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Bliss Dance Party's Tenth Anniversary


Editorial Review

Ten years ago, DJ Will Eastman started a monthly dance night called Bliss at the long-gone Metro Cafe on 14th Street NW. He spun Britpop classics, indie rock that Anglophiles adored and a smattering of new wave classics. There was no way of knowing that a decade later, Eastman would have maintained an 8 1/2-year residency at the Black Cat, packed the 9:30 Club a dozen times with guest DJs and, most importantly, opened U Street Music Hall, where Bliss continues to pack the house every time. The playlist has evolved - there's way more house and electro these days - but Eastman says he'll be playing all his favorite dance tunes from the past decade at the Bliss 10-year anniversary party. DJ Brian Billion - Bliss's most frequent guest and one of Eastman's partners at U Hall - opens.