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 October 3 to October 6

Just about recovered from Blisspop Disco Fest last week! It was amazing to warm up the floor for Sam Burns, Cerrone, Jellybean Benitez, DJ Boring and Honey Sound System. Major thanks to everyone at U Street Music Hall for inviting me to play. It was a really well run event, and it was great to see so many people of all ages getting down to some proper disco grooves. I, for one, really enjoyed digging deep in my collection for disco vibes and leaving the house music at home for once!

This weekend, we’re back with episode #057 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. This time around, we’re switching up the format a bit. Rather than the usual B2B2B, one of us will headline the show, with the support from the other two. For episode #057, Katrina Mir is getting the spotlight, headlining the show after a warmup from me and Ramirez. We’re excited to explore this new format, and looking forward to hearing what each of us brings to the table when given the chance to really throw down! Tune in from 10pm ET this Saturday using the links below.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/388518238763348/

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Before this week’s listings, another quick reminder about The Get Down Halloween Adventure, taking place deep in the woods October 25 to 27. 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. 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

See below for this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks of the best underground house and electronic music events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. I’ve included the full weekend line ups at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, followed by flyers for all the good stuff on my radar, Thursday through Sunday. Lots of great events happening this weekend; plenty to keep you grooving through the weekend! Have fun, and remember to check back next week for info on all the best underground house, techno, disco and drum and bass events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday.

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Thursday October 3

playlist
ESL Thursday Playlist
contact with shed
cadence ltj bukem

Friday October 4

digby deadbeat live at flash
deeptech at wild days
Lost in Music
Minimal Format
harder dc with tommy cornelis dj teeth
otter happy hour at trade

Saturday October 5

dc house grooves show katrina mir
afriqua with janeret at flash
hothouse
roamance eaton radio
redeyes resonate
deep decibel at zeba bar
ESL Saturday
sundown mina
michael bibi u street music hall

Sunday October 6

sunday love finale dj three oona dahl
better listen records three year anniversary
ESL Sunday
deep tech at u street music hall

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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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

soul claps house of efunk DC
god said give em machines the story of detroit techno
The Dance Zeba Bar
leng sessions
ElDiscoTecho Charity Brunch

Sunday September 29

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