Detroit kicked my ass over the holiday weekend, in a really good way, so no Top Picks this week. My favorite set of the weekend was from Rick Wilhite, and if you do anything this weekend, I encourage you to go to Darkroom in Baltimore on Saturday for Karizma, Rick Wilhite and Feroun. Rick really is a try DJs DJ, his music transcending genre and making it impossible for you not to dance. Word has it that there aren’t many advance tickets left, so I recommend you move fast. You won’t regret it!
Another opportunity to catch exciting Detroit talent this weekend is at Sundays Rooftop at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday, where Benoit is joined by Hazmat Live for another fantastic night of music on the patio. There’s no cover, so you know it makes sense!
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2064102533884668/
As for the DC House Grooves crew, we’ll be back at it this Saturday with episode #49 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. We came back from Detroit with a big stack of new, unreleased wax, so we’ve got quite a few treats in store!
Then on Sunday, you can catch me, Andy Grant, and Katrina Mir serving an eclectic mix of rare jams from 3pm to 5pm at the Silver Spring Record Fair at Denizens Brewing Company. With over 20 vendors, a DJ line up including David, Kenny M and Mikie Love, and lots of craft beer, it’s a must for all you vinyl enthusiasts out there. Hope to see you there!
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/3198195843539314/
OK, that’s it for this week. Plenty of other great events happening over the weekend at all the usual spots, so keep an eye on Facebook and check venue websites listings. Hopefully normal DC House Grooves service will resume next week!