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/

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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

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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 Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Pride 2017 Edition June 8 to June 11

Busy weekend ahead! It’s that time of year again when we celebrate Pride in the nation’s capital, and again there’s an amazing selection of quality underground events celebrating Pride here in DC. I’ve included all the events on my radar in this week’s post, but if you want the best insight on underground Pride events from someone who really knows what’s what, check out Pride Underground 2017 by our queer correspondent, TNX‘s Tommy Cornelis. Everything you need to know about the best underground events at this year’s Pride celebrations.

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As usual, you’ll find all my Top Picks for the weekend from Thursday through Sunday below, along with full listings of all the best events. I feel like I’m handing out the Top Picks like candy this weekend, but they’re all well deserved! Some really good shit going down in our city! You can catch me at Flash on Friday night along with my DC House Grooves partner in crime Katrina Mir, holding things down in the bar all night long. We’ve been holed up at DC House Grooves HQ for the last few weeks honing our craft, and we’re really looking forward to playing out again. Friday night at Flash is going to be one for the true house heads, with Sistrum Recordings label boss Patrice Scott headlining the main room with support from Aakmael and HOT COFFEE, and  another edition of Arts & Sciences in the Green Room with SnadTaiga. Serious business across all three floors!

Advanced Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1497875
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/218955058613319/

Patrice Scott with DJ Aakmael and HOT COFFEE at Flash with Arts & Sciences featuring Taiga & Snad in the Green Room and Body Werk with Andy Grant & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

On Saturday night, Katrina and I will be joined by Ramirez for episode #002 of the DC House Grooves Radio Show on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio from 10pm ET. Episode #001 two weeks ago was quite a journey, and we’re looking forward to taking it to new heights this week. Tune in from 10pm ET over at Underground Quality Radio, or Like the Underground Quality Facebook Page and look out for our multi camera Facebook Live feed. The perfect pre-game for your Saturday night!

Tune in: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/675030982690095

DC House Grooves Show on UQ Radio

After the show Katrina Mir and I will be heading into town to Dupont Circle to represent DC House Grooves spinning a 2am set at Cannabis Pride All Nighter. Starting at 9am Saturday and running for 24 hours straight until 9am Sunday morning, the Cannabis Pride All Nighter will feature sets from a huge list of local DC favorites including DJ NavJett ChandonC-Dubz, StrikeStone, PanchDjoserGrand AncestorTeam Zapata, Samantha Francesca, HOT COFFEEVanniety Kills and DJ Meegs. Catch me and  Katrina Mir from 2am, right after Samantha Francesca and HOT COFFEE of the Sticky Fingers Collective.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/762727483885272

Cannabis Pride All-Nighter in Dupont Circle

For the vinyl heads out there, make sure you make time on Saturday afternoon to head over to Future Times‘ new popup record store in Mount Pleasant. A new record store popping up is always good news, but the Future Times crew opening a record store is the stuff that dreams are made of. Expect an eclectic selection of records, old and new, from the best international, domestic and local labels. If you know what’s good for you, head over to Mount Pleasant between 12pm and 7pm on Saturday. Full details in the flyer below.

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Before we get to this week’s listings, here’s episode #51 of the Meet the Locals Podcast features a quality slower BPM techno mix from Steve Kirn, making his triumphant return to the podcast.

 

You can catch Steve Kirn on Thursday night  at Spirit featuring Steve Kirn at Game in Baltimore.

Here’s the full listings for this weekend, including all my Top Picks from Thursday through Sunday. As mentioned previously, you’ll find a number of Pride Underground events below, but for more in depth insight, make sure you check out DC House Grooves‘ Pride Underground 2017 post by TNX‘s Tommy Cornelis. Wherever you end up this weekend, I hope you have an amazing time! Hope to see you out there on the dance floor!

Thursday June 8

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

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/827914147366909/

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only: S&M Pride Kickoff with Sarah Myers B2B DJ Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only: S&M Pride Kickoff with Sarah Myers B2B DJ Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/178927462637633/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight PreFlight at Preview with DJ Heather Femia, Wade Hammes Omar and Zamkov at Flash

NightFlight PreFlight at Preview with DJ Heather Femia, Wade Hammes Omar and Zamkov at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1060327560738199/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightflight Residents Night with Oamr, Zamkov, Heather Femia and Wade Hammes at Cafe Saint Ex

Nightflight Residents Night with Oamr, Zamkov, Heather Femia and Wade Hammes at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/391262911241768/

DC House Grooves Top PickSpirit Featuring Steve Kirn at Game, Baltimore

Spirit Featuring Steve Kirn at Game, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1686059045034595/

DC House Grooves Top PickSleaze: Pride Edition – Taste Our Rainbow with Tommy Cornelis, The Barber Streisand, Keenan, Lemz and The Moon Baby at Wonderland Ballroom

Sleaze: Pride Edition - Taste Our Rainbow with Tommy Cornelis, The Barber Streisand, Keenan, Lemz and The Moon Baby at Wonderland Ballroom

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1929883547232631/

DC House Grooves Top Pick2nd Thursday Drum and Bass with Brian Roguestate at Bump’n’Grind

2nd Thursday Drum and Bass with Brian Roguestate at Bump'n'Grind

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1907440142832622/

DC House Grooves Top PickRoute 94 with Jame Moorfield at U Street Music Hall

 Route 94 with Jame Moorfield at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1313106225432285

Schadenfreude Neubauten with Ripping Headaches at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Schadenfreude Neubauten with Ripping Headaches at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/309540479489471

Flashy Pride Thursday: Rooftop Edition with DJ TWiN at Flash

Flashy Pride Thursday: Rooftop Edition with DJ TWiN at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1705318843102421/

Friday June 9

DC House Grooves Top PickPatrice Scott with DJ Aakmael and HOT COFFEE at Flash with Arts & Sciences featuring Taiga & Snad in the Green Room and Body Werk with Andy Grant & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

Patrice Scott with DJ Aakmael and HOT COFFEE at Flash with Arts & Sciences featuring Taiga & Snad in the Green Room and Body Werk with Andy Grant & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/218955058613319/

DC House Grooves Top PickSEQUENCE.749_SHXCXCHCXSH with SHXCXCHCXSH Live, Tsurugi, Ron Jackson, Juana & Daasnomem at Location TBA

SEQUENCE.749_SHXCXCHCXSH with SHXCXCHCXSH Live, Tsurugi, Ron Jackson, Juana & Daasnomem at Location TBA

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/270184940053768/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Uptown House Experience Summer Session Part One with DJ Nav, Feroun, Heights & Joe L at Ten Tigers Parlour

The Uptown House Experience Summer Session Part One with DJ Nav, Feroun, Heights & Joe L at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/384578608604718/

DC House Grooves Top PickClassical Trax X Guestlist: HI$TO with The Borrowers & Panch at Backbar

Classical Trax X Guestlist: HI$TO with The Borrowers & Panch at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1356234807803286

DC House Grooves Top PickMilk Chocolate City Arthur J, DJ Paul Howard, DJ V-Coch, Dromme and CHOSEN at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Milk Chocolate City Arthur J, DJ Paul Howard, DJ V-Coch, Dromme and CHOSEN at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/741609136017379/

DC House Grooves Top PickPetworth FUNK with DJ Freez and Adrian Collazo at The Looking Glass Lounge

Petworth FUNK with DJ Freez and Adrian Collazo at The Looking Glass Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/483540131985115/

DC House Grooves Top PickGuy Gerber with Jandro at Soundcheck

Guy Gerber with Jandro at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/295260677595696

Otter Crossing with Bright Light Bright Light, Shea Van Horn & StrikeStone at The Green Lantern

Otter Crossing with Bright Light Bright Light, Shea Van Horn & StrikeStone at The Green Lantern

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/432578393766591/

ESL Friday with Nappy G, DJ Raw & Anoosh, Double A & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Nappy G, DJ Raw & Anoosh, Double A & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Analog Soul Club with Crown Vic & Mettabbana at Safari Lounge

Analog Soul Club with Crown Vic & Mettabbana at Safari Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1320069348114148/

Pride 2017: The Coven with DJ MIM and DJ Cyd at U Street Music Hall

Pride 2017: The Coven ft. DJ MIM at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/417074138652979/

Houseology Fridays with John Johnson & DJ Cornflake at 229 Park Avenue, Baltimore

Houseology Fridays with John Johnson & DJ Cornflake at 229 Park Avenue, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/824043044428739

Saturday June 10

DC House Grooves Top PickDC House Grooves Show #02 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/675030982690095

DC House Grooves Top PickTNX Pride with DJ Minx, Jacq Jill & The NeedlExchange at Location TBA

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1866973313564291

DC House Grooves Top PickFlash Presents 2nd Annual Pride in our HIPS Party with Devon Trotter, The Barber Streisand, Dean Sullivan and DJ Tom Peters at Flash

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/610155315853497/

DC House Grooves Top PickSteve Bug with Jandro at Flash with HIPS Fundraiser featuring Tom Peters & Juan Zapata in the Green Room and Wade Hammes & Mazi R in the Flash Bar

Steve Bug with Jandro at Flash with HIPS Fundraiser featuring Tom Peters & Juan Zapata in the Green Room and Wade Hammes & Mazi R in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/277423325994610/

DC House Grooves Top PickCatharsis Fundraiser in the Dupont Underground with e.yore, Meegs, Mr Jennings & v:shal Kanwar at Dupont Underground

Catharsis Fundraiser in the Dupont Underground with e.yore, Meegs, Mr Jennings & v:shal Kanwar at Dupont Underground

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/218881151921933

DC House Grooves Top PickCannabis Pride All-Nighter in Dupont Circle

Cannabis Pride All-Nighter in Dupont Circle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/762727483885272

DC House Grooves Top PickPride 2017: Boys Noize with Outputmessage, Keenan Orr & Lemz at U Street Music Hall

Pride 2017: Boys Noize with Outputmessage, Keenan Orr & Lemz at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/191153954619052/

DC House Grooves Top PickLive House with Dubathonic at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Live House with Dubathonic at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/181947109001662/

DC House Grooves Top PickVague Output presents Lost Soul Enterprises with R Gamble, L Sangre & Scott Murakami at Factory 17, Baltimore

Vague Output presents Lost Soul Enterprises with R Gamble, L Sangre & Scott Murakami at Factory 17, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/280641385672658

DC House Grooves Top PickMeso Creso 1,001 Beats Presents: SHINE with Vanniety Kills & Alex DB at Zeba Bar

Meso Creso 1,001 Beats Presents: SHINE with Vanniety Kills & Alex DB at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1758375620856168/

ESL Saturday with Serge Gamesbourg, Farid, DJ Jerry and DJ M Dot at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Serge Gamesbourg, Farid, DJ Jerry and DJ M Dot at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

AxelF: School’s Out Edition with Adrian Loving, DJ Stylus & Jahsonic at Ten Tigers Parlour

AxelF: School's Out Edition with Adrian Loving, DJ Stylus & Jahsonic at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/293814694400306

Graves and Josh Pan Down the Rabbit Hole with Indignis & Seba Yuri at A.i.

Graves and Josh Pan Down the Rabbit Hole with Indignis & Seba Yuri at A.i.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/115899392292855

Distrkt C PRIDE at The DC Eagle

Distrkt C PRIDE at The DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/614267582096575/

The BPM Experience, The Baltimore Edition with Sadaat Hamin, DJ LoveGoddess & DJ Beloved at The Windup Space

The BPM Experience, The Baltimore Edition with Sadaat Hamin, DJ LoveGoddess & DJ Beloved at The Windup Space

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/114723885772182/

Sunday June 11

DC House Grooves Top PickHold Tight with Recloose, Joe L. & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Hold Tight with Recloose, Joe L. & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/311009975988118/

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Adriatique with Sarah Myers and Edo at Flash

Sunday Love: Adriatique with Sarah Myers and Edo at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/304266513312178/

DC House Grooves Top PickDeep Tech XI Pride Edition with Cindel, Mr Wright, Persian, DJ Soul, Tezrah, Heather Femia, Oamr, Wade Hammes & Zamkov at Old Engine 12

Deep Tech XI Pride Edition with Cindel, Mr Wright, Persian, DJ Soul, Tezrah, Heather Femia, Omar, Wade Hammes & Zamkov at Old Engine 12

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/210581089429991

Distrkt C PRIDE at The DC Eagle

Distrkt C PRIDE at The DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/614267582096575/

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DC House Grooves Midweek Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Wednesday June 9

How is it Wednesday already? We’re still recovering from Sunday night’s amazing Body Werk Summer Sessions party with Amir Alexander. Such a great vibe, and the man over delivered on the tunes. Just so good! Looking forward to bringing him back to DC again soon. Anyway, we hope you’re getting ready for Love Triangle this weekend. If you’re not sure what it is all about, you can find the details here, and you can make a donation here.  We’ll be including all the Love Triangle events in our picks in tomorrow’s edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up, so make sure you check back tomorrow  for full details of how you can show your support for a great cause, and have a great time while you’re at it!

#FCancer #MamaSaysKnockYouOut #LoveTriangle

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So what about Wednesday night in DC? Anything worth going to? Two words for you: Black Coffee! See you on the dance floor 🙂

Black Coffee with Vanniety Kills and meegs at U Street Music Hall

Black Coffee with Vanniety Kills and meegs at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/829472687129827/

Market Crash – Pride 2015 Special Edition at The Big Board

Market Crash - Pride 2015 Special Edition at The Big Board

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/985328891477738/

TRANSIT – 3D Productions All DNB Takeover! at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

TRANSIT - 3D Productions All DNB Takeover! at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1460107397621210/

Rockers International at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Rockers International at ESLMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge