Kicking off this week’s post with news of an exciting new event at Flash this Sunday, Fathom presents Abstract x Sunday Love. Combining the very best of art and music, this promises to be a unique experience that you won’t want to miss. Featuring artists SJ Ewing and Robin Bell, and music from Sébastien Léger, Jon Swink, Philip Goyette, Jandro, M_K, Mr. Daywalker and Rafael Smith, Abstract Number One takes Movement as its theme, aiming to blur the boundaries between the performances and reality. Sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! DC House Grooves has partnered with Fathom to bring you a 15% discount off advanced tickets. No time like the present… grab yours now!
Last week I mentioned that I was hoping to bring you episode #69 of the Meet the Locals Podcast this week, and the good news is, here it is! Episode #69 features a fixture on the queer underground music scene here in DC, StrikeStone! This one takes you on quite a journey, kicking things off with sleazy slow jams, teasing you on to the dance floor, then really letting loose with the high energy groovers. You can catch StrikeStone! this Friday at the Bear Happy Hour at the Rock and Roll Hotel.
Here’s the link’s to this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks. Click the link for each day to see my full list of all the best underground house and electronic music events for that day.
For some quality DC House Grooves action this weekend, join me and Katrina Mir this Friday night in the Green Room at Flash. We’re both expecting deliveries of new vinyl over the next couple of days, so we’ll be serving up fresh new cuts open to close on the rooftop. . On the club level, Perlon‘s Fumiya Tanaka headlines, with support from Navbox and Throe & Taiga, while in the bar, it’s another edition of Cider House Mules with Sparse Cholesky, Mike Harvey and DJ Meegs. Serious grooves on all three dance floors.
Then on Saturday night, we’re at it again on the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. Tune in from 10pm for the finest underground grooves coming at you live from the DC House Grooves studio in Washington DC.
Other highlights for the weekend include Artlure at El Techo, Reflections with Jandro & Kaylasoul at Jimmy Valentine’s and The Late Shift after hours with Urulu, Jus Nowhere, Samantha Francesca and Zamkov on Friday, then on Saturday Back 2 Basics with Glenn Underground, Boo Williams, Benoit, Hot Coffee, Samantha Francesca, Philco, DJ Soul, Arthur J and Pierre Reynolds looks like a recipe for an amazing time on the dance floor for true house musics lovers, as does Spring Thaw with DJ Double 07, Dave Russell & Anish at Jimmy Valentine’s.
If you’re in Baltimore on Sunday afternoon, head to the Federal Hill Block Party for an outdoor dose of Deep Sugar with all your favorites Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, DJ Byron and Shawn Q. Serious vibes in the sunshine for all the family!
Closer to home in DC, it’s all about Abstract x Sunday Love at Flash, then head over to ESL to close out the weekend with Sam Burns and the season opener of Sunday’s Rooftop with Voigtmann and Benoit. Looks like another super fun weekend to me! See you on the dance floor.