DC House Grooves Show #68 With Andy Grant & Katrina Mir

Getting the band back together! After a few shows in lockdown, Ramirez is back in the basement with Andy Grant & Katrina Mir for another edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio at our regular time slot 10pm ET on Saturday May 16. Regular listeners will know the drill, 2+ hours of the very best underground house, disco, techno and everything in between from three of Washington DC’s finest selectors. We’ll be hanging out in a new Messenger room, join at https://msngr.com/THW4xtIp5DEqLVnr

DC House Grooves Social Distancing Stream

Well this sucks. No clubs, no dancing, no DJing, no fun ūüôĀ To stop ourselves from going completely mad, we’re gonna be playing records from time to time and streaming it to the Interwebs. Bookmark this page, and check back everyday… we’ll likely be going live around 7pm.

Join us in the virtual video party on Zoom

Watch live video from dchousegrooves on www.twitch.tv

Pride Underground 2015

Tommy Cornelis is a member of the DJ collective and party The NeedlExchange, and DC House Grooves has invited him to give you an unofficial and underground guide to DC Pride 2015!

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It’s easy to assume everyone in our underground community knows that we owe a great deal to our “dancestors”, particularly LGBTQIA people of color, when we step on the dance floor. But then you hear Ten Walls (aka Mario Basanov) spew some truly vile shit that would make Rick Santorum blush, and you’re left scratching your head.

And while it’s great to see gay rights progress incredible fast, it’s sad to see gay audiences completely unaware of our roots. I meet gay people all the time who have never heard the names of Larry Levan or Frankie Knuckles, but know every word to [insert name of generic, straight pop star].

Far too often lines are drawn on both sides, albeit unintentional, where gay people might be really into a DJ, but the harsh reality is that they may not attend the event because they don’t want to be the only gay person there, coupled with the concern “is this truly a safe space?”. Conversely, some straight people won’t go to a queer event out of fear of invading their space, or maybe they too feel like the “odd one(s) out”.

As we embark on our annual DC Pride celebration, active discussions on diversity in dance culture and the commercialization of Pride are taking place. While these (and many other) conversations are crucial to our identities, and should be evolving beyond the scope of one week in June, I say we stop taking sides and strive to create inviting spaces that would make our dance forefathers and mothers proud. We are a resilient, diverse community, bound by our love for the dance floor and expression of self.

If you want to take me up on that challenge, here are some pride events from DC’s emerging, queer underground for you to sweat to this week!

Wednesday Picks

Market Crash – Pride 2015 Special Edition at The Big Board
Market Crash - Pride 2015 Special Edition at The Big Board
It’s really cool seeing gays throwing weekday parties AND branching out of NW, and Market Crash just celebrated one year of doing just that with their monthly party on H Street at The Big Board. For Pride they’re bringing in guest DJ Tommy Cornelis and drag queen Heidi Gl√ľm. Heidi hosts a drag night at Black Cat called Gay Bash, where you’re more likely to see a Marilyn Manson performance than Britney Spears.

Black Coffee with Vanniety Kills, meegs at U Street Music Hall
Black Coffee with Vanniety Kills and meegs at U Street Music HallWhile not technically a gay or pride event, everyone’s favorite person who just happens to be a lesbian, DJ Vanniety Kills, is making an unfortunately rare DJ appearance with meegs in support of Black Coffee. Annie has been supporting a loved one in a fight against cancer, and this weekend “The DC Three” (ESL, Uhall, and Flash) are hosting 3 Love Triangle events to raise funds: including secretsundaze DC with Giles Smith, James Priestley, Brian Monaco; Body Werk at Flash on Friday, PARADISE MIRAGE – PRIDE 2015 feat. Kim Ann Foxman on Saturday, and Sam Burns and friends on Sunday at ESL.

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Best Above Ground:
SCANDAL DC presents Capital Pride Jello Wrestling at Penn Social w/ Scandal DC
DC Bike Party’s 2nd Annual Pride Ride at Dupont Circle w/ DJ Shea Van Horn

Thursday Picks

Schadenfreude Neubauten w/ DJ Laura Palmer at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar
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DJs Wolfblister (Kwasi) and Dianamatic were DJing a party called Kitty Twister together at Dodge City when they started Schadenfreudu Neubauten as an outlet to play coldwave, post punk, minimal synth, goth and near goth stuff. And they do this all at Dr. Clock’s, which has served as an incubator of sorts for off-the-wall ideas. Find out who killed guest DJ Laura Palmer this Thursday.

Shirtless at Green Lantern
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No one goes here for the music, but “Shirtless” at “The Latrine” is a proud DC tradition. The deal is you drink for free from 10-11PM if you take your shirt off. It creates a dance floor full of shirtless, sweaty dudes, which sometimes hits the spot.. especially during Pride. Shirtless is also a stop on the Leather Barcrawl, which has a free bus to the not-so-convenient new location of the DC Eagle, so it’s a good opportunity to drink cheap, check out the Eagle, and get your leather on!

Pornstache at Satellite Room
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Satellite Room is hosting several pride-related events this year, including this party from the team behind Market Crash.DJ Kevo and DJ Melo will be playing electro music all night, and there will be performances by drag queens Heidi Gl√ľm and Salvadora Dali.

Best Above Ground:
9th Annual DC Latino Pride: La Fiesta Dance Party at Town

Friday Picks

Booty Rex at Black Cat
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Top pick for Friday night is definitely the now annual and quite legendary Booty Rex party, combining the Anthology of Booty collective and the (now defunct) She.Rex party. There aren’t a ton of lesbian parties in DC, but when there are- people show up in full force ready to get down. There’s something to be said about this model in a city where we so often have to pick and choose from several great events each night. Booty Rex takes over both floors of The Cat w/ DJs Natty Boom, Alex DB, DJ RAt, and Junebullet, to name a few.

Otter Crossing feat. CTRL at Green Lantern
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Otter Crossing is one of the few gay parties in DC that has achieved a cult-like following that doesn’t compromise on music selection. For Pride, Otter Crossing is hosting the boys of CTRL, who promise to transport us to a 70s bathhouse and play some disco!

Bear Happy Hour at Rock ‘n Roll Hotel
Bear Nonsense Bear Happy Hour - PRIDE June 12 feat. Alex DB, Jim Gade, Tommy Cornelis at Rock & Roll HotelBears in DC have always strived to be a fun, welcoming community, but the music has sometimes been an afterthought. Luckily this summer, Tommy Cornelis has teamed up with the Bear Nonsense Happy Hour at RnR to curate a rotating cast of DJs that has or will include Bil Todd, Keenan Orr, Ed the Metaphysical, Baronhawk, Dean Sullivan, Natty Boom, and George D’adhemar. It’s breathed some new life into the expansive, political, and often competing bear happy hour scene, and has united the younger, bear-ish queers with a great DC tradition. For the Pride edition, Alex DB and Jim Gade will be on the decks with support from Tommy Cornelis!

LoveCamp: Pride Edition ft Metaphysical & Dean Sullivan at Embassy Row Hotel
LoveCamp: Pride Edition ft Metaphysical & Dean Sullivan at The Embassy Row Hotel
One Love Massive is also hosting a rooftop happy hour, so you got options on getting your night started. This one features a reunion of the party Church with DJs Ed the Metaphysical (ESL) and Dean Sullivan (Gay Bash, BearZerk, DILF).

Best Above Ground:
BYT & Cap Pride Present: Flashback Opening Party at The Arena Stage

Saturday Picks

Paradise Mirage feat. Kim Ann Foxman at U Street Music Hall
Paradise mirageI’m obviously biased but top pick for the entire weekend is Paradise Mirage, where U Street Music Hall and TNX (Bil Todd, Baronhawk & Tommy Cornelis) aim to resurrect Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage through Keith Haring-inspired artwork, Paradise Garage-inspired visuals, and music from the Butch Queen DJs, TNX, DJ Lisa Frank, and Kim Ann Foxman. The theme for Pride this year is Flashback, so it’s great to see a party connecting with the origins of the queer and modern dance floor, and that uhall is again supporting this vision with an amazing booking. Kim rose to notoriety through Hercules and Love Affair, but has been holding it down as a DJ and producer and at the helm of Firehouse Recordings. This event is also part of The DC Three present: LOVE TRIANGLE Fundraiser and a portion of proceeds will go towards helping one of our own to say #FCancer!

Here are some preview mixes from Lisa Frank and TNX to put you in the spirit.

 

Babe Rainbow at Black Cat
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For the 2nd year, the Black Cat is giving over both floors to local DJs who represent a diverse collection of underground nights in DC. Keenan Orr, Dean Sullivan, Alex DB, Abichula, Tom from Prague, Bryan Smith, and Candice Jones will give you a great mix of sounds, and a portion of proceeds go towards The DC Center. Definitely include this as a stop while you’re party hopping and expect amazing artwork from the hands of Linas Garsys. Black Cat is at the forefront of supporting queer weirdos and their out-of-the-mainstream parties, something, sadly, not many gay bars in this city are willing to do. They’re really stepping up by giving over both floors to pride events on Friday and Saturday.

Here’s a preview mix from Dean

 

Supergay Saturday! at Embassy Row Hotel
Supergay Saturday! with Outputmessage, Tommy Cornelis & Illexxandra at Embassy Row HotelIf you’re looking for a destination before, after or even during the parade, One Love Massive is hosting a pool party at the Embassy Row Hotel with DJs Outputmessage, Tommy Cornelis & Illexxandra from 12-7pm. If you haven’t yet, check out Outputmessage’s entirely original and seriously good productions. Bernard is a great DJ too, so expect perfect poolside vibes from these 3 in a beautiful setting that’s waving distance from the parade. It’s supposed to be a hot one on Saturday, so a no cover event with free access to a pool is greatly appreciated.

Best Above Ground:
Pride Parade Presented by Marriott¬ģ‚ĄĘ ¬ģ
FUSE | Official Capital Pride Women’s Party w/ DJ Jacq Jill and DJ Rosie
MIXTAPE Pride Party w/ Shea Van Horn and Matt Bailer
CRUISING: Leather and Kink Pride Event at Satellite Room
#UndergroundThrowdown at Dance Loft

(Saturday into) Sunday Picks

Pride Afterhours: Honey Soundsystem at Flash

Pride Afterhours: Honey Soundsystem at Flash
A proper, queer afterhours party in DC is finally happening.. and it features San Francisco’s Honey Soundsystem no less! Following Flash’s party with Vicenzo, Honey is sending over Jackie House and Jason Kendig, and they’re letting you scramble on that windowless dance floor from 4am til noon. Honey Soundsystem absolutely destroyed TNX’s pride party at uhall last year alongside Honey Dijon and Nancy Whang, so it’s going to be really nice to see them play an extended set for pride this year. We’re really hoping DC can hang with them for this one. Pro-tip: tickets from Vicenzo are honored for this event, and stamps from Paradise Mirage and Babe Rainbow earn you a $5 discount.

Double Feature at Satellite Room
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Satellite Room has been showing two movies on Sundays, and for Pride they are showing Hairspray and Paris is Burning!

Best Above Ground:
Pride Festival presented by Live! Casino¬ģ‚ĄĘ ¬ģ
Pride Concert presented by Hot 99.5¬ģ‚ĄĘ w/ En Vogue and Amber
Fanny Pack- Ladies Tea/Pride Closing Party w/ DJ Deedub, DC Kings and DJ LiLo
Cobalt¬†Presents:¬†DC¬†Pride¬†Official¬†Closing¬†Party¬†–¬†Power¬†of¬†Pride w/ DJ MadScience and DJ Power Infiniti

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC April 30 – May 3

Well Sunday Funday was amazing, wasn’t it? A great way to kick off rooftop party season, with three great parties just a few shorts steps away from each other.¬†Sunglass Sundays at¬†Public Bar¬†kicked off the season with a bang, with a great lineup and an enthusiastic crowd! It was great to catch up with people we haven’t seen since last summer, and we can’t wait to see what this season brings. Over at¬†ESL,¬†Sundays Rooftop¬†got their season off to an incredible start, with a superstar lineup the likes of which we don’t often see. Over the street on the Dirty Bar rooftop,¬†Coconut Milk Sundays kicked off the first in their season of parties, and based on what we saw its worth checking out. They’re putting together solid lineups including all our favorite locals this season, so definitely worth a look. With all three parties spitting distance from each other, you can easily bounce between around¬†and enjoy the best of them all.

Before we get on with this week’s picks, huge news! The lineup for¬†FORWARD Festival 2015¬†has been announced, and its incredible. We have included the full festival flyer below. There’s so much on there that you’ll need to enlarge it to read it all, and even then, you’ll need a magnifying glass! We’re happy to see a couple of our favorite house DJ’s,¬†Aybee and the legendary¬†Gene Hunt¬†playing a big role in this year’s festival, and we’re excited to be partnering with¬†FORWARD¬†for the Saturday night party¬†Forever Endless. Go check out the official¬†FORWARD Festival 2015: Infinity event page¬†for full festival details, and if you haven’t done so already, pick up your¬†FORWARD Pass, which gets you access to all¬†FORWARD Preview and Festival events. When you see the full lineup, you’ll realize what a great deal the FORWARD pass is!

FORWARD Festival 2015: InfinityThere’s a lot to cover this week, so you’ll need a sound track. This week, we’ve got a slow jams / nu disco / laid back house mix from¬†Andy Grant, the opening hour or so of Andy’s 6+ hour set at¬†Body Werk in the¬†Flash Bar¬†on April 10. Nice, easy, sometime cheesy grooves to help you plan your weekend attack on the dance floors of DC. Unfortunately SoundCloud’s copyright filters bumped this one due to a track from a major label, so we’ve had to make do with MixCloud.

Right, I think we’re ready to dive into this week’s picks. As always, we’ve had to make some tough choices, so don’t be mad if your event isn’t included. We try and spread the love around as much as possible, but if you feel we’ve not been giving something the attention it deserves, why not reach out to us and let us know? As always, if you plan on attending an event, please click through to the event page and click Join.

Thursday Picks

Culoe De Song, Sam “the Man” Burns & Vanniety Kills at Flash, with DJ Soul & DJ Oso Fresh¬†in the Flash Bar

Our top pick for Thursday is South Africa’s¬†Culoe De Song¬†at¬†Flash.¬†It’ll be¬†quality house music with african flavor all night, with local support from¬†Cadence‘s¬†Vanniety Kills¬†and local legend¬†Sam “The Man” Burns. Down in the¬†Flash Bar,¬†DJ Soul¬†is joined by another of DC’s longest serving DJs¬†Oso Fresh for an evening of fresh and classic beats. Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+

https://www.facebook.com/events/1564565097119370/

Madya: Murlo & EshOne at Tropicalia ***Official Forward Preview Party***

Our pick for fans of dance floor ready bass music on Thursday is Madya: Murlo & EshOne with local support from Tsurigi and Panch B2B Ey3witness at Tropicalia. When the Forward crew get busy with the bass, you know the heads will be out in force, and you can be sure of a good time. Pre-sale tickets are $7 from Brown Paper Tickets, $10 on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1374756389519772/

Friday Picks

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and DJ Ramirez on Sugar Shack Recordings

Start your Friday evening off right with the WTF?! show with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and Ramirez on Sugar Shack Recordings. We suggest this every week, but have you tuned in yet? Maybe its time you started. Quality house music from Kochi and local guests each and every week from 5pm to 7pm on Friday.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1580291555593486/

The Juan Maclean (Live) with The Black Madonna and Tommy Cornelis at U Street Music Hall

Wow! Now there’s a lineup. Our top pick for Friday night¬†is¬†The Juan Maclean (Live)¬†with¬†The Black Madonna and local support from¬†Tommy Cornelis. An amazing lineup of great artists for a Friday¬†night, and you’ll want to be on that dance floor when New York, Chicago and DC meet to deliver a fine blend of house, nu disco, techno and everything in between. Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly, and it’ll be $10 on the door. 18+, 18 to 20 by advanced ticket only. Get¬†there early to catch local¬†Tommy Cornelis‘ opening set. This is one you’ll want to be at from beginning to end.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1374311906226147/

Petworth Funk with DJ Nav, Joe L & Boss Ross at Zeba BAr

Meanwhile, up in Columbia Heights at Zeba Bar, its¬†Trev-ski‘s¬†Petworth Funk party¬†with a killer lineup of local selectors including¬†DJ Nav,¬†Joe L and¬†Boss Ross. Take it from us, these guys know their shit. Real music form real heads. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/665090460291620/

Uneasy¬†Hiding¬†Places with Ron Jackson at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

For quality house and techno in Adams Morgan, check out¬†Uneasy Hiding Spaces at¬†Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar, where¬†Ron Jackson¬†will be at the controls of the ones and twos for an open to close set. Always nice to hear a DJ take you on a long journey, so well worth checking out if you’re in the neighborhood. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1429651087345671/

Saturday Picks

The Funk Parade 2015

Not only does Saturday bring our founder¬†Andy Grant‘s 34th birthday, it’s also The Funk Parade 2015! From 12pm through into the night there’s a day fair, a parade, and all manner of musical events around the U Street corridor. We simply don’t have time to cover them all here, so check out the Facebook event page, then check our listings for all the individual events (at least the ones we know about!). The¬†Tapwagon Sound System and¬†TNX¬†are a couple on our list to check out, but just show up on U Street on Saturday and you’ll figure things out.

https://www.facebook.com/events/527604504045287/

Ovum: Josh Wink, Pete Moss, Chadwick at Flash, with Feel the Funk Parade with Champion Sound & Philco in the Flash Bar

Our top pick for Saturday is¬†the¬†Ovum Records takeover of¬†Flash, with¬†Josh Wink and¬†Pete Moss¬†from¬†Ovum¬†headlining the main room with local support from¬†Flash¬†resident¬†Chadwick. We’ve been buying Ovum records since the 90s, and we’re excited to see such a great lineup at Flash, and local support from¬†Chadwick is just the icing on the cake. Down in the¬†Flash Bar¬†its Feel the Funk Parade, DC as Funk Edition with¬†Champion Sound¬†&¬†Philco. Advanced tickets are $15 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1064271120254435/

ESL Saturdays with Kenny Summit, Kochi, Thomas Blondet, DJ Remote Ctrl, James Dellastatious & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Looks like a great night at¬†Eighteenth Street Lounge, with¬†Kenny Summit¬†in the Gold Room with support from¬†Kochi, DJ Remote Ctrl¬†&¬†James Dellastatious¬†in the Main Room,¬†Thomas Blondet¬†open to close on the patio and¬†Trev-ski¬†upstairs. ¬†We suggest catching Kochi‘s set, maybe head upstairs for a bit of¬†Trev-ski, then see out the night on the patio with¬†Thomas Blondet. 21+.

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

A Musical Obsession pt 5: Fight to Dance with DJ Earnest Fountain & Unifyingvibes at Zeba Bar

For quality soulful and classic house vibes on Saturday, head up to Zeba Bar for A Musical Obsession pt 5: Fight to Dance with DJ Earnest Fountain & special guest Unifyingvibes. Real house music delivered with feeling from DJs that know. 21+

https://www.facebook.com/events/471826949633956/

VINE: Dance Loft Grand Opening Party at The Dance Loft

Last but not least for Saturday night is¬†VINE:¬†Dance¬†Loft¬†Grand¬†Opening¬†Party at The Dance Loft, which offers a huge line up of local DJs across four rooms of music and arts. The lineup includes¬†All Good Funk Alliance,¬†Sam “The Man” Burns,¬†Juan Zapata,¬†Meegs,¬†Synz,¬†Philco and a whole lot more. We’d list them all, but we’d be here all night. This one will go until dawn, so wherever you start your night, plan on ending up here for afters. Advanced tickets are still available for $15,¬†more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1135276856499311/

Sunday Picks

Sunglass Sundays Official Soft Opening with Team Zapata, Steve Kirn, Leonardo Lee, Rosenberg & DJ Lisa Frank at Public Bar

Top pick for Sunday is part 2 of¬†Sunglass Sundays season opening ceremonies on the¬†Public Bar rooftop, with a killer local lineup of all our favorites, centered around¬†a 4 hour set from¬†Body Werk¬†alumni and¬†Team Zapata.¬†Joining Juan and Hugo behind the decks are¬†Steve Kirn,¬†Leonardo Lee,¬†Rosenberg and¬†DJ Lisa Frank, for what’s sure to be an epic Sunday on the dance floor.¬†After bearing witness to last week’s mayhem, we’re sure this one will make for one crazy Sunday! Free before 4pm, $10 after. No dress code, no drama. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/445141018993199/

The Brown Elvis¬†Presents’s Blond:ish with Yaco, DJ Kryogen & Heather Femia on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Next up for Sunday is The Brown Elvis Presents Blond:ish playing a four hour set on the Eighteenth Street Lounge Patio, with local support from Yaco, DJ Kryogen and Heather Femia. Looks like a great line up for sun drenched rooftop vibes, and the covered ESL patio offers the perfect venue to dance as the sun goes down. Advanced tickets are $10 from Wantickets, $15 on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/664203027041387/

Coconut Milk Sundays with Sarah Myers, Playin’Fields & Brad Piff at Dirty Bar

Another¬†pick for Sunday is¬†Coconut Milk Sundays at¬†Dirty Bar with and all local line up featuring¬†Sarah Myers,¬†Playin’Fields & Brad Piff. We love the Dirty Bar rooftop, with good memories of last year’s¬†Sunday’s Rooftop and¬†The House that U Built¬†parties last year, and we’re happy to see another regular party there this year. We stopped by¬†Coconut Milk Sundays last Sunday, and we think it has potential, offering a great alternative to the parties across the street.¬†This Sunday, we¬†recommend getting there early to catch¬†Sarah Myers‘¬†set. You might just find yourself sticking around. Best of all, there’s no cover, and a whole list of drinks specials all night. Check it out.. with no cover, you’ve got nothing to lose!

https://www.facebook.com/events/639359009499456/

DAY¬†TRIPPIN’¬†—¬†Love¬†in¬†the¬†House at The Red Maple, Baltimore

If you’re up in Baltimore during the day on Sunday, our top pick for Sunday is¬†Day Trippin’ at¬†The Red Maple. The curfew in effect right for the past week¬†has been hurting the owners and staff of the Red Maple, and this day party is a chance for the underground community to help the owners and staff recoup their financial losses.¬†LoveGrove¬†has assembled a stellar lineup of Baltimore based DJs, including Shawn Q,¬†LoveGrove himself,¬†Lisa Moody,¬†Chris Brooks,¬†Lexus King¬†&¬†Guillermo Giraldo¬†for a curfew-proof day party. With no cover and a whole range of food and drinks specials, this is a great chance to party¬†and do your bit to help out a venue that has supported the underground so well¬†for over 10 years. The event is family friendly, so bring the kids!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1599519236958915/

That’s it for this week’s picks;¬†our work here is done for another week . We’re taking a break from the dance floor this weekend, so you won’t see us¬†out and about, but I’m sure we’ll catch up with you all the following weekend. Don’t forget to check out the full listings below, and get a dance in for us this weekend. As always, we’ll be back next week with full coverage of all the best underground house and electronic music events in our fine city.

Thursday April 30

Culoe De Song, Sam “the Man” Burns & Vanniety Kills at Flash, with DJ Soul & DJ Oso Fresh¬†in the Flash Bar

Culoe De Song, Sam "the Man" Burns & Vanniety Kills at Flash, with DJ Soul & DJ Oso Fresh in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1564565097119370/

Madya: Murlo & EshOne at Tropicalia ***Official Forward Preview Party***

Madya: Murlo & EshOne at Tropicalia ***Official Forward Preview Party***More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374756389519772/

Bag Raiders (DJ Set) with BCKWTR at U Street Music Hall

Bag Raiders (DJ Set) with BCKWTR at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374756389519772/

Friday May 1

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and DJ Ramirez on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks and Kochi on Sugar Shack RecordingsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1580291555593486/

The Juan Maclean (Live) with The Black Madonna and Tommy Cornelis at U Street Music Hall

The Juan Maclean (Live) with The Black Madonna and Tommy Cornelis at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374311906226147/

Petworth Funk with DJ Nav, Joe L & Boss Ross at Zeba Bar

Petworth Funk with DJ Nav, Joe L & Boss Ross at The Looking Glass LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/665090460291620/

ESL Fridays with Nappy G., John Jaxx, JMack, Stylus Chris & Graham Hatke at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL FridayMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Desert¬†Hearts¬†Presents…¬†City¬†Hearts¬†DC¬†at¬†Flash¬†w/¬†Special¬†Guest:¬†Butane at Flash

Desert Hearts DCMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1558497057745951/

Uneasy¬†Hiding¬†Places with Ron Jackson at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Uneasy Hiding Places with Ron Jackson at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1429651087345671/

Phonic presents Tech Yes w/ Damon Bradley and Robert Fairbairn at Phonic

Phonic presents Tech Yes w/ Damon Bradley and Robert Fairbairn at PhonicMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/403458769837809/

The Movement ****** Round 2 at Mahalo Cove, Sterling

The Movement ****** Round 2 at Mahalo Cove, SterlingMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/934775593220254/

Saturday May 2 – THE FUNK PARADE 2015

The Funk Parade 2015

The Funk ParadeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/527604504045287/

Tapwagon Sound System Biergaden¬†presented by Solly’s, DC¬†Brau and Atlas¬†Brew Works

Tapwagon Sound System Biergaden presented by Solly's, DC Brau and Atlas Brew WorksMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1625649100986729/

TNX at The U Street Funk Parade at Velvet Lounge

TNX at The U Street Funk Parade at Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/457429461082860/

“Funk¬†Yeah,¬†we’re¬†having¬†a¬†block¬†party…” at 15&U

"Funk Yeah, we're having a block party..." at 15&UMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1588292591410925/

Funky For U: A Funk Parade Day Party at The Brixton

Funky For U: A Funk Parade Day Party at The BrixtonMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1562760697319866/

All Vinyl DJ Set For the  2nd Annual Funk Parade at Den of Thieves

All Vinyl DJ Set For the 2nd Annual Funk Parade at Den of ThievesMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1631934973686229/

Feel the Funk : DC AS FUNK Parade Edition at Flash

Feel the Funk : DC AS FUNK Parade Edition at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/356151164595211/

Funk Parade w/ See-I and Black Alley at U Street Music Hall

Funk Parade w/ See-I and Black Alley at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1629437603959933/

Saturday May 2 – Everything Else

Party on the Potomac: ShipFam Takeover! Р***SOLD OUT***

party on the potomacMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1406454779669604/

Ovum: Josh Wink, Pete Moss, Chadwick at Flash, with Feel the Funk Parade with Champion Sound & Philco in the Flash Bar

Ovum: Josh Wink, Pete Moss, Chadwick at Flash, with Feel the Funk Parade with Champion Sound & Philco in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1064271120254435/

ESL Saturdays with Kenny Summit, Kochi, Thomas Blondet, DJ Remote Ctrl, James Dellastatious & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL SaturdayMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

A Musical Obsession pt 5: Fight to Dance with DJ Earnest Fountain & Unifyingvibes at Zeba Bar

A Musical Obsession pt 5: Fight to Dance with DJ Earnest Fountain & Unifyingvibes at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/471826949633956/

Bit Funk with jackLNDN, Citizen Select at U Street Music Hall

Bit Funk with jackLNDN, Citizen Select at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/610216395745726/

VINE: Dance Loft Grand Opening Party at The Dance Loft

VINE: Dance Loft Grand Opening Party at The Dance LoftMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1135276856499311/

“Peeps¬†Fluff”¬†party with DJ Daryl Climat Northrop, Chris Lewis & Wizdom at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

"Peeps Fluff" party with DJ Daryl Climat Northrop, Chris Lewis & Wizdom at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1621498318087195/

Sunday May 3

DAY¬†TRIPPIN’¬†—¬†Love¬†in¬†the¬†House at The Red Maple, Baltimore

DAY TRIPPIN' -- Love in the House at The Red Maple, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1599519236958915/

Sunglass Sundays Official Soft Opening with Team Zapata, Steve Kirn, Leonardo Lee, Rosenberg & DJ Lisa Frank at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays Official Soft Opening with Team Zapata, Steve Kirn, Leonardo Lee, Rosenberg & DJ Lisa Frank at Public BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/445141018993199/

The Brown Elvis¬†Presents’s post in Blond:ish with Yaco, DJ Kryogen & Heather Femia on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge

The Brown Elvis Presents's post in Blond:ish with Yaco, DJ Kryogen & Heather Femia on the patio at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/664203027041387/

Coconut Milk Sundays with Sarah Myers, Playin’Fields & Brad Piff at Dirty Bar

Coconut Milk Sundays with Sarah Myers, Playin'Fields & Brad Piff at Dirty BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/639359009499456/

ESL Sundays with Sam “The Man” Burns, Sabine Blaizin’ & Mr. Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL SundayMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at Marvin

Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at MarvinMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/565539103589276/

MOdERN CLASS w/ guest Dj Graham Hatke (4 Hours of Funk, Baltimore) at Showtime Bar

MOdERN CLASS w/ guest Dj Graham Hatke (4 Hours of Funk, Baltimore) at Showtime BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/963050273734585/