Not quite back in the saddle just yet, so don’t get too excited. Some great events happening this weekend, so I figured I’d knock out a quick post highlighting the best of the bunch. Here’s a quick run down: Thursday night, I’ll be joining Katrina Mir behind the decks at Preview in the Green Room at Flash for some happy hour grooves. Looks like it’s going to be a scorcher, so join us from 6pm for some freshly made frosty adult beverages and quality grooves and watch the sun set over DC from the Flash rooftop. After we wrap at Flash, we’ll be heading over to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez and this week’s special guest Narko.
On Friday night, Katrina Mir joins DJ Meegs, Jett Chandon and Vanniety Kills behind the decks for the latest edition of Ladies of the Underground at Ten Tigers Parlour. That’s one serious all XX lineup! proper grooves all night long on Ten Tigers’ quality Martin Audio sound system. Other great options on Friday night are Navbox‘s birthday celebrations at Flash, with another amazing Friday line up on all three floors: Alexi Delano joins Navbox in the main room, while in the Green Room Martín Miguel and Heights throw down for Better Listen Sessions, and in the bar M Vaughn joins Chris Kennedy for Assembly. Happy birthday Navid! Thank you for everything you do to support the local scene here in DC. Over at U Street Music Hall, it’s all locals all night long with another stellar showcase of homegrown talent featuring the uber-talented Rush Plus boys and the always outstanding 1432R DJs Sami, SuYung & Dawit. Great to see another all local line up at U Hall on a Friday night! Hope to see many more.
Over at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club on Saturday night, there’s a reunion of the Drivesafe Crew, featuring Dan Soda, Pat Casil, Ray Casil & Sketti, back behind the decks together for the first time in god knows how long! It’s sure to be an emotional night full of laughs, smiles, perhaps a few tears, and of course quality beats. Best of all, there’s no cover all night. Saturday also brings return of Deep Sugar to U Street Music Hall. The Paradox may be gone, but Deep Sugar lives on, with residents Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody and guest opener Wayne Davis working that Deep Sugar magic all night long. With a bus of Deep Sugar regulars heading down from Baltimore, I can guarantee the vibe will be strong!
Sunday brings several great options to close out the weekend. The always excellent Sunday Love in the Green Room at Flash features Rodriguez Jr live, with support from residents Solomon Sanchez & Sarah Myers, plus Tony Smooth and DJ Bazza. Another great option for rooftop grooving is Chasing Sundays at Public Bar with local here Saeed Younan at the controls, with support from Fred Mas, Alex Haje and Pierre Reynolds. Last, but by no means least, ESL Sunday features Sam Burns‘ weekly residency, along with another edition of Hold Tight featuring HOT COFFEE, Martín Miguel and Adrian Collazo. Not to be missed!
I’ve included flyers and event links for all these events below. There’s plenty more going on this weekend beyond my picks below, so keep your eyes and ears open. Also, it’s going to be scorcher, so make sure to rehydrate! Not sure when I’ll be back with the full Weekend Round Up, but I’ll do my best to bring you the highlights while I’m on my break. See you on the dance floor!
Thursday July 13
Preview Happy Hour fr. Andy Grant & Katrina Mir at Flash
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/148266112411609
Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Narko at Eighteenth Street Lounge
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/120124288602411/
Friday July 14
Ladies of the Underground with Jett Chandon, Katrina Mir, Meegs & Vanniety Kills at Ten Tigers Parlour
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/471325773217690/
Alexi Delano with Navbox at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Martín Miguel and Heights in the Green room with Assembly featuring Chris Kennedy and M.Vaughn in the Flash Bar
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1995719063998633/
Rush Plus & 1432 R (Sami, SuYung, Dawit) at U Street Music Hall
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/435882336778654/
Saturday July 15
Drive Safe Crew Reunion 2017 with Dan Soda, Pat Casil, Ray Casil & Sketti at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/456545534690213
Deep Sugar DC: Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody w/ guest opener Wayne Davis at U Street Music Hall
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/162562370946284/
Sunday July 16
Sunday Love: Rodriguez Jr [LiVE] with Solomon Sanchez, Sarah Myers, Tony Smooth and DJ Bazza at Flash
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/815736625257824/
Chasing Sundays with Saeed Younan, Fred Mas, Alex Haje & Pierre Reynolds at Public Bar
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1440074512756111/
Hold Tight with Hot Coffee, Martín Miguel & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1873562459560301