DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC November 14 to November 17

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Apologies to anyone who checked DC House Grooves last week for your weekend listings. Had too much on my plate last week, so took a week off. Back again this week, feeling refreshed after an amazing time dancing to Theo Parrish at Darkroom in Baltimore last Saturday. It was amazing to see all the heads out in force to hear a true master throwing down, open to close. It really was as good as it gets! Kudos to Feroun and the rest of the Darkroom crew for curating another amazing event.

Before I get into this week’s listings, a quick heads up: next Saturday, November 23, Flash is hosting another edition of Resident Nights, where locals take over all three floors of the club. On the club level, our very own Katrina Mir will be throwing down an all vinyl set alongside Peter Kaufmann and Kaylasoul, while in the Green Room, Sam Burns brings the heat with support from Just Chad and Kochi and Jandro hold things down in the bar. Looking forward to another amazing night at Flash, and I hope to see you all there. Support your locals!

TIckets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resident-nights-tickets-81622628479
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/441355313247821/

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Back to this weekend, and you can catch me, Andy Grant, and Katrina Mir throwing down some laid back jams to socialize to at everyone’s favorite speakeasy Allegory at Eaton this Friday, open to close. Excited to explore the deeper reaches of our USBs! Wherever you’re heading on Friday night, stop by for a drink with us at Allegory. No cover!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2465340857040176/

Andy Grant and Katrina at Allegory

Then on Saturday night, we’re at it again with Episode #060 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with special guest Baronhawk Poitier (TNX), Andy Grant, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. We’ve been wanting to get Baronhawk on the show for some time, and I can’t wait to hear what he’s got lined up. Tune in from 10pm ET this Saturday!

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/778940769224207/

For a taste of what to expect on Saturday, check out the recording of our last show, featuring a headline set from yours truly.

Other major highlights this weekend include Sequence with VTSS, Rachel Noon, Gabberbitch69, Furtive, Rush Plus, Tsurigi and Juana this Friday at a very special location. For proper techno in the district this weekend, look no further than Sequence!

Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1334243
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/426168458041893/

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On Saturday, Flash looks a bit special, with Fabric London resident Craig Richards headlining the main room with support from Taimur & Navbox, with drum and bass in the bar from Rubble & Ranks and Ken Lazee.

Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1289560
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2331898960400143/

Craig Richards and Taimur at Flash

Then on Sunday, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and Sundays Rooftop with Detroit’s Daniel Andres and Benoit. Daniel always delivers the goods, so don’t sleep on this one! No cover, so definitely the best value option for Sunday grooving!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/342613153249561/

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See below for full listings of all the good stuff this weekend, Thursday through Sunday, plus weekend line ups for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge. Wherever you end up, have an amazing time, and I hope to see you out there on the dance floor.

Flash Weekend Line up Friday / Saturday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up Thursday through Saturday

Thursday November 14

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ESL Thursday
Defected at U Street Music Hall
Preview happy hour

Friday November 15

Andy Grant and Katrina at Allegory
sequence vtss
Jay Trip Wire at Flash
karina with sarah myers and samantha francesca at wild days
phunked up with diyanna and strikestone
ESL Friday
district drop inn
bassline business bukez finezt
resonate and badass at u street music hall

Saturday November 16

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Craig Richards and Taimur at Flash
ESL Saturday
get closer at el techo
planetary bass at jimmy valentines
hidden patterns at zeba bar

Sunday November 17

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ESL Sunday
your friendly market record show

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Halloween Weekend 2019 October 31 to November 3

Super fun time last weekend at Flash supporting the mighty Red Rack’em on Friday, then on Saturday at The Get Down Halloween Adventure! Huge thanks to Unity or inviting me and Katrina Mir to play. It really was great to be out under the stars for one last outdoor blast before the winter kicks in. Just a quick drive by post this weekend. A whole lot of amazing Halloween parties happening Thursday night and through the weekend, so check the list below and choose your dance floor wisely! We’ll be heading to U Street Music Hall on Friday for a very special edition of Werk Ethic with Ken Lazee, Nick Garcia and special guest Daniel Bell, raising funds for local dance floor regular Troy Rutkofske, who has recently been battling Leukemia. Advance tickets are just $10, with proceeds going to help Troy with his medical expenses.

Advance tickets to Werk Ethic with Daniel Bell

Werk Ethic with Daniel Bell at U Street Music Hall

On Saturday, we’ll be going in with another edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio, with Ramirez, Katrina Mir and a headline set from yours truly, Andy Grant. I’m looking forward to stepping into the spotlight for the headline set, and I’ll be lining up some extra special tunes for this one. Tune in from 10pm ET on Saturday night, at dchousegrooves.com or undergroundquality.com.

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

See below for this week’s listings, Thursday through Sunday. I’ve included the weekend line ups for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, followed by flyers for all the best events Thursday through Sunday. A whole lot of goodness going on in Washington DC this weekend. Wherever you end up, have an amazing time!

Flash Weekend Line up Thursday through Saturday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line up Thursday through Sunday

Halloween Thursday October 31

ESL Halloween
Future Times Halloween Party
Flash Halloween
Halloween at El Techo
Deep Tech presents Spook Tech
Preview Happy Hour Sneakers in the Dryer

Friday November 1

Werk Ethic with Daniel Bell at U Street Music Hall
Baile Los Muertos Lee Burridge at Flash
WTF?! with Kochi
Matrix 20 Year Anniversary with Galaxian Live
Il Discotti
ESL Friday
Hearts Collective at Wild Days

Saturday November 2

chus & ceballos at Flash
Deep Tech XL7
Subtek Music Dystopia with DJ Seaneboy and Rosenberg
black coffee at echostage
ESL Saturday
hatari at Baltimore Free Farm

Sunday November 3

Hold Tight with Martín Miguel
ESL Sunday

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC October 24 to October 27

It is finally here! This weekend, we’re heading out of town to get spooky at The Get Down Halloween Adventure! A small underground festival just an hour by car from DC, The Get Down features an amazing local line up from a whole bunch of different crews, a haunted house, costume contest, meditation and a whole lot more. Andy Grant, Katrina Mir and Kochi are all on the line up, as well as friends of the family Damon Bradley, Heather Femia, Symmetrical and many more. Best of all, The Get Down is a no-bullshit, non-commercial festival, a proper gathering of heads for the love of the music, with a bit of Halloween fun in the mix. Now’s the time to grab your advance tickets, and at only $30 for a whole weekend of quality music, including camping, it won’t break the bank. Taking place just an hour’s drive from Washington DC, deep in the woods near Fredericksburg, VA, October 25 to 27, 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

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Before I get into the listings for this weekend, major thanks to everyone who came out to Flash last Friday and celebrated Katrina Mir‘s birthday with us! What an incredible night in the Green Room! I don’t think we’ve had a better night a Flash in all the years we’ve been played there. Thanks also to the whole team at Flash, to the management for booking us, and to all the bar and security staff for making sure everything went smoothly. We can’t wait to do it again! For those who couldn’t make it, we recorded the whole night, five hours of pure vibe served up fresh from the wax by me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir.

If you don’t feel like making the trip out into the woods for The Get Down this weekend, there’s plenty of amazing events closer to home to keep you grooving through the weekend. Highlights include Nina Kraviz with Arthur Kimskii at U Street Music Hall on Thurdsay, Mike Shannon & Anstruther’s finest Red Rack’em plus Budino at Flash and TNX & Open Haus‘s Halloween shindig on Friday, Jimmy Valentine’s Halloween Ball at Jimmys and Sadar Bahar with Ron Trent at Eaton on Saturday, then on Sunday, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and Good Buddies with Juan Zapata. And that’s not even scratching the surface! See below for full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. Wherever you end up, I hope you have an amazing time, and I’ll see you back here next week for info on all the best dance floor action in Washington DC. See you on the dance floor!

Flash Weekend Line Up Friday & Saturday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Thursday through Sunday

Thursday October 24

Nina Kraviz at U Street Music Hall
Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez
ESL Thursday
Associate Radio Hour
Preview Happy Hour

Friday October 25

The Get Down Halloween Adventure
Mike Shannon and Red Rackem at Flash
TNX Halloween
Mark Farina at Rock and Roll Hotel
Jubilee and Discuji at Wild Days
Jubilee & Discuji at Wild Days
Neko Berg at El Techo
ESL Friday
nu androids the monster ball
confetti and friends at Jimmy Valentines

Saturday October 26

The Get Down Halloween Adventure
Jimmy valentines 13th annual halloween ball
Call of the Siren at Flash
Sadar Bahaar with Ron Trent at Wild Days
The OMG Experience
Rev909: Daft Punk French House Tribute and Indie Dance Classics with Will Eastman & Ozker at U Street Music Hall
REV 909 at U Street Music Hall
Meso Creso presents galaxy unknown
chub rub quarterly at flash

Sunday October 27

good buddies with juan zapata and philco
ESL Thursday
deep sugar halloween tea dance

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
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Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Cerrone at U Street Music Hall
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Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Chromeo at 9:30 Club
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Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1313550098816855/

Blisspop Disco Fest Closing Party ft. Gay Marvine
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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
ESL-at-The-Reach-opening-festival-1
Thievery Corporation at the kennedy center
ESL-Friday-2
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