Thursday, November 28, 2013

Operation Warm Benefit: Operation WARM more than a coat

Join Matt Abbruzzese and the Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association who will be hosting a benefit for Operation Warm and Firefighters Coats for Kidsat Diego Mexican Restaurant on Thursday, December 5th, 2013!

Come to Diego next Thursday evening from 6-10:00pm for a cocktail or two and taste some of D.C.'s Finest Mexican Cuisine! I'm throwing this fundraiser to kick off the holiday season the right way by giving back to the underserved children in Washington, D.C. We encourage donations of at least $10 at the door ($32 provides a new coat for a child).

The proceeds will support the Washington, D.C. Firefighters fundraising campaign to provide less fortunate D.C. children with brand new, American-made coats!

Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6-10:00pm

2100 14th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(14th & V Streets, NW)

Please spread the word and invite your friends to come out in support for this great event! Again, we encourage donations of at least $10 at the door!

$32 provides a new, American-made coat for a child in Washington, D.C. We thank you in advance for your generous support to give back to the children of our community this holiday season.

*Many have asked me "where can I bring used coats though?" -Great point! In addition to our highly encouraged contribution through a monetary donation of at least $10 per person at the door, you can also bring your used coats to the event! Myself & MHNA will retrieve used coats for recycled use just before entry, as well! What a fantastic event we've got in store for the community, so please mark your calendars and keep in mind that it's to help the poor children in D.C.

Forever thankful and hope to see you on December 5th!,

Matt Abbruzzese

Contact: Matt Abbruzzese
(202) 550-1213
IAFF Local 36, Washington, D.C.


#MattforDC #MHNA #FirefightersforKids #IAFF36
#OperationWarm #DiegoDC #Ustreet #MidCity #DCchildren #GivingBack #HH #MexicanCuisine!


10pm, $10
-Ages 18-20 by advance ticket only-

Ryan Crosson makes house and techno inspired by the historical precedent set in his native city of Detroit and his adopted hometown of Berlin. His musical output is shaped by pioneering artists like Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson and Moodymann in the US, in addition to European heavyweights like Pantytec, Ricardo Villalobos, and Thomas Brinkmann. Situated loosely between these two defining poles, alongside his partners in Visionquest: Shaun Reeves, Seth Troxler and Lee Curtiss, Ryan delivers a obsessive attention to the constant progression of his sound and embodies a ceaseless energy that carries itself from the studio directly into his live set and DJ performances. Whether it's solo in the studio or as a guiding hand in the Visionquest label and DJ/production partnership, Ryan consistently chooses to steer away from the predictable circuit of so-called "underground" club hits, instead favouring a process of constant renewal, returning both to early influential material and to emerging sounds that depart from well-trodden trends. As a key member of Visionquest, Ryan is responsible for much of the concepting and day to day running of what has rapidly become one of dance music's most cherished new labels. Between them, Ryan and his partners in Visionquest have honed a whole new landscape of lush, organic techno and more esoteric leftfield electronica, gambling against the predicable to introduce emerging talent like Tale Of Us, Maceo Plex, Footprinz, Laura Jones and Mathew Burton to the record buying public. Their efforts were rewarded when their label was voted number seven in Resident Advisor's 2011 label poll, no mean feat given that it's back catalogue has only recently hit double digits.

In the studio, Ryan's production and sampling practices depart from the world of electronic music by accessing histories of sound, referencing musique concrete, 1970's funk, and East African jazz. This is best demonstrated by the evolution of his sound from minimal hits like 'Gotham Road' and 'Hopskotch', through to the organic underground house strains of his 'Visionquest' remixes of Kiki's 'Good Voodoo' and more recently via his Visionquest remixes of David Lynch's 'Pinky's Dream' and Guy Gerber and P Diddy's forthcoming 'Eleven Eleven' project. In addition to dancefloor bombs like 'You've Got Me' EP on Supplement Facts he's also capable of conjuring up the haunting cosmic beauty of his recent 'Birds & Souls' project on Spectral Sound alongside the genre-busting sonic experiments that make up his recent DRM album collaboration with Cesar Merveille released at the start of the year on Visionquest.

In the past Ryan has released tracks on diverse and groundbreaking labels like m-nus, Telegraph, Trapez, and Wagon Repair and more recently Soma, Spectral Sound and Supplemental Facts. From the outset Ryan immediately gave himself over to a life of touring and performance that keeps a steady focus on both the avant-garde aesthetics and deeply emotional bonds of dance music subculture. Ryan's back-to-back live sets with Lee Curtiss, at the sold out Visionquest showcase at fabric last year and at Movement in Detroit, stole both these shows boding well for 2012 which will see him repeat his live show at some of the world's most famous clubs and festivals alongside a packed schedule of DJ gigs, both solo and as part of Visionquest, including his much anticipated new residency at Circo Loco at DC10 this summer.


To celebrate the impending opening of Bump 'n Grind , EightyEightDC andForward DC are excited to present a new event featuring soulful, groove oriented music with a lean towards vinyl releases.

Kicking things off will be BnG residents:
Joe L.
Gabriel Galang aka Refugee

Along with a SURPRISE GUEST from Chicago!


Friday November 29th • Doors 10PM
Free before 11PM, $12 after

Advance tickets

Butane returns to Flash Friday of thanksgiving weekend for an extended, open-to-close set, as part of our Quarterly Residency Series. The last two times have been memorable events to the say the least and we're excited to have the Alphahouse label-boss in town again.

♫ Music by:

✭ Butane (Little Helpers, Alphahouse | NY)
[Extended Set from Open to Close]


How busy can one man be? Let Butane tell you. He's running 2 highly regarded record labels, producing EP's, albums and remixes for some of the most respected labels in the business, and touring extensively across the most renowned clubs in Europe, America, Asia and beyond... all without breaking a sweat.

A firm believer that the long hours of studio work keeps a musician grounded, he's produced many EP's, two albums, and countless remixes to date, on highly respected labels like Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical, Dumb Unit, Foundsound, Alphahouse, Rrygular, Mo's Ferry, and Hallucination Limited. Licensing original tracks to mix compilations such as Matthew Dear’s Fabric mix, Luciano’s HiFi SciFi on Soma and Damian Lazarus’ Get Lost mix shows that his peers in the industry hold his music in high regard.

He is also the sole creative mind behind Alphahouse Records, one of North America's premier underground electronic music labels. His latest label project, recently embarked upon with his long-time friend Sean O'Neal (Someone Else), "Little Helpers", is blazing new ground in the digital music world, supplying tools to creative DJs the world over.

As a DJ, Butane uses vinyl, Traktor Scratch, samplers, outboard effects and whatever new tools are available to craft his sets. Plenty of experience as a headline performer as well as an after-hour favorite enables him to play with an incredible range, and his remarkable sensitivity to the energy of the crowd is the rare trait of a seasoned and perceptive musician. His skilfully developed sets are both classy and elegant, but surely never predictable; thanks to his huge collection of new and old tracks alike, expect anything from seamlessly blended groovy, sexy, peak-time techno to warm, deep, heady house music.

Butane certainly makes a strong case for himself as one of the true talents in today's music scene. How many hats can one man wear? Or maybe the real question is: Are there any hats left unworn?


Pilgrims and Turkeys,

On Friday November 29th, there will be a special celebration in honor of FRIENDSHIP! Join us, as we give each other the honor of, well, each other! But it wouldnt be a feast without the 'Columbus of Berlin', the 'John Smith of Sexico', the one and only HECTOR (Desolat, Berlin). Hector has blessed us many a time, with his unstoppable groove and this appearance which will go late into the morning, until the turkeys come out, will only solidify what we all know. This man is BEASTING! Jubilee and Raffi will accompany Hector with their one of a kind DC swing.

See you all there, lets celebrate us!


Presented by 88, Deep Secrets, Sunglass Sundays, Liam Egan, Justin Hutto and Nomad.


Experience 30 independent, unique brands and designers, art galleries and artisanal food inside a re-imagined warehouse space at Union Market. 

Shop Thread for free from Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and stay for the concert on Saturday Nov 30th!

The concert will feature hometown heroes The Walkmen and will also include performances by DJ Will Eastman and Sunwolf. General Admission and VIP tickets available.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ART Yards at The Yards!

“The Yards has arranged for seven internationally renowned artists to turn the monolithic former NGIA building into a public arts project called Art Yards. The fleeting installation, which will be completed by mid-December and demolished over the winter months, will feature Hawaii based artist Jasper Wong, DC based artist Kelly Towles, Australia based couple Dabs Myla, 3-D Acrylic/Chalk Street Artist Murals of Baltimore, and NY based mapping video artist trio 3_Search.
Art Yards kicks off November 20th with a bombastic event that will dump 200 gallons of Sherwin Williams paint down the M Street fa├žade, creating a free-form artwork. The artists will then take turns transforming the rest of the building over the following weeks.
Who: Open to the public.
When: Wednesday, November 20
Roughly 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: M St SE at First St SE

Logan Ace Hardware moving!!!

You heard it right!!  This coming Summer Ace Hardware on P St. next to Whole foods will be moving to two row houses at 1734 and 1736 14th St.  The new location will double the size of the current store.    happy to see new developments along 14th st.

Friday, November 15, 2013

November Fashion Icon for Men: Adam Levine

November Moda for Men Fashion Icon with out a doubt goes to Adam Levin, Mr Rocker!!  Adam has a rocker look going for him, we love that he's just a plain t-shirt and jeans kinda guy!  He's versatile in his looks as well, playing with hats and different looks from rocker, hipster and granoloa!  Check out this pictures.