DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC September 26 to Monday September 29

Get ready for an incredible weekend in the District! Blisspop Disco Fest 2019 is here, three nights of disco bliss at U Street Music Hall and 9:30 Club, and it ain’t gonna be easy to decide where to be at any given time! I know where I’ll be on Saturday, though; warming up the room at U Street Music Hall for a parade of legends including Sam “The Man” Burns, The Blackbyrds Jellybean Benitez and Cerrone. I can’t wait! Before going into any more detail about this weekend’s events, congratulations are in order for Connor Wright, the lucky winner of the DC House Grooves Blisspop Disco Fest Ticket Give Away winner. Thanks for playing, Connor. Check your email for details on how to claim your prize of a pair of tickets worth over $100 to all five events at Blisspop Disco Fest! Huge thanks to everyone who took part in the draw. If you didn’t win, check DC House Grooves in future for more free give aways. Advance tickets are still available for all the events, and you’ll find all the ticket links below. I play at 8pm on Saturday at U Street Music Hall, and I’m really looking forward to setting the mood right. I hope you can make it!

Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Crazy P (DJ set) at U Street Music Hall

Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1878762
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/453402802169582/

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Blisspop Disco Fest ft. The Black Madonna at 9:30 Club
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1878762
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nfo: https://www.facebook.com/events/576917252837738/

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Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Cerrone at U Street Music Hall
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1879303
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/371682583544591/

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Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Chromeo at 9:30 Club
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1879218
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1313550098816855/

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Blisspop Disco Fest Closing Party ft. Gay Marvine
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1886473
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/714734288940486/Image

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Before I get into the everything else going on this weekend (and there’s a whole lot more beyond the disco fest!), a quick heads up about a fun grass roots festival that DC House Grooves is taking part in October 25 to 27, The Get Down Halloween Adventure. Featuring an amazing local line up from a whole bunch of different crews on two stages, a haunted house, costume contest and overnight camping, tickets are only $30. That’s right, only $30 for a full weekend of music, including camping. Even better, if you buy your tickets before October 2, you can get early bird tickets for only $20! Best of all, Andy Grant, Katrina Mir, Ramirez and Kochi are all on the line up, as well as friends of the family Damon Bradley, Heather Femia, Symmetrical and many more. So if you’re up for a fun weekend that’s a little bit different with no bullshit and no pretensions, join us out in the woods October 25 to 27 for The Get Down – A Halloween Adventure.

Advance tickets for The Get Down – A Halloween Adventure

Back to this weekend, and there are some super cool happenings beyond the disco fest that you need to know about. On Saturday afternoon at the Hirshhorn Museum, there’s a screening of the film God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines: The Story of Detroit Techno, with an introductory talk with the film’s director, producer and Detroit legend Delano Smith, a big DC House Grooves favorite! Free advance tickets are sold out, but there may be some tickets on the door if people don’t show up.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/548064509067190/

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Then on Saturday night, the after party for the movie screening is the DC edition of Soul Clap‘s House of E Funk party at Flash. Always a highlight of Movement Weekend, it’s great to see House of E Funk in DC, and equally great to see some local representation on the characteristically epic line up, with Sol Power All Stars, Trev-ski, Philco and Samantha Francesca all putting in an appearance. I’m super psyched to see two of my favorite Detroiters Norm Talley and Scott Grooves on the line up. Hoping to catch their sets after Jellybean and Cerrone at U Street Music Hall! Second release tickets are still available for only $25. Grab yours now, as they’ll be a lot more on the door.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1297473
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2295520180760842/

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You’d think that would be enough for the weekend, but there’s plenty more to choose on Washington DC’s dance floors, Thursday through Sunday. See below for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge‘s weekend line ups, plus full listings of all the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. Hope to see you at U Street Music Hall on Saturday, and make sure you check back next week for all the best info on what’s good on the dance floor in Washington DC.

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up Thursday though Sunday

Thursday September 26

deep tech residents night
fam night get face
purple disco machine
Associate Radio Hour

Friday September 27

dusky at flash
Album release Discuji B2B Lovegrove
Discuji B2B LoveGrove at Wild Days at Eaton
otter happy hour
late night carry at dew drop inn

Saturday September 28

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god said give em machines the story of detroit techno
The Dance Zeba Bar
leng sessions
ElDiscoTecho Charity Brunch

Sunday September 29

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Sunday Lovel Atish Mark Slee
Heather Femia at El Techo
deep sugar rooftop jam 5
good buddies with philco and samantha francesca
ESL Sunday

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC September 19 to Monday September 22

Before getting into this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks, if you’re here for the Blisspop Disco Fest FREE ticket giveaway, click this link to enter! If you’ve no idea what I’m talking about, allow me to explain 🙂 DC House Grooves, in partnership with Blisspop, has a pair of tickets to ALL FIVE EVENTS at Blisspop Disco Fest, worth over $100, to give away to one lucky winner. That’s right! One lucky winner who fills out and submits this form will get a pair of FREE tickets to all five events at Blisspop Disco Fest between Friday September 27 and Sunday September 29.

I Want to Win a Pair of FREE Tickets to Blisspop Disco Fest

If you’re not sure what Blisspop Disco Fest is all about, then just take a look at this lineup:

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That’s me, Andy Grant, warming up the floor for Sam Burns, The Blackbyrds, Jellybean Benitez, Cerrone, DJ Boring and Honey Soundsystem on the Saturday night, so mark it in you calendar and make a note to get to U Street Music Hall bright and early!

The winner will be selected at random at 7pm on Wednesday September 25, and we’ll announce the results right here in DC House Grooves Top Picks next week. Please make sure you enter your real full name and email address. You will need to show your ID on entry to receive your prize. One entry per person, please. Any duplicates will be removed before the draw.

For a delicious preview of Blisspop Disco Fest, I recommend heading to U Street Music Hall on Friday night for the Blisspop Disco Fest Preview Party, featuring disco all night from Will Eastman, Ken Lazee and Nick Garcia going B2B2B. A great way to whet your appetite for the positive disco explosion coming next weekend at Blisspop Disco Fest!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1242735599240792/

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Never mind next weekend, there’s a ridiculous amount of quality happening in Washington DC this weekend! On Friday, heading in to Saturday is DC24, an epic 24 hour event showcasing a selection of DC’s finest local talent. See the flyer below for the full line up, every one of them local to DC. 24 hour passes are selling fast, so if you want to guarantee your spot on the dance floor, grab yours now. Not to be missed!

DC24 tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1301604
DC24 Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/682040952264755/

DC24

This weekend also brings the annual H Street Festival, and once again our friends at the Beatbox DC crew have curated a fantastic line up for their art car, which will be stationed at 600 H St NE. Said line up includes DJ Mad Science, Wess the DJ, Abco, DJ Kochi, Sam “The Man” Burns, Doug Smith of 95 North fame and the legendary DJ Hightower. A truly fantastic line up for what promised to be a amazing afternoon of music, and, best of all, it’s FREE.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2429759157261692/

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Flash has an incredible line up this weekend, including Alan Fitzpatrick on Thursday, Octo Octa and Eris Drew and Lauren Lo Sung on Friday, Sassmouth & Tinonton Duvante on Saturday and Eli & Fur on Sunday, and at ESL, I highly recommend Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez on Thursday, then Sam “The Man” Burns and Sundays Rooftop with Detroit’s finest Keith Worthy on Sunday.

ESL Sunday

Here’s the full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks for the weekend. I’ve included galleries for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge‘s line ups, plus flyers for all the best underground house and techno events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. Have an amazing weekend, and I hope to see you at Blisspop Disco Fest next weekend!

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up Thursday though Sunday

Thursday September 19th

Headroom september
contact alan fitzpatrick
playlist with jubilee and ramirez
ESL Thursday
harvest rituals

Friday September 20th

blisspop disco fest preview party
DC24
focus octa octa eris drew
sunset and chill
ESL Friday
we techno 2 you
bass down unda

Saturday September 21st

beatbox house call
DC24
sassmouth titonton duvante
saint marks dance marathon
ESL Saturday

Sunday September 22nd

sixth annual dance and music festival
ESL Sunday
sunday love eli and fur

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC September 12 to Monday September 15

Fun times at Darkroom in Baltimore last Saturday! Kudos to Feroun and crew for an amazing event. The room is coming along real nice since last we were there, and I had a super fun time grooving to DJ Qu. Great booking, great space, and I can’t wait until my next visit! If you know what’s good for you, make sure you keep an eye on what’s good at Darkroom. Coming up soon, Eddie C and Theo Parrish.

OK, on to what you’re no doubt really here for 😉 DC House Grooves in partnership with Blisspop has a pair of tickets to ALL FIVE EVENTS at Blisspop Disco Fest, worth over $100, to give away to one lucky winner. That’s right! One lucky winner who fills out and submits this form will get a pair of FREE tickets to all five events at Blisspop Disco Fest between Friday September 27 and Sunday September 29.

I Want to Win a Pair of FREE Tickets to Blisspop Disco Fest

Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Crazy P (DJ set) at U Street Music Hall
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1878762
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/453402802169582/

Blisspop Disco Fest ft. The Black Madonna at 9:30 Club
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1878762
I
nfo: https://www.facebook.com/events/576917252837738/

Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Cerrone at U Street Music Hall
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1879303
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/371682583544591/

Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Chromeo at 9:30 Club
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1879218
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1313550098816855/

Blisspop Disco Fest Closing Party ft. Gay Marvine
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1886473
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/714734288940486/

blisspop disco fest gay marvine

That’s a whole bunch of crazy disco bliss for FREE for one of you lucky people. For a chance to win, just click the link below and fill out the form.

I Want to Win a Pair of FREE Tickets to Blisspop Disco Fest

That’s it! The winner will be selected at random at 7pm on Wednesday September 25, and we’ll announce the results right here in DC House Grooves Top Picks for that weekend. Please make sure you enter your real full name and email address. You will need to show your ID on entry to receive your prize. One entry per person, please. Any duplicates will be removed before the draw.

Before I dive into this week’s listings, a quick reminder that next weekend is DC24, an epic 24 hour event showcasing a selection of DC’s finest local talent. 24 hour passes are selling fast, so if you want to guarantee your spot on the dance floor, grab yours now! Not to be missed!

DC24 tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1301604
DC24 Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/682040952264755/

DC24

One last thing before this week’s listings: an amazing B2B disco / boogie mix from Kenny M and Adrian Collazo! Sit back, relax and enjoy 76 minutes of disco / boogie bliss. If you like what you hear, catch Kenny M this Friday at Denizens Brewing Company in Silver Sprint for Moco Boogie.

So what’s good this weekend? A whole lot of goodness, as it happens. the DC House Grooves crew will be rocking the airwaves of Berlin’s Underground Quality Radio again this Saturday night. Join me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir from 10pm ET on Saturday night for another super fine selection of the best underground house, disco, techno and everything in between.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live

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Out and about, there’s too many good things to mention, Thursday through Sunday. Highlights for me include Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, Nuestro Future Vinyl Release Party with Symmetrical at The Pinch and The Ghost, Gene on Earth and KRN at Flash on Friday, D’Julz, ItaloJohnson and the legendary Charles Webster at Flash on Saturday, then Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday with Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and Hold Tight with Bobby Analog and Martín Miguel on the patio. See below for the full weekend line ups for Flash and Eigtheenth Street Lounge, followed by flyers for all the best house, disco and techno events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. If you haven’t done so already, make sure you enter the DC House Grooves Blisspop Disco Fest FREE ticket giveaway, and I’ll see you back here next week for next week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks. See you on the dance floor!

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Thursday September 12

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ESL-Thursday-2
scuba at flash
Jlin with Panch at u street music hall
Jlin at U Street Music Hall
Associate Radio Hour
preview happy hour

Friday September 13

the ghost with gene on earth at flash
Nuestro future records vinyl release party
Nuestro Futuro Recods Vinyl Release Party at The Pinch
one of them andrew grant at wild days
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Thievery Corporation at the kennedy center
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dastan at el techo
MoCo Boogie

Saturday September 14

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d'Julz italojohnson charles webster at flash
Rave Room tama gucci
sundown sounds cruise
souled out with marc meistro
deep sugar rooftop jam 4
deep sugar sweet 16
hatari dj roach john collins

Sunday September 15

sunday love Kora Makossa sarah myers
hold tight bobby analog
ESL Sunday
sundown sounds cruise

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC September 5 to Monday September 8

Thank you to everyone who came out to Capital House Music Festival on Labor Day, and major respect to DJ Tantra of Chrysis Entertainment and Chosen for all their hard work putting together such an amazing free festival. Katrina and I were proud to be part of such an amazing event, and it was life affirming seeing such an enthusiastic and real crowd getting down in the sunshine and the rain to an incredible line up of local talent. The day captured what house music is all about, and I’m glad I got the chance to play a small part in it. If you were there in Malcolm X Park on Monday, please consider making a donation to the festival fundraiser. While it is a free event, it cost a fair bit to make it happen, so every little bit helps! Capital House Music Festival will be back in 2020, and next year it will be bigger than ever!

Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/t56w9-capital-house-music-festival

capital house thank you

Before I get into everything for this weekend, a quick reminder that Blisspop Disco Fest is just a few weekend away on Friday September 27 and Saturday September 28. Tickets are selling fast, so if you want to reserve your spot on the dance floor, head over to U Street Music Hall‘s website and grab yours now. Multi night passes are available if you want to bounce around between the events. I’m sure excited to be getting things warmed up at U Street Music Hall on the Saturday night for the legendary Cerrone, Jellybean Benitez, The Blackbyrds, DJ Boring, Honey Sound System and Sam “The Man” Burns. And thats just the line up for one of the events! Check out the full line up below. Serious disco bliss!

Advance tickets & info: http://www.ustreetmusichall.com

A little bit of music for you while you browse this week’s flyers. Here’s the video feed and soundcloud recording of last week’s DC House Grooves Show Episode #055 on Underground Quality Radio with me (Andy Grant), Ramirez & Katrina Mir. We’ll be back for episode #056 on Saturday September 14th at 10pm ET.

See below for the weekend line ups for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge this weekend, followed by event flyers for all the best underground house and techno events in and around DC, Thursday through Sunday.Highlights this week include Saeed Younan‘s save the rainforest fundraiser at El Techo on Thursday, the very last Midnight Project with Frank & Tony on Friday and Sprüdel with Heidi Sabertooth, Andi and Jackson Ryland here in DC on Saturday. We’ll be making a rare trip to Baltimore to support our Underground Quality fam DJ Qu at the Darkoom on Saturday night. Can’t wait!

dj qu at darkroom

That’s all I have time for this week. Wish I had more time to give all these events the write up they deserve, but so many other things to get done. See you on the dance floor soon!

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Thursday September 5

Join the tribe for the amazon fires
ESL Thursday
chris liebing and oliver caine
deep tech at u street music hall

Friday September 6

midnight project frank and tony
dj spen at u street music hall
mano le tough at flash
limited edition jandro stereophonik
otter happy hour strikestone
Let's Collab
hearts collective eaton rooftop
ESL Friday

Saturday September 7

dj qu at darkroom
sprudel with heidi sabertooth
0 phase at flash
roam with juana and baronhawk
browz & schwander
hot chip dj set at u street music hall
ESL Saturday

Sunday September 8

dj technics and ari goldman at jimmys
sunday love zero
ESL Sunday
sundays rooftop with benoit all night long