DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC MLK Holiday Weekend January 17 to January 20

Ready for the long weekend ahead? I hope you’re ready for a weekend on the dance floor, as DC’s got another super hot line up of quality underground events to keep you dancing right through to Monday. If you’re in town for Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend, be sure to check out MALLORY2019, an exclusive guide to the best unofficial, underground events over MAL Weekend from our queer correspondent, The NeedleXchange‘s Tommy Cornelis. Tommy has done an incredible job of pulling together everything you need to know to find the best underground events over the weekend, so if you’re in town for MAL, make sure you check out MALLORY2019!

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You’ll find many of the MALLORY2019 events in my DC House Grooves Top Picks  below. I’ve included flyers for all the best underground events, Thursday through Sunday, and if you click the section headings, you’ll head over to Facebook for a full list of Facebook event pages for each day. On Thursday, I recommend heading to Headroom  Listening  Sessions at Flash early to hear the latest from DC’s finest local producers, then later on head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez or Sleaze XXXL featuring Mark O’Brien at The Dew Drop Inn.

Lots to choose from Friday night, but we’ll be heading to Wild Days at Eaton to catch one of our Beats Maneuver headliners from last summer Rissa Garcia making her return to the capital. Rissa always delivers!

Also worth a look on Friday are Anywho at Ten Tigers Parlour with the Max D, Sami, Geo Rip and former Beats Maneuver guest Sleepy G. Quality music all night long, and no cover.

Saturday night, Katrina Mir, Ramirez and myself will be kicking off the evening with another edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Berlin’s Underground Quality Radio from 10pm ET. Tune in at www.undergroundquality.com on on the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel.

DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio

Out on the town, TNX with Octo Octa B2B Eris Drew is the move for Saturday. Make sure you pick up advance tickets, as that one’s probably going to sell out!

TNX Octo Octa Eris Drew

Other solid choices for Saturday at Onur  Özer at Flash, DJ Spen at Eighteenth Street Lounge, of if you’re in Baltimore or feel like a short road trip, the Deep Sugar crew are at it again at Club 1722.

Sunday, catch Sam Burns at his weekly residency at Eighteenth Street Lounge, or maybe head next door to the Public Bar rooftop for the last ever party there before it closes. We had some good times on that rooftop with our Beats Maneuver parties last summer. Sad to hear it is closing down. Another great choice for Sunday is The Cluck Off at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club with Carlos Souffrant, Juana and Jacq Jill. Always a good time at Jimmy’s!

OK, here’s my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks for the long weekend. Check out the full list, and don’t forget to check out MALLORY2019! See you on the dance floor.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday January 17

Headroom Listening Sessions
ESL Thursday Playlist Jubilee & Ramirez
Sleaze XXXL
Otter Happy Hour & Fam Night
Preview Happy Hour

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday January 18

Rissa Garcia Wild Days
Honcho Josey Rebelle
Anywho Geo Rip Sleepy G
WTF?! with Kochi
MLK Weekend Kick Off
Adrian Loving and Friends
4 hours of funk james brown and prince

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday January 19

tnx octo octa eris drew
Octo Octa b2B Eris Drew

DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio
DJ Spen at ESL
Deep Sugar MLK Weekend
Heavy Rotation
Yola at Allegory

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday January 20

The Cluck Off Carlos Souffront
ESL Sunday Sam Burns
Decibel Collective & Friends
MAL Weekend Closing Dance
The Speakeasy Disco
Wunderdisco Life on Planets

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC January 10 to January 13

Ok here we go with my first proper post of 2019, not counting last week’s phoned in edition. Another solid weekend of dance floor vibes here in the District, with quality events to keep you grooving, from Thursday night right through to the early hours of Monday morning.

Highlights this weekend include Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth  Street  Lounge on Thursday night, then on Friday night, I’d recommend checking out Lovers and Justin Miller at Wild Days at the Eaton Hotel, and while you’re there, heading downstairs to catch Joe L at Allegory. They’ve got a nice looking line up taking shape in the coming months between Wild Days and Allegory, with plenty of local DJs representing, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly recommend it. Also looking good on Friday is DJ Technics with Djoser at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club. Always a good vibes at Jimmy’s!

Saturday night, all you house heads should look no further that U Street Music Hall, where the Deep Sugar crew take over once again, with Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody working their magic with support from Keenan Orr. Always good vibes with the Deep Sugar crew!

Deep Sugar DC

For those of you of a techno persuasion, SEQUENCE.446 hosts I Hate Models with Katie Rex and local support from Jett Chandon and Juana working the Grand Ancestor Sound System at a DC warehouse location. Always a great crowd at Sequence events, and their zero tolerance policy to any bullshit guarantees a hassle free night on the dance floor. Entry is by advanced ticket only, so make sure you grab yours before they sell out.

Sequence I Hate Models Katie Rex

As you’ve no doubt predicted already, Sunday’s highlight is Eighteenth Street Lounge, with Sam Burns weekly residency in the Gold Room, The Metaphysical in the Main Room, and Hold Tight with Martín Miguel and Super Tuff records head honcho M. Vaughan on the patio. Quality deep vibes across three dance floors to ease you into next week!

Before I get to my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, here is episode #74 of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast from Nocturnal Wax, featuring 2+ hours of quality house grooves. Check it out, and catch Nocturnal Wax spinning on Studio 96 every Friday night at 8PM Eastern on WERA 96.7FM in the DC area. We’re always looking for new mixes for the podcast, so please reach out to me through the DC  House  Grooves  Facebook Page if you’re interested in submitting a mix.

OK, here’s my full list of Top Picks for this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Click / tap the link at the top of each section to see the full list of even pages over on Facebook, or check the flyers and Google the details. See you on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday January 10

Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez
ESL Thurdsay with Playlist
Skream Open to Close at Flash
Preview Happy Hour

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday January 11

DJ Technics Djoser Jimmy Valentine's
Lovers Justin Miller Wild Days
Joe L at Allegory
WTF?! with Kochi

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday January 12

Deep Sugar DC
Sequence I Hate Models Katie Rex
Nightflight at El Techo
ESL Saturday Victor Simonelli
Cold Sweat Baltimore
Eklektik Elektrik

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday January 13

Hold Tight with Martín Miguel and M. Vaughan
ESL Sunday

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC January 3 to January 6

Sorry for the late post this week. Just got back from the UK late last night, and didn’t get the chance to even think about a post until just now. Sadly not enough time to compile all the flyers this week, so you’ll just have to make do with links over to Facebook.

We’ve got our first DC House Grooves Show of 2019 on Underground Quality Radio this Saturday from 10pm, so whether you’re going out or staying in, tune in from 10pm for quality underground house music from me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/283846115648790/

..and if by any chance you’re reading this Thursday night, you can catch DC House Grooves Show resident Ramirez tonight at Playlist at Eighteenth Street Lounge alongside Jubilee. The best choice for quality underground sounds this Thurday night in Washington DC!

Here are the Top Picks links for this weekend, tonight through Sunday. Hopefully I’ll have a bit more time next week to do things justice.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday January 3

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday January 4

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday January 5

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday January 6

DC House Grooves Top Picks Holiday Edition 2018 December 20 to January 1

Happy Holidays from DC House Grooves, and welcome to a very special holiday edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks, featuring all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC from today through January 1. So many great events to choose from, I’m not even going to try and pick out any highlights. Scroll through the list below and take your pick. Facebook users can click the links at the top of each day to see a list of Facebook events for that day, for those of you no longer on Facebook, Google is your friend 🙂 Whatever you do, make sure you kick off the new year at Disco Brunch at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club. Always the best way to kick off a new year!

You can catch the DC House Grooves crew doing our thing again on Berlin’s Underground Quality Radio live from our studio here in Washington DC this Friday from 10pm ET on a very special holiday themed DC House Grooves Show. You know the score: Quality underground tunes for the discerning dancer.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2196427317271678/

OK here’s the full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks for the holidays. Two full weeks of dance floor goodness! We’ll be taking a holiday break next week, but we’ll be back in the New Year with weekly listings featuring all the best quality underground house events in Washington DC and the surrounding area. Happy Holidays!

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday December 20

Eighteenth Street Lounge Thursday Playlist
Article at U Street Music Hall

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday December 21

Eli Verveine Amir Javasoul at Flash
Adrian Collazo at Allegory
4 Hours of Funk at The Windup Space

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday December 22

Lil Louis D'July Vavav at Flash

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday December 23

ESL Sunday with Sam Burns
Oh Jesus with Joe L & Keenan
Space Heater Raptorstein Alex DB

DC House Grooves Top Picks Christmas Eve December 24

Rooftop Sessions Closing Party with Saeed Younan and Anthony Attalla

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday December 27

Seb zito at flash

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday December 28

Mike Servito Bil Todd Strikestone! at Flash
Throe & Dansman at El Techo

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday December 29

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U Sleaze Holiday Party
chaos night with ron jackson and damon bradley
Strictly 4 The Dance Floor Ernest Fountain at Zeba Bar

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday December 30

ESL Sunday with Sam Burns and Sundays Rooftop with Benoit & Jandro

DC House Grooves Top Picks New Year’s Eve December 31

NYE at U Street Music Hall
Deep Sugar Gilded Disco 2 New Year's Eve
Jimmy Valentine's New Year's Eve 2019
ESL NYE 2019

DC House Grooves Top Picks New Year’s Day January 1