The Rogue Wave Project – Restore Japan at Sticky Rice DC

The Rogue Wave Project has teamed up Sticky Rice for a week long fundraising event to benefit Shelterbox’s relief efforts in Japan. You can donate any amount while dining there now through March 28, and they will simply add it to your check. At the end of the week, Sticky will match 100% of the donations collected and it will all go directly to Shelterbox. Plus, all donors are eligible to enter in a raffle to win an in-home sushi dinner for four catered by your own Sticky Rice chef!

ShelterBox ( is an International organization that responds to disasters around the world and supplies emergency kits to refugees that include durable, mountain tested shelter, water purification kits, educational materials for kids and kitchen supplies. They work with international rotary groups and are truly an amazing organization.

The Rogue Wave Project is a collective of DC Burners who focus our party planning efforts on events that raise awareness and funds for a variety of charitable organizations. At the moment, we are working primarily to support Shelterbox. We know how badly people want to help, and we want to facilitate that desire in a way that we believe is as effective and immediate as possible. So come on out, say hi, have some sushi, show some love!

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District Burners Clothing!

Purchase your soon to be favorite clothing! Perfect for burns, first dates, and also gifting!
Give your partner that special gift you know they have been dreaming about! It’s better than a Snuggie!
*stays comfortable, does not get too hot!
*designs for him, and her!!
*choose from multiple colors!!!
*made from the best stuff on earth!!!!
*last but not least, it comes off effortlessly! Perfect!!!!!

Buy your District Burners clothing, and gifts here!
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Leap of Faith Fundraiser

WHEN: 4.30.2011 | WHERE: Club Orpheus in Baltimore | TIME: 8PM-2AM | MORE INFO
FireCell Productions presents the 1st fundraiser for the Leap of Faith Burning Man arts project! Djs, art, fire, dancers, and sculptures!!! As well as some special surprises you have to see! You can see our plans for the Burning Man Project Leap of Faith 2011 here.
A Portion of the proceeds will be going to Burners Without Borders as well.

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Mr. Jennings : Crunkfederacy
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interview by: Ian Kreer [imperial]

Conway, tell us a little about yourself, and how did you become a part of the D.C. Electronic Dance Music scene?

As far as me, who knows, where do I start? I live in Richmond, VA (the Capitol of the Crunkfederacy). There’s a lot of creativity and awesome people here, and I’m really stoked to participate. I love good music (variety!), good people, and good vibes. I also really really love good beer (IPAs and Imperial stouts are my jam). Generally, I like to keep it Crunk.
I’m a total gear nerd, and I spend a lot of time learning all about audio. I love tweaking sound systems, and learning as much as possible about running sound. I went to Burning Man for the 1st time in 2007, and it totally changed my life (everyone says that, I know). Since then, well, the deal is kinda sealed.
Given that I live in Richmond, and I’ve only played in DC a few times, so I would only sort of consider myself part of the DC scene. That being said, Richmond is very close, so there’s definitely some overlap. My most recent DJ experience in DC was the Naughty Snowball 2, which was definitely an awesome time. I really love all the DC people I know, and all of my electronic music experiences up there have been pretty great.

“Generally, I like to keep it Crunk.” -Conway

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TBD – Warehouse, D.C.’s best-known ‘underground’ venue
By Ally Schweitzer (Twitter @allyschweitzer) [View original post]

Back in October, one house music promoter told me that the opening of the U Street Music Hall posed a risk to the District’s off-the-beaten-path venues. Four months later, one of those venues sealed its own fate, and the other is more active than ever.

For the last two years, D.C. has only had two consistent “underground” dance music venues: the Trinidad & Tobago Association in Brightwood and the Warehouse on New York Ave. NE. The advantages to booking nontraditional venues are clear: many of them don’t have set hours, they’re often cheaper to book, and they appeal to a savvier crowd. But few rental venues have a long lifespan in Washington.

Between 2008 and 2010, the T&T Association, a small private club on Georgia Avenue NW, hosted at least two regular parties (watch video from a 2008 party), an early D.C. appearance by wunderkind Nicolas Jaar, and some of electronic music’s hugest producers, including Theo Parrish and Derrick May. But these days, dance music promoters don’t mess with T&T. “There was some organizational shifting… and the old people who used to book the space and run the bar were turned over,” says Chris Burns, the D.C. promoter who originally told me that U Hall’s success could stomp smaller venues. After several successful parties, management renovated the once-dingy club, and “started requiring all promoters/organizers to pay a huge, substantial, nonrefundable rental fee that really deterred everyone.” Two sources told me the fee nearly doubled. Management at the Trinidad & Tobago Association could not be reached for comment.

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