Gasolina: Reggaeton Party – 9:30 Club (DC)


Friday, October 6th, 2023
Doors 9PM
9:30 Club (815 V St NW, WDC)

Gasolina: Reggaeton Party is a nationwide perreo featuring the sounds of classic and current reggaeton, latin EDM, dembow y más for all to enjoy.

Gimme Gimme Disco – The Recher (Towson, MD)


Friday October 6th, 2023
Doors 7PM
The Recher (512 York Rd, Towson, MD 21204)

Calling all Dancing Queens! Here we go again! If you can’t get enough ABBA then do we have a dance party for you. We are a DJ based dance party playing all your favorite ABBA hits, plus plenty of other disco hits from the 70s & 80’s like The Bee Gees, Donna Summer, & Cher (DISCO ATTIRE ENCOURAGED). So honey honey, take-a-chance and you’ll be dancing all night long. Grab tickets, bring your friends, and have the best night of your life!

George Clanton (with Frost Children, death’s dynamic shroud) – 9:30 Club (DC)


Wednesday, October 11th, 2023
Doors 10PM
9:30 Club (815 V St NW, WDC)

George Clanton doesn’t just produce gleaming electronic pop, he produces nostalgia too. The Los Angeles artist’s process involves tweaking synthesizer presets, but beyond searching for the right melodies and textures, he’s hoping to come upon a sound that strikes a spiritual chord. “I’m looking for something that triggers a memory or an emotion,” he says. His lyrics are direct transmissions from his soul: raw, often off-the-cuff, evocative. When you pair those words with the gauzy textures Clanton’s become known for, his music feels like a dreamy filter you can put over your own memories. Every moment feels a little more colorful, a little more comforting.

You can hear the impact of this approach in his upcoming third album—take fuzz-pop anthem “Fucking Up My Life.” The track is both raucous and soothing, and as Clanton’s distorted croons echo across swelling synths and crushing breakbeats, he offers a mantra: “It feels alright.”
It’s a fitting return for an artist who’s spent the last decade cutting through the noise. In addition to making music, he runs the 100% Electronica record label with his fellow pop mutator and wife Negative Gemini. He also spearheads events, including weekly livestreams on Twitch. Being extremely online has allowed Clanton’s fans access to the depths of his personality, to connect with his work more deeply. “I think of myself as the ultimate DIY person,” he says. “Working the George Clanton way has made for a really unique career that hasn’t yet been fully recognized.”

Growing up, Clanton knew he wanted to be an entertainer, but he didn’t know how. His hometown of Ridgeway, Virginia, had a NASCAR track but no concert venues or record stores. So MTV was his primary education: videos by artists like 311, The Prodigy, and the Bad Boy Records crew taught the art of showmanship. He downloaded a lot of music from Limewire. During one session, a mislabeled download of what he thought was Oasis turned out to be shoegaze band Brian Jonestown Massacre, opening him up to the vast world of underground music on the internet, which led him to help form the scene that would dream up vaporwave.

Under the monikers ESPRIT 空想 and Mirror Kisses, Clanton became a key figure of the early vaporwave scene through his meditative lo-fi productions. The genre was then known primarily for its use of samples, but his 2014 album virtua.zip was a landmark: the first of its kind to be built entirely from original compositions. He also started singing on his tracks back then, adding a human touch and another layer of emotional involvement to the developing genre. In 2015, he dropped both aliases in favor of his given name, a symbolic shedding of creative restraints.

In order to reproduce his internet success offline, Clanton hustled harder. Moving to Brooklyn in 2015, where he worked a day job and made music at night, provided that motivation. Seeking a label but unwilling to compromise, he started his own. The label and his first album under his birth name would share the same moniker: 100% Electronica. His 2018 follow-up, Slide, further revealed his gift for deeply moving pop. One of the album’s most powerful tracks, “You Lost Me There,” was inspired by Negative Gemini leaving for work. The mild melancholy of missing your person for a few hours started to feel like the end of the world: “I just didn’t want to be alone because the house was empty,” Clanton says. “I try to find the extreme in the mundane.”

Clanton has also curated a tightly knit roster of artists ( Negative Gemini, Satin Sheets, Small Black, et al.) who continue to push the boundaries of vaporwave, internet music, and pop. He considers 100% Electronica his biggest achievement, pointing to the dedicated fans that see themselves in the music. “I feel like we’ve created a cultural identity out of thin air,” he says.

Clanton expanded upon that in 2019 with 100% ElectroniCON, the first vaporwave music festival, to give the community a physical space in which to interact. When live events were paused in 2020, he stayed connected through Virtual Utopia concerts, where artists perform in panoramic virtual reality environments, and weekly VR talk show THE BIG STREAM. Even though he had no framework for programming, Clanton taught himself to code using Python and C# languages in order to make these shows. He found a way to stay busy musically too. In a full-circle moment, he got to team up with one of his childhood inspirations, working with 311 frontman Nick Hexum on their psychedelic album George Clanton & Nick Hexum (2020), which landed Clanton on the Billboard charts for the first time (Top 100 Current Album Sales).

After a year spreading out across a number of projects, Clanton is now focusing on delivering a powerful sequel to Slide. Started almost immediately after Slide’s release, the new album finds him both musically and personally matured. It’s an elegant merging of all his past musical selves—of stirring rock, sweeping shoegaze, and niche electronics—augmented with more complex layers and physical instruments. It’s also a journey inwards as Clanton emphasizes personal reflection and self-improvement—themes he’s held close his whole career. “It’s definitely something that I need to get out,” he says of the music. “I want people to know that George Clanton is better than ever and something amazing is coming just around the corner.”

Disco Lines: Good Good Tour (with INJI) – 9:30 Club (DC)


Saturday, October 14th, 2023
Doors 10PM
9:30 Club (815 V St NW, WDC)

Known for his wildly popular original songs, remixes, and rioutus content — which have amassed tens of millions of streams and billions of views, Thadeus Labuszewski aka Disco Lines, is perpetually touring, bringing his contagious laugh, larger than life presence, and high energy DJ sets to the college, club, and festival circuits, as well as his recently announced Good Good Tour in 2023. Most experts agree that the success of Disco Lines’ music career is matched only by his standing as an industry-leading amateur Dolphin enthusiast. When he is long gone, Disco Lines hopes to be remembered for his upbeat dance music, and as a fierce protector of our cetacean friends. He hopes this bio made you buy a ticket to his show.

Roosevelt (with Kenzo Cregan) – 9:30 Club (DC)


Friday, November 10th, 2023
Doors 10PM
9:30 Club (815 V St NW, WDC)

Roosevelt, is the artist moniker for Marius Lauber. The German producer, instrumentalist, vocalist and DJ’s kaleidoscopic new track weaves together funky bass, shoegaze-leaning guitars, vibrant synths and a stadium-sized chorus, with the psychedelic fusion combining to transcendent effect.

“I wanted to create some kind of urgency that resembles the euphoria of a new love, with all its bliss but also the uncertainty that comes with it,” he says of the track.

Having left his studio in Cologne in search of new inspiration, the track was written in an isolated cabin in the Elysian Heights of Los Angeles last summer.

Layering many synths together, Roosevelt originally called the single ‘Wall Of Sound’ when he was working on the initial demo. Sonically, the idea of the sound of the sirens, which are played on a vintage Prophet 5, came as he wanted to “create an underlying feeling of instability.

“It worked out as a great contrast to the melodic chords,” Roosevelt adds, “as there’s always a slight disharmony going on throughout the track”.

It also comes after his third album, ‘Polydans’, which was released in February 2021 and, according to SPIN magazine, “got bodies moving and hearts racing” and his remix of Taylor Swift’s global phenomenon ‘Anti-Hero’ in late 2022. More new music is expected from Roosevelt this summer, alongside his return to the stage as part of a huge live tour.

Gimme Gimme Disco – 9:30 Club (DC)


Wednesday November 22nd, 2023
Doors 9PM
9:30 Club (815 V St NW, WDC)

Calling all Dancing Queens! Here we go again! If you can’t get enough ABBA then do we have a dance party for you. We are a DJ based dance party playing all your favorite ABBA hits, plus plenty of other disco hits from the 70s & 80’s like The Bee Gees, Donna Summer, & Cher (DISCO ATTIRE ENCOURAGED). So honey honey, take-a-chance and you’ll be dancing all night long. Grab tickets, bring your friends, and have the best night of your life!

Shallou – In Touch: The Tour – 9:30 Club (DC)


Tuesday, November 28th, 2023
Doors 7PM
9:30 Club (815 V St NW, WDC)

NOTE: $1 from every ticket sold on Shallou’s tour will be donated to Clean Air Task Force. They are an incredible organization dedicated to supporting clean energy. You can read more about their mission here: https://ww.catf.us

Shallou makes music for summer sunsets, winter wonderlands, and other contexts where sharpened senses meet heightened emotions in the glow of a profound, often wistful calm.

Born Joe Boston in Washington D.C., Shallou grew up in Rockville, Maryland, studied in New Orleans, and moved to Chicago to focus on music before eventually resettling in LA. He released his EP, Souls, in 2018, with lullaby-grade chimes and breathy falsetto melodies. Shallou’s sound is characterized by gorgeous production that wraps the listener in a warm blanket, while other times evoking strong emotions or an urge to dance. He is one of the few electronic artists at his level to push the limits of a live show – touring with a live drummer and guitarist.

Though his live shows have taken on several iterations throughout his career, his own abilities shine through, including live vocals, keys and DJing. Shallou has played major music festivals like Coachella atthe Sahara Tent and sold out some of the US’ most iconic venues. His debut album Magical Thinking saw him bring his collaborations to a new level, pairing with expert songwriters like Ashe and iconic pop voices like Daya. The same year, he teamed up with chill contemporary Petit Biscuit for their single “I Leave Again,” moving the chill genre even further into the limelight.

Once the pandemic began to subside, Shallou emerged with his follow up EP, ‘The Long Way Home,’ in 2021. Handling all vocals himself, this was a turning point in Shallou’s career for establishing an artistic identity. The EP features emotive dance tracks (“Heartaches,””Here”) as well as cinematic indie songs (“Corners,” “Pacifica”) with writing assists from the likes of Panama and Elderbrook. In 2023, Shallou has taken on the ubiquitous house music genre, determined to leave his own distinctive stamp on it.

William Basinski – The Atlantis (DC)


Wednesday, December 13th, 2023
Doors 6:30PM
The Atlantis (2047 9th St NW, WDC 20001)

William Basinski is a classically trained musician and composer who has been working in experimental media for over 30 years in NYC and most recently, California. Employing obsolete technology and analogue tape loops, his haunting and melancholy soundscapes explore the temporal nature of life and resound with the reverberations of memory and the mystery of time. His epic 4-disc masterwork, The Disintegration Loops received international critical acclaim and was chosen as one of the top 50 albums of 2004 by Pitchfork Media. The Temporary Residence deluxe LP box-set reissue from 2012 was awarded best re-issue of the year and a score of 10 on Pitchfork. Installations and films made in collaboration with artist-filmmaker, James Elaine have been presented in festivals and museums internationally, and his concerts are presented to sold out crowds around the world. Basinski was chosen by Music Director, Antony Hegarty to create music for the Robert Wilson opera, The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic which had its world premiere at the Manchester International Festival in July 2011 and toured Europe in 2012 and North America in 2013. Orchestral transcriptions of The Disintegration Loops by Maxim Moston have been performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Queen Elizabeth Hall and La Batie Festival in Geneva, Switzerland, Dark Mofo Festival in Hobart Tasmania and most recently Pitchfork Midwinter Festival with the Chicago Philharmonic. Basinski is currently touring the world in support of his latest work, “On Time Out of Time” which was released on March 8th, 2019 on Temporary Residence/2062/USA.

Over 50 years later, the Thorsten Quaeschning-led group continues to push the boundaries of electronic music with their captivating sounds and memorable concerts at Dekmantel, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, London’s Barbican Hall, and many more. Each Tangerine Dream performance ends with a real-time composition which can last from 20 minutes to two hours. 

Emo Night Brooklyn – 9:30 Club (DC)


Saturday, December 23rd, 2023
Doors 9PM
9:30 Club (815 V St NW, WDC)
Welcome to Emo Night Brooklyn, a late night DJ based dance party blasting all your favorite emo and pop punk jams. Get ready to scream your lungs out, mosh, and dance to all your favorite songs with all your favorite people and experience the awesomeness that is Emo Night Brooklyn.