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 ūüôā 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.

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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/

blisspop disco fest preview party

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 September 14 to September 17

Keeping it short and sweet this week. Lots going on as always, what with the¬†H Street Festival¬†and all the quality music surrounding it,¬†ROAM and¬†Meso Creso‘s warehouse collaboration¬†Crescent Dream with¬†Barnt,¬†Teddy Douglas¬†at¬†4 Hours of Funk,¬†Gigi Testa at House-N-U,¬†my old college pal Dicky Trisco¬†and¬†Kevin Yost¬†at Eighteenth Street Lounge,¬†plus all the quality guests at¬†Flash¬†over the weekend, including¬† Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam,¬†Julie Marghilano,¬†Miss Jools,¬†Brawther,¬†Ian Pooley,DnB legend / former James Bond villain¬† Goldie &¬†Paradox hero¬†Wayne Davis. You’ll find my full list of¬†Top Picks¬†below, complete with links to Facebook event pages so you can RSVP.

For some quality¬†DC House Grooves¬†action this weekend, head over to¬†Flash on Friday, where Katrina Mir joins¬†DJ Meegs behind the decks open to close in the¬†Flash¬†Bar for another edition of¬† Cider House Mules. Let me tell you, these ladies mean business, so wear comfortable shoes and get ready to sweat! And they’re just part of another huge Friday night line up at¬†Flash, including¬†Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam, Throe, Taiga, Julie Marghilano & Miss Jools. There’s no cover for the bar, and upstairs is free with RSVP before 11pm.

RSVP for Dorian Paic & Maayan Nidam at Flash

Apert:re with Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam, Throe & Taiga at Flash, with SOL Asylum Showcase featuring Julie Marghilano & Miss Jools in the Green Room & Cider House Mules with DJ Megs & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

On Saturday night, tune in to the next installment of the¬†DC House Grooves Show¬†on¬†Jus-Ed‘s¬†Underground Quality Radio featuring myself,¬†Ramirez and¬†Katrina Mir. We’ll be keeping things deep from 10pm ET. ¬†Tune in to the audio stream, or check Facebook for the video feed. The perfect pre-game sound track for your Saturday night out!

Tune in: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/288045175007467/

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That’s enough chit chat. Here’s my full list of¬†Top Picks¬†for the weekend. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday September 14

DC House Grooves Top PickPlaylist with Max Jacobson & Jubilee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Max Jacobson & Jubilee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1257418294362287

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour with Itzjack at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Itzjack at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/350175872089166/

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse Music Happy Hour with Sunny T at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with Sunny T at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404366212943930/

DC House Grooves Top PickChoice Sounds of 87-91 with Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Choice Sounds of 87-91 with Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/388366491580104

DC House Grooves Top PickMr Bonkerz (DJ Set) at MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park

Mr Bonkerz (DJ Set at MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1495731793850129

Friday September 15

DC House Grooves Top PickFoundation Fridays feat. Yola (Grand Ancestor) at Flash

Foundation Fridays feat. Yola (Grand Ancestor) at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/113425082662474

DC House Grooves Top PickApert:re with Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam, Throe & Taiga at Flash, with SOL Asylum Showcase featuring Julie Marghilano & Miss Jools in the Green Room & Cider House Mules with DJ Meegs & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

Apert:re with Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam, Throe & Taiga at Flash, with SOL Asylum Showcase featuring Julie Marghilano & Miss Jools in the Green Room & Cider House Mules with DJ Megs & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/523499161315980

DC House Grooves Top PickROAM & Meso Creso present Crescent Dream with Barnt, DJ Lisa Frank, Sami, V:Shal Kanware & Mattabbana at Warehouse Location

ROAM & Meso Creso present Crescent Dream with Barnt, DJ Lisa Frank, Sami, V:Shal Kanware & Mattabbana at Warehouse Location

Advanced tickets: http://bit.do/CRESCENTDREAM
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1452614778165564

DC House Grooves Top Pick4 Hours of Funk with Teddy Douglas, Davon & Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

4 Hours of Funk with Teddy Douglas, Davon & Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/108483773226074/

DC House Grooves Top PickTransplants (Blueprint Takeover Impromptu Party) at Studio Gaga

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RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1608291782575281

DC House Grooves Top PickSafari DC Presents: An ArtLure Pop-Up Show with Oamr, Symmetrical & Zamkov at Safari DC Restaurant and Lounge

Safari DC Presents: An ArtLure Pop-Up Show with Oamr, Symmetrical & Zamkov at Safari DC Restaurant and Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1940508106271706

Blinkhorn, Blumenthal, MaxMalady, Rewak at Backbar

Blinkhorn, Blumenthal, MaxMalady, Rewak at Backbar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/190565428151248/

Saturday September 16

DC House Grooves Show #09 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio

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Tune in: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/288045175007467/

DC House Grooves Top PickBrawther & Benoit at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Martín Miguel, Heights & Eric Schwab in the Green Room and Deep Tech 1 Year Anniversary featuring Jon Swink, Nick Flynn, Tim Glusko, Pershan & Mr Wright in the Flash Bar

Brawther & Benoit at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Martín Miguel, Heights & Eric Schwab in the Green Room and Deep Tech 1 Year Anniversary featuring Jon Swink, Nick Flynn, Tim Glusko, Pershan & Mr Wright in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1996121173963956/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with Dicky Trisco, John Jazz, Thomas Blondet & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Dicky Trisco, John Jazz, Thomas Blondet & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickBeatBox DC Presents: House Royalty with DJ LoveGrove, DJ Meets, Mookie Wizzo, Sam ‚ÄúThe Man‚ÄĚ Burns, Tim Jackson & Vanniety Kills at the H Street Festival

BeatBox DC Presents: House Royalty with DJ LoveGrove, DJ Meets, Mookie Wizzo, Sam ‚ÄúThe Man‚ÄĚ Burns, Tim Jackson & Vanniety Kills at the H Street Festival

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/299929640481552/

DC House Grooves Top PickOne Love Massive Live at H Street Festival with Symmetrical Kitty’s Saloon

One Love Massive Live at H Street Festival with Symmetrical Kitty's Saloon

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2005798269655124/

DC House Grooves Top Pick2017 H Street Festival

2017 H Street Festival

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/844297415734717/

DC House Grooves Top PickElevate Rooftop Pool Party with DJ Genna, Benoit, Andrey Bazza & Tony Smooth at The Embassy Row Hotel

Elevate Rooftop Pool Party with DJ Genna, Benoit, Andrey Bazza & Tony Smooth at The Embassy Row Hotel

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/279007909266776

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse-N- U with Gigi Testa & Derrick ‚ÄúD-Train‚ÄĚ Coleman at Ten Tigers Parlour

House-N- U with Gigi Testa & Derrick ‚ÄúD-Train‚ÄĚ Coleman at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/163646307526691

DC House Grooves Top PickPhunked UP! 0with Adrian Collazo, DJ Say What?, and StrikeStone! At Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Phunked UP! 0with Adrian Collazo, DJ Say What?, and StrikeStone! At Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/111661476202216

DC House Grooves Top PickFeed Me Disco featuring Eau Claire and Ozker at U Street Music Hall

Feed Me Disco featuring Eau Claire and Ozker at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/131355610803074/

DC House Grooves Top PickFathom Experiment #4: Venus is Venus is Venus at Dupont Underground

Fathom Experiment #4: Venus is Venus is Venus at Dupont Underground

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/266523090506927/

DC House Grooves Top PickClassical Trax Drum House: Suda with Panch, Benbo & L’Enfant at Backbar

Classical Trax Drum House: Suda with Panch, Benbo & L’Enfant at Backbar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1907059809544662

Sunday August 17

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love with Ian Pooley, Samantha Francesca, Marko Peli, Tony Smooth and DJ Bazza at Flash

Sunday Love with Ian Pooley, Samantha Francesca, Marko Peli, Tony Smooth and DJ Bazza at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/287460195066657

DC House Grooves Top PickCadence Turns 4 with Goldie, Subversions & Vanniety Kills at Flash, with Wayne ‚ÄúBig Poppa‚ÄĚ Davis and Buster in the Green Room at Flash

Cadence Turns 4 with Goldie, Subversions & Vanniety Kills at Flash, with Wayne ‚ÄúBig Poppa‚ÄĚ Davis and Buster in the Green Room at Flash

Advanced Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1516772
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/121249051810046/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam ‚ÄúThe Man‚ÄĚ Burns, Harry Hotter & Good Buddies featuring Kevin Yost with Philco & Jandro at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam ‚ÄúThe Man‚ÄĚ Burns, Harry Hotter & Good Buddies featuring Kevin Yost with Philco & Jandro at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1888180454764117/

DC House Grooves Top Pick4th Annual Dance & Music Festival at Veteran’s Plaza, Silver Spring

4th Annual Dance & Music Festival at Veteran’s Plaza, Silver Spring

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/456892634681458/

 

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC September 17 to September 20

Just when you think things can’t get any better in DC, along comes a weekend like the one fast approaching. If last weekend wasn’t mad enough for you, this weekend takes us to a level of crazy we’ve not seen in a while. Might as well take Monday off work now, as you’ll need it to decompress. You can pretty much keep going from Friday night to Sunday night without stopping, with the help of an IV drip of 5 Hour Energy and your handy dance floor strategy guide from¬†DC House Grooves. Not going to spend too much time dwelling on last weekend.¬†Body Werk¬†in the¬†Flash Bar with me and¬†Aaron Sparks¬†was the best one yet, the end of the night slow jam session being one for the books! The¬†Body Werk Everybody Loves Music Reunion¬†on Saturday night with¬†Joe L,¬†Juan Zapata and surprise special guests¬†Dimitri Max and¬†Hugo Zapata was also pretty special. While I was up in the rooftop bar spinning open to close, I’ve heard some magic was being worked on the dance floor downstairs as the DJs held¬†an emotional reunion behind the turntables. My biggest regret from last weekend was not making the trip to¬†The Paradox in Baltimore for the first episode of¬†Deep Sugar‘s trifecta of parties to celebrate their 12th anniversary.¬†Tony Humphries was headlining the main room, and I missed it. Hanging my head in shame here. The next episode of the trifecta is on Saturday October 3 with Quentin Harris headlining, along with a huge line up of Deep Sugar DJs, past and present, and I’m going to do everything in my power to make it. I rounded off last weekend at¬†The Howard Theater for¬†FORWARD‘s first event in a while featuring¬†The Orb. I have to admit, I went in with low expectations, but it turned about to be an amazing event.¬†It was an older crowd of heads, but¬†The Orb¬†got that place jumping in a textbook example of teasing a crowd onto the dance floor. By the end of the night, the place was going crazy! The high point for me was hearing themes from the¬†KLF‘s seminal ambient album Chill Out, an album more or less on repeat during my college years, and etched into my synapses like no other album. Truly made my night. If you’ve never listened to¬†Chill Out, then I recommend you fix that at the earliest opportunity, preferably after the club when you’re in a receptive mood. Here’s the whole album in all it’s glory. Essential listening. You can thank me later.

 

Right, let’s get into it. Gonna have to get through this quickly, as I’m heading down to Fairfax to spin at¬†Transit¬†later tonight. Thursday night, you’ve got Cadence‘s second anniversary at Flash, with Bachelors of Science &¬†Submorphics on the main floor supported by Drone, Seany Ranks and¬†Vanniety Kills, while down in the¬†Flash Bar, my main man¬†Kochi,¬†Steve Kirn and¬†Sam “The Man” Burns¬†are at the controls open to close. The bar also features a Happy Hour Art Show featuring the work of¬†Jason Guidry¬†and¬†Steve Kirn. Well worth checking out. Down the street at¬†U Street Music Hall,¬†the Amalgamation¬†crew present a ridiculous lineup featuring¬†Pearson Sound,¬†Ron Morelli, local super stars¬†Beautiful Swimmers and¬†Refugee. A great line up for a Thursday night at U Hall, and with a Thursday night crowd, it’s sure to be a great work out on the dance floor.

My picks for Friday kick off with the¬†WTF?! Radio Show, and this week¬†Kochi is joined by DJ Nav and DJ Meegs¬†for what’s sure to be a killer show. Tune in from 5pm at¬†http://www.sugarshackrecordings.com. Next up, head to¬†The Embassy Row Hotel for¬†Lovecamp¬†featuring¬†David Rosenberg¬†and¬†Daivik. Fall is fast approaching,¬†so¬†you’ve not got much more time to groove by the¬†rooftop pool as the sun sets, and I’m sure¬†Rosenberg¬†has some musical treats lined up to make it a memorable one. My pick for quality house, disco, soul, funk and everything in between in DC on Friday is¬†ESL Fridays, which this week features¬†Joe L¬†on the patio open to close, with¬†Chris Annibell in the Gold Room and Qdup in the main room.¬†Joe L‘s an amazing DJ, and¬†this is a great opportunity to hear him work some magic in an extended set. The real action on Friday, however, is in Baltimore, with¬†Vague Output¬†at¬†The Crown¬†featuring¬†Entro Senestre¬†and¬†Pure Matrix¬†from¬†L.I.E.S. Recordings supported by residents¬†Alex Gardel and¬†Aphreaq, and our top pick for the night,¬†Kowli¬†presents¬†Youandewan, Mazi R,¬†German Chris, with support from¬†Feroun and¬†Novac at¬†The Darkroom. This is where you want to be if you want to dance until dawn on Friday night.

Saturday is all about the H Street Festival. I’m not even going to try to cover the everything. You can get full details over on the event page, which includes line ups for all the stages. I recommend you check out Funk The House (A Little Richard Simmons Joint)¬†at the¬†Jambulance¬†by 12th St, which features an incredible line up of local favorites including little old me,¬†Brothers Brau, DJ Madscience,¬†Kochi,¬†Tim Jackson¬†&¬†Vanniety Kills, along with a special tribute to Jon Horvath¬†from¬†Fort Knox Five‘s¬†Steve Raskin &¬†Qdup. Jackson Pro Audio¬†will be handling the sound, and rumor has it, they’ll be brining everything but the kitchen sink. Prepare for some BASS!¬†Be aware that the set times published on the main H St. Festival page are incorrect. Here are the actual¬†set times for the Jambulance:

12-1pm: Kochi Rashid
1-2pm: Brothers Brau
2-3pm: Andy Grant 
3-4pm: DJ Madscience
4-5pm: Special Jon Horvath Tribute tag team set from Fort Knox Five‘s Steve Raskin
and Qdup
5-6pm: Tim Jackson
6-7pm: Vanniety Kills

An incredible line up for the afternoon… come down and groove¬†with us in the sunshine! Hope to see some familiar faces in the crowd when I’m on between 2pm and 3pm.

Your other mandatory stop at¬†H Street Festival¬†is¬†ROAM¬†presents¬†Outlier¬†at the¬†Capital Fringe space on Florida avenue.¬†The¬†ROAM¬†crew have assembled another killer all local line up, including¬†DJ Lisa Frank,¬†Chris Nitti,¬†Ari Goldman from¬†The Beautiful Swimmers,¬†Juan Zapata, the TNX DJs¬†and¬†Dawit Eklund. With¬†Jackson Pro Audio¬†providing the the German engineered¬†Dynacord sound system, the¬†Ball or Nothing food truck¬†and Bump’n’Grind selling vinyl all day,¬†this is definitely going to be another one for the books. Get¬†weird with the¬†ROAM¬†crew from 2pm to 10pm.

Other worthwhile stops at the¬†H Street Festival include¬†One Love Massive featuring music from¬†Trevor Keen, and the¬†Blisspop¬†Slice¬†party at¬†The Rock’n’Roll Hotel, featuring all the¬†Blisspop¬†DJs. Check out the event pages for more details.

Top pick for Saturday night is the¬†NO RULES! NO RULES!¬†warehouse party, featuring a killer all-local DJ line up to keep you grooving until the sun comes up:¬†Feroun,¬†Charles Martin,¬†Sarah Myers,¬†Ramirez¬†and¬†Jubilee, along with a special guest to be announced.¬†They’ll be bringing in quality sound from¬†Jackson Pro Audio, and I predict a great vibe for this one. Word has it this is the first in a series of¬†No Rules¬†parties, so make sure you get down there on Saturday night / Sunday morning. ¬†so you can say you were there at the start. Grab your advanced tickets over on¬†RA.

If you’re not up for sweating until dawn in a dark warehouse with the cream of local DJ talent, our other picks for Saturday night are:

  • DJ Three¬†at¬†Flash, with support from local DJ royalty¬†Lisa Frank¬†and¬†Navbox, with the¬†#BODYFEEL crew taking over the bar with a line up featuring residents¬†Dansman,¬†Throe¬†and special guest¬†Heights.
  • Julio Bashmore with Youandewan and¬†Trev-ski¬†at¬†U Street Music Hall
  • House-N-U¬†with¬†Stan Zeff and¬†Derrick “D-Train”¬†Coleman at¬†Zeba Bar.

All great options for quality dance floor action this Saturday night.

If you’re still standing after Saturday, Sunday is ready to¬†completely kick your ass, in a good way, of course. I recommend you get started with a gentle cruise down the Potomac river with the¬†Soundwaves crew. Lol. Yeah, not gonna be anything gentle about this one.¬†The final¬†Soundwaves Boat Party¬†of the year sails from¬†Georgetown¬†at 5.30pm, and you’re going to want to be on that boat.¬†Navbox,¬†Juan Zapata and¬†Sarah Myers will be handling the tunes, so you know you’re in for a musical treat. Make sure you grab your advanced tickets¬†as soon as possible; the last one sold out pretty fast, and people were left behind disappointed. I’ve already got mine!

After the¬†Soundwaves¬†party, my top pick is¬†Sundays Rooftop at¬†Eighteenth street Lounge, featuring¬†Andrey Pushkarev¬†with support from local favorites¬†Jubilee, Juan Zapata and¬†Benoit. Last time¬†Andrey Pushkarev visited DC to play Midnight Project, the party was cut short by the authorities, but you can guarantee that won’t happen this time! Even more awesome than that stellar line up, there’s no cover, so my top¬†pick is also the budget pick! And, of course, if you feel like a break from the patio, you can check out¬†Sam “The Man” Burns¬†and special guest¬†Gigitesta in the Gold Room, and¬†The Metaphysical¬†in the Main Room. Eighteenth Street Lounge FTW!

Another great option for Sunday is Auricle Recordings presents Quivver and Kimball Collins at Flash, along with a huge line up of local talent in support, including Rodd Sim, Christauff, Kochi, Darius Twin, Brad Piff, Patrick Currier and many more. The party kicks off at 5pm and goes until 2am.

OK… I’m done for this week. All work and no play makes Andy a dull boy. All the picks are listed below with the event links, and you’ll find all the rest beneath the picks. Hope you’ve found this useful, and I hope you all have an amazing time this weekend. Looking forward to seeing everyone out and about!

Thursday Picks

Cadence Turns 2 with Bachelors of Science &
Submorphics with Drone, Seany Ranks & Vanniety Kills¬†at Flash with Kochi, Steve Kirn and Sam “The Man” Burns in the Flash Bar

Cadence Turns 2 with Bachelors of Science & Submorphics with Drone, Seany Ranks & Vanniety Kills at Flash with Kochi, Steve Kirn and Sam "The Man" Burns in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623129307940679/

U Street Music Hall & Amalgamation present Pearson Sound & Ron Morelli with Beautiful Swimmers, Refugee at U Street Music Hall

U Street Music Hall & Amalgamation present Pearson Sound & Ron Morelli with Beautiful Swimmers, Refugee at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1467101260256771/

Friday Picks

WTF?! radio show with guests DJ Meegs & DJ Nav on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?!? with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/904436569651283/

LoveCamp: Ft David Rosenberg & Daivik at The Embassy Row Hotel

LoveCamp: Ft David Rosenberg & Daivik at The Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1489389954712270/

Vague Output Presents L.I.E.S. Records with Entro Senestre, Pure Matrix, Alex Gardel & Aphreaq at The Crown, Baltimore

Vague Output Presents L.I.E.S. Records with Entro Senestre, Pure Matrix, Alex Gardel & Aphreaq at The Crown, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/506503512841805/

Kowli Presents Youandewan with Mazi R, German Chris, Feroun & Novac at Darkroom, Baltimore

Kowli Presents Youandewan with Mazi R, German Chris, Feroun & Novac at Darkroom, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/547758468704668/

ESL Fridays with Joe L., Chris Annibell, QDup at ESL

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/887002791415659/

Saturday Picks

2015 H Street Festival

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/309668809156967/

Funk The House (A Little Richard Simmons Joint) at H Street Festival

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/484509515064090/

Roam presents OUTLIER at H Street Festival

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/819746191475835/

One Love Massive with Trevor Keen at H Street Festival

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/722605711177793/

Blisspop presents: SLICE at H Street Festival

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/804286629686988/

DJ Three, DJ Lisa Frank, Navbox; #BODYFEEL ft. Heights at Flash

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/856875584399243/

Julio Bashmore with Youandewan, Trev-ski at U St Music Hall

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/470614739781053/

NO RULES! NO RULES! with Feroun, Charles Martin, Sarah Myers, Ramirez, Jubilee, and special guest TBA

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1619444464986466/

HOUSE¬†-N-¬†U with Derrick “D-Train” Coleman and¬†Stan Zeff at Zeba Bar

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1629208414020062/

Sunday Picks

Sound waves Boat Party with Navbox, Juan Zapata and Sarah Myers

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/766259656819812/

Sunday’s Rooftop with Andrey Pushkarev, Jubilee, Juan¬†Zapata, Benoit at ESL

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1514170635571944/

ESL Sundays with Sam “The Man” Burns, Gigitesta, The Metaphysical at ESL

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/887002791415659/

Auricle Recordings presents Quivver and Kimball Collins at Flash

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1034994163191120/

Sunglass¬†Sundays with Palash¬†in¬†Honor¬†of Shumon’s¬†BDay at Public Bar

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1686160254953008/

Those are my picks for the weekend, but there’s plenty more to choose from. Check below for the rest of this weekend’s underground house and electronic music events. See you on the dance floor!

Other Listings

Thursday September 17

Rooftop¬†Happy¬†Hour¬†Vibez¬†Pt.¬†13 with DJ Nate “Neptune” Lewis at Dunya

Rooftop happy hour house vibesz

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/809800469137048/

Deep ft Philip Goyette at The Embassy Row Hotel

Deep ft Philip Goyette at The Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/509672552543803/

DJ Meegs at the Embassy Row Hotel

DJ Meegs at the Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1646174752291633/

Friday September 18

The Metaphysical at The Embassy Row Hotel 

The Metaphysical

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1667074206847984/

 

Tycho at the Hirshhorn Museum 

Tycho at the Hirshhorn Museum

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/855533021209028/

Jan¬†Blomqvist¬†LiVE¬†with¬†Vinyl¬†Speed¬†Adjust and Philip¬†Goyette at Flash, with Caleb L’Etoile & Philco¬†in the Flash Bar

Jan Blomqvist LiVE with Vinyl Speed Adjust and Philip Goyette at Flash, with Caleb L'Etoile & Philco in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/922490994465041/

The Prototypes and Phace LP Tours at Eden 

Phace & The Prototypes

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/960099410714221/

Gaiser (Live) with Tittsworth at U Street Music Hall

Gaiser (Live) with Tittsworth at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1677299122506534/

Fort Fairmont at Backbar

Fort Fairmont at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/449340888586575/

Crunt¬†Special¬†Event:¬†The¬†“It’s¬†Still¬†Summer”¬†Party at The Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Crunt at The Rock & Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/398883176975589/

 

Pulse Fridays presents DJ Mark Francis at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Fridays presents DJ Mark Francis at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/882528495175341/

 

Saturday September 19

 

Natural Selection ft C-Dubz & Apple Rochez at Embassy Row Hotel

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/882361531799223/

Keenan Orr at Embassy Row Hotel

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/863382873769947/

HOUSE Carnival Chapter 1 at Mellow Mushroom

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/129734547375033/

 

The Electric Garden at Eden

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/815406848578964/

ESL Saturdays with JKriv, DJ Provoke, Farid, DJ Double A at ESL

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/887002791415659/

Sunday September 20

 

TechnOceans

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1617778025176692/

Good Buddies with Wave, Philco and Tommy Cornelis at Velvet Lounge

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/444528722420453/

Afterglow with Pavl Ritch at Soundcheck

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1104224989592169/

 

Out on the Deck with KEENAN & SMUDGE (year 7) at Marvin Out on the Deck with Keenan & Smudge at Marvin More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/565539103589276/