DC House Grooves Top Picks July 20 to July 23

Katrina Mir and I are heading out of town for a gig this weekend, so I was planning on making good on my  decision to take a break for a few weekends and not post anything. Indeed, as recently as last night, I made a start on compiling a Top Picks only post, but when I realized how many amazing events were happening this weekend, it was just too much, so I gave up and told myself it just wasn’t happening this week. Fast forward to today, and despite my decision not to do anything this weekend, it just kinda happened. So much goodness, I just couldn’t let it go undocumented! I mean, take a look at the list below. This is just my Top Picks of all the best events happening this weekend, and there’s more than enough to keep anyone busy! Highlights include Playlist with Jubilee Ramirez at  Eighteenth Street Lounge and Nightflight with Symmetrical on Thursday, then Sequence with PercKatie Rex, Damon Bradley and Steve Kirn on Friday. On Saturday, things get crazy!

Saturday afternoon, Detroit descends on DC, with The Detroit Connect at Flash featuring Norm Talley, Keith Worthy, Daniel Andres and Benoit, while over at The Glorious Health Club patio, The NeedleXchange crew host longtime DC House Grooves favorite Octo Octa for an evening of glorious underground sounds. Saturday also brings another edition of Jandro‘s Reflections at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club, featuring another super solid all-local lineup: Juana, EdoThroe and  Jandro himself. The last Reflections was a super fun time, so this comes highly recommended. For afters, all roads lead to Uncle Benny’s Afterhours Express, featuring very special guests from Detroit alongside Sticky Fingers Collective‘s Samantha Francesca and Benoit. Seek and you will find! If you’re planning on staying in on Saturday but still want to hear some great tunes, tune in to the DC House Grooves Show #05 on Underground Quality Radio .This week’s show will  feature myself, Andy Grant, and Katrina Mir, and will be broadcast live from an event in Indianapolis. Two hours of quality underground grooves for the discerning listener. This week’s show kicks off an hour later than usual at 11pm ET.

Sunday brings another edition of Sunday Love in the Green Room at Flash, featuring Guti live with support from Mina b2b Alex Eljaiek and Gilléad-Gaari, then all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns’ weekly residency and Sundays Rooftop Detroit All Starsedition featuring  Keith WorthyDaniel Andres and Benoit. Make sure you wish Benoita big happy birthday! While it sucks that Katrina and I will be missing most of the good stuff this weekend, we’re going to beast it back from Indianapolis and head straight to ESL to close out the weekend with the Sundays Rooftop crew! Whatever you do, wherever you go, have an amazing time, stay hydrated, and let the promoters and DJs know DC House Grooves sent you 🙂

Oh, and before I sign off, here’s episode #55 of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast, a 2 hour mix I recorded for my road trip this weekend. An all vinyl mix featuring mostly new cuts not available on digital from artists including Ada Kaleh, Traumer, Varhat, Janeret, Joey Anderson, Adam Strömstedt, Octo Octa, Lowris, Molly, Hostom, Dixia Sirong, The Black Pony Orchestra, Patrice Scott and Terrence Parker, which really showcases my style well, taking you on a two hour journey through a range of vibes. You may find some tracks challenging and inaccessible at first, but stick with it and you will be rewarded 🙂

 

Thursday July 20

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

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1629030973773740/

DC House Grooves Top PickHeadroom Listening Sessions #010 at Flash

Headroom Listening Sessions #010 at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/869696623184490/

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview with DFMO at Flash

Preview with DFMO at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1713737572262746/

DC House Grooves Top PickCadence with Skeptical, Adred, Tanc & Tiernan at Flash, with Juana, Mathias & Refugee in the Flash Bar

Cadence with Skeptical, Adred, Tanc & Tiernan at Flash, with Juana, Mathias & Refugee in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/809818722521378/

 

DC House Grooves Top PickNightflight with Symmetrical at Cafe Saint Ex

Nightflight with Symmetrical at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2233401603550967

DC House Grooves Top PickLeft To Right with Philco at Velvet Lounge

Left To Right with Philco at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/672127592985096/

DC House Grooves Top PickFree Fringe DJ Series: Keenan Orr at Capital Fringe

Free Fringe DJ Series: Keenan Orr at Capital Fringe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/319608821803564/

Friday July 21

DC House Grooves Top PickSEQUENCE.899 with Perc, Katie Rex, Damon Bradley & Steve Kirn at Warehouse Location

SEQUENCE.899 with Perc, Katie Rex, Damon Bradley & Steve Kirn at Warehouse Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/240852996408844/

DC House Grooves Top Pick16 Bit Lolitas with Esther Silex & Trev-ski at Flash, with Hugo Zapata in the Green Room and Cider House Mules with Raha Wala, DJ Meets & the Barber Streisand in the Flash Bar

16 Bit Lolitas with Esther Silex & Trev-ski at Flash, with Hugo Zapata in the Green Room and Cider House Mules with Raha Wala, DJ Meets & the Barber Streisand in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1563676963704516/

DC House Grooves Top PickLENG presents Roska (UK) with Jessicunt, Jett Chandon, Panch & Benbo at Ten Tigers Parlor

LENG presents Roska (UK) with Jessicunt, Jett Chandon, Panch & Benbo at Ten Tigers Parlor

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1832108147053871/

DC House Grooves Top PickNatural Resources with Pacific Fur Company at Safari Restaurant & Lounge

Natural Resources with Pacific Fur Company at Safari Restaurant & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/741020996059229/

DC House Grooves Top PickDJ Dan with Proxxy & Lantern at U Street Music Hall

DJ Dan with Proxxy & Lantern at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1499153886781519/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with JKriv, John Jazz, Jerome Baker & James Dell at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with JKriv, John Jazz, Jerome Baker & James Dell at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top Pick4 Hours of Funk Artscape Edition with Graham Hatke and Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk Artscape Edition with Graham Hatke and Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/119586235321199/

DC House Grooves Top PickA R T S C A P E a f t e r h o u r s with Rudy Kardos, Jacob Herschel & Mazi R at Warehouse Location, Baltimore

A R T S C A P E a f t e r h o u r s with Rudy Kardos, Jacob Herschel & Mazi R at Warehouse Location, Baltimore

More details: deepsidebaltimore@gmail.com

Saturday July 22

DC House Grooves Top PickDC House Grooves Show #05 with Andy Grant & Katrina Mir

DC House Grooves Show on UQ Radio

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/259598697869699/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Detroit Connect with Norm Talley, Keith Worthy, Daniel Andres & Benoit at Flash

The Detroit Connect with Norm Talley, Keith Worthy, Daniel Andres & Benoit at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/125379801389772/

DC House Grooves Top PickUncle Benny’s 34th Afterhour Express with Special Guests (Detroit), Samantha Francesca & Benoit at Secret Location

Uncle Benny's 34th Afterhour Express with Special Guests (Detroit), Samantha Francesca & Benoit at Secret Location

 

DC House Grooves Top PickA Glorious Evening with Octo Octa at The Glorious Patio

A Glorious Evening with Octo Octa at The Glorious Patio

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1259735457486912/

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