Spring 2016 Raves and Shows in the DMV March 11, 2016 16:39

Looking for raves and shows in the DMV area? So were we! So we put together a list and shared it with you. All events are in 2016 and are listed in chronological order.


Slamrocked 2016 | March 19 | Baltimore

When: March 19
Where: Baltimore, MD at Bambou Venue
Who: Subsdance

This is the third show in the Slamrocked series, which, as you may have guessed, is a St. Patty's Day throwdown. Genres include drum and bass, dubstep, hardstyle, house, glitch hop, and trap. The show features 3 stages of music, 3D projections, and international headliners.

Click here to view the official event page.


Blockhead & Eliot Lipp | March 23 | DC
Blockhead and Eliot Lipp

When: March 23
Where: Washington, D.C. at U Street Music Hall
Who: Big Dub Festival (Badass Raves)

Blockhead is an American hip hop producer based in Manhattan, NY. Aside from his solo projects, he's well-known as an early producer for Aesop Rock. 

See the official event page here.


 of Montreal | March 24 | RVAof Montreal at The Broadberry

When: March 24
Where: Richmond, VA at The Broadberry
Who: LAVA Music Festival

LAVA is bringing one of their many great headliners, indie band of Montreal, to The Broadberry ahead of LAVA Music Festival. Pillar Point will also be opening.

Click here to view the official event page.


Herobust | March 31 | RVA
Herobust at The Broadberry

When: March 31
Where: Richmond, VA at The Broadberry
Who: Steez Promo

"Herobust, otherwise known as Hayden Kramer, is an electronic producer from Atlanta, Georgia. In the short, three year existence of heRobust, Kramer’s hip-hop inspired bass music has been written about by publications such as Billboard, Rolling Stone, The Huffington Post, Vice, and MTV, while also being played by artists such as Tiesto, Skrillex, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, and DJ Shadow. If you want more, go check him out on soundcloud."

Click here to view the official event page.


TRANSCEND | April 2 | Baltimore, MD
TRANSCEND at Bambou Venue

When: April 2
Where: Baltimore, MD at Bambou Venue

"4 years ago Mushmouth and Slow Kids hosted an unforgettable event in a Baltimore warehouse. This April 2nd we bring together six of the Baltimore area's biggest promotions teams to produce the next installment of TRANSCEND with 3 rooms of music."

Click here for the official event page.


Datsik | April 9 | RVA
Datsik at The National

When: April 9
Where: Richmond, VA at The National

"Fresh off the release of his latest single “Smoke Bomb,” a collaboration with ganja-king Snoop Dogg himself, DATSIK announces plans for a PK Sound bass-filled Spring with fans, as he takes his highly-anticipated SPRING LOADED TOUR across North America.  Joining DATSIK on his ‘Spring Loaded Tour’ will be OOKAY and up-and-comer DREZO."

Click here for the official event page.


Big Gigantic | April 14 | RVA
Big Gigantic at The National

When: April 14
Where: Richmond, VA at The National

"Big Gigantic is an instrumental livetronica, hip-hop and jazz musical group based out of Boulder, Colorado. They combine electronic beats with live saxophone and drums instrumentation."

Click here for the official event page.


Turkuaz | April 15 | RVA
Turkuaz at The Broadberry

When: April 15
Where: Richmond, VA at The Broadberry

"A universally appealing dance band at its core, Turkuaz’s tightly arranged songs are built on thick grooves, driven by a powerhouse rhythm section and interlaced with swirling guitar lines and synthy keyboard riffs. Over the top, lyrical jabs and swells that serve as both subject matter and rhythmic reinforcement are delivered by four distinct vocalists, framed by horn lines and punctuated with left hooks and right angles. Whereas there are certainly talented improvisers in this extremely musical band, Turkuaz engages bodies and minds with its densely layered compositions, setting the stage for the soaring exploratory guitar and horn solos with no room for noodling. This is perfect for those who want to dance."

Click here for the official event page.


Keys 'n' Krates | April 21 | Baltimore, MD

When: April 21
Where: Baltimore, MD at Baltimore Soundstage

Click here to get tickets for Keys 'n' Krates.


Emancipator | April 23 | Baltimore, MD
Emancipator

When: April 23
Where: Baltimore, MD at Baltimore Soundstage

Also playing: DELTAnine and Operation Dankstar

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Neckbreaker Tour | April 29 | RVA
The Neckbreaker Tour at Canal Club

When: April 29
Where: Richmond, VA at Canal Club
Who: Badass Raves

Click here for the official event page.


STRFKR | May 14 | RVA
Starfucker at The National

When: May 14
Where: Richmond, VA at The National

Starfucker is an indie rock band from Portland, Oregon. Their genres include indie pop, electronica, synthpop, and neo-psychadelia. We highly recommend this show.

Click here for the official event page.


Downlink & Dieselboy | May 14 | VA Beach
Downlink and Dieselboy

When: May 14
Where: VA Beach at Peabody's
Who: Steez Promo and Bass Nation

Click here for the official event page.


VA Beach Funk Out | May 21 | VA Beach
VA Beach Funk Out

When: May 21
Where: Virginia Beach at Shaka's
Who: Stanlee Ventures, Heady Entertainment, and Shaka's

"An all-day outdoor event on May 21st, 2016, at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront in the parking lot of Shaka's to raise funds and build awareness for (HOPE) n MUSIC. (HOPE) n MUSIC is a new music program will focus on music lesson scholarships for these kids."

Click here for the official event page.