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From U Street Music Hall:
“U Street Music Hall is thrilled to announce its weeklong lineup of 10 shows in celebration of the acclaimed venue’s eight-year anniversary. From March 11-18, U Street Music Hall will present artists spanning genres from electronic and dance to hip-hop to homegrown genres like go-go and moombahton, at three venues across the city.
Anniversary Week kicks off at U Street Music Hall Sunday, March 11 with legendary D.C. go-go band Trouble Funk performing as part of U Hall’s ongoing “Go-Go Returns to U Street” series. DMV-native MC and producer Oddisee, whose live performances have earned him rave reviews around the world, plays U Hall on the second night of Anniversary Week in support of his lauded new album, The Iceberg.
Autograf wowed a sold-out 9:30 Club crowd while opening for Gryffin last fall at a U Street Music Hall-presented show. Now the Chicago-based future house trio hits U Hall for a headlining live set. The beloved Moombahton Massive, reliably one of the sweatiest and rowdiest parties anywhere, returns to its longtime home March 16 with Nadastrom and other special guests.
Parisian producer Breakbot, known for his infectious disco-infused beats, will return to U Street Music Hall for a DJ set. And finally, pioneering Warp Records artist Nightmares on Wax, whose latest LP will be released this month, will perform a live set to conclude U Street Music Hall’s Anniversary Week March 18.
But the party extends beyond U Street Music Hall. On March 16, Sublevel head and house great Doc Martin will play Ten Tigers Parlour as part of U Hall’s curated series at the intimate Petworth venue, with opening support from Ten Tigers owner and former U Hall general manager Scott “Buster” Herman. That same night, U Hall presents Sami%SuYung, the masterminds behind the D.C. independent label 1432 R, who will spin at microclub Backbar (which sits underneath 9:30 Club), for an evening of leftfield sounds. The following night, New Zealand drum and bass duo The Upbeats hit Ten Tigers, while the local, up-and-coming DJs that make up the DMV Deep crew take over Backbar.
Since its opening eight years ago, U Street Music Hall has prided itself on being a pillar of the D.C. music community, presenting acclaimed artists on the vanguard of new sounds while also being a home for legendary performers in an open and inclusive environment. Over the years, the venue has earned a reputation as one of the best dance and electronic music venues in the world, as well as a place where the best of all genres thrive. For its eighth Anniversary Week, U Street Music Hall presents a lineup of shows that reflect these core values.
“When U Street Music Hall opened eight years ago, we had a simple goal of presenting the best dance music in the world,” says Will Eastman, founder, owner, and operator of U Street Music Hall. “We’re proud that we are still doing that to this day, while also presenting outstanding artists across genres at multiple venues throughout the city. Stay tuned for what we do next in 2018.”
EIGHT-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WEEK SCHEDULE: