Category Archives: This Week in DC

The shows that you should know about in DC this week

The Agenda 11/2/2015

Lido @9:30 his tracks are good but you need to see him live to get it

Coyu @Flash I may only like this because I like Fatboy Slim

Slander @Soundcheck JB endorsed and JB is always right. The new single DEAD is…well…you’ll see

Gorgon City @9:30 a lot of people  have told me I MUST see Gorgon City. Here’s the mix they put out as tour promotion.
Jai Wolf @Uhall best known for the skrillex remix that broke him, but since then he’s done werk on Alesso and Odesza and some other cool stuff
Paco Osuna @flash untz untz untz untz
Cedric Gervais @Soundcheck another. doesza. remix.
Bakermat w/Eau Claire @9:30 Eau claire aka rachel who brings left over chipotle to u street music hall like a boss. bakermat is cool too
DC Beer Festival info here come day drink with me and Beddow unless you’re going to Maryland Home coming in which case…see you at odesza!

Odesza @9:30 late show is where it’s at. the whole discography is worth a listen through but if you want a TD;DL, Divinity rocks my world
Laidback Luke @Echostage I already have fomo LBL is DA BEST. this mix got me into him but doesn’t do him justice. you gotta go see him scratch.

The Bloody Beetroots (well one of them) @Uhall only they can get Peter Frampton to do a collab
Misterwives @9:30 reflections of you hooooOooOoOoo you HoohoooohoooOooOoooo
~TL;DR Lido, Gordon City, Odesza ~

Back in Action: 4/06

It’s been about a year.

Duke just won the National Championship and Congress is in recess so I’m in a pretty good mood. Time to get back to business.

Here’s what’s on the agenda this week:

Schlomo @Uhall he’s dark and sultry and somber and sexy. being hung over on a Tuesday does not bode well for my endurance this week, but listen to some tunes anyway: a little Banks. and a little of this
EDX @Flash sometimes we need a little avicii in our lives.

The Mountain Goats @9:30 brightest young things likes their new album a lot, which probably means I don’t wear enough plaid or have big enough nerd glasses to appreciate them. womp.

Citizen Cope Acoustic Set @Lincoln Theater let the drummer kick will always remind me of the scene from Accepted when they shut South Harmon Institute of Technology down and Justin Long has to save the day.
Tchami @Ultrabar don’t do it. no one likes a rave-train. (go to 0:56 for a visual of the aforementioned rave train)
Griz and the Floozies @9:30 YEAUSSSSS sold out so I guess go to Tchami cause you have no other choice. but I haz a ticket so… Pregame details tbd. pink haus? jdgs? just holla.
Alex Winston @Uhall because there weren’t enough choices already. not a huge fan but RAC did a sweet little remix for her: velvet elvis
Delta Rae @9:30 Duke grads making music! they’re dope live. That blond chick has a serious voice: bottom of the river
Misterwives @UHall (early show) this was your second chance and you missed it again! Sold out. so very sold out. but they’re killin it on the festival circuit this summer so the chance will come again. You probably know See you next fall cause it’s their pop-y hit.
Crookers @Uhall (late show) some drunk dude made us see them at ultra. great life decision. listen to a set!
Vanessa Carlton, Atmosphere @duke das where I’ll be. sunshine sunshine…
Steve Angello
@Echostage don’t you worry don’t you worry child. see heaven’s got a plan for yoooou. So basically Swedish House Weekend 2. A kaleidoscope of sound, it was truly underground….bbc essential ChEcK iT
Boddika @Uhall with a line up of some decent underground techno. untz untz untz untz free before 11pm untz.
Ting Tings @9:30 shut up and let me go! okay I’m SURE they’ve come out with new music since then. lemme go google it.

nope. nothin.

Dis Week, 6/9-615


Friday 6/13: The Game. I only mention this because Andru Ayoub is opening I think and he’s one of Nick’s artists. JDG and I get points for already having seen him. You get no points. Suck it.

Saturday 6/14: Eric Prydz, aka Cirez D, Dukes of Sluca, Groove System, Hardform, Pryda, Moo, Sheridan, Tonja Holma, AxEr, and the A&P Project (I nailed that). if you really want to up your crazy game, double feature this with day 1 of SAMF in chicago. I considered it. I still am…


Tuesday 6/10: People Under The Stairs. Well that’s sort of creepy isnt it?

Wednesday 6/11: Bas is pretty boss. Rap. I laughed out loud when I heard the classic sounding guitar intro to a song called, “My Nigga Just Made Bail”

aaaannndddd afterward is Deep Sessions, my favorite. I alvays vant to go von deepah.

Friday 6/13: Farid. more deep shit. Maybe we will show up unannounced at Rhapsody apartments again with some 18 year olds that Ilya is inexplicably friends with.

Saturday 6/14: Union BBQ. It’s all dayyyy and its a partayyyyy.

Sunday 6/15: badbadnotgood. yes, its all one word. and no, I’ve never heard of it.


Tuesday 6/10 MS MR. We saw her (them?) at Coachella and she was fantastic live. Too bad it’s sooooooooooo sold out and none of you ever listen to me.

Wednesday 6/11: Die Antwoord. Another one that’s definitely worth 1) learning the pronunciation and 2) attempting to buy a ticket. (my B, didn’t put it on my list before this week). EDIT: THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONeD!

Thursday 6/12: First Aid Kit. mmmmmm whatever.

Friday 6/13: TuNe-YaRds. wait… I did that wrong. tUnE-yArDs?


Thursday 6/12: Alex Metric. Cool dude. I’d actually go see this.


Bonaroo. So that’s dope

Spring Awakening. Also pretty dope, but no skrillex so….

Don’t cry to me when the following are sold out (cough kygo cough):

6/10 MS MR @9:30 (SOLD OUT)

—– Spring Awakening in Chi Town —–

6/14 Eric Prydz @ Echostage

6/16 The Knocks @ 9:30

— Firefly in Delaware —-

6/19 A-Trak @9:30

6/21 Treasure fingers @ UHall

6/25 Skream @ UHall

6/25 Ben Folds @ Wolf Trap

6/26 the Thank you Festival @Merriweather- Tiesto, Krewella, A&B

6/28 Gareth Emery @Echo

6/29 AVICII @ Jiffy Lube Live

— Hudson Project in NYC —-

7/13 Neon Trees and Smallpools @9:30

7/16 Klangkarussell @Uhall

7/23 Flume @ 9:30 NOT Sold out! Yiissssss.

7/24 Flume @ 9:30 (SOLD OUT and im probably going wednesday)

7/26 US Air Guitar Championships @ 9:30

8/1 Mad Decent W/ Dillon, diplo, wolgang gartner, trippy turtle, flux, sleigh bells, etc.

—Moonrise in Baltimore w/ KASKADE and BASSNECTAR-jesus—-

8/13 Linkin Park @Jiffy Lube Live

8/15 Feed Me  @ 9:30

—- Made in America in Philly—-

—- Ezoo #theonlyreasonthatIcareismadeon—–

9/16 Sam Smith @ Echo

9/26 Bonobo @Uhall

— Tomorrowworld —-

10/13  Porter Robinson @ 9:30

and then just touch me: 5.11-5.18

Raise your hand if JDG sent you completely unintelligible texts and/or facebooks and/or any sort of general plea for friendship at 5am on Saturday morning? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone.

I tweeted about DJ carnage and he retweeted me! I have over 80 favorites! #notquitedannyvinik (fast forward through the first 30 seconds)

This week is going to be pretty medium. Here’s the line up:



Wednesday 5.14: Moombahton Massive starring Nadastrom, Sabo, Big Makk. Does it count if I just run to Dillon Francis’s Triple J?

Thursday 5.15: “Deep sessions” with Compa, Asylum, and Kursk. To be honest, I think I’m down for anything entitled deep sessions…

Friday 5.16: 7pm Hoodie Allen, 11pm Andhim free before midnight wheeeeeeeee

Saturday 5.17: Psychemagik also free before midnight wheeeeeeeeeeee



Monday 5.12: The 1975

Friday 5.16: Panda Bear (aka a fraction of Animal Collective). There is not enough weed in DC to get me there.



Saturday 5.17: Benny Benassi. Push me and then just touch me so I can get my…

Just announced: STEVE AOKI. He threw a cake in my face on LDOC.  He’s a Duke fan, so Santa will not be attending.



Thursday 5.15: Tchami



5/17 Benny Benassi @Echostage

5/20 Mo (with the slash thing) @Uhall (SOLD OUT)

5/22 KOAN SOUND and Minnesota @ Howard Theater

6/1 T-Pain (I only want to go if he does “I’m on a boat”)

6/4 Kygo @UHall (SOLD OUT)

6/06 La Roux @9:30

6.07 Phoenix @Echostage (SOLD OUT)

6/8 Mothership Tour in Baltimore

6/10 MS MR @9:30 (SOLD OUT)

6/14 Eric Prydz @ Echostage

6/16 The Knocks @ 9:30

6/19 A-Trak @9:30

6/21 Treasure fingers @ UHall

6/25 Skream @ UHall

6/25 Ben Folds @ Wolf Trap

6/26 the Thank you Festival @Merriweather- Tiesto, Krewella, A&B, and whhhyyyy isss this on a thursday motherfuckers.

6/28 Gareth Emery @Echo

6/29 AVICII @ Jiffy Lube Live

7/13 Neon Trees and Smallpools @9:30

7/24 Flume @ 9:30 (SOLD OUT)

7/26 US Air Guitar Championships @ 9:30

8/1 Mad Decent W/ Dillon, diplo, wolgang gartner, trippy turtle, flux, sleigh bells, etc.

8/13 Linkin Park @Jiffy Lube Live

Make dem bun cakes…4/28-5/03

we mash up the bass turn up the place and make some schoolboy run..

Oh, you think your vegas #selfies are cool? well we can’t compete. I couldn’t use my phone most of the time because I thought I was a cat.

but…moving on:


Tuesday 4/29: Jack Beats. Not my ideal Tuesday night but couldn’t get Chvrches tickets. might just watch frozen instead.

Wednesday 4/30: Harry Kondabolu. Sold Out. Also dunno who he is. Okay googled him: he’s a comedian. Its not even music. Wtf.

ALSO Wendesday 4/30: Lane 8! Ajunadeep, if you’re not familiar.

Thursday 5/01: Pegboard Nerds! You know them. They remix ALL the things.

Friday 5/02: Walker & Royce. Deep House. Like…really fucking deep.

Saturday 5/03: Tensnake. House. They have a neat remix of Friendly Fires, a band I was obsessed with in High School. I’d go.


9:30 Club

Teusday and Wednesday 4/29-30: CHVRCHES (SOLD OUT). I’ll be a thorn in your side till you die. I bet you a stubhub ticket that they show up at UHall on Wednesday after lane 8. Any takers?



Friday 5/02: Thomas Gold and Fehrplay. I mean… fuck yeah.

They just announced Afrojack. I saw him in Rome in 2011 in this giant marble coliseum thing. There was so much cocaine and so many fur coats. Afrojack himself was less memorable. I woke up at 7am on the trevi fountain. Good times.



Suriously. Nobody cares.



Thursday 5/01 3lau. I wonder if he, deadmau5, and r3hab have some sort of secret society.


The Sylvie-wants-see-go-to-all-of-these List

4/30 Lane 8 @ Uhall

5/8 Haerts @ UHall

5/10 Chromeo @ UHall (SOLD OUT DOE)

5/10 Sweetlife @Merriweather (SOULD OUTT)

5/10 Carnage and GTA @Echostage (JAMES NEEDS FRIENDS EVERYONE SHOULD GO. But also chromeo and sweetlife are sold out so…)

5/17 Benny Benassi @Echostage

5/20 Mo (with the slash thing) @Uhall (SOLD OUT)

6/4 Kygo @UHall (SOLD OUT)

6/06 La Roux @9:30

6.07 Phoenix @Echostage

6/10 MS MR @9:30

6/16 The Knocks @ 9:30

6/19 A-Trak @9:30

6/25 Ben Folds @ Wolf Trap

6/26 the Thank you Festival @Merriweather- Tiesto, Krewella, A&B, and high school kids on summer vacay!!

6/28 Gareth Emery @Echo

7/13 Neon Trees and Smallpools @9:30

7/24 Flume @ UHall

8/1 Mad Decent W/ Dillon, diplo, wolgang gartner, trippy turtle, flux, sleigh bells, etc.

8/13 Linkin Park @Jiffy Lube Live


and we will end your week just like a sunday

This Post-Coachella Week 4/21-28

Guys. Coachella.


Damian Marley showed up in Skrillz’s set, and Pharrell brought in Usher, Jay Z, and Busta Rhymes. During Glitch Mob, the dude next to me ask if I could help him find his face. On 4/20 at 4:20 we were at showtek and I think everyone in the audience lit up joints at the same time. DJ Hanzel was strange and mind blowing (plus we were tripping nutz so…) and Zedd was at Coachella the same night as he was in Vegas. How fun was that? He played this and we all linked arms and sang it really loudly:


Dillon francis is at Duke RIGHT MEOW. woah.





Wednesday 4/23: Claude Von Stroke- His first track was called “deep throat”. I hope I have you convinced.


Thursday 4/24: Factory Floor- post industrial drum and bass. Weird, groovy, really European.


Friday 4/25: Art Department. At Coachella but we missed it for Alesso. Some sweet house DJs, but sadly not free before 11. $20.


Saturday 4/26: MK at Bliss. This one is free before 11! And I only know Will Eastman, but no idea what this MK at Bliss is about…


Sunday 4/27: Survival and Homemade Weapons. The latter is a drum and bass DJ from DC, the former I know nothing about except that it is exceedingly difficult to google.


9:30 Club

Thursday 4/24: Galantis- Evidently one of the best breakout performances at Coachella, it’s supposed to be an unbelievable show. One of them did production for Miike Snow. Talented Bros. 30 doll hairs. If I hadn’t just gone to California, I’d totally go.



Friday 4/25 Borgore and Chuckie- James REALLY ReAlLy really rEaLlY wants you to go.



Thursday 4/24 Rebecca and Fiona w/Nause


Here is what I am looking forward to:

TomorrowWorld Line up comes out Thursday!

Lane 8 @uHall, 4/30

Ferhplay @Echostage, 5/2

Sweetlife @ Merriweather, 5/10

Carnage @ Echostage, 5/10

MO @Uhall, 5/20

Kygo @Uhall, 6/04

Phoenix @ Echostage, 6/07

A-Trak @9:30, 6/19

Flume @Uhall, 7/24

Mad Decent @ Merriweather, 8/1


Peace, Love, Buy Coachella Presale.

4/14-4/21: No-chella

This week: MS MR, Deorro, Grouplove, Bastille, Ellie Goulding, Glitch Mob, Flume, Zedd, Caravan Palace, Outkast, Chvrches, Kid Cudi, Capital Cities, Dillon Francis, RL Grime, Fatboy Slim, Empire of the Sun, Pharrell Williams, Skrillex, Muse, Flight Facilities, STRFKR, Classixx, Rudimental, Krewella, Alesso, Calvin Harris, Lana Del Ray, Disclosure, and Netsky.

Oh. Shit. You aren’t going to Coachella. My b.

Still, staying in DC this week has potential. You get sunshine, tourists, tourists, cherry blossoms, tourists…and Cazzette!


Tuesday- Black Milk with Nat Turner. Black Milk is a hip hop producer and MC but also does live beat work and works with an MPC. Motherfucking Shake Beats..but black!

Wednesday-Moombathon Massive with the local Nadastrom et al.

Thursday-Kill Paris and Candyland. Kill Paris is teaming with Mat Zo a little later, so this is your chance to see him just do his thing, his future-funk-style with sweet guitar riffs and wompy remixes.

Friday- Mark Farina. 10 doll hairs. He created mushroom jazz! Yeah…not sure about that either.

Saturday- Jacques Greene and Tittsworth. Hahaha tittsworth.

Sunday- Jungle joint, brought to you by potheads united.

Art Department, Jack Beats, Lane 8, Pegboard Nerds, Chromeo, Schlomo, Mo (with a strike through the O…not sure how to do that), Kygo, Atrack, and Flume. The only new thing I want to remind you all of is mo with the strike through. I listened to them all weekend. Such Happiness: yeah. Spice girls, man.


9:30 Club

Wednesday- Pat Green. He has a grammy! I think its country music, so…ew.

Monday, 21st– Boy George. So that’s kind of cool

Otherwise, ALL THE SOLD OUT THINGS. But interesting stuff including but not limited to Rusted Root, Zomboy, La Roux, MS MR, A-Track (as aforementioned in the UHall section), and Xavier Rudd



Friday- Cazzette w/Swanky Tunes, the latter of which I’m actually a much bigger fan of. But Cazzeette also does a great show.

Saturday- Carl Cox. I STILL DON’T GET IT.

James would like us all to go to Carnage on 5/10. And when James tells me to do things, I feel this irrational need to do it because he is so goddamn charming. So…Carnage? Sweet. Lezzgo. Unless you got tickets to Sweeetlife, in which case: have fun with Lana.

Also, Paris Hilton

I’m pretty stoked for Phoenix and Gareth Emery.



Thursday- DVBBS, with their song “This is dirty”which goes dadada dadada dadada dada dada. Another song called tsunami which goes dadadada dada dada dada dada da. Another song called immortal which goes da da dadadada da da dadadada da da dadadada but then they add a trap beat so it goes dadadada dada dada dada boom kick boom dadadada.

Other Stuff

Wednesday- Rufus Wainwright @the Lincoln theater

Thursday- We Are Scientists @Black Cat. I used to listen to them in High school because I was that cool in High School

There’s also this Thank You Festival that I’ve gotten more details on. Good things: Tiesto! Above and Beyond! And the Krew! Bad things: Its at Merryweather, it’s on a Thursday 6/26, lawn is 45 and pavilion is 75. Merp.


In summary: Get Kygo, Lane 8, and Flume tickets (uhall website). Maybe Carnage tickets (echo). stubhub has Phoenix tickets.

I’ll snap you from Coachella! YO SKRILLZZZZZZZZZZZ wait shit I have to get to Muse.