DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House & Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend November 22 to November 26

The thing about Thanksgiving every year is I have to publish my Top Picks a day early, which completely messes with my routine. Despite a mad scramble, I’ve just about managed to pull something together in time for the earlier deadline, and in this fine post right here you’ll find my Top Picks for Thanksgiving Weekend, including all the pre-Thanksgiving parties Wednesday night.  Katrina Mir and I are taking things easy over the holidays, but you can catch us on another edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio this Saturday night alongside the might Ramirez. As always, we’ll be streaming video a multi-camera feed live from the Rave Basement here in Washington DC on the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel. If you’ve not checked out our show before, here’s the video of our last show to whet your appetite. Deep vibes guaranteed.

Here are the links for  Saturday’s show, which kicks off at 10pm ET:

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune In Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1969062176452138/

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Out and about, I’d recommend kicking off the weekend tomorrow night at Give Thanks with Juan ZapataSamantha Francesca and Itzjack at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club. Lots of great events to choose from on Wednesday, but Jimmy‘s is your best bet for quality underground vibes to get Thanksgiving started off right.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/162056307733156/

Give Thanks with Juan Zapata, Samantha Francesca & Itzjack at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

Usually on Thanksgiving itself there aren’t any decent events to give you an excuse to get out of the house and avoid those post-Turkey blues, but this year you can head to Public Bar for Saeed Younan‘s Sintimate Rooftop Sessions with TechnasiaSaeed Younan and Alex Eljaiek. Rumor has it, they’ve got a sexy new disco ball lighting up the rooftop, so get dressed up in your best disco threads and get ready to throw some shapes. Advanced tickets are just $10.

Advanced tickets: http://www.publicbar.co/
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1339232352866305/

Younan Music Pres: Technasia & Saeed Younan with Alex Eljaiek at Public Bar

Firiday night, head to Flash for the amazing Jan Krueger with support from N/UM & Solomon Sanchez, with Philip Goyette in the Green Room and Samantha Francesca and DSD in the Flash Bar. One of my favorite DC clubbing memories was hearing a mental set from Jan Krueger at Jimmy Valentine’s, as paint chips rained down from the ceiling onto the turntables. Good times. I can only imagine what Jan is going to do with  Flash‘s  amazing Funktion One system.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/127612607927976/

Jan Krueger with N/UM & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Philip Goyette in the Green Room and Samantha Francesca and DSD in the Flash Bar

Saturday night, after listening to the DC House Grooves Show, head back to Jimmy Valentine’s for the first edition of Super Tuff! with Martín Miguel, Hot Coffee b2b DSD  & M. Vaughan. If you haven’t checked out the first release on M. Vaughan‘s Super Tuff!  label, I can highly recommend it, with great tracks from Jesse BruDJ AakmaelM. Vaughan and Moony Me, and with the super solid Super Tuff 002 just released, things are looking bright! Definitely an exciting label to keep an eye on, and I expect Super Tuff  at  Jimmy’s to deliver the goods. Do it!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/124771071537256/

Super Tuff! Martín Miguel, Hot Coffee b2b DSD, M. Vaughan at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

As always, on Sunday all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge, with Sam “The Man” Burns holding court in the Gold room, Smudge working his magic in the main room, and  Flash‘s Edo joining Benoit for Sundays Rooftop out on the patio. Always a good time at  Sunday’s Rooftop!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/568021653539845/

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Here’s my full list of Top Picks of the best underground house and electronic music for the weekend. Plenty to choose from to keep you grooving throughout the holiday weekend. Whether you’re going out or staying in on Saturday, remember to tune in to the DC House Grooves Show, and I’ll see you back here next week for another edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks. See you on the dance floor!

Wednesday November 22

DC House Grooves Top PickGive Thanks with Juan Zapata, Samantha Francesca & Itzjack at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Give Thanks with Juan Zapata, Samantha Francesca & Itzjack at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/162056307733156/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Wednesday with See-I, Trev-ski, I & I Vibration, DJ M Dot, Stylus Chris, Mr Bonkerz & Dark Paradise featuring Yacine A, Narko & Alex Eljaiek at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Wednesday with See-I, Trev-ski, I & I Vibration, DJ M Dot, Stylus Chris, Mr Bonkerz & Dark Paradise featuring Yacine A, Narko & Alex Eljaiek at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Feroun & Novac At El Techo

Feroun & Novac At El Techo

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/125436608232608/

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse Music Happy Hour with DJ Darrel Lewis at Bravo Bravo

House Music Happy Hour with DJ Darrel Lewis at Bravo Bravo

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404366212943930/

DC House Grooves Top PickGive Thanks for Funk with Kenny M at Denizens Brewing Company, Silver Spring

Give Thanks for Funk with Kenny M at Denizens Brewing Company, Silver Spring

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1455207781181129/

DC House Grooves Top PickTransit – Duchess’ Danksgiving Birthday Dance at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

Transit - Duchess' Danksgiving Birthday Dance at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/230101574195728/

DC House Grooves Top Pick3D Presents: Drumstix Legends at The DC Eagle

3D Presents: Drumstix Legends at The DC Eagle

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/518591205161204/

DC House Grooves Top PickThanksgiving Eve: Golf Clap, Gina Turner at Flash

Thanksgiving Eve: Golf Clap, Gina Turner at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/139186210039302/

DC House Grooves Top PickPre-Thanksgiving Day Party at Wonderland feat PUSH musik & Dromme at Wonderland Ballroom

Pre-Thanksgiving Day Party at Wonderland feat PUSH musik & Dromme at Wonderland Ballroom

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/127465344588144/

DC House Grooves Top PickAnjunadeep DC: David Hohme, Jody Wisternoff, Luttrell at U Street Music Hall

Anjunadeep DC: David Hohme, Jody Wisternoff, Luttrell at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1990992891115308/

Thanksgiving Thursday November 23

Younan Music Pres: Technasia & Saeed Younan with Alex Eljaiek at Public Bar

Younan Music Pres: Technasia & Saeed Younan with Alex Eljaiek at Public Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1339232352866305/

Friday November 24

DC House Grooves Top PickJan Krueger with N/UM & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Philip Goyette in the Green Room and Samantha Francesca and DSD in the Flash Bar

Jan Krueger with N/UM & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Philip Goyette in the Green Room and Samantha Francesca and DSD in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/127612607927976/

DC House Grooves Top PickBlack Friday Vibe Out with Juana, Throe and Mike Harvey at Studio Ga Ga

Black Friday Vibe Out with Juana, Throe and Mike Harvey at Studio Ga Ga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/410453219357686/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with Thomas Blondet, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Jerome Baker at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Thomas Blondet, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Jerome Baker at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Saturday November 25

DC House Grooves Show #13 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio

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Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune In Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1969062176452138/

DC House Grooves Top PickSuper Tuff! Martín Miguel, Hot Coffee b2b DSD, M. Vaughan at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Super Tuff! Martín Miguel, Hot Coffee b2b DSD, M. Vaughan at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/124771071537256/

DC House Grooves Top PickU Street Music Hall Presents: Werk Ethic with Nick Garcia & Ken Lazee at Ten Tigers Parlour

U Street Music Hall Presents: Werk Ethic with Nick Garcia & Ken Lazee at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1966755720248434/

DC House Grooves Top PickSoul Clap [Open-To-Close] at Flash, with Cleveland & Mazi R in the Green Room and Deep Tech XVI featuring Bulgs, Dial8, Fatkat, Micfreak, Mr Wright, Pershan & Rodd in the Flash Bar

Soul Clap [Open-To-Close] at Flash, with Cleveland & Mazi R in the Green Room and Deep Tech XVI featuring Bulgs, Dial8, Fatkat, Micfreak, Mr Wright, Pershan & Rodd in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/269253170259060/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with Empresarios Sound System, Double A & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Empresarios Sound System, Double A & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

DC House Grooves Top PickSubDistrick! – November 2017 at Backbar

SubDistrick! - November 2017 at Backbar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1699891920085049/

DC House Grooves Top PickRed This Ever, 11 Grams, DJ Kangal, Ron Jackson and The Angel at Safari Restaurant & Lounge

Red This Ever, 11 Grams, DJ Kangal, Ron Jackson and The Angel at Safari Restaurant & Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/369568906821881/

Sunday November 26

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge, and Sundays Rooftop with Benoit & Edo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam "The Man" Burns, Smudge, and Sundays Rooftop with Benoit & Edo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/568021653539845/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightmare Festival presents: Caspa with Choppy Oppy b2b Skankuh at U Street Music Hall

Nightmare Festival presents: Caspa with Choppy Oppy b2b Skankuh at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1481092862009687/

DC House Grooves Top Picks August 24 to August 27

Sadly no time for my usual Top Picks post this week, so I’ve just thrown together a few essential picks for the weekend. I’ll be joining my DC House Grooves Show co- residents Ramirez and Katrina Mir plus WTF!?! Show‘s DJ Kochi in the Green Room at Flash on Friday for VIBE. Can’t wait to throw down with my favorite DJs, and if that line up wasn’t tasty enough, brother Symmetrical will be exhibiting some of his amazing original works of art. Join us on the rooftop from 10pm on Friday. Seriously thick vibes!  Flash Bar on Friday looks tasty, too, with Detroit’s Appian making his DC debut alongside Boss Ross and Mike Harvey. Serious tunes, open to close.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1420190768035824/

VIBE presents Andy Grant, Ramirez, Katrina Mir & Kochi at Flash

Here are a few other picks for the weekend. Preview with DJ Meegs at Flash and Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge have you covered for Thursday. Saturday, head to Flash in the afternoon for Kim Ann Foxman with local support from  Vanniety Kills and Sean Morris, then stick around for Culoe De SongChris Burns and Trevor Keen in the main room, Manfredas and Sergio Santos in the Green Room and another edition of Dusk in the Flash Bar with DJ SoulChosen and Henry Da Man. Soul Love at Ten Tigers Parlour is another solid bet for Saturday, with Baltimore homies  The Elders joined by Vanniety Kills and Paradox legend Wayne Davis. Serious house grooves all night! Sunday, close out your weekend at Eighteenth Street Lounge with Sam BurnsKeenan Orr, and Sundays Rooftop with resident Benoit and a live set from  Chicago’s Obsolete Music Technology.

That’ll have to do for this week. Hope you can join us for VIBE in the Green Room at Flash on Friday, and I’ll be back next week with a special Labor Day edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday August 24

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour ft. DJ Meegs

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour ft. DJ Meegs

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/118841442081041/

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

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/346504922472059/

Friday August 25

DC House Grooves Top PickVIBE presents Andy Grant, Ramirez, Katrina Mir & Kochi at FlashVIBE presents Andy Grant, Ramirez, Katrina Mir & Kochi at Flash

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1420190768035824/

DC House Grooves Top PickTransplants presents Appian, Adam Ross & Mike Harvey in the Flash Bar

Transplants presents Appian, Adam Ross & Mike Harvey in the Flash Bar

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/261285717717405

Saturday August 26

DC House Grooves Top PickKim Ann Foxman with Vanniety Kills & Sean Morris in the Green Room at Flash

Kim Ann Foxman in the Green Room at Flash

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/679653315561155

DC House Grooves Top PickCuloe De Song, Chris Burns & Trev-ski at Flash, with Manfredas and Sergio Santos in the Green Room and Dusk featuring Dj Soul, Chosen and Henry Da Man in the Flash Bar

Culoe De Song, Chris Burns & Trev-ski at Flash, with Manfredas and Sergio Santos in the Green Room and Dusk featuring Dj Soul, Chosen and Henry Da Man in the Flash Bar

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/721255504749452/

DC House Grooves Top PickSoul Love with The Elders, Vanniety Kills & Wayne Davis at Ten Tigers Parlour

Soul Love with The Elders, Vanniety Kills & Wayne Davis at Ten Tigers Parlour

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1462735864024970/

Sunday August 27

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Keenan Orr and Sundays Rooftop with Obsolete Music Technology (Live) & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Keenan Orr and Sundays Rooftop with Obsolete Music Technology (Live) & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/659057597636741

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DC House Grooves Top Picks July 27 to July 30

Another hot weekend in the District, and, as always, DC House Grooves has done the hard work for you picking out all the best events featuring quality underground house and electronic music, Thursday through Sunday. No gigs for me this weekend, but you can catch my good lady wife Katrina Mir on Thursday at Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge, then again at Daytime Discothèque with Reggie Dokes, Pacific Fur CompanyKatrina Mir and Samantha Francesca. Really excited to hear Katrina Mir spin at both these events, and I highly recommend you join us. There’s no cover for Playlist on Thursday, and DC House Grooves has a special 15% discount off Daytime Discothèque. Early birds are still available right now, so move fast! Advanced tickets are required, so you might as well grab them now. Gonna be an amazing vibe at the spot this Sunday, so don’t sleep!

15% discount off Daytime Discothèque with Reggie Dokes

Daytime Discothèque with Reggie Dokes, Katrina Mir, Pacific Fur Company & Samantha Francesca at Secret Location

Also on Sunday is the Deep Secrets / Sound Waves collaboration, the Soundwaves Boat Party with Daniel Bell and Benoit. If you’re up for quality underground grooves cruising down the Potomac on Sunday afternoon, the grab the DC House Grooves 15% discount:

15% discount off Sound Waves Boat Party with Daniel Bell 

Soundwaves Boat Party with Daniel Bell & Benoit

Looking ahead to August 5, and DC House Grooves has an exclusive $10 discount off tickets to the next Sam Burns Boat Party#HOTWMD & Mont.age present the “Tale of Two Sam’s” Boat Ride with Sam Burns & Sammy Rock. Always a good time when Sam Burns is captaining the boat, so don’t hesitate to take advantage of this tasty offer and secure your place on the dance floor now!

$10  Discount off Sam Burns Boat Party with Sam Burns & Sammy Rock
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/862020560616381/

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OK, back to this weekend! On Sunday evening, the Good Buddies crew takes over the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge, and this time around residents Philco and Jandro are joined by Funkdamentalist and Soul Sway from local label Silence in Metropolis. In anticipation of Sunday’s Good Buddies, episode #56 of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast features the latest mix from Soul Sway, a one hour deep groover, the highlights of which include a Soul Sway original plus a DJ Aakmael remix on Silence in Metropolis. Head over to the DC House Grooves SoundCloud page for the full track list.

 

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