DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: Three Year Anniversary Edition June 29 to July 4

Never thought I’d be typing this, but welcome to the three year anniversary edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up, or post number 156! I can’t believe it has been three years since I started this weekly post listing out all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC, and it has been an honor and a privilege to have a ringside seat documenting the evolution of underground dance music culture here in the nation’s capital. To celebrate three years of the Weekend Round Up, we’re throwing a party in the Green Room at Flash on Saturday night, featuring the three residents of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio: Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. We’re just part of another fantastic Saturday night line up at Flash, featuring house music legend Chez Damier and local hero Solomon Sanchez in the main room and the USB crew in the bar. Check out the flyer below for the full line up! We’re looking forward to seeing you on the rooftop at Flash on Saturday night!

Advanced tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1491649

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1542278972472366/

Back 2 Basics with Chez Damier & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with DC House Grooves 3 Year Anniversary featuring Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir in the Green Room and USB featuring Noah Curtis, Nick Flynn, Tim Glusko B2B DJ Swink & Todd b2b JP Jed in the Flash Bar

When I started the Weekend Round Up, I told myself that, if I was going to do it, I had to commit to doing it every week, never missing a post, and for the past three years, I haven’t missed one. I’ve been late a couple of times, and there have been a few that have been a little light on content, but every Wednesday night or Thursday morning, I’ve been hitting that publish button! The format has evolved over time, but the core theme has remained the same: highlighting the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC each week, The thing is, compiling and writing up these events each week takes a lot of time, and I have to fit it in somewhere between my day job, family commitments and DJing. For the past three years, Monday through Wednesday nights after I get back form my day job have basically been dedicated to the Weekend Round Up, barely leaving me time to think about why I’m doing it and where I want to take it in future. With that in mind, I’m planning on taking some time off from publishing the Weekend Round Up to give me some time to think and plan for the future of DC House Grooves. I’m sure you’ll still see the DC House Grooves Top Pick logo cropping up in event pages here and there, and I plan on keeping the Meet the Locals Podcast going; I’m just going to take a break from this weekly post for a bit. The thing is, this has become such a routine by now, it’s going to be a hard habit to break! Curious to see how long I last.

Ok with that all out of the way, time to get into things for this weekend. With July 4 landing on Tuesday this year, this week’s post covers all the best events Thursday through Tuesday, including some tasty looking options for getting your groove on on Independence Day. What’s really interesting is seeing many of the same events and same names from the first ever Weekend Round Up, only bigger and better! That first edition featured ROAM IV, with an amazing all local line up, but on a much smaller scale than this Saturday’s ROAM XII: Randomer. There was also a July 4 Soundwaves Boat Party, and next Tuesday you can board the Soundwaves boat again for another Independence Day cruise down the Potomac. July 4 weekend in 2014 also featured a strong line up of events at Flash, but nothing compared to what they’ve got lined up for us this year! 6 days of quality underground events Thursday through Tuesday.

july 4 flash

Here’s the full listings Thursday June 29 through Independence Day, including all my Top Picks, plus everything else on my radar. If you’ve found DC House Grooves a useful resource over the past three years, I hope you can join me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir in the Green Room at Flash on Saturday to celebrate 3 years! Please keep DC House Grooves bookmarked,  and make sure you like the DC House Grooves Facebook Page to stay up to date with future developments. Not sure how long it will be until the next edition. Hope to see you all out and about this weekend!

Thursday June 29

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Thursday with Keenan Orr & Playlist featuring Jubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday with Keenan Orr & Playlist featuring Jubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday with Keenan Orr & Playlist featuring Jubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/847820248700500/

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only Vol 29 with Sami%SuYung at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol 29 with Sami%SuYung at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/242864162878345/

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour with Darius Twin at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Darius Twin at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1809060426076179/

DC House Grooves Top PickSaeed Younan in the Green Room at Flash

Saeed Younan in the Green Room at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1908054972816825

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight with Kundalini at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight with Kundalini at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/272745539814289

Dzeko at Soundcheck

Dzeko at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1280346205412569/

House Music Happy Hour at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1380054182082213/

Friday June 30

DC House Grooves Top PickNick Höppner with Shanti Celeste and Samantha Francesca at Flash, with DJ Free & Sleepy G in the Green Room and River Bennett & Pacific Fur Company in the Flash Bar

Nick Höppner with Shanti Celeste and Samantha Francesca at Flash, with DJ Free & Sleepy G in the Green Room and River Bennett & Pacific Fur Company in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/293521477760249/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe NeedlExchange Residents Night with Bil Todd, Baronhawk, Tommy Cornelis & Dj Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

The NeedlExchange Residents Night with Bil Todd, Baronhawk, Tommy Cornelis & Dj Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1846591598935460/

Sao Funky Friday with Fort Knox Five at Tropicalia

sao funky

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/711516895722882

DC House Grooves Top PickSilicon Based Lifeform with Doktor Boss & Darius Twin at Safari DC Restaurant & Lounge

Silicon Based Lifeform with Doktor Boss & Darius Twin at Safari DC Restaurant & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1469218323099963/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with 4 Hours of Funk featuring Graham & Fleg, Philip Goyette and Stylus Chris at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with 4 Hours of Funk featuring Graham & Fleg, Philip Goyette and Stylus Chris at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickKamalata Live at Tropicalia

Kamalata Live at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/440411263009667/

Erick Morillo at Soundcheck

Erick Morillo at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/196369510886775/

Electronic Music  with The Aux Send, Joel Blumenthal & TVNNR & DJ at Back Bar

Electronic Music  with The Aux Send, Joel Blumenthal & TVNNR & DJ at Back Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1562507270467797/

DJ Ex Ex Ex & Discuji at Diskobar, Baltimore

DJ Ex Ex Ex & Discuji at Diskobar, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1755286284487459/

Brohug with Bortz, Rucca at A.i.

Brohug with Bortz, Rucca at A.i.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1687060248257641

Saturday July 1

DC House Grooves Top PickBack 2 Basics with Chez Damier & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with DC House Grooves 3 Year Anniversary featuring Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir in the Green Room and USB featuring Noah Curtis, Nick Flynn, Tim Glusko B2B DJ Swink & Todd b2b JP Jed in the Flash Bar

Back 2 Basics with Chez Damier & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with DC House Grooves 3 Year Anniversary featuring Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir in the Green Room and USB featuring Noah Curtis, Nick Flynn, Tim Glusko B2B DJ Swink & Todd b2b JP Jed in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1542278972472366/

DC House Grooves Top PickROAM XII: Randomer, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, Sami & Jett Chandon B2B Djoser at Warehouse Location

ROAM XII: Randomer, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, Sami & Jett Chandon B2B Djoser at Warehouse Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/287950328324864

DC House Grooves Top PickElevate Rooftop Pool Party (Independence Day Edition) with Megs, Andrey Bazza, Tony Smooth & Vince Christopher at Embassy Row Hotel

 Elevate Rooftop Pool Party (Independence Day Edition) with Megs, Andrey Bazza, Tony Smooth & Vince Christopher at Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/478441949164738/

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse-N- U with Tyrone Francis & DJ A.Plane at Ten Tigers Parlour

House-N- U with Tyrone Francis & DJ A.Plane at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/302259676885709/

DC House Grooves Top PickBlack Lotus Party with Booda Monk & Graham Hatke at The Crown, Baltimore

Black Lotus Party with Booda Monk & Graham Hatke at The Crown, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/427096081008836/

DC House Grooves Top PickFeed Me Disco with Eau Claire, Bête Noire b2b Fady D at U Street Music Hall

Feed Me Disco with Eau Claire, Bête Noire b2b Fady D at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1184417235020317/

ESL Saturday with Mr Bonkerz, Conscious Contact & John Jazz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Mr Bonkerz, Conscious Contact & John Jazz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

SunDown: Riza, MLEM, Makz at Flash

SunDown: Riza, MLEM, Makz at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/116003315665940/

Tunnel Vision DC with Sophie Meiers & Vide, Zotti & Samsin, Lean Quatifah and James P at Dupont Underground

Tunnel Vision DC with Sophie Meiers & Vide, Zotti & Samsin, Lean Quatifah and James P at Dupont UndergroundTunnel Vision DC with Sophie Meiers & Vide, Zotti & Samsin, Lean Quatifah and James P at Dupont Underground

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/392902851105655

Lucky Cloud with guest Calvin Garner & Resident Zik Jabar at Diskobar, Baltimore

Lucky Cloud with guest Calvin Garner & Resident Zik Jabar at Diskobar, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1353880651360661/

Sunday July 2

DC House Grooves Top PickSuper Love: Atish, Mandar, Navbox, Edo & Throe B2B Jus Nowhere at Flash

Super Love: Atish, Mandar, Navbox, Edo & Throe B2B Jus Nowhere at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/388574104871974/

DC House Grooves Top PickChasing Sundays with Mind Control, Fred Mas & Alex Haje at Public Bar

Chasing Sundays with Mind Control, Fred Das & Alex Have at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/875661795915517/

DC House Grooves Top Pick