Shows to Know: Ryan Hemsworth @ U Street Music Hall

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Calling all fans of electronic music, cuddling, electronic music that sounds like cuddling, Pokémon, Canada, and just a straight up good time: Canadian Prince aka Mr. Steal Your Wifi aka Producer Game Omar Borkan Al Galaaka aka the Bae Whisperer* is back at U Street Music Hall next Wednesday, November 19th. Now, this isn’t Ryan Hemsworth’s first time at the club. I happened to catch his set earlier this year, and I can assure you that you are not going to want to miss out on this show. He’s currently on his Sucker for Punishment tour, and he’s brought along the artists from his Shh Secret Songs project, with different artists performing on different dates. For his Washington DC stop, Ryan Hemsworth will be playing with Tennyson and Ricky Eat Acid (who actually happen to be two of my favorite artists from the project.) Believe me when I say that this is probably going to be one of the most fun shows you’ll go to in a while, so bring a friend or twelve and make sure you put on your dancing shoes. Check out his latest album, Alone For The First Time, which just dropped, and is full of his typical woozy, unconventional sound.

Excited yet? Fortunately for you, this Friday we’re giving away a pair of tickets to catch the Remix Ryan Gosling live and in the flesh! Check our Twitter page on Friday afternoon for your chance to win. Don’t fret if you don’t win — they’re still available for purchase here, but get them quick. Good luck!

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About Closed Sessions + Ticket Giveaway

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Closed Sessions began as a series of invite-only rotating house parties, which featured preeminent DJs and producers, as well as renowned mixologist Chad Spangler. Through these parties, they built a strong reputation and word of their parties spread across the area. The cofounder of both Closed Sessions and National Institute of Bass, Matthew Classens, reached out to the Crackbeetz crew and created what is known today as Closed Sessions. The concept of Closed Sessions grew out of a desire to bring together a diverse group of individuals who enjoy visionary music, new friends, and great cocktails. Soon enough, the parties began to outgrow the house spaces that were being used, and Closed Sessions found a new, regular home at Flash Nightclub. These events grew alongside the genre it strives to bring attention to, future bass. Closed Sessions brings an eclectic, yet prominent sound to the District, which is growing in popularity daily. Closed Sessions’ parties have even been featured in Refinery 29 and Do Androids Dance!

This Wednesday, May 28, Closed Sessions and Flash are hosting NGUZUNGUZU, Nightwave, Hunt for the Breeze and Yola, and WRGW wants to send you for free!

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Ticket Giveaway: Moogfest 2014

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Moogfest 2014 is happening again this year from April 23-27 and WRGW wants to send you for free!

For those that may be unfamiliar, Moogfest is an innovative electronic festival in Asheville, North Carolina, that combines music, art, and technology while embracing the legacy of Bob Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer. Moogfest is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a five-day lineup featuring some of the most influential names in the biz today.

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*Ticket Giveaway Alert* – Shows We’re Stoked For: Jarell Perry at U Street Music Hall, 2/5

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It’s not often you come across an artist that manages to mesh soulful 90s R&B vocals with a more modern chillwave sound (à la The Weeknd or Jamie Woon) and actually make it sound fresh, yet Jarell Perry does this flawlessly. In a day where seemingly every new artist is looking to the past for inspiration, Jarell Perry is pushing the boundaries to create a new sound that is completely his own. Jarell Perry seems to draw inspirations from genres all across the board: dubstep, trap, chillwave, and of course, R&B.

His White EP is coming soon, and if the songs released thus far are any indicator of what the rest of the EP sounds like, you can be sure that we have a rising star on our hands.

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February has been a rip-roarin’ month for WRGW, and we’re only two weeks in.

This Tuesday, the 19th, we’re interviewing Big Gigantic and John Skehan of Railroad Earth! Twofertuesday, amirite?

Tune in at 2:30 to hear us chat with RRE’s amiable mandolin player, and stick around from 3-4 to listen for Big Gigantic!

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