DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 15 to March 18

Kicking off this week’s post with a new Meet the Locals Podcast from yours truly, Andy Grant, recorded live at a recent event in Washington DC:

 

So what about this weekend? Well, first of all, here are the links to this week’s Top Picks. You know the drill, clicking the link takes you to a Facebook search results page listing all my Top Picks for each day. Make sure you come back though! All my highlights listed below.

Top Picks Thursday March 15

DC House Grooves Top Pick

Top Picks Friday March 16

Top Picks Saturday March 17

Top Picks Sunday March 18

For DC House Grooves action this weekend, tune in to the DC House Grooves show on  Underground Quality Radio this Saturday from 10pm ET for quality underground grooves from me, Andy GrantKatrina Mir and DJ Ramirez. Whether you’re going out or staying in, we’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night.

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Then on Sunday night, in partnership with the good people at Public Bar, we’re kicking off a new event series, the DC House Grooves Local DJ Showcase. The inaugural event features three top local DJs, Katrina MirJubilee and DJ Kochi, spinning the finest underground house, tech house and minimal grooves on the covered rooftop at Public Bar, and best of all, there’s no cover! Please come support us at our first event at Public Bar. If we can make this a success, there’ll be more events showcasing the great local DJ talent DC has to offer.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/154440348702215/

local dj showcase

Almost out of time here, but a quick shout out to a couple of  other essential events this weekend. On Friday night, all roads lead to Flash for Back 2 Basics with house legend Lil’ Louis with support form Benoit, with OGs Joe L and LoveGrove in the Green Room  and  Jacq JillPhilco in the bar. One serious line up, top to bottom. Lil’ Louis has a real special place in house music history for me; I remember as if it were yesterday hearing Lil’ Louis‘ classic French Kiss for the first time in a club in St Tropez, France in the summer of 1989. It was like nothing I’d ever heard before, and it completely blew me away. Fast forward many years to Detroit in 2013, and DJ Tennis dropped it in his set at TV Lounge, and it had the very same effect. Simply incredible. DC is in for a treat this Friday when Lil Louis graces the decks at Flash, and no mistake. Dress to sweat! Kudos to Flash for the ridiculous quality of the house bookings lately. Keep them coming! Advanced tickets highly recommended.

Advanced tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2Eu5qk
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/204262293649335/

back 2 basics lil louis

Saturday night, head to Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club to get down for a great cause, as JandroSteve KirnDJ Ramirez bring the heat at Reflections to raise money for  the Puerto Rico Disaster Fund. It’s gonna be an incredible night at Jimmy’s with these guys at the controls! You never know, there may even be an afters, too, so you can really make a night of it.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1593178287463473/

reflections

Also on Saturday night, if you are in Baltimore or are prepared to make the trip, Deep Sugar is back at Baltimore Soundstage celebrating Ultra Naté‘s birthday at Return to the Emerald City, featuring Black Stereo Faith live and sets from Ultra NatéLisa MoodyQuentin HarrisDJ Spen and Mookie Brock. It’s a costume ball, so get decked out in your finest emerald green outfit and get ready to dance! Deep Sugar crowds are always the best, and everyone is welcome. Good vibes guaranteed!

Advanced Tickets: https://www.baltimoresoundstage.com/event/1623776
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/332856273860476/

deep sugar emerald city

That’s all I’ve got time for this week. Have another amazing weekend on the dance floor, and come back next week for info on all the best parties in and around Washington DC.

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 8 to March 11

Kicking off this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks with this week’s Top Picks links. Just tap the link for each day to see my list of picks over on the Facebooks. Click through and RSVP to everything you’re interested in.

Top Picks Thursday March 8DC House Grooves Top Pick

Top Picks Friday March 9

Top Picks Saturday March 10

Top Picks Sunday March 11

Right, let’s take a look at the highlights for this week. Thursday night, you’re best bet for quality deep grooves is Playlist at Eighteenth Street Lounge with Jubilee Ramirez. No cover, just top quality underground house music all night long.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1793028230993335/

playlist with jubilee ramirez

Saturday night is a big night at Flash, with Nü Androids throwing a spectacular across three floors, featuring Ghostly International‘s Tycho joined by Sol Selectas‘ KMLN and locals  DJ MeegsMarko Peli on the club level, Uptown House Experience with local heavyweights DJ Nav and Chadwick in the Green Room, and down in the bar, there’s another edition of Vibe with DJ Kochi, yours truly Andy Grant and Katrina Mir. Advanced tickets have completely sold out for this one, but there’ll be a few tix on the door if you get there early. Of course, the bar is no cover all night long, so join us in the bar for serious grooves all night long. Oh, and it’s extended bar hours at 4am, too!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1630746143640388/

tycho DJ set

Also recommended for Saturday night, The NeedleXchange returns with Jason Kendig (Honey Soundsystem), along with  TNX residents Bil ToddBaronhawk and Tommy Cornelis. Serious underground vibes in a warehouse space in North East DC, this one’s gonna be special! Advanced tickets recommended: $15 first release still available at time of writing.

Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1071959
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2024038174529246/

TNX Jason Kendig

On Sunday, close out your weekend at Eighteenth Street Lounge with Sam Burns‘  weekly residency in the Gold Room, Keenan Orr working his magic in the Main Room  & Hold Tight with Martín Miguel open to close out on the patio. Straight fire across three dance floors. Always the best way to squeeze the very last drop of vibe out of the weekend!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/155571785158920/

ESL Sunday

Alternatively, for some local go-go flavor, join U Street Music Hall kicking off their eight birthday celebrations with Trouble Funk, ably supported by TNX‘s Baronhawk The Sol Power All Stars. Advanced tickets recommended:

Advanced Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2DDYaRY
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/144680286219990/

trouble funk u hall

One last thing before I let you go, episode #67 of the Meet the Locals Podcast, featuring  Baltimore’s Confetti the First. Deep tech with latin flavors and a touch of progressive, this one takes you on a journey.

 

You can catch Confetti the First this Saturday at Mischief presents: Cross-Pollination et tu Bootay edition at Zeba Bar, along with burner favorites The Barber Streisand, Paul GeddesRaptorstein & more. $5 on the door all night, or free admission to anyone in Roman attire, so grab that bed sheet and save yourself a few bucks!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/267182240486110/

cross pollination

That’s it for this week’s edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks. I’ll be back next week with all the usual info on the best underground parties in and around DC. Big things happening next weekend…Lil Louis, anyone? See you on the dance floor.

 

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 1 to March 4

One of those weeks when I really don’t have time to do everything justice, so gonna have to make this a quick one. Katrina MirRamirez and myself back at it this weekend with DC House Grooves Show #19 on Underground Quality Radio. Tune in from 10pm ET on the  Underground Quality Radio Facebook page, or the Underground Quality website. We’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night!

Tune in audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in video: https://www.facebook.com/pg/UQRADIOSHOW/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/341845666221943/

DC House Grooves Show on UQ Radio

ROAM Sweet Sixteen is our Top Pick for Saturday night,  featuring another world class line up: MakamDJ Lisa FrankSamiTaigaThroe. An advanced ticket is the cheapest & best way to guarantee your spot on the dance floor.

ROAM Sweet Sixteen Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1068348
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1771499943155649/

roam sweet sixteen

That’s all I’ve got time for this week. As always, I’ve included below links to my Top Picks of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC, Thursday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

Top Picks Thursday March 1DC House Grooves Top Pick

Top Picks Friday March 2

Top Picks Saturday March 3

Top Picks Sunday March 4

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC February 22 to February 25

Lots to cover this week, so let’s dive right in. As always, you’ll find links to my Top Picks for each day, Thursday through Sunday, towards the end of the post, but before I get to them, I’ll give you my highlights for the weekend. Thursday night, head to Eighteenth Street Loungfor Playlist with Jubilee Ramirez. Always your best bet for deep underground grooves and family vibes on a Thursday night.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/156474181644888/

playlist

Flash is the place for techno on Thursday, where Focus features Ø [Phase] with support from Sequence residents Damon Bradley Ron Jackson.

Advanced Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2nuBbhg
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/147903965917471/

focus flash

Friday evening, I’ll be joining KochiKatrina MirRamirez for the WTF?! Show on Sugar Shack Recordings. We always have a blast on the WTF?! Show, and we’ve got some great tunes to share with you. Pre-game with us from 5pm ET at www.sugarshackrecordings.com.

Tune in to the WTF?! Show on Sugar Shack Recordings
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1989307754619700/

WTF?! with Kochi

Friday night brings the second edition of Ken Lazee and Nick Garcia‘s party Werk Ethic at U Street Music Hall, celebrating the very best of house and techno from the 80s and 90s. As a taster of what to expect, here’s Nick‘s recent contribution to the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast:

 

It’s free before 12pm, and just $5 after, so if you’re in the mood for some classic house and techno, look no further than U Street Music Hall!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2017428288495532/

werk ethic

Another great option for the heads on Friday is the second edition of Jett Chandon‘s  Forecast party at Ten Tigers Parlour. Billed as “for the locals, by the locals”, this one is really talking our language. Forecast 002 features new ROAM resident Jett ChandonTNX‘s Baronhawk and Arthur Kimskii, exploring “a range of sounds that stretch and break the foundation of music within our DC community”. Sounds tasty to me, and with no cover all night, the price is right.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/159863134653521/

forecast

On Saturday night, Flash is where the party’s at for fans of quality house music, with an epic line up on the club level featuring Osunlade, South Africa’s Culoe de Song and local support from Sticky Fingers Collective‘s Samantha Francesca. In the bar, DJ Soul and Chosen join forces for another edition of DUSK, and in the Green Room, it’s Navbox & Friends featuring special guests Mazi R and yours truly, Andy Grant. I’m honored to be part of this epic line up, and I can’t wait to throw down with my brother from another mother, Mazi R! Cancel all Sunday plans; it’s gonna get real! This one’s gonna be busy, so advanced tickets are highly recommended.

Advanced Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2B62nI6
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1235267443271371/

osunlade culoe de song flash

Those looking for the best techno beats either have to make a tough choice, or get ready to bounce a round a bit.  One amazing option is Sequence.209 featuring Henning BaerFaso, Theta FluxJuana  Ron Jackson and the other star of the show, the Grand Ancestor sound system. Tickets have been flying off the shelf for this one, but if you move fast, $16 second release tickets are still up for grabs.

Sequence.209 Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1061693
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2082669058633254/

sequence 209

The other quality choice for serious techno this Saturday is the welcome return of ROAM, kicking off their 2018 season with ROAM XV featuring heavy hitters Anthony Parasole, Ariel ZetinaDJ Lisa Frank and new ROAM residents Rush PlusJett Chandon at an undisclosed warehouse location. Tickets have been flying off the shelf for this one, too, but you can still grab $20 second release tix over on Resident Advisor.

ROAM XV Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1064386
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1530634853687216/

roam xv

Oh, and did I mention that the next ROAM event of the season, ROX Sweet Sixteen, is right around the corner next weekend on March 3? ROAM Sweet Sixteen features  MakamDJ Lisa FrankSamiTaigaThroe. As always, an advanced ticket is the cheapest & best way to guarantee your spot on the dance floor, and you can still snag first release tix for just $15.

ROAM Sweet Sixteen Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1068348
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1771499943155649/

roam sweet sixteen

Back to this weekend, and my recommendation for Sunday grooves is to head to  Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam “The Man” Burns’ weekly residency, the man, the legend Smudge in the main room, and Good Buddies featuring The NeedleXchangePhilco on the patio. Three rooms of quality grooves to bring your weekend on the dance floor to a perfect close.

ESL Sunday

Those are my highlights for the week, but as always there’s plenty more to choose from. Here are the links to this week’s Top Picks. You know the drill; just click the link to see the list for each day.

Top Picks Thursday February 22DC House Grooves Top Pick

Top Picks Friday February 23

Top Picks Saturday February 24

Top Picks Sunday February 25

That’s it for this week. See you back here, same time, same place, for all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!