J Alvarez: 8.21.14 at Echostage

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Concerts, Echostage
Friday, May 30, 2014, 1:30pm. (Updated: 8/22/14 at 5:45am) Add comments

J Alvarez

DJ Suelto, Pretty Boi Mo
Presented by Modelo Especial

Tickets On Sale Friday Noon EST
Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Doors 9pm | Ages 18+
Echostage • 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE • Washington, DC
VIP and Venue Information – 202.503.2330

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J Alvarez makes his Echostage debut August 21, 2014. Get your tickets now for a reggaeton performance you won’t want to miss.

Javid David Álvarez Fernandez was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on December 13, 1983. Both of his parents are from the Dominican Republic. When Alvarez was 12 years old he sang in front of several of his classmates and teachers, his first ever song “Lo Que Ella Trae” (What She Brings). He listened to many artists from the reggaeton genre, and paid much respect to artist Tego Calderon. Then, through his cousin, he met with DJ Nelson, and a working chemistry soon emerged between the two. He was then signed to Flow Music in 2009. Later that year, his debut album El Dueño Del Sistema was released. A special edition was later released on January 7, 2010. Otro Nivel De Musica, his second studio album was released on September 20, 2011 and featured the hit single “La Pregunta”. A special edition was later released on May 1, 2012, titled Otro Nivel De Musica Reloaded. This album was very well received among fans and was nominated for Best Urban Music Album at the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards.

Glow Washington DC presents:

Benny Benassi

New Year’s Eve

 
 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE • Washington, DC

Tickets on sale now!
Doors  8PM | No dress code | Ages 18+
Bottle Service: Tables@echostage.com | 202.503.2331

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Milan born Italian DJ/producer stalwart Benny Benassi – real name Marco Benassi – is widely regarded as one of the most charming, down to earth, internationally respected and treasured artists in the music industry. With over a decade to his illustrious career already, the chart-topping megastar has wholly managed to capture the hearts of multiple generations of EDM fans across the world with his flawless trademark tech/electro/house infused sounds and charismatic performance flair. Whether he’s behind the booth or in the studio, there’s never a dull moment when Benny’s around and fortunately for us, he’s showing no signs of slowing down whatsoever.

 

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Machine Gun Kelly: 7.25.14 at Echostage

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Concerts, Echostage
Friday, May 16, 2014, 12:00pm. (Updated: 7/26/14 at 3:18am) Add comments
DCClubbing & KO Events Present:
Machine Gun Kelly

Tickets On Sale 4.4.14 Noon EST
Rescheduled: Friday, July 25, 2014 | Doors 9pm | Ages 18+
Echostage • 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE • Washington, DC
Table Information – 202.503.2331

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BIOGRAPHY(via www.machinegunkelly.com)

There’s nothing like someone who has lived your story and Ohio’s MC MGK resilience has become a beacon of hope for thousands of kids across America. Penning rhymes about everything from addiction to family issues, MGK is a symbol of relentless perseverance to his fans and the MC is about to begin the next chapter of his already successful career.

Born Colson Baker in Houston, Texas, MGK lived almost a dozen places, including Egypt, before moving to Denver, Colorado with his father after his mother began a new life with a new man.

“I don’t have a relationship with my mom, she left when I was nine years old,” says MGK.

In Denver, the Bakers lived with MGK’s aunt. Though the father and son had each other, they couldn’t lay claim to much else. As his dad fought depression and unemployment, the young MC split his time between wearing two school outfits and being bullied by the neighborhood kids.

“I used to stand out because I was tall and I couldn’t really fight back then,” says MGK. “Then I got tired of getting beat up so I started fighting people with my words instead.”

In seventh grade, MGK found solace in rhyming after watching DMX’s “We Right Here” video.

“DMX is a huge influence on me because neither of us have siblings so we had to fight a lot of dark shit by ourselves,” says MGK.

And though he “wasn’t popular at all,” the lanky kid was good at battling his middle school challengers. Later, while attending Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School, his father moved to Kuwait to work for the army and left MGK behind to live in a neighbor’s basement. It was then the teen began experimenting with drugs and recorded his first demo tape.

“It was terrible, but I thought it was cool,” says MGK, with a smile.

Without supervision, MGK stopped attending school and like 50 Cent, the high school freshmen, made a name for himself by calling out elder classmates. In 2005, his father moved MGK to Kuwait, where the teen got into even more trouble. Eventually, the pair were forced back stateside and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. While attending Shaker Heights High on the city’s east side, MGK convinced a local t-shirt shop owner, who doubled as an MC manager, to take him under his wing.

“I got the name Machine Gun Kelly because of my rapid-fire delivery when I was 15 and started doing shows,” says MGK.

Nicknamed MGK by his fans, the MC released his first mixtape Stamp of Approval in 2006 and built a local fan base performing at Cleveland venues like Hi-Fi. But it was a trip to New York’s famed Apollo Theater in 2009 that really gave him his start.

“We drove straight from Ohio and stood in line for ten hours,” recalls MGK. “I got boo’d as soon as I walked on the Apollo stage and then I won … twice.”

The energetic performer became the first rapper in history to win the Apollo’s talent show. MGK’s mixtape 100 Words And Running came shortly after and he created a high school promotional tour, where he performed to such excited crowds that school security teams began turning him away to keep the peace. And while the MC’s catchphrase, “Lace up,” which started as a mixtape interlude, became a call to arms for fans, their leader was still flipping burritos at Chipotle to pay his rent. After graduating high school, MGK’s father kicked him out of their home and forced the young MC to fend for himself. Not long after, an 18 year-old MGK welcomed his own child, a daughter named Casie. The infant gave the rapper new incentive to work even harder and he soon earned a nod for Best Midwest Artist at the 2010 Underground Music Awards and his “Alice in Wonderland” clip won Best Music Video at the 2010 Ohio Hip-Hop Awards.

But just as his star began to rise, MGK suffered a new setback. A polyp developed on his vocal chord which kept him offstage and out of the studio for six months. Without health insurance for surgery, MGK worked off the polyp by himself with tireless vocal exercises.

“Every night I’d wake up at 4 o’clock in the morning wanting to blow my brains out,” says MGK. “That was one of the most depressing periods of my life.”

But the sun shone again with the 2010 release of MGK’s Lace Up mixtape. The project not only earned the local favorite more fans baring their own “Lace Up” tattoos but a national audience. In 2011, the Ohio rapper secured a label deal with Diddy’s Bad Boy Records/ Interscope Records as well as a marketing partnership to score a spot for HTC’s Rezound Beats By Dre phone. Machine Gun MGK’s “Invincible” track plays during the electronics commercial, the release of which coincided with the song’s sale on iTunes.

In October, the Rage Pack mixtape, inspired by his energy on stage and a love for his fans, hit the web. A video for MGK’s single “Wild Boy” featuring Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame and produced by GB Hitz followed, leading MGK to win MTV’s Hottest Breakthrough MC for 2011.

“To be considered for the hottest breakthrough MC of 2011, it’s obviously an honor, but I want to be the hottest,” he told MTV News. “I’ve never been comfortable with sharing anything.”

Gearing up for his mainstream spotlight, MGK is currently prepping his official EP via Bad Boy/ Interscope entitled Lace Up. Slated to hit shelves in March, the Ohio native will take his new music across the United States during the record-breaking “90 Cities in 99 Days” tour with Midwest MC Tech N9ne also beginning that month. In addition, MGK’s secured a performance on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour line-up.

Already acknowledged by cultural gatekeepers like The New York Times, MTV, The FADER and Nah Right, MGK is ready to devour the next phase of his career. Lace up

Thank You Festival

The sun is threatening to come out, and that can only mean one thing, the summer festival season is upon us.  And this summer, the Thank You Festival is going to be the EDM event of the season. 

Glow in partnership with The Global Citizen movement, and the World Childhood Foundation, will host the event in an effort to motivate and educate socially active youth about the causes and consequences of extreme poverty.

Globally renowned headliner Tiësto stated,

Through my work with the World Childhood Foundation, I’ve learned about the millions of kids who are battling abuse and even dying from diseases that have known cures.  I hope all my fans will join me in working with these amazing organizations to help these children all around the world live and become healthy and strong so they can enjoy their childhoods.

Nothing gets your summer off to a blistering start more than a killer music festival, for a good cause so get ready for the Thank You Festival coming this June.

In the meantime, get planning. Buy your tickets; check out the insane lineup of artists you won’t want to miss and get hydrated for the area’s biggest and best summer festival.

Concertgoers can learn about the role the United States has played in helping to ensure children everywhere can live a healthy, full life by visiting globalcitizen.org.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW-

 

When:

Thursday June 26, 2014

Where:

Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD 21044

What:

The event will recognize the pivotal role of United States foreign aid in helping to cut global child deaths by nearly one-­‐half since 1990, and will emphasize the topic of child survival and protection.

Tickets: 

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American Express Exclusive Pre Sale: Wednesday April 9, 2014 12PM

Fan site’s Pre Sale: Thursday April 10, 2014 12PM

General Sale to Public: Friday April 11, 2014 12PM

One hundred free tickets will be given away through globalcitizen.org, where fans can take action to encourage the United States government to continue its efforts to keep millions of children alive.    

Lineup:
                  Tiesto

Tiesto Thank You Festival

If you missed him at Echostage in November or his surprise appearance recently at Ultrabar, now’s your chance to check out one of the greatest DJ’s of all time.

                  Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond Thank You Festival

Hot off the Ultra Music Festival and WMC, Above & Beyond, one of the top trance acts over the last decade have embraced and embodied the concept of music as therapy for the soul. It’s time for some Group Therapy.

                  Krewella

Krewella Thank You Festival

On the heels of a massive DC debut at #MegaGlow and their sophomore appearance for Glow at Echostage, the rock star-EDM bass trio is on their boldest mission yet, the ‘Get Wet Live’ Tour promoting their latest album.

                  Alvin Risk

Alvin Risk Thank You Festival

Electronic music producer, singer and DJ and one of our own from Washington, D.C. Alvin Risk joins an all-star line-up at the Thank You festival to represent the DMV.

Why: 

Roughly 6.6 million children under five still die each year, most from preventable causes.  Children from all socioeconomic backgrounds continue to face challenges of exploitation and abuse, preventing them from having a happy and healthy childhood.

                  United States dollars help!
  • Reduce the number of children who die before their 5th birthday
  • Cut new polio cases from 1000 a day in 1990 to 1 a day in 2013
  • Prevent millions of children from becoming disabled

For more information and a chance to win free tickets visit globalcitizen.org/thankyou.

Can’t wait for the summer?  Check out DC’s Spring Concerts.

Spring Concerts in DC

By Peach in DC Concerts, DC Events, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 4:21pm. (Updated: 4/16/14 at 3:06pm) Add comments

Spring Concerts in DC

Spring has officially sprung and so has a crop full of concerts in the nation’s capital that’ll propel you far into summer.  Whether you’re into the nightclub feel of Echostage, outdoor mega shows at Jiffy Lube Live, or Festivals at Merriweather Post Pavillion the DMV’s got it all. We’ve scouted out some of the best gigs here, but don’t stand around picking your nose, if you want to grab seats for one of these must see concerts—tickets are already on sale for nearly everything listed, and some are already sold out. (We’re definitely talking about you, Sweet Life Festival and Country Mega Ticket).  But don’t worry there’s always other ways to score tickets (Stubhub, Craigslist, beg, borrow, steal).

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Verizon Center

When: April 10, 2014
Where: Verizon Center
Tickets: Ticketmaster ($33.95-$108.00)

Don’t expect Disney channel princess Hannah Montana showing up at the ‘Bangerz’ tour.  Witness the twerking and tongue wagging up close and personal with special guest Icona Pop, this won’t be the PG Miley of yesterday.

Rick Ross

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When: April 11, 2014
Where: Echostage
Tickets: Ticketmaster ($50.00)

“Both physically and culturally very large” (according the his website) his voice sells, the way Sinatra once sold an implacable but supple kind of confidence.  With his record entitled ‘God Forgives, I Don’t’, I’d consider that a threat, so you’d better get your tickets pronto.

Carl Cox

DC Concerts Carl Cox
When: April 19, 2014
Where: Echostage
Tickets: Ticketmaster ($28.00)

Get ready for another major Glow DC event.  As the very first winner of DJ Magazine’s prestigious Top 100 DJ poll in 1997, the ‘Three Deck Wizard’ himself, Carl Cox will be joined by one of the UK’s finest exports in electronic music, Nic Fanciulli, and head of his own record label (Younan Music) Saeed Younan all under the same roof.

M.I.A.

M.I.A. DC Spring Concerts

When: April 27, 2014
Where: Echostage
Tickets: Ticketmaster ($53.70)

The electronic, dance, alternative, hip hop and world music artist known for her singles ‘Sunshowers’ and ‘Galang’, and reaching number 11 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales in the US, she has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Grammy Awards and the Mercury Prize. You don’t wanna be MIA for this show.

Sweet life Festival

DC Concerts Sweet Life Festival

When: May 10, 2014
Where: Merriweather Post Pavilion
Tickets:  Sweet Life Festival ($75-$150)

What began in 2010 as a 500-person gathering in the parking lot behind Sweet Green’s Dupont location has evolved into an annual celebration of flavorful music, wholesome food, and thoughtful living.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga Pop Art Tour

When: May 15, 2014
Where: Verizon Center
Tickets:  Ticketmaster ($45.00-$230.00)

Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’ album (follow-up to ‘Born This Way’), debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with the ARTPOP Ball in support of her album kicking off this spring.  If you’ve never seen Gaga in concert, it’s a must, full of surprises, and unmatched energy, the ARTPOP Ball should not be missed.

Machine Gun Kelly

MGK DC Spring Concerts

When: May 16, 2014
Where: Echostage
Tickets:  Ticketmaster ($29.00-$116.00)

Perhaps the new Eminem, Machine Gun Kelly is made famous by penning rhymes about everything from addiction to family issues, MGK is a symbol of relentless perseverance to his fans and the MC is about to begin the next chapter of his already successful career.

Country Mega Ticket

DC Concerts Country Mega Ticket
When: May 17- September 20, 2014
Where: Jiffy Lube Live
Tickets:  Live Nation ($189.99- $859.99)

Hee Haw! While Mega Show tickets nearly sold out, after all country music is the most popular music in the good ol’ US of A, this is a hot ticket.  If you can land a Megaticket, you’ll have access to an eight-show “package” featuring the summer’s hottest country shows at Jiffy Lube Live.

Benny Benassi

DC Concerts Benny Benassi

When: May 17, 2014
Where: Echostage
Tickets:  Want Tickets ($34.50)

Benny Benassi, who recently worked with Madonna and Chris Brown is an EDM show full of charisma, his dj style is easy to describe… it’s kinda electro, sort of house-tec, dirty and cool, sweaty and smooth.  This tour will surely bring you some ‘Satisfaction’.

Phoenix

DC Concerts Phoenix

When: June 7, 2014
Where: Echostage
Tickets:  Ticketmaster ($43.45)

French alternative rock band, Phoenix, brings a different flavor to Echostage.  They played at the Governor’s Ball, performed at the legendary Apollo Theatre in New York, played their new single ‘Entertainment’ on Saturday Night Live, and shared the stage with R. Kelly to a rendition of their smash hit, ‘1901’, at Coachella, won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2010 for their album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’, and headlined Lollapalooza in Chicago.  AKA get your ticket before it sells out.

Diplo at Echostage: 12.30.14

By amelia in Club Glow, DC Concerts, DC Events, DC Nightlife, Echostage, Electronic Dance Music, Music
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 12:00pm. (Updated: 12/31/14 at 2:43pm) Add comments
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Express yourself at Echostage December 30th as Diplo takes on Washington, DC

T.I. at Echostage: 1.16.15

By amelia in DC Concerts, DC Events, Echostage, live music
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:00pm. (Updated: 1/17/15 at 11:59am) Add comments
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T.I. makes his Echostage debut on January 16th, 2015!

Arcangel, Ken-Y: 5.22.14 at Echostage

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Concerts, Echostage, live music, Music
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 12:00pm. (Updated: 5/23/14 at 2:32pm) Add comments
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Arcangel and Ken-Y Live in Concert in Washington D.C with local talent Jason Cerda all performing live!

Jarabe de Palo: 3.27.14 at Echostage

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Concerts, DC Events, Echostage, live music, Music
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 8:00am. (Updated: 3/28/14 at 4:08am) Add comments
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Jarabe de Palo, a Latin rock group from Spain, is coming straight to Echostage March 27th, 2014. Get your tickets for another fantastic live performance with the stellar sound and visuals only Echostage can provide.

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Can Washington, DC handle two days of David Guetta? Find out 3.9.14, 9pm at Echostage!

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