DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Pride Weekend June 6 to June 9

Another amazing line up of underground events happening this weekend as Washington DC celebrates Pride 2019! Before I get into this week’s Top Picks, a quick mention of a couple of exciting events coming up in the next few weeks. First up, on Saturday June 15 we celebrate 50 (!) episodes of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio, and to mark the occasion we’ve got none other than DC house music legend Sam “The Man” Burns joining me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir in the DC House Grooves studio as our very special guest. We’re honored to be hosting Sam in the studio, and we can’t wait to hear what he’s got lined up for us. Check the event page for more info, and set a reminder to tune in over on YouTube.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/595042754349750/
Set Reminder on YoutTube: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live

Speaking of the DC House Grooves Show, did you check out episode #049 last Saturday. If you missed the show, you can check out the stream below, or listen to the audio on SoundCloud. Saturday’s show was chock full of quality wax fresh from our recent trip to Detroit. Some quality deepness right there!

Another date to mark in your calendar is the following Saturday June 22, which sees the return of Late Night Mischief with a fantastic line up featuring DJ Aakmael, DJ Nav and a closing set from our very own Katrina Mir! Late Night Mischief parties always deliver a thick vibe, and with DJ Nav setting the tone, DJ Aakmael taking things to the next level, and Katrina Mir keeping you grooving until sunrise, I can guarantee this one’s gonna be just a little bit special. Early bird tickets are available now for just $10, which is steal for a line up of this caliber. Remember, no tickets on the door, so you might as well buy yours now.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1274711
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1039820992869115/

late night mischief

Here are my Top Picks for Pride weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Just between you and me, I’ve been seriously considering stopping these weekly posts, as they are taking longer and longer to compile. I started doing this weekly post to give something back to the community, but what I really want to be doing is making and playing music, which obviously requires a lot of time, too. With my day job and a house full of teenagers to look after, something has got to give if I want to meet all my goals. If you really want to know, the reason I keep these weekly posts going is that every single time I go out, someone approaches me . and tells me how DC House Grooves helped them find quality music in DC’s underground community. As long as this blog is helping people find their way to the good shit, I’ll keep things going. I just need to find ways to reduce how long it takes to compile each week, and if that means cutting back on the number of events I include each week, then so be it. There’s just so much going on these days that it takes way too long each week to include everything, so moving forward, I’m just not going to even try being comprehensive. I’m just going to list the events that I think are worth your time, and I’m just going to include the flyer images. You can figure the rest out by yourself. If you’re a promoter and you don’t see your event listed, don’t get mad! The best way to make sure I include your event next time is to make it easy for me and send me the flyer for your event before Wednesday, week of. Don’t make me do all the work. Ok, rant over. Here’s are my Top Pick for Pride weekend. Everything listed below is worth your time. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday June 6

sleaze pride
deep tech residents

Friday June 7

highkey queers underground
Saeed Younan at Flash
pride otter happy hour

Saturday June 8

tnx pride
skate fever
Danny Tenaglia at Flash
ultra nate a night with wayne davis
The magician u street music hall
decibel collective and friends
deep tech backbar

Sunday June 9

Sunday Love Analog Soul
ESL Sunday Hold tight
Life’s a Ball at U Street Music Hall
Deep Tech on the Potomac- Maiden Voyage

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC April 11 to April 14

Another fine weekend line up this week in the District. I can tell things are heating up for the summer, as it is taking me longer and longer each week to compile the list of Top Picks for the weekend! The highlight this weekend is the second edition of Daytime Discotheque for 2019 featuring Demuja with support from Zamkov, Samantha Francesca and Kundalini. Always a good time at the Daytime Disco, so grab your advance tickets, pack your booze, meat and veggies, and head to the spot for some serious Sunday grooving. Remember, no door sales, so plan ahead!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1244879
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/824821217852888/

On a related topic, worth mentioning that Late Night Mischief is back next weekend for a very special 4/20 event featuring a fantastic line up including Huerta, Jus Nowhere, Yola and Team Zapata. We’ve already grabbed our tickets; I hope you can join us on the dance floor to celebrate everyone’s favorite holiday. Early birds are still available for only $15, don’t sleep!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1248720
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2016820338446807/

Back to this weekend, and you’ll find my full list of Top Picks below. Saturday night, the DC House Grooves crew will be at it again on another edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Berlin’s Underground Quality Radio. Tune in from 10pm ET for quality underground vibes served up fresh from the wax by me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. You know how we do; whether you’re going out or staying in, we’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2190743047678199/


One event that looks really interesting on Saturday night is Wine Light at Eaton Hotel, which features an artist talk from one of my favorite producers, Ron Trent (Prescription), followed by a DJ set from the man himself at Wild Days, with support from Adrian Loving & John Murph. FREE with RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/yxtrcfl9.

ron trent at eaton

One last thing before I get to this week’s listings: this Sunday night brings the season opener of one of DC longest running rooftop parties, Sundays Rooftop. Joining Benoit to kick off this season is Berlin’s John Dimas. For quality grooves to close out your weekend, head to Eighteenth Street Lounge and kick it on the patio with the Deep Secrets crew.

sundays rooftop with john dimas

OK, that’s enough from me. Here’s the full list of Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Facebook users can click the link at the top of each section to see the list of event pages over on Facebook, and for all you non-Facebook users, Google is your friend. See you on the dance floor.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday April 11

playlist jubilee ramirez
ESL Thursday
jan blomqvist live at flash
preview happy hour
Associate radio hour

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday April 12

desyn open to close at flash
sunset and chill green room takeover
roam outlier
love town at velvet lounge
Feroun at Allegory
district drop inn girls takeover
house sessions at studio ga ga
a musical obsession at zeba bar

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday April 13

ron trent at eaton
25 years of ovum at flash
dmv deep at u street music hall
Trev-ski at Allegory
Eklektik Elektrik

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday April 14

daytime discoteque demuja
sundays rooftop with john dimas
ESL Sunday
Sparks chris nitti rich thomas at el techo
life at u street music hall