Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Backbar & DC Raves Radio are joining forces again to bring you another great event in the catacombs of the 9:30 Club at Backbar. Come enjoy the dark atmosphere and great bar selection.



blue7, known by the relatively benign name of Matthew Smith in the real world, is an up and coming DJ from Northern Virginia. In the underground dance scene, you'll hear heart pounding electro house with hints of disco, indie rock and hip-hop.
Recent associations with GrindHouse, DC Raves Radio and GLAS Mix Project have provided much needed exposure to allow blue7 to treat your ears with the music we love.

Ramiro / RaveKilla
(Give : Transit : One Love Massive : District Burners : Set Artists - DC/VA)

Whether you're catching a Progressive, Liquid DNB, Breaks or Tech House set...one thing remains the same, you will be taken on an aural journey that will leave you wanting more. For Ramiro, it began long ago with early 90's 'Techno'. A passion sprang forth and he dedicated himself completely to this newfound love. In '99 Ramiro took to the decks to further hone his passion for EDM. Soon after, he was an integral factor in the startup of 'Give' a local EDM crew dedicated to providing quality music for free to the masses. Taking the lead of Transit in 2006 - Transit is now the longest running EDM weekly in the DMV. Ramiro's visibility in the scene and skills behind the decks have landed him in some legendary venues playing alongside legendary artists. He has since become a member of District Burners and has fully embraced the 'burner' lifestyle. More recently his exploits have landed him a spot on One Love Massives roster and is now a part of Set Artists based in Cali. His experience coupled with his innate ability to know what the people want will leave dancers and dancefloors glistening with sweat.

William El Basehead

William eL Basehead, aka Will Base, aka Billy Basehead...a long-standing member of the DC Raves Radio family. Will has been enthralled with electronic music for the last two decades and stepped up to the decks for the first time in 1998 at James Madison University, hosting a weekly show on WXJM that consisted of deep house, techno and breaks, and bringing in local talent for guest dj spots. Upon moving to Northern VA in 2004, he sought out underground djs and artists, then found the Mixed Signals crew. Will aided in throwing some very memorable techno parties that included the likes of Detroit Techno Militia, Ryan Crosson and Dylan Drazen, and Jeff Samuels, just to name a few. Will Base spent this time doing opening sets and honing his skills behind the decks. It was at this time he met the early owners and operators of what would become DC Raves Radio, at the time broadcasted on StressFactor. Now Will is an integral part of DCRR, keeping you refilled every week with fresh podcasts from our Sunday Funday show. Will is involved in promoting and playing events that we hope are held in the highest regard and in keeping with excellent party etiquette. This party will be no exception; Will is gong to be rocking the 1200s with a special vinyl throwback set for Erin Carroll's birthday!! Come celebrate with us and as always get your mutherfunkin groove on=)


$5 cover
VIP - None. You are all equally awesome in our book.

Drink, Dance, Rave, Repeat



The 2nd Annual Lovers Ball features the return of the sexiest man in the world of disco, EDDIE C, along with support from 3 of the horniest DJs money can buy. Those of you in attendance last year know just how hot & heavy things are going to get on this weird & wonderfull night. Come with that special someone or come alone......it really doesn't matter because at the Lovers Ball EVERYONE GETS LAID. You bring the baby powder, we'll take care of the condoms and wax.

We've got some truly special surprises in store for this one.


Featuring All Vinyl All Night Baby

Eddie C
{Red Motorbike, Endless Flight, Ontario/Berlin}

Andy Grant
{DC House Grooves, DC}

Joe L.
{Push, Bump 'n Grind}

{Forward DC, Bump 'n Grind, 88}

*LIVE ART by Yana Ovchinnikova*

PieFEST at Brixton


901 U St.  NW 
Washington DC
February 22, 2014

Eat pie and be merry. 

Come to Brixton on Saturday February 22nd to enjoy samples of everyone's favorite dessert from DC's best pie shops!

Participants Include:

The Blind Dog Cafe at Darnell's

The Brixton

Connecticut- Copperthite PIE Company

Dangerous Pies DC

Danielle's Desserts

Pie Sisters

Satellite Room

Teeny Pies



Tickets are $10 on Eventbrite (link below).


Tweet at us with the #shutyourpiehole

Wanted Men, Heaven and No Evils at Comet Ping Pong

Friday, February 21st
Heaven and No Evils
$10, 10pm and All Ages at Comet Ping Pong 

Wanted Man (DC)


Vivid Bursts and Blooms 

No Evils (DC)
Sandblasting Yuppie Scum

one more TBA! 

Poster via Jourdan Betette

CRYFEST Dance Party

FYM Productions Presents:

CRYFEST - The Crybaby Championship of the World!

(The largest Cure/Smiths dance party in the US!)

w/DJ Steve E P . DJ Missguided . Killa K . Krasty McNasty

@The Black Cat 9:30 pm
1811 14th St. NW WDC 20009
BUY TICKETS HERE: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/483949?utm_medium=bks

Opening Reception: INK

Susan Calloway Fine Arts
1643 Wisconsin Ave.  NW
Washington DC
Friday 6pm-8pm

  • While DC artists Christian Platt and Brian Petro each work in a variety of media, they share an affinity for the medium of ink on paper. Petro’s large, expressive brush strokes serve as exclamation points to Platt’s meticulously developed relief prints. Platt’s method of drilling through his plate to create the light space he will later print is, in effect, drilling the “light” into his work. Petro’s brush strokes and shapes reflect both an influence and meaning as he lays down the emotional “paths” of paint.



Science Club
1136 19th St.  NW
Washington DC

A-Ron the DJ is back in DC and returning to the old booth for THURSTY, a pleasant blend of Thursday-evening happy-hour tunes at Science Club. Come one, come all!! And don't forget to stick around for John Jazz from 8 to midnight!

Science Club opens at 3pm. Happy-hour goes from 4PM-8PM!

Pabst Blue Ribbon, Milwaukee $3.
Yuengling, Pennsylvania $4.
Samuel Smith Taddy Porter, Tadcaster $6.
Amstel Light, Amsterdam $5.

Sauvignon Blanc, Veramonte, Chile $5.50./$22.
Carmenere, Santa Rita 120, Chile $5.50./$22.
Rose, La Vieille, France $5.50./$22.
Spirits Regular Liquor $5.

ExChange DC Mellow Mushroom

Come join us for our 2nd Fashion Clothing Swap on Wednesday, February 19th.

Xchange: clothes you bring to Mellow for something new to you.
Spread: awareness on how we all can do our part to make fashion more socially conscious.
Mingle: Eat pizza loaded with fresh produce from nearby farms,drink local craft beers and try some snacks provided by Scratch DC.

DJ Chooky bringing the beats.

A few guidelines:
Clothing should be clean and in good condition.
One4One – Each item you bring allows you to take an item in xchange.
All un-xchanged items will be donated to local non-profit, Martha’s Table.

For more information, email Mellow Mushroom at adamsmorgan@mellowmushroominfo.com.


Friday, Feb 21st • Doors 10PM
$8 advance tickets, $12 at the door

Advance tickets: http://ticketfly.com/purchase/event/498279

We're excited to announce veteran DJ and producer with over 200 vinyl releases and a career spanning over a decade, Vancouver's Jay Tripwire, will be at Flash Friday Feb 21st. He will be joined by recent trendsetter Evan Baggs.

♫ Music by:

Jay Tripwire (Poker Flat, Deepen Sound, Bass Culture, Superfreq | Vancouver)

Evan Baggs (Kurbits Records | NY/Berlin)
http://residentadvisor.net/dj/evanbaggs http://discogs.com/artist/Evan+Baggs

Raffi (Loop | DC)

✭ Praise for Jay Tripwire:

“Jay Tripwire is ahead of everyone else.” – MUZIK

“Delivers on the Promise…” – International DJ

“A fantastic standout.” – VICE

“Essential.”- MIXER

“Really deep and funky” – Ministry

"Plenty of twisted pyrotechnics” – XLR8R

“With Jay Tripwire on the mix, expect something a bit special.” – M8

“Jay Tripwire’s productions are a DJ’s dream packed with the finest tools from the trade.” – URB

‘When it comes to tech-house, Jay Tripwire is pretty much unbeatable right now.” – MUZIK

“Responsible for some of the most exciting underground house music to come out of North America in recent years.” – DJ Magazine


“A full pelt wavering between tribal moments & more modest slabs of Detroit-inspired soul. The crowd respond at every turn.” – Steve McLay, DJ MAG

Always sitting slightly off-centre, Jay Tripwire is an artist that walks the line as industry staple and ever changing innovator, releasing one standout release after another. His signature fusion of deep Detroit textures and intricate rhythms has led a career spanning two decades, with over 200 vinyl releases, 2 commercial mixed cd compilations, and four full length albums. He remains one of the most prolific artists around, with an average of 15 releases per year.

He is an always an in demand remixer he averages 10-15 remixes per year.

In 2010 Jay Was honoured by being named by Future Music alongside Frankie Knuckles, Larry Heard, Charles Webster, Atjazz, and Tom Middleton as being one of the most influentual Innovators in house music for “The thoughtful minimal stylings of Jay Tripwire.”

Most recently he’s completed a compilation mix for Steve Bug’s respected label Pokerflat – ‘Shaping Elements Vol.8’ which features a blend of deep house ranging from Detroit inspired textures to modern European house and tech house fusions, blurring genrefication. This follows releases on the label under his 8Channels name – a project that melds basic channel, cosmic soul and dub into a new hybrid soundscape of techno, deep house and dub.

The moniker also appears on other highly regarded labels such as Ransom Note, Conya, NRK, Cinematic and Hallucination.

Whilst the term ‘legendary’ is often bandied about with little thought, in Jay’s case we could say just that – his personal arsenal of re-edits and comfort in arranging extended DJ sets lasting eight hours or more certainly demonstrates a talent that deviates from standard fare.
Jay also still supports,buys and plays vinyl, and actively seeks out records to play at gigs, when Tripwire is on the decks he plays a vinyl and CD set. Jay has made appearances in over 200 cities worldwide, and some of his most memorable gigs have been a decade of bookings at Fabric London- a venue that has changed his approach to Djing, and production sound.

Jay’s work has been featured on numerous compilations, notably from Cocoon, Fabric, Renaissance, Journeys by DJ, Ultra & Bedrock, and is supported by a diverse spectrum of dance culture from house luminaries such as, Doc Martin and Kerri Chandler to techno legends Steve Bug and Laurent Garnier and John Digweed With anticipated releases and remixes imminent, the Tripwire production wheel is still very much in motion, and on its way to a turntable near you.


This born and bred New Yorker has gained a reputation through his sheer passion, clever track selections and precise mixing. Through word of mouth – and years before his first releases - he has been invited to DJ for crowds all over the world from Brazil to China and many places in between. His DJ sets are as exciting and diverse as his home town and have gained him compliments from many international DJ’s and producers, who recognize him as a legitimate up-and-coming talent.

Friday, February 14, 2014


This month PUSH happens on Sunday Feb. 16th for a special President's Day edition. We've got the late night liquor license to celebrate the three day weekend! On hand this month are some of our favorite selectors from around the city. You can definitely expect house music all night long!





FREE | 21+ | 10pm

Jimmy Valentine's 
1103 Bladensburg Rd. NE
Washington DC

Chocolate Music Presents: WILLYUM



Ray Casil 

Jimmy Valentines Lonely Hearts Club 
1103 Blandensburg Rd. NE Washington, DC 20002
10 pm till

NOUVEAU RICHE Reunion DC9 10 Yr Anniversary

DC9 is officially 10 YEARS OLD. What does this mean? Nacey and Steve Starks are flying back to DC for ONE NIGHT ONLY to join Gavin Holland in what might be the greatest party ever to hit Washington, DC, on the last night of DC9's tenth anniversary weekend. YES, YES, and YES.

Gregory McLellan: Tingleguts Opening Reception

Project 4
1353 U St.  NW  3rd Floor
Washington DC
Saturday Feb 15, 2014
7pm -9pm
McLellan builds up hundreds of layers of oil and enamel on panel over the course of months and even years -- then sands it all down to a "plate-glass smooth" surface. Electric colors, whimsical forms and exposed textures are all traces of an unbridled practice, but the fusion of layers (and time) presents an image that's unexpectedly stoic.


ROAM II °°°°°
Saturday, 2/15 
RSVP to ensure entry - http://bit.ly/ROAMII

3119 Sherman Ave. NW
Washington, DC

Music by:
Prab K. ° Lxsx Frxnk ° Chris Nitti 
aLamont ° Raffi ° Tsurugi

Complimentary (while they last)
- Mimosas
- Bloody Marys
- Fruit

Please bring your ID
BYOB/BYOF recommended
$10 donation

"Not all those who wander are lost..."

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February Fashion Icon for Men: Nick Jonas

Groundhog Day in Dupont Circle (Sunday)

“SUN, FEB 2, 2014 – GROUNDHOG DAY: Potomac Phil, the National Groundhog, will make an appearance and offer weather and political predictions. Phil will let us know whether to expect six more weeks of winter or an early spring. Live accordion music, polka dancers, puppet show, VIP celebrities and more. Dupont Circle, at the fountain. The event will begin at 7:30AM, Potomac Phil will emerge at approximately 8AM.”