Pride Underground 2017

I honestly didn’t know if I was going to do Pride Underground this year. Not because of a lack of quality DIY, music-forward, independent-of-Capital Pride events this year (actuality, this is, by far, the largest collection of pride events I have ever found that fit that bill). I was mostly hesitant because a) it is a very large undertaking, and b) this is a confusing time to be gay in America, with lots of heated and needed discussions about what is and what should be the point of Pride in the Trump era. I thought maybe this was a year to just take a seat, and focus more on listening to the people who have largely felt silenced during Pride celebrations, rather than try to insert into the narrative my take on what a good party agenda is for the weekend.

Concerns about the commercialization of Pride and the lack of representation of POC, women and the trans community are certainly not new, but they’ve been more formally organized this year under a coalition of queer organizations and individuals called No Justice No Pride. Their efforts have solicited a wide-range of responses from Capital Pride and the community at large. Some see it as a much-needed activist element that has been missing from Pride for too long. Some choose to ignore. Others are dismissive of a “pesky bunch” they like to label as “the intolerant left.” To be honest, some of the in-fighting on both sides is getting a bit out of control, and I think most people in the gay community feel somewhere in the middle. I’m hearing a lot of calls for “can’t we all just get along?” However, while that sentiment might be cute, it only stifles the meaningful and needed dialogue we need to have in order move our community forward. You don’t have to support of all of NJNP’s viewpoints or agree with their tactics, but now is now the time to be dismissive of people who for too long have not had a seat at the table.

These are trying times, and dance culture has an important role to play in organizing and providing relief for those who are resisting and fighting back. DC’s dance community is strong, and LGBTQ+ people are vital to its current health- providing quality, welcoming events all over the DMV. It was these people who reached out to me asking if Pride Underground was happening again this year who ultimately convinced me that these listings need to happen, now more than ever.

So with that, I present to you the Pride Underground 2017 listings. As I mentioned before, there are so many good events this year, and I wish I could have provided detailed write-ups for all of them. So I kindly ask that you click on all the links provided and learn about these events and add the people throwing them to your radar, even if they don’t ultimately make your dance card during this very busy Pride weekend. I’ve also included information for marches, panel discussions, and activist demonstrations under an “Act Up” column, so make sure you do more than just drink and dance this weekend! And if there’s anything I missed (and I’m sure I did), please reach out to me. I am happy to add them (you can reach me here)! Category is queer, non-official, and welcoming to all.

And if you dig what this is all about, please share on social media and use #PrideUnderground, if you’re so inclined. Happy pride!

Wednesday – June 7th

Market Crash – Come Bash Crash Pride Edition

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/131161074106189/136978853524411
DJ: The Barber Streisand
Drag Queens: Donna Slash, Salvadora Dali, Cis Jenner
Location: The Big Board
Time: 9PM-1:30AM
411: Market Crash is celebrating 3 years of throwing Wednesday night, bi-monthly gay parties on H Street, with a rotating cast of DJs and drag queens. The burgers at Big Board are really good too, FYI!

The IVy Project presents – A Pride Rooftop Party at Flash

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/396525610733929
DJs: Eletrox , DJ Salamander Silk and Milko
Location: Flash Rooftop
Time: 10PM-2:30AM

Thursday – June 8th

Sleaze: Pride Edition – Taste Our Rainbow

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1929883547232631
DJs: Tommy Cornelis, The Barber Streisand, Lemz, Keenan Orr
Drag Queen: Moon Baby (Pittsburgh)
Location: Wonderland Ballroom
Time: 9PM-1:30AM
411: Lemz is back in DC and already busy, and he’s teamed up with Keenan for a new monthly at Wonderland. I’m on the bill along w/ Barber Streisand (Bryan Smith), and performing is Moon Baby- a seriously fierce queen from PGH, who is a favorite of the Honcho crew. Make sure you don’t miss her performances throughout the night.

Schadenfreude Neubauten // Ripping Headaches


FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/309540479489471
DJs: Ripping Headaches (Special Guest) + Wolfblister & Dianamatic (Schadenfreude Neubauten)
Location: Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar
Time: 9PM-2AM
411: Schadenfreude Neubauten takes place on 2nd Thursday’s at Dr Clocks- a place I like to call the DJ incubator space. It’s always free and weird: minimal synth // post-punk // wave // ebm // industrial // and whatever else.

Regrets Only: S&M Pride Kickoff

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/178927462637633
DJs: DJ Lisa Frank & Sarah Myers
Location: Ten Tigers
Time: 10PM-2AM
411: Ten Tigers has been a much welcome addition for DC’s dance community- providing an intimate, uptown space with great sound, good food, and a nice slate of parties eager to take advantage. Regrets Only (Nitti, Morgan, Taiga and guests) got in early, pushing a weekly Thursday shame fest! For pride, Morgan and Sarah Myers take over and are encouraging fetish gear.

La Fiesta: “La Resistencia”

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/648926531977085/
DJ: El Especialista (El Zol)
Location: Town
Time: 9PM-2AM

More Dancing:
NightFlight PreFlight at Preview at Flash
NightFlight 0608 Residents Night at St. Ex

Act Up:
Women & Queer Folk in Leather: A Panel Discussion at The DC Center

Friday – June 9th

Booty Rex Pride Party

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/286947428398903/
DJ: DJ Alex DB (BODYWORK D.C.), DJ Kristy la Rat (Anthology of Booty, Maracuyeah), MOTHERSHIESTER (Anthology of Booty), Natty Boom (Anthology of Booty), DJ INDANILE (Anthology of Booty), DJ bent (Anthology of Booty), JUNEBULLET (She Rex), DJ C.RUSH (She Rex), DJ COACH (She Rex)
Location: Black Cat
Time: 9PM-3AM
411: I’m not even sure how many years this has been going on, but it’s safe to say this party has achieved legendary pride status for DC! 2 floors of fun at Black Cat featuring the full cast of DJs from the Anthology of Booty and She Rex crews.

Otter Crossing PRIDE feat. Bright Light Bright Light (DJ Set)

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/432578393766591/
DJs: Bright Light Bright Light, Shea Van Horn, Strike Stone
Location: Green Lantern
Time: 9PM-close
411: The indie-synth pop singer Bright Light Bright Light, who has toured with the likes of Scissor Sisters and Elton John, is back again for Otter Crossing’s pride party! This year, Shea Van Horn and OX resident Strike Stone join the lineup!

More Dancing:
Friday: Furball DC Pride! at DC Eagle
Petworth FUNK with DJ Freez and Adrian Collazo at Looking Glass Lounge
The Coven & MimSol Entertainment present Pride at U Street Music Hall
SEQUENCE.749_SHXCXCHCXSH at Warehouse Location TBA

Act Up:
No Justice No Pride – Night March at Logan Circle

Saturday – June 10th

TNX Pride w/ DJ Minx, Jacq Jill & The NeedlExchange

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1866973313564291
DJs: DJ Minx (Women on Wax, Detroit), The NeedlExchange (Bil Todd, Baronhawk, DJ Lisa Frank, Tommy Cornelis) and Jacq Jill (JUICE, DC)
Location: Warehouse Location in NE DC, TBA
Time: 9PM-6AM
411: TNX, hot off officially adding Morgan as a full-time member, are back at it for their fourth pride party- this time moving into the ROAM warehouse location for their first all-night affair for pride! Joining them is DJ Minx, the legendary Detroit recently named one of the five best performers at Movement by Resident Adviser, for her DC debut plus local favorite Jacq Jill. I’m obviously super biased, but this is THE party of the weekend. Pro-tip: do not get wasted at the parade or other day-drinking festivities! Save your energy for this. And if you’re worried about this affecting your marching ability on Sunday, we promise Minx is gonna leave you more uplifted coming out of it than you came in!

Flash Presents 2nd Annual Pride in our HIPS Party

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/610155315853497
DJs: Devon Trotter, The Barber Streisand, Dean Sullivan
Location: Flash Rooftop
Time: 6PM-10PM
411: I’m so glad Flash is bringing back this fundraiser for one of my favorite organizations: HIPS. This is gonna be the perfect post-parade, pre-turnup event on Saturday! Here’s their mission statement: HIPS promotes the health, rights, and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by sexual exchange and/or drug use due to choice, coercion, or circumstance. HIPS provides compassionate harm reduction services, advocacy, and community engagement that is respectful, non-judgmental, and affirms and honors individual power and agency.

More Dancing:
Pride 2017: Boys Noize w/ Outputmessage, Keenan Orr, Lemz at U Street Music Hall
Meso Creso 1,001 Beats Presents: SHINE at Zeba Bar
Mixtape Pride Party with DJs Shea Van Horn and Matt Bailer at 9:30 Club
PRIDE at the Byrd at Songbyrd
CHRISTEENE, Nastie Band (feat. Roddy Bottum of Faith No More and Imperial Teen), DJ Donna Slash at Black Cat

Act Up:
Join GAG (Gays Against Guns) in DC Pride Parade
No Justice No Pride – DC Day Of Action at McPherson Square
QT Night of Healing and Resistance at The Festival Center

Sunday – June 11th

⛱⛱ BODYWORK ⛱⛱

DJs: DJ Precolumbian (Philly) and DJ Olive T (NY)
Location: The Airedale
Time: 7PM-11PM
411: The correctly spelled Bodywork DJs, Alex DB and Abby, are throwing a special Sunday evening Bodywork just for pride and have booked a really dope headliner to boot in DJ Precolumbian (check out this great mix and Q&A she did w/ DISCWOMAN). Those still standing from a long weekend of dancing and marching are in for a treat!

More Dancing:
Deep Tech XI: Cindel (6.11) at Old Engine 12
ROAR: Rooftop Beer Bust (w/ DJ Mike Babbitt) at Uproar
Flesh World (Mem Limp Wrist), Kombat, Koev Halev, Broken Grids at Slash Run

Act Up:
The Equality March for Unity and Pride

Trade has been such a welcome addition gay bar to DC. It wasn’t that long ago that underground queer artists couldn’t get booked at most gay bars, but Trade has totally changed the landscape. Check ’em out all weekend!

 Also check out the Pride Underground listings from 2016 and 2015– it’s fun to see the evolution!

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

Another Wednesday night, and I’ve left things far too late to do the weekend justice. For many of you, I’m sure last weekend was all about Detroit. I had to skip it this year, but I watched things play out on Facebook with a certain amount of envy. Looked like another crazy, exhausting, but ultimately rewarding weekend in Motor City. Hoping to make it for Movement 2018! It was mostly quiet for me over Memorial Day Weekend, other than kicking  off our new DC House Grooves radio show with me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio on Saturday night. Our first show was a great success, and we’re looking forward to doing it again every two weeks on Saturday nights. If you missed the show, you can watch the video recording below, and we’ll have the archived audio up on the Underground Quality website soon. Episode #002 of the DC House Grooves Radio Show on Underground Quality Radio is on June 10 at 10pm ET. Whether you’re staying in or getting ready to go out, tune in for quality underground sounds live from the Rave Basement in Washington DC. Doing Saturdays right!

This weekend sees Flash celebrating it’s 4 year anniversary. Hard to believe that 4 years have gone by since Flash burst onto the scene here in DC, with it’s amazing Funktion One sound system, incredible lighting, and bookings to die for, bringing the best International and domestic talent here to DC, while also strongly supporting local talent, giving locals a platform to show us what they can do. Huge thanks to everyone at Flash for bringing us quality grooves from the best international, domestic and local talent, week in, week out. Here’s to many more years of quality events at Flash! The flyer below shows the full line up for their anniversary week, and you’ll find full details for each night in the listings below. Every one a  DC House Grooves Top Pick!

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This week is also local legend Sam Burns‘ 60th birthday, and on Saturday Sam will be celebrating by doing what he does best on a cruise down the Potomac with support fromCadence‘s Vanniety KillsDC House Grooves has an exclusive discount off advanced tickets. Just click the link below to buy your discounted tickets, and get ready for house music bliss as you cruise down the Potomac on Saturday afternoon.

I want the discount for The Sam Burns Boat Party with Vanniety Kills!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/160002894529726/

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Here are this week’s full listings from Thursday to Sunday. As always, look out for the DC House Grooves Top Pick logo; a sure sign of a good time. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday June 1

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview with KayLaSoul & Markinthedark at Flash

Preview with KayLaSoul & Markinthedark at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/458334387837279/

DC House Grooves Top Pick4 Year Anniversary Week: Jeremy Olander with Sid Waters & Alan Ospina at Flash

4 Year Anniversary Week: Jeremy Olander at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/791390927681235

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only Vol. 25 with Dansman & Taiga at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol. 25 with Dansman & Taiga at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1954839191418566

DC House Grooves Top PickPlaylist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2251590048400059/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight Preview Takeover at Cafe Saint Ex

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1297312253685031/

DC House Grooves Top PickSpirit & PRISM Present: Joe Nice, Hi$to, Symmetrical, Helixx at Game, Baltimore

Spirit & PRISM Present: Joe Nice, Hi$to, Symmetrical, Helixx at Game, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/196139354241753

DC House Grooves Top PickTransmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1218988228228677/

Alpha 9 with Spencer Brown at Soundcheck

Alpha 9 with Spencer Brown at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1197946203636909/

Friday June 2

DC House Grooves Top Pick4 Year Anniversary Week: Nico Stojan & Chris Nitti at Flash, with MOdERN CLASS featuring Trev-ski, Graham Hatke & Fulano in the Green Room, and Heather Femie & DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

4 Year Anniversary Week: Nico Stojan & Chris Nitti at Flash, with MOdERN CLASS featuring Trev-ski, Graham Hatke & Fulano in the Green Room, and Heather Femie & DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/169617450226993/

DC House Grooves Top PickWTF?! Radio Show with Andy Grant, Katrina Mir, Kochi and Corduroy Mavericks on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/112729845986307

DC House Grooves Top PickGrand Ancestor Presents Naram, Bent Backs Sound, House of Roots and Grand Ancestor at The DC Eagle

Grand Ancestor Presents Naram, Bent Backs Sound, House of Roots and Grand Ancestor at The DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/270198360117747/

DC House Grooves Top PickDo What Now? with Team Zapata & Buster at Ten Tigers Parlour

do what now

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/296830724094605/

DC House Grooves Top PickOtter Crossing feat. The SpreadLove Project (DJ Nav & Jett Chandon) & StrikeStone! at The Green Lantern

Otter Crossing feat. The SpreadLove Project (DJ Nav & Jett Chandon) & StrikeStone! at The Green Lantern

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/174693529725918/

DC House Grooves Top PickSol Power All Stars with Joe L at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Sol Power All Stars with Joe L at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/270166410115843

DC House Grooves Top PickItzkimo B-day Ball with Steve Kirn, Jandro & Itzjack b2b Sassan at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Itzkimo B-day Ball with Steve Kirn, Jandro & Itzjack b2b Sassan at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1697440813606351

ESL Friday with John Jazz, Mr Bonkerz, Chris Brooks & James Dell at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with John Jazz, Mr Bonkerz, Chris Brooks & James Dell at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Elevation The House Music Series with DJ Biskit at The Cellar at Maiden Choice, Baltimore

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/472083063130516

In The Deep 004 with Blinkhorn & Yung Lotion at Rock and Roll Hotel

In The Deep 004 with Blinkhorn & Yung Lotion at Rock and Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1352220328200532/

Chomp Chomp Beats, Moose Baby & John John at Backbar

Chomp Chomp Beats, Moose Baby & John John at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/296678150757245/

Saturday June 3

DC House Grooves Top Pick4 Year Anniversary Week: Sleeparchive, Benjamin Damage & DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with Sarah Myers & Friends featuring Sarah Myers, Vanniety Kills & Samantha Francesca in the Green Room and Cadence featuring HOPS, Jett Chandon 7 Panch in the Flash Bar

4 Year Anniversary Week: Sleeparchive, Benjamin Damage & DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with Sarah Myers & Friends featuring Sarah Myers, Vanniety Kills & Samantha Francesca in the Green Room and Cadence featuring HOPS, Jett Chandon 7 Panch in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/414688615556619/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Sam Burns Boat Party & Friends with Sam Burns & Vanniety Kills

Sam burns boat party

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/160002894529726/

DC House Grooves Top PickA.plane & Friends (Official Sam Burns Boat Party After Party)

A.plane & Friends (Official Sam Burns Boat Party After Party)

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1426550264059079

DC House Grooves Top PickParty on the Potomac 17: J Paul Getto with DJ Meegs

Party on the Potomac 17: J Paul Getto with DJ Meegs

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/446893645644268

DC House Grooves Top PickMark Farina, DJ Who & DJ Lovegrove at Ottobar, Baltimore

Mark Farina, DJ Who & DJ Lovegrove at Ottobar, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1894480620810634/

DC House Grooves Top PickKowli Presents: Javier Moreno & Chamas at Secret Location, Baltimore

Kowli Presents: Javier Moreno & Chamas at Secret Location, Baltimore

More details: deepsidebaltimore@gmail.com

DC House Grooves Top PickVinyl Purist Radio Episode 013 1st Anniversary Edition – drip on Vinyl Purist Radio

Vinyl Purist Radio Episode 013 1st Anniversary Edition - drip on Vinyl Purist Radio

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1730790007213345

Butch Queen with Kris Sutton & Keenan Orr at DC9 Nightclub

Butch Queen with Kris Sutton & Keenan Orr at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1932188773666314

ESL Saturday with Mr Bonkerz, Double A, Conscious Contact & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Mr Bonkerz, Double A, Conscious Contact & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Synthesis presents: Jerome Isma-ae & DJ Swink at Ten Tigers Parlour

Synthesis presents: Jerome Isma-ae & DJ Swink at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/457114171322846

A Cuurious Night with DJ Cuurious at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

A Cuurious Night with DJ Cuurious at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/236395900176459

Bastet, Extended Release, Lower Tar, Adios Mundo Cruel & Heraldry at Skramden Yards, Baltimore

Bastet, Extended Release, Lower Tar, Adios Mundo Cruel & Heraldry at Skramden Yards, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1362519913838154/

Sunday June 4

DC House Grooves Top Pick4 Year Anniversary Week: Sunday Love with Kate Simko & the London Electronic Orchestra, Varhat, Dansman & Throe at Flash

4 Year Anniversary Week: Sunday Love with Kate Simko & the London Electronic Orchestra, Varhat, Dansman & Throe at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/713486452170199

DC House Grooves Top PickSticky Fingers X Better Listen BBQ with Martín Miguel, HOT COFFEE & Samantha Francesca at Location TBA

Sticky Fingers X Better Listen BBQ with Martín Miguel, HOT COFFEE & Samantha Francesca at Location TBA

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/159997007872575/

DC House Grooves Top PickNadastrom with Thomas Blondet at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Nadastrom with Thomas Blondet at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge & Sundays Rooftop with Teddy Douglas, Tony Smooth & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge & Sundays Rooftop with Teddy Douglas, Tony Smooth & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge & Sundays Rooftop with Teddy Douglas, Tony Smooth & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/217785955395222

DC House Grooves Top PickDeep Tech X: J Paul Getto with District & Circle, DJ Meegs, Sean Strange, Dial 8, Oamr b2b Zamkov & Pershan at Old Engine 12

Deep Tech X: J Paul Getto with District & Circle, DJ Meegs, Sean Strange, Dial 8, Oamr b2b Zamkov & Pershan at Old Engine 12

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/169617436893948/

DC House Grooves Top PickChasing Sundays with Boris & DJ Lisa Frank at Public Bar

Chasing Sundays with Boris & DJ Lisa Frank at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/135711333641372

DC House Grooves Top PickSoundwaves Boat Party with Viken Arman, Jus Nowhere & Raffi dba Cloud 9

Soundwaves Boat Party with Viken Arman, Jus Nowhere & Raffi dba Cloud 9

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/745799012272223

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DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Memorial Day Weekend May 25 to May 28

Kicking off this week with news about DC House Grooves‘ new venture, the DC House Grooves radio show on DJ Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio. I’ve been a fan of Jus-Ed since the early days of Underground Quality, so it’s a huge honor for DC House Grooves to be added to the Underground Quality Radio line up. We will be broadcasting every two weeks on Saturday night / Sunday morning, from 10am ET / 4am CET. The show will feature me, Andy GrantKatrina Mir and DJ Ramirez bringing you the deepest, freshest underground cuts. Anyone who has heard the three of us jamming together knows to expect the unexpected. Three talented DJs with very different styles, taking turns, each time raising the bar and challenging the next DJ to do better: it’s a recipe for an amazing musical journey. The three of us have been jamming on the regular in private for some time, but now it’s time to take it public! Whether you’re in the US pre-gaming before going out, or in Europe and just back from the club, tune in to the DC House Grooves Radio with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio every two weeks on a Saturday night for a musical journey you won’t forget. Make sure you join us in the chat room when you tune in!

Tune in to the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1596062953771505/

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Before I get into this weekend’s shenanigans, news of a couple of things coming up next weekend. On Saturday June 3, there’s another chance to get down with Sam Burns as you cruise down the Potomac, with support from Cadence‘s Vanniety Kills. That’s right! It’s another edition of The Sam Burns Boat Party with Sam “The Man” himself and  Vanniety Kills. I played at the last Sam Burns Boat Party, and it was an amazing celebration of house music with a more than enthusiastic crowd! DC House Grooves has secured a 30% discount off advanced tickets for our readers, but don’t hesitate! This discount won’t be around next week. Take advantage of this amazing deal and grab your tickets now!

I want 30% off The Sam Burns Boat Party with Vanniety Kills

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/160002894529726/

Sam burns boat party

Something else you need to know about next week is Flash‘s 4-Year anniversary (can you believe it has been 4 years?), and to celebrate, they’ve put together a stellar line up from Wednesday through Sunday, featuring Paco OsunaJeremy OlanderNico Stojan SleeparchiveBenjamin DamageHopsKate Simko & the London Electronic Orchestra and Varhat, plus of course many of your favorite locals. See the flyer below, and come back to DC House Grooves next week for full details.

flash 4 year anniversary

New podcast alert! The DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast has reached it’s half century: Episode #50 features an amazing celebration of pure disco joy from Eighteenth Street Lounge resident Adrian Collazo. This one has been on repeat since Adrian sent it over, and it’s the perfect mix to celebrate our half century! You can catch Adrian Collazo this Thursday making his debut in the main room at Eighteenth Street Lounge. Not to be missed!

 

OK then, let’s dig in to this week’s festivities. While many of our friends are heading off to Motor City for the annual Memorial Day Weekend mayhem surrounding Movement Festival, for those of us staying here in DC there’s plenty to keep us busy! As usual, you’ll find full listings below from Thursday through Sunday, with all my DC House Grooves Top Picks highlighted with the Top Pick logo. Before we get into that, though, I want to call out a few very special anniversaries taking place this weekend. On Saturday, House-N-U celebrates it’s first anniversary at Ten Tigers Parlour with Shelter legend Timmy Regisford, fresh from his appearance at the DMV House Music Fest in Malcolm X Park, and with support from residents Andrew Hogans and Derrick D-Train ColemanTimmy Regisford in the intimate surroundings on Ten Tigers Parlour is sure to be very special night. Gonna need to bring extra baby powder! I can imagine this one filling up to capacity, so I’d recommend picking up advanced tickets if you don’t want to miss out!

Advanced Tickets for House-N-U with Timmy Regisford
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/194543221046955/

House-n-U with Timmy Regisford, Andrew Hogans and Derrick D-Train Coleman at The Tigers Parlour

On Sunday night, there’s not one, not two, but three very special anniversaries! At Eighteenth Street LoungeSam “The Man” Burns is celebrating 10 years of his residency in the Gold Room with special guests Mikki Afflick and DJ Stingray. Also at ESL on Sunday, The Metaphysical and Keenan Orr hold things down in the main room, while Farid Stylus Chris bring the heat out on the patio, while up in the Jazz Room,  Alvaro CalmetPhilco Benoit complete the line up at another edition of Sundays Workshop.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/472067673128593

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Mikki Afflick, DJ Stingray, Farid, Stylus Chris, The Metaphysical, Keenan Orr & Sunday's Workshop with Alvaro Calmet(Peru) & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

On the other side of town, everyone’s favorite dive bar Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club celebrates it’s 10 Year Anniversary, with an incredible line up of locals who have graced the decks at Jimmy’s over the years:  Team Zapata, Joe L, Jeff Hancock, Jandro, Mettabbana, Beatrix & Dive & Lie Wrecked. Such a special occasion that DC Brau has brewed a special pale weizenbock named Total Victory to celebrate! The party kicks off at 9pm and goes late! No work on Monday, so no excuses 🙂

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/439744569720390

Jimmy Valentine's 10 Year Anniversary with Team Zapata, Joe L, Jeff Hancock, Jandro, Mettabbana, Beatric & Dive & Lie Wrecked at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

The third anniversary party on Sunday is the 11th anniversary of Daylight at 201 Bar, featuring DJ Divine, DJ Miss H.E.R.,DJ Stylus & DJ Ernest Fountain throwing down the finest R&B Dance classics, old school house, Soulful house & Golden era Hip Hop. Vibes guaranteed!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/242832809526528

Daylight Anniversary 11 with DJ Divine, DJ Miss H.E.R., DY Stylus & DJ Ernest Fountain at 201 Bar

Here’s this week’s full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC Thursday through Sunday. Don’t forget to tune in to the DC House Grooves Radio Show on Underground Quality Radio at 10pm on Saturday night, and I’ll see you back here, same time, same place next week for everything you need to know about where to find the best dance floor action in Washington DC.

Thursday May 25

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Thursday with Adrian Collazo & Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday with Adrian Collazo & Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/415895138790865

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only Vol. 24 Sirene’s Going Away Party with Meegs & DJ Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol. 24 Sirene's Going Away Party with Meegs & DJ Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1964322390456398

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse Music Happy Hour with DJ Kevy Kev at Mythology Restaurant and Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with DJ Kevy Kev at Mythology Restaurant and Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour with Tim Cook at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Tim Cook at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2256986464525646/

DC House Grooves Top PickClaptone with Bella & J-Tek at Flash, with Heather Femia in the Green Room

Claptone with Bella & J-Tek at Flash, with Heather Femia in the Green Room

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1513834978640453

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight Transit Takeover with Shaft XXL, Crispanic, Ramiro & DJ AL at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight Transit Takeover with Shaft XXL, Crispanic, Ramiro & DJ AL at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1386042284780646

DJ Diaspora at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

DJ Diaspora at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/887766524697136

A-Trak at Soundcheck

A-Trak at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/407442266291162

Friday May 26

DC House Grooves Top PickLee Burridge with Meegs b2b Marko Peli at Flash, with Uptown House Experience with DJ Nav, Charles Martin & Lexus King in the Green Room and Cider House Mules with Jake Clemens & Randy Masiello in the Flash Bar

Lee Burridge with Meegs b2b Marko Peli at Flash, with Uptown House Experience with DJ Nav, Charles Martin & Lexus King in the Green Room and Cider House Mules with Jake Clemens & Randy Masiello in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1650427108600157

DC House Grooves Top PickSilicon Based Lifeform with Eli PFC, Darius Twin & Doktor D at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Silicon Based Lifeform with Eli PFC, Darius Twin & Doktor D at Dr Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/827429494072991/

DC House Grooves Top PickChoice Sounds with Trev-ski & special guest Joe L. at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Choice Sounds with Trev-ski & special guest Joe L. at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/262300707571813/

DC House Grooves Top PickLENG & Forecast Present Parris with Jett Chandon, Joser & Panch at Backbar

LENG & Forecast Present Parris with Jett Chandon, Joser & Panch at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/259767871156678

DC House Grooves Top PickMarket SW Summer Night Market Kick Off with Yola & David at Market SW

 Market SW Summer Night Market Kick Off with Yola & David at Market SW

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1672807162746825/

DC House Grooves Top PickWade Hammes, Zamkov & Oamr at Ten Ten Tigers Parlour

Wade Hammes, Zamkov & Oamr at Ten Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/233522670464986

ESL Friday with Empresarios Sound System, Philip Goyette & Gudo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Empresarios Sound System, Philip Goyette & Gudo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Joseph Capriati with Mina at Soundcheck

Joseph Capriati with Mina at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/860683554096471

Jimmy Valentine’s 10 Year Anniversary: Pray for Dance with Steeple and DJ Anthopower

Jimmy Valentine’s 10 Year Anniversary: Pray for Dance with Steeple and DJ Anthopower

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1384275521662951

Saturday May 27

DC House Grooves Top PickDMV House Music Fest Pt. 1 with DJ Kevy Kev, Ozzie Mandias, Jay Jay Tate, Sam “The Man” Burns at Timmy Regisford at Malcolm X Park

DMV House Music Fest Pt. 1 with DJ Kevy Kev, Ozzie Mandias, Jay Jay Tate, Sam “The Man” Burns at Timmy Regisford at Malcolm X Park

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1750815918505206

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse-N-U with Timmy Regisford, Andrew Hogans and Derrick D-Train Coleman at The Tigers Parlour

House-n-U with Timmy Regisford, Andrew Hogans and Derrick D-Train Coleman at The Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/194543221046955/

DC House Grooves Top PickDC House Grooves Radio Show #01 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1596062953771505/

DC House Grooves Top PickAdam Port with Jus Nowhere B2B Throe at Flash, wth Voigtmann & Benoit in the Green Room and Natural Resources with Pacific Fur Company, HOT COFFEE and Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

Adam Port with Jus Nowhere B2B Throe at Flash, wth Voigtmann & Benoit in the Green Room and Natural Resources with Pacific Fur Company, HOT COFFEE and Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/449793718690973/

DC House Grooves Top PickSubDistrick! May 2017 with Dave Owen, Tradecraft, Abyss, Lyceum & Julez at Backbar

SubDistrick! May 2017 with Dave Owen, Tradecraft, Abyss, Lyceum & Julez at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/291275334645691/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with DJ Oso Fresh, Mr Bonkerz & Jerome Baker at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with DJ Oso Fresh, Mr Bonkerz & Jerome Baker at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Obsidian presents: Housework with The Elders, Obscure, FAQ, Nathan Gorey,DC House Grooves Top PickCiara B & M Dixon B2B Mo Esq at Club 1722, Baltimore

Obsidian presents: Housework with The Elders, Obscure, FAQ, Nathan Gorey, Ciara B & M Dixon B2B Mo Esq at Club 1722, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1127225820755933/

Fun and Bass at Zeba Bar

Fun and Bass at Zeba Bar