurant & Lounge, Petworth

Set It Off Sunday with DJ Mike Malapit and DJ One Luv at Safari Restaurant & Lounge, Petworth

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/301073056955613/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC December 1 to December 4

Welcome back! Getting to this late this week, so need to keep things short and sweet. Plenty of good shit happening this weekend, but before I dive in, I want to give a shout to Prescription for the Holidays on December 10, featuring an all local lineup of some of DC’s finest selectors to keep you dancing until dawn in a suitably underground warehouse location. Prescription‘s events are always on point, and with a lineup featuring  Hugo ZapataJuan ZapataSarah MyersDJ Nav and Taiga banging it out through  Prescription‘s expertly tuned Martin Audio sound system, you know you’ll be in good hands. Advanced tickets are highly recommended, and if you act now, you can still grab ’em for $10. Don’t sleep… the price will go up!

Advanced Tickets for Prescriptionhttps://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?905781

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/337024630006269/

prescription-for-the-holidays

Sadly no new Meet the Locals podcast for you this week (I know, I’ve been saying that every week lately!). A few have been promised, but regrettably they haven’t yet surfaced. Hopefully more mixes from talented local DJs coming soon…watch this space! In the meantime, let me take you on a musical journey: here’s an exclusive all vinyl mix I recorded for the good people at One Love Massive recently. Two hours of quality cuts served fresh from the vinyl, featuring tracks from the likes of Janeret, Move D, Rick Wade, CarlosLeo GunnJonno and Tommo, DJ MetatronGalcher Lustwerk, Lopaski and more. Unplanned and unedited, warts and all, this one takes you to some interesting and unexpected places. Check it out, and don’t forget to Follow One Love Massive on SoundCloud for more quality sounds from local DC artists.

 

So… highlights for this weekend: Flash looks tasty on Thursday for Preview with Tim Cook, followed by James Zabiela with local support from Rosenberg. Make sure you get there early to catch Rosenberg expertly set things in motion. One Love Massive‘s Feel the Love Live in the Flash Bar is always a musical treat, so something for everyone at Flash, basically.  Other great local options on Thursday are Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge, Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette playing a special extended set at Velvet Lounge, Nightflight with Rich Morel at Cafe Saint Ex, and Italo Dreams at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar. All quality options.

On Friday night, yet again Flash have a stellar lineup across all three floors, with Life & Death‘s Job Jobse headlining alongside Young Marco with local support from Throe, while on the rooftop Berlin’s Julie Marghilano will be at the controls alongside Flash‘s very own Navbox, while in the bar it’s another edition of Audio Zen with three of our region’s finest selectors, Graham HatkeAlex Gardel and Trev-ski. Not to be missed! For quality house music accompanied by live instruments on Friday night, head to Zeba Bar for another edition of Meeg‘s Souled Out!, offering your last chance to catch Aaron Sparks before he heads off on his world tour. Residents Meegs and Raha Wala complete the lineup, with Rich Thomas and Reemz on guitar and keyboard. Always magical times to be had at Souled Out!

Quality choices all round on Saturday night. At FlashTrus’me and T.B. Arthur rule the roost on the main floor with local support from DJ Lisa FrankCahoots Records take over the rooftop to celebrate the release of Cahoots Volume 6 with GrecoWreal and DC’s very own Jackson Ryland. Down in the bar, Heather Femia and Meegs serve up musical treats open to close. Bass heads should head over to the DC Eagle for a real treat on Saturday: LENG & Classical Trax present TSVI & Vjuan Allure with Duolo, Strike Stone B2B Panch & Lush. Quality headliners, prime local talent, serious heads on the dancefloor. Meanwhile, house heads should look no further than Eighteenth Street Lounge, where DJ Spinna brings the heat on the patio with support from Jahsonic.

Eighteenth Street Lounge retains it’s status as my standing top pick for Sunday, with  Sam “the Man” Burns‘ weekly residency in the Gold Room, Good Buddies with Juan Zapata & Philip Goyette and Philco on the patio and Jeyone in the Main Room. Quality across three dance floors.

Those are my highlights for the weekend, but there’s plenty more to choose from! Here’s my full list of picks Thursday through Sunday, followed by full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in Washington DC and Baltimore, with flyers and event links. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday Picks

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with DJ Tim Cook at Flash

James Zabiela with Rosenberg at Flash, with Feel The Love, Live Feat Scolla, Jus Paul, Brooklyn and more in the Flash Bar

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette Special Extended Set at Velvet Lounge

Choice Sounds Vinyl with DJ Trev-Ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Italo Dreams (Silent Smiles) at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

NightFlight with Rich Morel at Cafe Saint Ex

Friday Picks

Job Jobse & Young Marco with Throe at Flash, with Julie Marghilano &
Navbox on the Rooftop and Audio Zen featuring Graham Hatke, Alex Gardel & Trev-ski in the Flash Bar

Souled Out! with Aaron Sparks, Raha Wala, Meegs, Reemz & Rich Thomas at Zeba Bar

ESL Friday with Empresarios Sound System featuring John Bowen & Javier Miranda, DJ Raw & Anoosh, Chris Brooks and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Breach with Alex Eljaiek at U Street Music Hall

Untitled 005 with Ron Jackson at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Saturday Picks

Trus’me, T.B. Arthur LiVE with DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with Cahoots Records Vol 6 Release Party with Greco, Wreal and Jackson Ryland on the Rooftop and Heather Femia & DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

LENG & Classical Trax Present: TSVI & Vjuan Allure with Duolo, Strike Stone B2B Panch & Lush at The DC Eagle

ESL Saturday with DJ Spinna, Dave Allison, Jerome Baker & James Dellastatious at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Jody Wisternoff with Tony Smooth at U Street Music Hall

Sunday Picks

ESL Sunday with Sam “the Man” Burns, Jeyone and Good Buddies featuring Juan Zapata & Philip Goyette with Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Here’s this week’s full listings:

Thursday December 1

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with DJ Tim Cook at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with DJ Tim Cook at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/667092180136213/

James Zabiela with Rosenberg at Flash, with Feel The Love, Live Feat Scolla, Jus Paul, Brooklyn and more in the Flash Bar

James Zabiela with Rosenberg at Flash, with Feel The Love, Live Feat Scolla, Jus Paul, Brooklyn and more in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/971417083004696/

James Zabiela with Rosenberg at Flash, with Feel The Love, Live Feat Scolla, Jus Paul, Brooklyn and more in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/584523968402391/

ESL Thursday with Harry Hotter & Playlist featuring Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Choice Sounds Vinyl with DJ Trev-Ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Choice Sounds Vinyl with DJ Trev-Ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1171041006266565/

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette Special Extended Set at Velvet Lounge

transmission-4-4

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1789520004648815/

Italo Dreams (Silent Smiles) at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Italo Dreams (Silent Smiles) at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1122714267842573/

Select DC Presents Pod Blotz, Craow & Radiator Greys at Rhizome DC

Select DC Presents Pod Blotz, Craow & Radiator Greys at Rhizome DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/335462670143131/

NightFlight with Rich Morel at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1784475218490491/

District and Circle Present: Deep Future Tech No.1 with Nick Flynn, Eddie Watson and Shay Nu at Tropicalia

District and Circle Present: Deep Future Tech No.1 with Nick Flynn, Eddie Watson and Shay Nu at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1073195376112869/

Hauswarming IX featuring Jon Weller & Kym Belle at Bonfire

Hauswarming IX featuring Jon Weller & Kym Belle at Bonfire

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1727731834220359/

Friday December 2

Job Jobse & Young Marco with Throe at Flash, with Julie Marghilano &
Navbox on the Rooftop and Audio Zen featuring Graham Hatke, Alex Gardel & Trev-ski in the Flash Bar

Job Jobse & Young Marco with Throe at Flash, with Navbox on the Rooftop and Audio Zen featuring Graham Hatke, Alex Gardel & Trev-ski in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1113689072033065/

Souled Out! with Aaron Sparks, Raha Wala, Meegs, Reemz & Rich Thomas at Zeba Bar

Souled Out! with Aaron Sparks, Raha Wala, Meegs, Reemz & Rich Thomas at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/695737617245639/

ESL Friday with Empresarios Sound System featuring John Bowen & Javier Miranda, DJ Raw & Anoosh, Chris Brooks and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Empresarios Sound System featuring John Bowen & Javier Miranda, DJ Raw & Anoosh, Chris Brooks and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Breach with Alex Eljaiek at U Street Music Hall

Breach with Alex Eljaiek at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1105764906175213/

4U Social (House edition) with Dj Mate Masie & Sly Wonder at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

4U Social (House edition) with Dj Mate Masie & Sly Wonder at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1616977978595807/

Untitled 005 with Ron Jackson at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Untitled 005 with Ron Jackson at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1135779759869395/

Otter Crossing feat StrikeStone at Green Lantern

Otter Crossing feat StrikeStone at Green Lantern

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1159978687412912/

Salutations: Aphrosoul Live DJ Sessions Sip & Social at Calabash Teahouse & Cafe

Salutations: Aphrosoul Live DJ Sessions Sip & Social at Calabash Teahouse & Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/217152758695520/

Get Real: Green Velvet & Claude Vonstroke with Justin Martin, Rawle Night Long & Zacheser at Echostage

Get Real: Green Velvet & Claude Vonstroke with Justin Martin, Rawle Night Long & Zacheser at Echostage

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1133841143369159/

James Dymond & Darren Porter at Soundcheck

James Dymond & Darren Porter at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1257959507600617/

TWRK with Typnotic at Eden Lounge

TWRK with Typnotic at Eden Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/601032366747302/

Pulse Fridays with DJ Kenny K, DJ Biskit & DJ Marc Henry at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Fridays with DJ Kenny K, DJ Biskit & DJ Marc Henry at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/116016908883697/

Saturday December 3

Trus’me, T.B. Arthur LiVE with DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with Cahoots Records Vol 6 Release Party with Greco, Wreal and Jackson Ryland on the Rooftop and Heather Femia & DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

Trus'me, T.B. Arthur LiVE with DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with Cahoots Records Vol 6 Release Party with Greco, Wreal and Jackson Ryland on the Rooftop and Heather Femia & DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1156945607724529/

LENG & Classical Trax Present: TSVI & Vjuan Allure with Duolo, Strike Stone B2B Panch & Lush at The DC Eagle

LENG & Classical Trax Present: TSVI & Vjuan Allure with Duolo, Strike Stone B2B Panch & Lush at The DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/523111041226604/

ESL Saturday with DJ Spinna, Dave Allison, Jerome Baker & James Dellastatious at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with DJ Spinna, Dave Allison, Jerome Baker & James Dellastatious at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Jody Wisternoff with Tony Smooth at U Street Music Hall

Jody Wisternoff with Tony Smooth at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1752584511658395/

Timeout with Synz, SIA, Amitai at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Timeout with Synz, SIA, Amitai at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/173025783158716/

Sunday December 4

ESL Sunday with Sam “the Man” Burns, Jeyone and Good Buddies featuring Juan Zapata & Philip Goyette with Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “the Man” Burns, Jeyone and Good Buddies featuring Juan Zapata & Philip Goyette with Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1682582362070896/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend 2016

Thanksgiving is here again. As a Brit, I don’t really get this curious American tradition, but I’ll take the vacation day and be thankful for all the good things in my life. As usual, there’s not much officially happening on Thanksgiving itself (just Carlo Lio at Public Bar), but we’ve got some tasty looking events on Wednesday night to help you dance away those pre-Thanksgiving blues and get yourself in a suitable state to face a day with family on Thursday. Before getting into all that, though, I want to say thanks to the team at Vinyl Purist Radio for hosting me on their show last Saturday alongside Ken Lazee. I had a blast! If you didn’t catch the show, you can check it out here:

Vinyl Purist Radio Episode 006 with Ken Lazee & Andy Grant

Two hours of quality house vibes served up fresh from the vinyl. Music aside, it’s worth it just to catch my bizarre hand gestures and facial contortions. My set featured tracks from Jonno & Tommo, Chaos in the CBD, Lnrdcroy, Zarate_Fix & DJ Sotofett, Baaz, Departure Lounge, Ittetsu, Garrett David, Tiger Stripes, Savile, The Mighty Dub Katz, and at the 1 hour 49 minute mark, you can catch the track Detour off the latest EP from local DC duo Rush Plus. Support your locals and grab your own copy on their Bandcamp Page. Also, I recommend you subscribe to Vinyl Purist Radio‘s YouTube channel. They’ve been putting together some quality shows lately, and they’re just getting started!

Before I get into things for this weekend, quick heads up re: New Years Eve. Yeah, that’s right! Even though the new year is just under six weeks away, the big underground events are going public, and you’re best grabbing your advanced tickets now before the prices go up. ROAM just announced their New Year’s Eve event a couple of days ago, and early birds are already gone! Taking place in a brand new warehouse space, ROAM NYE features all the ROAM residents DJ Lisa FrankChris Nitti and Sami%SuYung along with Dawit EklundRush Plus and Jett Chandon. A dream all local lineup to kick off 2017. $15 1st release tickets are still available… that’s a great deal for New Year’s Eve, so don’t sleep!

Advanced tickets for ROAM NYE: bit.ly/ROAMNYE

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/570213589838085/

roam-nye

Also announced is Flash‘s epic annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, promising 32 hours of dancing from 8pm on December 31 to 4am on Monday January 2. They haven’t even announced the line up yet, but first and second release tickets are already gone. You can, however, still get $40 3rd release tickets, which include a wristband guaranteeing entry to all 32 hours of party, a complimentary champagne toast to see in the New Year, and memories enough to last a lifetime (and likely a few blisters too!). If you plan on heading to Flash over the New Year weekend, don’t sleep… grab your tickets now before the price goes up to $50, or worse, they sell out!

Advanced tix to Flash NYE: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1385155 

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/354599751560232/

flash-nye-2017

Enough about New Year’s Eve… what’s on deck for this weekend? On Thanksgiving Eve, I recommend you head to Jimmy Valentine’s for the traditional Prescription Thanskgiving with local favorites markintheDarkHOT COFFEE and Team Zapata. It’s sure to be a quality family affair, and with that line up, you know you’re in good hands when it comes to the music.

 Prescription Thanksgiving with markintheDark, HOT COFFEE and Team Zapata at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

If you want to stay more in the U Street area, then I recommend you head to Flash for Navbox & Friends Thanksgiving Special featuring Navbox, Jubilee, Mazi R and more in the rooftop bar, now known as The Green Room, I hear. That’s a solid all local line up right there!

flash-thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving, the only game in town is Carlo Lio with local support from Mina and Oliver Caine, so if you need an escape from turkey day blues, head over to Public Bar and get ready to sweat!

Friday, Flash has everything you need for a great night out, kicking off with a happy hour session at Fuckin’ Friday with David Waxman on the roof, followed by Benoit & Sergio, La Fleur & Solomon Sanchez in the main room, Jackson Ryland from Rush Plus & Dansman on the roof, and Eric Pecoraro & Philip Goyette in the bar.  A great option for techno from a lineup of local heads on Friday is Silicon Based Lifeform: Turkey Techno with Boss Ross, Doktor D & Symmetrical at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar. Finally, for pure house music from a true legend, head up to The Crown in Baltimore for Night Gruuvs with Gene Hunt, Dion Hunter, John Johnson and Ron TinsleyGene always deliver the goods… if you want to hear a true master at work, get yourself to The Crown. Trust me on this! Best of all, there’s no cover. That’s right! Gene Hunt for free at The Crown on Friday.

Saturday night, and you guessed it, Flash is where it’s at, as Stranger Than Paradise presents the second edition of Apert:re, a series dedicated to showcasing those artists on the bleeding edge of minimal dance music. Saturday night features Israel’s Maayan Nidam, Evan Baggs & Nicolas Lutz, with local support from Jubilee and Baltimore’s Cornel Novac. Down in the bar, it’s another edition of Baltotroit with JandroBoss RossSteve Kirn and Itzjack keeping the beats flowing open to close. For more organic house and disco sounds, head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for MeistroJahsonicMr Bonkerz  and Conscious Contact, or for eclectic beats in an intimate setting, check out Left of Center with Trev-ski, Trevor Richards, Neil K and Tiffany S at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar. Bass heads look no further than the November edition of Subdistrick! at Backbar, featuring Psykofly, Seven, Jeph See & Lyceum. Quality options all round.

No surprises on Sunday, where my regular pick ESL Sunday at Eighteenth Street Lounge has another amazing lineup to close out the holiday weekend, with Sam “The Man” Burns holding things down with his weekly residency in the Gold Room, Hold Tight with Martín Miguel, HOT COFFEE & Heights in the patio, and my main man  Smudge working his magic in the main room. Something for everyone!

Here’s my full list of picks for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and don’t forget to check the full listings with event links and flyers after the picks. Happy Thanksgiving, have an amazing holiday weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week for your weekly guide to all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC Thursday through Sunday.

Thanksgiving Eve Picks

Prescription Thanksgiving with markintheDark, HOT COFFEE and Team Zapata at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Gina Turner with Mina at Flash, with Navbox & Friends Thanksgiving Special featuring Navbox, Jubilee & Mazi R on the Rooftop, and Kellam Matthews and Philip Goyette in the Bar

Thanksgiving Picks

Carlo Lio with Mina & Oliver Caine at Public Bar

Friday Picks

Fuckin’ Friday with David Waxman at Flash

Benoit & Sergio, La Fleur & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Jackson Ryland & Dansman on the roof, and Eric Pecoraro & Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

WTF?! Radio Show with Kochi, Symmetrical and CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

Night Gruuvs with Gene Hunt, Dion Hunter, John Johnson and Ron Tinsley at The Crown, Baltimore

Silicon Based Lifeform: Turkey Techno with Boss Ross, Doktor D & Symmetrical at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Saturday Picks

Apert:re with Maayan Nidam, Evan Baggs, Nicolas Lutz, Jubilee and Cornel Novac at Flash with Baltotroit featuring Jandro, Boss Ross, Steve Kirn & Itzjack in the Bar

Sonny Fodera with Walker & Royce, Chris Kennedy at U Street Music Hall

ESL Saturday with Meistro, Jahsonic, Mr Bonkerz and Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Left of Center with Trev-ski, Trevor Richards, Neil K and Tiffany S at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Subdistrick! with Psykofly, Seven, Jeph See & Lyceum at Backbar

Sunday Picks

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge and Hold Tight with Martín Miguel, HOT COFFEE & Heights at Eighteenth Street Lounge

That’s it for my picks for Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Here’s the full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC from Wednesday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

Thanksgiving Eve Nov 23

Prescription Thanksgiving with markintheDark, HOT COFFEE and Team Zapata at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

 Prescription Thanksgiving with markintheDark, HOT COFFEE and Team Zapata at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/341247382917182/

Gina Turner with Mina at Flash, with Navbox & Friends Thanksgiving Special featuring Navbox, Jubilee & Mazi R on the Rooftop, and Kellam Matthews and Philip Goyette in the Bar

flash-thanksgiving

Gina Turner with Mina at Flash, with Navbox & Friends Thanksgiving Special featuring Navbox, Jubilee & Mazi R on the Rooftop, and Kellam Matthews and Philip Goyette in the Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1223477401027768/

Turkey Transit with Naughty Bits vs Data Drop, T&A, Psykofly vs Childsplay & John Holmes at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

Turkey Transit with Naughty Bits vs Data Drop, T&A, Psykofly vs Childsplay & John Holmes at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/551197815086660/

Thanksgiving, Thursday November 24

Carlo Lio with Mina & Oliver Caine at Public Bar

Carlo Lio with Mina & Oliver Caine at Public BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1768116516794970/

Friday November 25

WTF?! with Kochi, Symmetrical and CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi, Symmetrical and CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/109274656225868/

Fuckin’ Friday with David Waxman at Flash

fuckin-friday-dave-waxman

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/172492186548277/

Benoit & Sergio, La Fleur & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Jackson Ryland & Dansman on the roof, and Eric Pecoraro & Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

Benoit & Sergio

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1927158257511649/

 

Silicon Based Lifeform: Turkey Techno with Boss Ross, Doktor D & Symmetrical at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Silicon Based Lifeform: Turkey Techno with Boss Ross, Doktor D & Symmetrical at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/200291797085482/

ESL Friday with The Metaphysical, DJ Raw & Anoosh, Double A at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with The Metaphysical, DJ Raw & Anoosh, Double A at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

3D Productions presents Drumstix 8 at U Street Music Hall

3D Productions presents Drumstix 8 at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/208616646234568/

Joseph Capriati at Soundcheck

Joseph Capriati at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1402834139745792/

Get Innocuous: LCD Soundsystem VS Justice with Zachese and Lady D at Rock & Roll Hotel

Get Innocuous: LCD Soundsystem VS Justice with Zachese and Lady D at Rock & Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1639755249655183/

Night Gruuvs with Gene Hunt, Dion Hunter, John Johnson and Ron Tinsley at The Crown, Baltimore

Night Gruuvs with Gene Hunt, Dion Hunter, John Johnson and Ron Tinsley at The Crown, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1486592771354876/

Club 347 The Closing Party with DJ Biskit at Club 347, Baltimore

Club 347 The Closing Party with DJ Biskit at Club 347, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/208509679594630/

Saturday November 26

Apert:re with Maayan Nidam, Evan Baggs, Nicolas Lutz, Jubilee and Cornel Novac at Flash with Baltotroit featuring Jandro, Boss Ross, Steve Kirn & Itzjack in the Bar

Apert:re with Maayan Nidam, Evan Baggs, Nicolas Lutz, Jubilee and Cornel Novac at Flash with Baltotroit featuring Jandro, Boss Ross, Steve Kirn & Itzjack in the Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/346176332382230/

Sonny Fodera with Walker & Royce, Chris Kennedy at U Street Music Hall

Sonny Fodera with Walker & Royce, Chris Kennedy at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/244321705967002/

ESL Saturday with Meistro, Jahsonic, Mr Bonkerz and Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Meistro, Jahsonic, Mr Bonkerz and Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Left of Center with Trev-ski, Trevor Richards, Neil K and Tiffany S at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Left of Center with Trev-ski, Trevor Richards, Neil K and Tiffany S at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1417852244911356/

Subdistrick! with Psykofly, Seven, Jeph See & Lyceum at Backbar

Subdistrick! with Psykofly, Seven, Jeph See & Lyceum at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1775923122660821/

Mischief presents: Cross-Pollination Funksgiving Edition with Paul Geddes, Raptorstein & DJ Total at Zeba Bar

Mischief presents: Cross-Pollination Funksgiving Edition with Paul Geddes, Raptorstein & DJ Total at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1792540641028479/

Sunday November 27

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge and Hold Tight with Martín Miguel, HOT COFFEE & Heights at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge and Hold Tight with Martín Miguel, Hot Coffee & Heights at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/707137982777399/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC November 17 to November 20

Huge thanks to everyone who came out and joined us at Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub last weekend. Amazing sets from Sarah MyersSamantha Francesca and Katrina Mir… sadly we didn’t record any of them, so if you weren’t there, you missed out. Body Werk will be back in the Flash Bar on December 9 with myself, HOT COFFEE and Katrina Mir at the controls open to close…and the line up in the main room and on the rooftop that night looks tasty. Mark December 9 in your calendar, and we’ll see you on the dancefloor!

Ok, lots to get through this week, so let’s dive in. Thursday night brings another edition of Chadwick‘s listening event for local producers, Headroom at Flash. The inaugural event was a great success, and judging by the tracklist for this week’s event, it’s going to be another great event. Check out the lineup below… some local heavy hitters in that list! Headroom kicks off at 6pm tomorrow and runs until 8pm. A great way to network with talented local producers and kick off your Thursday night.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1859542040995795/

headroom-lineup

Friday night brings something a little bit different in the form of Fathom: Experiment #1 – Art Meets Night Out at Hierarchy in Adams Morgan, a party combining music and art for sensory experience like no other. Accompanied by sounds from local favorites Chris NittiJandroNeko and Kashani, live artists will be interpreting the theme “People prefer bright things: Explain”.Sounds intriguing, and refreshingly different from the customary untz untz on a sweaty dancefloor. Check out the event page for full details of the featured artists, or check out Fathom‘s awesome website. Tickets are $20, which includes a drink served by the Fathom mixologists. Advanced tickets are highly recommended:

Advanced Tickets for Fathom Experiment #1

Love the concept, and looking forward to checking out the inaugural event.

Fathom: Experiment #1 - Art Meets Night Out with Chris Nitti, Jandro, Neko & Keshani at Hierarchy

Saturday afternoon, you can catch me on episode #6 of Vinyl Purist Radio alongside the legendary Ken Lazee. The last edition of this all vinyl radio show featured Charles Martin and the Rush Plus boys delivering the goods, so the bar has been set really high! Can’t wait to throw down some choice vinyl cuts with my man Ken… gonna be digging out some really special tunes for this one, so tune in on Saturday afternoon and join us for what’s sure to be an interesting journey!

Vinyl Purist Radio Episode 006 with Ken Lazee & Andy Grant

Tune in at 4pm ET Saturday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV8sUFoRg44

Vinyl Purist Radio Episode 006 with Ken Lazee & Andy Grant

No Meet the Locals Podcast this week, but here’s the latest episode of the Extended Family podcast from Spreadlove Project‘s Jett Chandon, a journey through a whole range of genres:

 

I’ve mentioned a few of my major highlights above, but there’s a whole lot more going on this weekend! Thursday night’s highlights include Preview with markinthedark at Flash, so head upstairs after Headroom and get yourself warmed up for a night on the dance floor, an epic line up at U Street Music Hall at the Amalgamation 2 Year Anniversary featuring Loefah  and Lefto (sadly The Gaslamp Killer couldn’t make it), and some great all locals action at Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez, Nightflight with Dansman and Wade Hames at Cafe Saint Ex, and The Business End with Ypset and Philco at Velvet Lounge.

Friday night brings Flash‘s new rooftop happy hour, Fuckin’ Fridays with local master Solomon Sanchez, followed by another huge lineup across three floors, with Kenny Glasgow, Ostrich and Phillip Goyette in the main room, Ostrich and Jus Nowhere on the rooftop, and Cider House Mules featuring Meegs, Tezrah and Patrick Barry in the bar. I’d also recommend checking out Eighteenth Street Lounge on Friday, where Baltimore’s DJ LoveGrove takes control on the patio open to close. Always worth making the effort when LG brings the heat.

Saturday night, it’s another edition of Resident Nights at Flash, with Tony Fairchild, Dansman & Throe and Ben Jenkins in the main room, Assembly featuring Chris Kennedy & Caseo in the bar, and DJ Lisa Frank, markinthedark and Philco holding things down on the rooftop. Quality locals action across three floors, and a rare chance to catch Dansman and Throe closing out the main room. Best of all, it’s free before midnight with an RSVP. Soulful house heads should look no further than the House-N-U Shelter Records Launch Party with Freddy Sanon, Andrew Hogans and a live performance by Ambrosia at Zeba Bar. Great to see the relaunch of Shelter Records, and even better to see it happening right here in DC! Advanced tickets are only $8 on Eventbrite. Not a bad deal…. $15 on the door, so you’ll save a bunch by planning ahead.

Sunday night, as is the case almost every week, Eighteenth Street Lounge is your one stop shop for all things HOUSE! This week, Sunday’s Rooftop features the always amazing DJ Aakmael with support from  DJ Il Collins & Benoit Benoit, while Sam Burns works his magic in the Gold Room all night long. Nothing but quality to close out your weekend.

Here’s my full list of picks for the weekend, and don’t forget to check the full event listings with flyers and event links. Don’t forget to tune in to Vinyl Purist Radio on Saturday afternoon, and I hope you see you on the dance floor!

Thursday Picks

Headroom Listening Sessions at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with markintheDark

Felix Cartal & Kill Them With Colour at Flash, with Donatello, Arnas D and Mazi R on the Rooftop, with Andrey Bazza B2B Tony Smooth in the Bar

Amalgamation 2 Year Anniversary: Epilogue with Loefah, Lefto at U Street Music Hall

ESL Friday with Harry Hotter and Playlist featuring Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

NightFlight with Dansman & Wade Hammes at Cafe Saint Ex

The Business End with Ypset & Philco at Velvet Lounge

Friday Picks

Fathom: Experiment #1 – Art Meets Night Out with Chris Nitti, Jandro, Neko & Keshani at Hierarchy

Fuckin’ Fridays Rooftop Happy Hour  with Solomon Sanchez at Flash

Kenny Glasgow, Ostrich, Phillip Goyette & Jus Nowhere at Flash, with Cider House Mules featuring Meegs, Tezrah and Patrick Barry in the Flash Bar

ESL Friday with DJ Lovegrove, John Jazz, Stylus Chris & Dustcover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

4 Hours of Funk with Graham Hatke & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

Saturday Picks

Vinyl Purist Radio Episode 006 with Ken Lazee & Andy Grant

Resident Nights with Tony Fairchild, Dansman & Throe and Ben Jenkins at Flash, with Assembly featuring Chris Kennedy & Caseo in the Bar and DJ Lisa Frank, Markinthedark and Philco on the Rooftop

Pleasurekraft (open to close) at U Street Music Hall

House-N-U Shelter Records Launch Party with Freddy Sanon & Andrew Hogans and Live Performance by Ambrosia at Zeba Bar

ESL Saturday with Eyal Rob, Mr Bonkerz & Martín Miguel, Qdup & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunday Picks

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jeyone and Sunday’s Rooftop (Winter’s Vibe) with DJ Aakmael, DJ Il Collins & Benoit Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Here’s the full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC from Thursday to Sunday:

Thursday November 17

Headroom Listening Sessions at Flash

Headroom Listening Sessions at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1859542040995795/

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with markintheDark

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with markintheDark

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/315256245513256/

Felix Cartal & Kill Them With Colour at Flash, with Donatello, Arnas D and Mazi R on the Rooftop, with Andrey Bazza B2B Tony Smooth in the Bar

felix-cartal-at-flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/543049545889612/

Amalgamation 2 Year Anniversary: Epilogue with Loefah, Lefto at U Street Music Hall

Amalgamation 2 Year Anniversary: Epilogue with Loefah, Lefto at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/886938021424193/

ESL Friday with Harry Hotter and Playlist featuring Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Harry Hotter and Playlist featuring Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

NightFlight with Dansman & Wade Hammes at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1239722152736351/

Remembering David Mancuso: Choice Sounds Vinyl at Songbyrd

Remembering David Mancuso: Choice Sounds Vinyl at Songbyrd

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/676595569184216/

The Business End with Ypset & Philco at Velvet Lounge

The Business End with Ypset & Philco at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/150801618720314/

NoSoftBeat Thursdays with DeepCutta & Friends at Bonfire

NoSoftBeat Thursdays with DeepCutta & Friends at Bonfire

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1344616182238324/

Chuckie at Soundcheck

Chuckie at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1808667712723307/

Friday November 18

Fathom: Experiment #1 – Art Meets Night Out with Chris Nitti, Jandro, Neko & Keshani at Hierarchy

Fathom: Experiment #1 - Art Meets Night Out with Chris Nitti, Jandro, Neko & Keshani at Hierarchy

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1146625525392582/

WTF?! Radio Show with Kochi and CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! Radio Show with Kochi and CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1453021631392405/

Fuckin’ Fridays Rooftop Happy Hour  with Solomon Sanchez at Flash

Fuckin' Fridays Rooftop Happy Hour  with Solomon Sanchez at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1641815786117452/

Kenny Glasgow, Ostrich, Phillip Goyette & Jus Nowhere at Flash, with Cider House Mules featuring Meegs, Tezrah and Patrick Barry in the Flash Bar

Kenny Glasgow, Ostrich, Phillip Goyette & Jus Nowhere at Flash, with Cider House Mules featuring Meegs, Tezrah and Patrick Barry in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/175851679529688/

ESL Friday with DJ Lovegrove, John Jazz, Stylus Chris & Dustcover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with DJ Lovegrove, John Jazz, Stylus Chris & Dustcover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Black Dionysus with DJ Juana feat. Danie, Mundy, Ceraun and Jax at Green Lantern

Black Dionysus with DJ Juana feat. Danie, Mundy, Ceraun and Jax at Green Lantern

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1772651622999699/

Matt Lange at Soundcheck

Matt Lange at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/207699086320759/

Party with a Purpose at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Party with a Purpose at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1801456233472934/

Billy Kenny with Maximono, Savage Patch at U Street Music Hall

Billy Kenny with Maximono, Savage Patch at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1137830836252176/

Andy Moor with Dan Ginolfi and Tony Smooth at Eden Nightclub

Andy Moor with Dan Ginolfi and Tony Smooth at Eden Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/893424237455910/

4 Hours of Funk with Graham Hatke & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk with Graham Hatke & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/254247098311520/

Pulse Friday The BPM Experience with DJ Biskit and DJ Beloved at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Friday The BPM Experience with DJ Biskit and DJ Beloved at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Friday The BPM Experience with DJ Biskit and DJ Beloved at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/212670929166090/

Saturday November 19

Vinyl Purist Radio Episode 006 with Ken Lazee & Andy Grant

Vinyl Purist Radio Episode 006 with Ken Lazee & Andy Grant

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/998345746977216/

Resident Nights with Tony Fairchild, Dansman & Throe and Ben Jenkins at Flash, with Assembly featuring Chris Kennedy & Caseo in the Bar and DJ Lisa Frank, Markinthedark and Philco on the Rooftop

Resident Nights with Tony Fairchild, Dansman & Throe and Ben Jenkins at Flash, with Assembly featuring Chris Kennedy & Caseo in the Bar and DJ Lisa Frank, Markinthedark and Philco on the Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/362466117428659/

Pleasurekraft (open to close) at U Street Music Hall

Pleasurekraft (open to close) at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1129275110495051/

House-N-U Shelter Records Launch Party with Freddy Sanon & Andrew Hogans and Live Performance by Ambrosia at Zeba Bar

House-N-U Shelter Records Launch Party with Freddy Sanon & Andrew Hogans and Live Performance by Ambrosia at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1111210118970618/

ESL Saturday with Eyal Rob, Mr Bonkerz & Martín Miguel, Qdup & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Eyal Rob, Mr Bonkerz & Martín Miguel, Qdup & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

It’s A House Thing at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

It's A House Thing at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/696942527124064/

Elm Imprint Presents: Natty Dub Tour with Saxxon & Cabin Fever at 3129 Pennsy Drive, Hyattsville

Elm Imprint Presents: Natty Dub Tour with Saxxon & Cabin Fever at 3129 Pennsy Drive, Hyattsville

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2160218497536823/

The Inception at Eden Lounge

The Inception at Eden Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/529400347251352/

Sunday November 20

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jeyone and Sunday’s Rooftop (Winter’s Vibe) with DJ Aakmael, DJ Il Collins & Benoit Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jeyone and Sunday's Rooftop (Winter's Vibe) with DJ Aakmael, DJ Il Collins & Benoit Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jeyone and Sunday's Rooftop (Winter's Vibe) with DJ Aakmael, DJ Il Collins & Benoit Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/448385158618741/

Mojùgbá: Giving Homage To Ancestral Spirits of Music & Dance at Appioo African Bar & Grill

Mojùgbá: Giving Homage To Ancestral Spirits of Music & Dance at Appioo African Bar & Grill

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/937888823011519/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC November 10 to November 13

Short and sweet this week. I’m in bed with a fever, feeling like crap, America just elected a racist, sexist bully to be its Commander in Chief, and I’m really struggling to find the motivation to write up this week’s post. To be honest, the only reason I’m bothering is that I don’t want to short change The Black Hearts launch event on Saturday at Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub. While America may deem the harassment of women as acceptable for the occupant of the Oval Office, we don’t have to accept it in the places where we socialize, in our bars, or on our dance floors. The Black Hearts exist to defend a woman’s right to socialize without fear or harassment. Please join us on Saturday night to show your support for this cause and to learn more. To celebrate the launch, we’ve assembled a solid all female DJ lineup, featuring Flash resident Sarah Myers open to close in the main room, and Sticky Fingers Collective‘s Samantha Francesca and Body Werk resident Katrina Mir up in the rooftop bar. We’ll also have [capsaicin] providing amazing live visuals in the main room. Unwanted attention and harassment should be completely unacceptable in the places where we meet to drink and dance, but the sad truth is many experience it on a regular basis. The Black Hearts exist to make this a thing of the past.

Body Werk: The Black Hearts with Sarah Myers, Samantha Francesca & Katrina Mir at DC9 Nightclub

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Sadly, this will be our last Body Werk event at DC9 Nightclub. Huge thanks to all the staff at DC9 Nightclub who we have worked with over the last couple of years, and who have helped make every event special. Sadly, we were unable to come to agreeable terms with management for 2017, and we are simply not willing to carry on pouring money and effort into the event each month solely for their financial gain. We wish them and future partners well in their further endeavors. We’ll be taking a break from our monthly Body Werk event while we regroup and figure out what’s next.

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On to more positive news: this week I’ve got a new Meet the Locals Podcast, this time from Flash resident  Chadwick, providing his second contribution to the series. Some really great tracks in this mix to provide your soundtrack as you decide where to get your groove on this weekend.

 

That’s all I’ve got the energy for this week. See below for my picks of all the best events in and around DC this weekend, following by flyers and event links for everything on my radar. Hope to see you at Body Werk: The Black Hearts at DC9 Nightclub this weekend!

Thursday Picks

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with DJ Kochi at Flash

Andhim with Sarah Myers and Tim Cook at Flash

ESL Thursday with Ayes Cold and Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

NightFlight with Chris Nitti & Wade Hammes at Cafe Saint Ex

Lane 8: This Never Happened Tour with Jus Nowhere at U Street Music Hall

Friday Picks

WTF?! Radio Show with CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

Jennifer Cardini with Chris Nitti at Flash, with Silence in Metropolis in the Flash Bar, and Navbox and Edo on the rooftop

ESL Friday featuring Funk Train with Michael the Lion & Del, John Jazz, DJ Fleg and Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Petworth Funk with Trev-ski at The Looking Glass Lounge, Petworth

Chicago Style: Disco, Italo, and House Classics with Eli, Boss Ross, Harvey & Juana at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Classical Trax x Guestlist Present: NoLay with DJ Oblig with The Borrowers & Panch at Backbar

Saturday Picks

Body Werk: The Black Hearts with Sarah Myers, Samantha Francesca & Katrina Mir at DC9 Nightclub

DEEP SUGAR presents Cocoon – The 13th Anniversary with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders, Mookie Wizzo & DJ Byron at Location TBA, Baltimore

DJ Sneak with Vanity Kills and Meegs at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions with Roger That, Martín Miguel and Heights on the Roof, and SpreadLove Project with Joe C, Jett Chandon and DJ Nav in the Flash Bar

ESL Saturday with Jeff Craven, Mr Bonkerz, Chris Brooks & Deez Notes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

The OMG Experience with DJ Osiruss, DJ Luminescent Soul and DJ Baby at Zeba Bar

House Liveset with Dubathonic at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Sunday Picks

CAKE (Mo Na’s B-Day) with Jubilee B2B Navbox, Benoit & Yacine A. at Eighteenth Street Lounge (Jazz Room)

ESL Sunday with Sam The Man Burns, Smudge and Good Buddies featuring DJ Nav & Juana with Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Set It Off Sunday with Mike Malapit at Safari Restaurant and Lounge

Thursday November 10

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with DJ Kochi at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with DJ Kochi at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1190874920973153/

Andhim with Sarah Myers and Tim Cook at Flash

Andhim with Sarah Myers and Tim Cook at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1783339148571739/

Schadenfreude Neubauten at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Schadenfreude Neubauten at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1778350972438867/

ESL Thursday with Ayes Cold and Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday with Ayes Cold and Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/329463917430459/

NightFlight with Chris Nitti & Wade Hammes at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/621277594699908/

Lane 8: This Never Happened Tour with Jus Nowhere at U Street Music Hall

Lane 8: This Never Happened Tour with Jus Nowhere at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1756982294582045/

Cosmic Gate at Soundcheck

Cosmic Gate at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/637452729770234/

Friday November 11

WTF?! Radio Show with CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?!? Radio Show with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1604255829878146/

Jennifer Cardini with Chris Nitti at Flash, with Silence in Metropolis featuring Funkdamentalist and Sam Kosh in the Flash Bar, and Navbox and Edo on the Rooftop

Jennifer Cardini with Chris Nitti at Flash, with Silence in Metropolis in the Flash Bar, and Navbox and Edo on the rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/526268997570613/

ESL Friday featuring Funk Train with Michael the Lion & Del, John Jazz, DJ Fleg and Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday featuring Funk Train with Michael the Lion & Del, John Jazz, DJ Fleg and Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Petworth Funk with Trev-ski at The Looking Glass Lounge, Petworth

Petworth Funk with Trev-ski at The Looking Glass Lounge, Petworth

Chicago Style: Disco, Italo, and House Classics with Eli, Boss Ross, Harvey & Juana at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Chicago Style: Disco, Italo, and House Classics with Eli, Boss Ross, Harvey & Juana at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1250336081697528/

Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing 

Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/527965740729297/

SOLD OUT: Louis The Child: U Street Music Hall

SOLD OUT: Louis The Child: U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1755233751413210/

Classical Trax x Guestlist Present: NoLay with DJ Oblig with The Borroweres & Panch at Backbar

Classical Trax x Guestlist Present: NoLay with DJ Oblig with The Borroweres & Panch at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/541347786071148/

Saturday November 12

Body Werk: The Black Hearts with Sarah Myers, Samantha Francesca & Katrina Mir at DC9 Nightclub

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1827836127429444/

DEEP SUGAR presents Cocoon – The 13th Anniversary with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders, Mookie Wizzo & DJ Byron at Location TBA, Baltimore

DEEP SUGAR presents Cocoon - The 13th Anniversary with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders, Mookie Wizzo & DJ Byron at Location TBA, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/976767445783392/

DJ Sneak with Vanity Kills and Meegs at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions with Roger That, Martín Miguel and Heights on the Roof, and SpreadLove Project with Joe C, Jett Chandon and DJ Nav in the Flash Bar

DJ Sneak with Vanity Kills and Meegs at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions with Roger That, Martín Miguel and Heights on the Roof, and SpreadLove Project with Joe C, Jett Chandon and DJ Nav in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/402281106562453/

ESL Saturday with Jeff Craven, Mr Bonkerz, Chris Brooks & Deez Notes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Jeff Craven, Mr Bonkerz, Chris Brooks & Deez Notes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

The OMG Experience with DJ Osiruss, DJ Luminescent Soul and DJ Baby at Zeba Bar

The OMG Experience with DJ Osiruss, DJ Luminescent Soul and DJ Baby at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/216714952084388/

Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing 

Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/527965740729297/

Ben Phipps & Taylor Wise with Mir Omar and Zachese at Buckeye & Bear

Ben Phipps & Taylor Wise with Mir Omar and Zachese at Buckeye & Bear

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/456637374483215/

House Liveset with Dubathonic at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

House Liveset with Dubathonic at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/773464139457946/

Ekali with Alexander Lewis at U Street Music Hall

Ekali with Alexander Lewis at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/552974678219531/

John Creamer with Tony Smooth & Vince Christopher at L8 Lounge

John Creamer with Tony Smooth & Vince Christopher at L8 Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1811524915798022/

The Confetti Party by GLAS Mix Project at Backbar

The Confetti Party by GLAS Mix Project at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1391843014178779/

Sunday November 13

CAKE (Mo Na’s B-Day) with Jubilee B2B Navbox, Benoit & Yacine A. at Eighteenth Street Lounge (Jazz Room)

CAKE (Mo Na's B-Day) w/ Jubilee B2B Navbox . Benoit + Yacine A. at Eighteenth Street Lounge (Jazz Room)

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1703701276625163/

 

ESL Sunday with Sam The Man Burns, Smudge and Good Buddies featuring DJ Nav & Juana with Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam The Man Burns, Smudge and Good Buddies featuring DJ Nav & Juana with Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1667084843604101/

 

Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing 

Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/527965740729297/

Set It Off Sunday with Mike Malapit at Safari Restaurant and Lounge

Set It Off Sunday with Mike Malapit at Safari Restaurant and Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/646039772243179/

Homegrown House: The Sunday Sessions at The Crown, Baltimore

Homegrown House: The Sunday Sessions at The Crown, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/876837109083247/

Wax & Wane VII – Clothing Swap Edition with Craig W Crs and Logan Terkelsen at Ottobar, Baltimore

Wax & Wane VII - Clothing Swap Edition with Craig W Crs and Logan Terkelsen at Ottobar, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1611900759110989/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC November 3 to November 6

So I pretty much missed out on all the Halloween festivities last week, HOWL with Discodromo, Flesh at Flash, Jimmy V’s Halloween Bash… all the good stuff. While I didn’t make it out Friday or Saturday, I was seriously impressed by the quality of the Halloween costumes showing up in my feed! Special shout to DJ Lisa Frank and Tommy Cornelis for their spectacular transformations. Impressive! I made it out on Sunday night for Sundays Rooftop at Eighteenth Street Lounge, closing out the patio after excellent sets from Benoit B2B Jus Nowhere and HOT COFFEE. Playing the closing set on the patio was an amazing experience; even I was surprised at some of the tunes coming out of my record bag! Huge thanks to all the dancers who provided the energy and vibe. Can’t wait to do it again!

Heads up about our next Body Werk event at DC9 Nightclub: on November 12 we are teaming up with The Black Hearts to launch their campaign to defend a woman’s right to socialize without fear. You can learn more about The Black Hearts Brigade and the associated campaign over on their fundraising page. I encourage you to read up on the cause, make a donation, then join us on November 12 for an all female DJ lineup at Body Werk: The Black Hearts Campaign with Sarah Myers spinning open to close in the main room accompanied by the usual amazing visuals by [capsaicin], and Samantha Francesca and Katrina Mir on the rooftop. Groove with us, learn more about the campaign, and get your campaign button. This is a really important cause for us at DC House Grooves, and we are proud to be hosting the launch of The Black Hearts Campaign. We all deserve to be treated with respect when out drinking, dancing and socializing, free from fear of harassment.

Donate to The Black Hearts

Body Werk: The Black Hearts Campaign

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Another great event a few week’s out is the next edition of Chadwick‘s Headroom Listening Sessions at Flash. Sadly I missed the inaugural event, but I heard there was some serious talent on display. The date for the next event is November 17, with submissions welcome from 11/7 to 11/14. If you’d like your track included, make sure you submit it in time! To stay up to date with the latest Headroom news, make sure you join the Headroom Facebook Group.

https://soundcloud.com/sarahmyers/hooked-podcast-035-andy-grant-body-werk-at-flash-oct-14-2016

The big news this weekend is the birthday celebration of one of the DC underground scene’s local heroes, Juan Zapata.

Juan Zapata

Amazing DJ, hugely talented producer, curator of seriously wonderful parties, and all round great dude, Juan will be celebrating who knows how many years on this green earth at Prescription with Output‘s Ray ZunigaWerd SF‘s Jimmy BSamantha Francesca and Throe at everyone’s favorite warehouse location this Saturday night until sunrise, and you need to be there! If it wasn’t enough of a no-brainer for you, DC House Grooves has an exclusive 25% discount off advanced tickets to help you make your decision. Tickets will be $25 on the door before 2am, $30 on the door after, but with our 25% discount you can still snap them up for just over $13, including booking fee! Take it from me, Prescription parties are always off the hook, and with Juan‘s birthday celebrations, things are sure to get crazy. Don’t sleepgrab your advanced tickets now!

25% off advanced tickets for Prescription

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1883045665261981/

Prescription with Ray Zuniga, Jimmy B, Juan Zapata, Throe & Samantha Francesca at Secret Location

Once you wrap things up at Prescription, make sure you leave something in the tank for Daytime Discothèque on Sunday. Yes, that’s right! DC’s most intimate Sunday afternoon jam is back at that very special secret location in northwest DC for another bout of laid back Sunday grooves from a serious lineup headlined by Luv*Jam all the way from the UK, with local support from HeightsJackson Ryland, with yours truly Andy Grant closing out the proceedings. I don’t think I’ve been more excited about a gig in recent memory… believe me, this one will be really special. Tickets are extremely limited and will not be available on the door, so make sure you grab yours now, and we’ll see you under the disco ball on Sunday afternoon. Vibes for days with Daytime Discothèque!

Advanced Tickets for Daytime Discotheque

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1170360356335459/

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Sadly, still nothing new for the Meet the Locals Podcast. I’m gonna have to start kicking ass and taking names! Several have promised, none have delivered :/ So with nothing new from other DJs, I’ll just have to engage in shameless self promotion, highlighting my contribution to Sarah Myers‘ Hooked Podcast, recorded live at the last edition of Body Werk in the Flash Bar on October 14:

 

https://soundcloud.com/sarahmyers/hooked-podcast-035-andy-grant-body-werk-at-flash-oct-14-2016

Make sure you check out all the other editions of the Hooked Podcast over on Sarah Myers SoundCloud page. I recommend subscribing on iTunes. Keep an eye out for the next edition of the Hooked Podcast, too. Gonna be special!

So on to this weekend. Other than Prescription and Daytime Discothèque, other highlights are Boys Noize with DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music HallPlaylist with Jubilee and Ramirez and Fundraiser for Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing with Chris Nitti, v:shal kanwar and e.yore at The Mellow Mushroom on Thursday,  We Still Believe: The Black Madonna with Savile & TNX at Flash, with Vibe featuring Kochi & AB Logic in the Flash Bar, and Solomon Sanchez & Patrick Fonseca on the rooftop and Tiger & Woods with Jacques Renault & DJ Nav at U Street Music Hall on Friday. Then on Saturday, you could always check out Love & Disco: Soul Clap Album Tour [Open-to-Close] at Flash, with Foot Therapy featuring Ben Jenkins and DJ Freez on the Rooftop, or if you’re in Baltimore, I highly recommend Happy Birthday Teddy Douglas with Teddy Douglas and Graham Hatke at The Windup Space. Vinyl FTW! Finally, on Sunday finish off your weekend right after Daytime Discothèque at the Sundays Rooftop Season Finale with CarolKarim Ragab and  Benoit Benoit. Not a bad line up for another amazing weekend in the District! Sadly I’ll be missing out on most of the festivities yet again, but don’t feel too sorry for me. I’ll be spending Friday and Saturday night at the Rayban x Boiler Room Weekender in Lake Harmony,  PA, after which I’ll be dashing back to DC for Daytime Discothèque. Gonna be mental!

Here’s my full list of picks for the weekend, followed by full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC from Thursday to Sunday. Make sure you come back next week for all the best info about what’s what on the underground scene here in DC. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday Picks

Boys Noize with DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music Hall

ESL Thursday with Playlist featuring Jubilee & Ramirez, Harry Hotter at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Fundraiser for Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing with Chris Nitti, v:shal kanwar and e.yore at The Mellow Mushroom

NightFlight with Plus More & Zamkov at Cafe Saint Ex

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette & Samantha Francesca at Velvet Lounge

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Jandro at Flash

Friday Picks

We Still Believe: The Black Madonna with Savile & TNX at Flash, with Vibe featuring Kochi & AB Logic in the Flash Bar, and Solomon Sanchez & Patrick Fonseca on the rooftop

Tiger & Woods with Jacques Renault & DJ Nav at U Street Music Hall

ESL Friday with 4 Hours of Funk featuring Graham and Fleg, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Saturday Picks

Prescription with Ray Zuniga, Jimmy B, Juan Zapata, Throe & Samantha Francesca at Secret Location

Love & Disco: Soul Clap Album Tour [Open-to-Close] at Flash, with Foot Therapy featuring Ben Jenkins and DJ Freez on the Rooftop

Will Clarke with Sage Armstrong, Ken Lazee at U Street Music Hall

Wild Pitch Party (Pre Voters’ Day Party) with KTure, A.Plans, Chosen, John Johnson, Ron Tinsley, DJ Erv and Ernest Fountain at Zeba Bar

Happy Birthday Teddy Douglas with Teddy Douglas and Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

Sunday Picks

Daytime Discothèque with Luv*Jam, Andy Grant, Jackson Ryland, Heights at Secret Location

ESL Sunday with Sundays Rooftop Season Finale featuring Carlo, Karim Ragab and Benoit Benoit,  Sam “The Man” Burns and Jeyone at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Those are my picks, and here’s full listings of everything on this weekend, along with flyers and event links. Please share this post with your friends so everyone’s on the same page!

Thursday November 3

Boys Noize with DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music Hall

Boys Noize with DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1761759960766945/

ESL Thursday with Playlist featuring Jubilee & Ramirez, Harry Hotter at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday with Playlist featuring Jubilee & Ramirez, Harry Hotter at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

NightFlight with Plus More & Zamkov at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/324297824578835/

Fundraiser for Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing with Chris Nitti, v:shal kanwar and e.yore at The Mellow Mushroom

Fundraiser for Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing with Chris Nitti, v:shal kanwar and e.yore at The Mellow Mushroom

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1136182983141826/

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette & Samantha Francesca at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette & Samantha Francesca at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1008214889288533/

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Jandro at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Jandro at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1211208608937315/

Jeremy Olander: The Vivrant Music Tour with Hawa B2B Sid Waters at Flash

Jeremy Olander: The Vivrant Music Tour with Hawa B2B Sid Waters at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/860997724030486/

The Warm-Up Happy Hour with Chris Kennedy and Caseo at Bonfire

The Warm-Up Happy Hour with Chris Kennedy and Caseo at Bonfire

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/882662838535069/

Friday November 4

We Still Believe: The Black Madonna with Savile & TNX at Flash, with Vibe featuring Kochi & AB Logic in the Flash Bar, and Solomon Sanchez & Patrick Fonseca on the rooftop

We Still Believe: The Black Madonna with Savile & TNX at Flash, with Vibe featuring Kochi & AB Logic in the Flash Bar, and Solomon Sanchez & Patrick Fonseca on the rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1757116231198644/

Tiger & Woods with Jacques Renault & DJ Nav at U Street Music Hall

Tiger & Woods with Jacques Renault & DJ Nav at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/698723886942383/

ESL Friday with 4 Hours of Funk featuring Graham and Fleg, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with 4 Hours of Funk featuring Graham and Fleg, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Salutations: Live DJ Sessions, Birthday Sip & Social with Aphrosoul at Clabash Tea and Tonic

Salutations: Live DJ Sessions, Birthday Sip & Social with Aphrosoul at Clabash Tea and Tonic

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/297615047274857/

QuadTech feat: Octane, DJ TEC, Colin Jeske & Verrillo at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

QuadTech feat: Octane, DJ TEC, Colin Jeske & Verrillo at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1109100222499421/

EDX with Leonardo Lee at Soundcheck

EDX with Leonardo Lee at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/335078436858106/

Vitalize I with DFMO, Jon Weller, Wade Hammes, Zamkov at Buckeye & Bear

Vitalize I with DFMO, Jon Weller, Wade Hammes, Zamkov at Buckeye & Bear

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/190597874682482/

Otter Crossing with DJ StrikeStone! & DJ Andre Gutarra at Green Lantern

Otter Crossing with DJ StrikeStone! & DJ Andre Gutarra at Green Lantern

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1793256317625889/

Moneytown! with DJ Nitekrawler at Little Miss Whiskeys

Moneytown! with DJ Nitekrawler at Little Miss Whiskeys

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1729559977363898/

Saturday November 5

Prescription with Ray Zuniga, Jimmy B, Juan Zapata, Throe & Samantha Francesca at Secret Location

Prescription with Ray Zuniga, Jimmy B, Juan Zapata, Throe & Samantha Francesca at Secret Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1883045665261981/

Love & Disco: Soul Clap Album Tour [Open-to-Close] at Flash, with Foot Therapy featuring Ben Jenkins and DJ Freez on the Rooftop

Love & Disco: Soul Clap Album Tour [Open-to-Close] at Flash, with Foot Therapy featuring Ben Jenkins and DJ Freez on the Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1736431183287673/

Will Clarke with Sage Armstrong, Ken Lazee at U Street Music Hall

Will Clarke with Sage Armstrong, Ken Lazee at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/606221129560480/

ESL Saturday with Darshan Jesrano, The Metaphysical, Double A and Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Darshan Jesrano, The Metaphysical, Double A and Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Heavy Rotation with DJ Nitekrawler, Sean Peoples & Martín Miguel at Black Cat

https://www.facebook.com/events/132039280603671/

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/132039280603671/

Wild Pitch Party (Pre Voters’ Day Party) with KTure, A.Plans, Chosen, John Johnson, Ron Tinsley, DJ Erv and Ernest Fountain at Zeba Bar

Wild Pitch Party (Pre Voters' Day Party) with KTure, A.Plans, Chosen, John Johnson, Ron Tinsley, DJ Erv and Ernest Fountain at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/286900395042648/

Alive & Well with Jandro & Philco at The Velvet Lounge

Alive & Well with Jandro & Philco at The Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1865381147019115/

A Night of Freaky Dancing with LeCisco, Slussness & Fellman at Tropicalia

A Night of Freaky Dancing with LeCisco, Slussness & Fellman at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/559600630901072/

Happy Birthday Teddy Douglas with Teddy Douglas and Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

Happy Birthday Teddy Douglas with Teddy Douglas and Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1318998821468192/

Soulful Saturday’s Like Father Like Son with Brian Pope and Jordan Pope at Club 347, Baltimore

Soulful Saturday's Like Father Like Son with Brian Pope and Jordan Pope at Club 347, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/194477680979402/

The UKG Social / Bassline Business Edition with Skankuh , Brother Pinch and D.j. Omnibud at The Depot, Baltimore

The UKG Social / Bassline Business Edition with Skankuh , Brother Pinch and D.j. Omnibud at The Depot, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1756515294603640/

Sunday November 6

Daytime Discothèque with Luv*Jam, Andy Grant, Jackson Ryland, Heights at Secret Location

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1170360356335459/

ESL Sunday with Sundays Rooftop Season Finale featuring Carlo, Karim Ragab and Benoit Benoit,  Sam “The Man” Burns and Jeyone at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sundays Rooftop Season Finale featuring Carlo, Karim Ragab and Benoit Benoit, at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sundays Rooftop Season Finale featuring Carlos, Karim Ragab and Benoit Benoit, at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: Halloween Weekend 2016 October 27 to October 30

Unless you’re new to DC, you’ll know that we take our Halloween events very seriously. Many of you will already have your Halloween costumes picked out and advanced tickets in the bag, but in case you haven’t, DC House Grooves is here to help! Well, we can’t help you with your Halloween outfit, but we can help you out with a summary of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC over Halloween weekend, along with advanced ticket links, where available. Now, if you’re planning on attending ROAM & TNX‘s event HOWL with Berlin techno duo Discodromo, DJ Lisa Frank, TNXDansman B2B ThroeFLESH with Whomadewho, DJ Lisa Frank, Julius Jetson, PHILCO, Maurice Fulton, Benoit Benoit, HOT COFFEE, Samantha Francesca, Jus Nowhere, Mazi R & Taiga at FlashThe Annual Jimmy Valentine’s Halloween Bash with Sam “The Man” Burns, Chris Nitti, Juan Zapata, Joe L and Jandro or Jak-o-Lantern Halloween on the Roof with DeWalta, Jubilee, Feroun and Navbox at Flash, I recommend you stop what you are doing NOW and go and buy your tickets. These events are expected to sell out, and you don’t want to be left outside in the cold, all dressed up with nowhere to go. Indeed, both HOWL and FLESH at Flash are on their final release tickets, and I’ve heard from reliable sources that Jimmy Valentine’s Halloween Bash and Jak-o-Lantern Halloween on the Roof at Flash are selling fast, too. Make sure you check out Jimmy V’s all you can drink option… a great choice if you’re planning on celebrating to the max! Here are the advanced ticket links:

Advanced tickets for HOWL

Advanced tickets for Flesh at Flash

Advanced tickets for Jimmy Valentine’s Halloween Bash

Advanced tickets for Jak-o-Lantern Halloween on the Roof at Flash

As far as the rest of the events this week are concerned, advanced tickets are strongly recommended where available, but you should be OK just showing up on the night.

Speaking of the HOWL party on Friday, here’s a promo mix put together by  Dansman  and  Throe in anticipation of Friday’s event. A solid mix of underground sounds to get you in the mood!

 

You can catch me DJing at two events over Halloween weekend: Thursday night I’m the special guest at Preview Rooftop Happy Hour at Flash, where I’ll be playing an all vinyl set alongside residents Christauff and Jon_MFDdredBang will also be on hand to serve up some wax. Really looking forward to spinning records old and new in Flash‘s amazing rooftop bar, and with $3 PBR & Yeunglings, $4 Corona & Heineken and $5 DC Braus, rail drinks and wine from 6pm to 9pm, and Nathan’s Hot Dogs and Roasted Pepper Pesto Paninis on Torta Bread available for purchase, we’ve got everything you need to bridge the gap between work and your Thursday night out. Join us in the rooftop bar at Flash from 6pm for quality music, great food and cheap drinks!

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Andy Grant (Vinyl Night) at Flash

Then on Sunday night, I’ll be joining homies  HOT COFFEEBenoit Benoit Raffi behind the decks for Sundays Rooftop: Halloween Edition at Eighteenth Street Lounge. It’s going to be another amazing Sunday night at ESL, with the finest deep house at Sundays Rooftop on the patio, the very best in soulful house from Sam “The Man” Burns and special guest Terry Thompson in the Gold Room and funk, soul and disco classics from  The Metaphysical in the main room. The perfect way to wrap up your Halloween weekend!

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Well that’s pretty much all I’ve got time for tonight. Need to get busy picking out records for Preview and Sundays Rooftop! Other than the events mentioned above, there’s plenty more to choose from this weekend. Check my picks below for all the events I recommend this weekend. UK Garage / Bass heads are spoiled for choice tomorrow night with DJ EZ at U Street Music Hall and Goth-Trad and Joe Nice at Eden Lounge, and for those of a techno persuasion, Void Archive: Devil’s Nacht with Boss Ross, Damon Bradley, Left One Aka Rosemary Arp & Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentine’s and Silicon Based Lifeform: Haunted House and Terrifying Techno with Darius Twin, William Scott and Doktor D at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar on Friday are both strong choices, as is BaltoTroit with Ben Jenkins, Boss Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar on Saturday night. For the house heads, Playlist featuring Jubilee & Ramirez is always worth a look on Thursday, and don’t sleep on City Sound Masquerade Halloween Party with Wayne ‘Big Papa’ Davis, Tony Smooth, Sam “The Man” Burns and Adrian Loving at Zeba Bar on Saturday or Sunglass Sundays V Halloween Finale featuring Purple Disco Machine at Public Bar. Oh, and Saturday night, I strongly recommend tuning in to Vinyl Purist Radio Episode 005 with Charles Martin & Rush Plus from 4pm to 6pm. It’s sure to be an amazing show filled with quality tunes, and you may just get to hear tracks off Rush Plus‘s new vinyl release RPDC002. Any radio show featuring DJs spinning vinyl gets my vote. Katrina and I hereby volunteer our services for a future edition of the show!

Anyway, here’s my full list of picks for the weekend, and don’t forget to check the full listings with flyers and event links below.

Thursday Picks

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Andy Grant (Vinyl Night) at Flash

Paco Osuna with Jandro at Flash, with Feel The Love featuring Kerim The DJ & Malik the Drummer in the Flash Bar

NightFlight Foreign Air afterparty: W. Eastman & Lightwaves at Cafe Saint Ex

ESL Thursday with Playlist featuring Jubilee & Ramirez and Harry Hotter at Eighteenth Street Lounge

DJ EZ with Tough Love and Mathias at U Street Music Hall

Bassline Business Presents: Goth-Trad, Joe Nice, Malleus, Inyoka & Korin Complex & MC Twisty at Eden Lounge

Friday Picks

One Love Massive Happy Hour featuring Jett Chandon at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

HOWL: Discodromo, DJ Lisa Frank, TNX & Dansman B2B Throe at Secret Location

Miss Kittin and Chris Nitti at Flash, with Cataleptic Disco featuring Pacific Fur Company and Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

Void Archive: Devil’s Nacht with Boss Ross, Damon Bradley, Left One Aka Rosemary Arp & Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Silicon Based Lifeform: Haunted House and Terrifying Techno with Darius Twin, William Scott and Doktor D at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

City Sound Masquerade Halloween Party with Wayne ‘Big Papa’ Davis, Toby Smooth, Sam “The Man” Burns and Adrian Loving at Zeba Bar

Saturday Picks

Vinyl Purist Radio Episode 005 with Charles Martin & Rush Plus

Flash presents FLESH with Whomadewho, DJ Lisa Frank, Julius Jetson, PHILCO, Maurice Fulton, Benoit Benoit, HOT COFFEE, Samantha Francesca, Jus Nowhere, Mazi R & Taiga at Flash

The Annual Jimmy Valentine’s Halloween Bash with Sam “The Man” Burns, Chris Nitti, Juan Zapata, Joe L and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

BaltoTroit with Ben Jenkins, Boss Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

SubDistrick! – Halloween Mash-UP 2016 with Tanc + Tiernan, Plus Good + Lyceum, Julez + Mad Max & Kinetic MC at Backbar

Halloween at ESL Part 1 with Farid & Mr Bonkerz, Philip Goyette & Smudge at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunday Picks

Halloween at ESL Part 2 with Sundays Rooftop Halloween Edition with Andy Grant, Hot Coffee, Raffi and Benoit Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns, Terry Thompson and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Jak-o-Lantern Halloween on the Roof DeWalta, Jubilee, Feroun, Navbox at Flash

Sunglass Sundays V Halloween Finale featuring Purple Disco Machine at Public Bar

Those are my picks for Halloween weekend; here’s the full listings from Thursday to Sunday with flyers and event links. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday October 27

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Andy Grant (Vinyl Night) at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Andy Grant (Vinyl Night) at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1137311209638218/

Paco Osuna with Jandro at Flash, with Feel The Love featuring Kerim The DJ & Malik the Drummer in the Flash Bar

Paco Osuna with Jandro at Flash, with Feel The Love featuring Kerim The DJ & Malik the Drummer in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1173805699349315/

NightFlight Foreign Air afterparty: W. Eastman & Lightwaves at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/961136967328498/

ESL Thursday with Playlist featuring Jubilee & Ramirez and Harry Hotter at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/585487988242817/

DJ EZ with Tough Love and Mathias at U Street Music Hall

DJ EZ with Tough Love and Mathias at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/522111381313654/

Bassline Business Presents: Goth-Trad, Joe Nice, Malleus, Inyoka & Korin Complex & MC Twisty at Eden Lounge

Bassline Business Presents: Goth-Trad, Joe Nice, Malleus, Inyoka & Korin Complex & MC Twisty at Eden Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1796201457295402/

Friday October 28

HOWL: Discodromo, DJ Lisa Frank, TNX & Dansman B2B Throe at Secret Location

HOWL: Discodromo, DJ Lisa Frank, TNX & Dansman B2B Throe at Secret Location

Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?885776

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/193731024383750/

Miss Kittin and Chris Nitti at Flash, with Cataleptic Disco featuring Pacific Fur Company and Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

Miss Kittin and Chris Nitti at Flash, with Cataleptic Disco featuring Pacific Fur Company and Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/222903514708040/

Void Archive: Devil’s Nacht with Boss Ross, Damon Bradley, Left One Aka Rosemary Arp & Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Void Archive: Devil's Nacht with Boss Ross, Damon Bradley, Left One Aka Rosemary Arp & Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1289506554402001/

Silicon Based Lifeform: Haunted House and Terrifying Techno with Darius Twin, William Scott and Doktor D at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Silicon Based Lifeform: Haunted House and Terrifying Techno with Darius Twin, William Scot and Doktor D at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1812860478957865/

City Sound Masquerade Halloween Party with Wayne ‘Big Papa’ Davis, Tony Smooth, Sam “The Man” Burns and Adrian Loving at Zeba Bar

City Sound Masquerade Halloween Party with Wayne ‘Big Papa’ Davis, Toby Smooth, Sam “The Man” Burns and Adrian Loving at Zeba Bar

Advanced Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-sound-masquerade-halloween-party-at-zeba-tickets-28443772088

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1665452263775653/

ESL Friday with John Jazz, DJ Raw & Anoosh, Stylus Chris & James Dellastatious at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with John Jazz, DJ Raw & Anoosh, Stylus Chris & James Dellastatious at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

One Love Massive Happy Hour featuring Jett Chandon at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

One Love Massive Happy Hour featuring Jett Chandon at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Mored details: https://www.facebook.com/events/195125767566776/

Erick Morillo with Jandro at Soundcheck

Erick Morillo with Jandro at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1129630277124934/

Saturday October 29

Vinyl Purist Radio Episode 005 with Charles Martin & Rush Plus

vinyl-purist-radio-with-charles-martin-and-rush-plus

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374119992599915/

Flash presents FLESH with Whomadewho, DJ Lisa Frank, Julius Jetson, PHILCO, Maurice Fulton, Benoit Benoit, HOT COFFEE, Samantha Francesca, Jus Nowhere, Mazi R & Taiga at Flash

Flash presents FLESH with Whomadewho, DJ Lisa Frank, Julius Jetson, PHILCO, Maurice Fulton, Benoit Benoit, HOT COFFEE, Samantha Francesca, Jus Nowhere, Mazi R & Taiga at Flash

Advanced Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1337339

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/303622173350604/

The Annual Jimmy Valentine’s Halloween Bash with Sam “The Man” Burns, Chris Nitti, Juan Zapata, Joe L and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

The Annual Jimmy Valentine's Halloween Bash with Sam “The Man” Burns, Chris Nitti, Juan Zapata, Joe L and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Advanced Tickets: https://jvlhcllc.ticketspice.com/jimmy-valentines-halloween-2016

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/111439265990740/

BaltoTroit with Ben Jenkins, Boss Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

baltotroit

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1099199496854098/

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/111439265990740/

SubDistrick! – Halloween Mash-UP 2016 with Tanc + Tiernan, Plus Good + Lyceum, Julez + Mad Max & Kinetic MC at Backbar

SubDistrick! - Halloween Mash-UP 2016 with Tanc + Tiernan, Plus Good + Lyceum, Julez + Mad Max & Kinetic MC at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/871229659678834/

Halloween at ESL Part 1 with Farid & Mr Bonkerz, Philip Goyette & Smudge at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Halloween at ESL Part 1 with Farid & Mr Bonkerz, Philip Goyette & Smudge at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Heart’s Collective Halloween with Fort Fairmont ft. Cluj, The Distrkt, Tezrah and Raptorstein at Saloon on U Street

Heart's Collective Halloween with Fort Fairmont ft. Cluj, The Distrkt, Tezrah and Raptorstein at Saloon on U Street

Advanced Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hearts-collective-halloween-tickets-28150776731

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/169129573530893/

DeepCutta’s Bordello of Blood – An Epic Halloween Affair at Cities

DeepCutta's Bordello of Blood - An Epic Halloween Affair at Cities

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1089956297720250/

Love Never Dies with Nature Boi, Jacq Jill & The Kufi Smacker at Vendetta

Love Never Dies with Nature Boi, Jacq Jill & The Kufi Smacker at Vendetta

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/330712510631387/

Sunday October 30

Halloween at ESL Part 2 with Sundays Rooftop Halloween Edition with Andy Grant, Hot Coffee, Raffi and Benoit Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns, Terry Thompson and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Halloween at ESL Part 2 with Sundays Rooftop Halloween Edition with Andy Grant, Hot Coffee, Raffi and Benoit Benoit, Sam "The Man" Burns, Terry Thompson and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

sundays-rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/528392910617796/

Jak-o-Lantern Halloween on the Roof DeWalta, Jubilee, Feroun, Navbox at Flash

Jak-o-Lantern Halloween on the Roof DeWalta, Jubilee, Feroun, Navbox at Flash

Advanced Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1354591

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/183558228753468/

Sunglass Sundays V Halloween Finale featuring Purple Disco Machine at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays V Halloween Finale featuring Purple Disco Machine at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/204419193303443/

OverEasy Tea Dance: Scared Straight! with DJ Alex DB, Baronhawk Poitier, DJ MIM & DJ Vanniety Kills at Dodge City

OverEasy Tea Dance: Scared Straight! with DJ Alex DB, Baronhawk Poitier, DJ MIM & DJ Vanniety Kills at Dodge City

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/158667584587995/

Skylite DC presents Mike Nervous & Benny Soto with Vania at Toro Toro DC

Skylite DC presents Mike Nervous & Benny Soto with Vania at Toro Toro DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1690733064587447/

Hi-Lo-Ween at Soundcheck

Hi-Lo-Ween at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1049570625141873/