DJ Stereo Faith has been a mainstay on D.C.'s alternative DJ scene for years. His various parties -- including Sorted, Feedback and Sneakers in the Club -- have gotten crowds to move to indie rock, electro bangers, punk and Britpop, whether they were held at the Black Cat, DC9 and the Wonderland Ballroom.
Stereo Faith was diagnosed with a tumor that will require brain surgery. That's an expensive operation, to put it mildly. To help pay for some of the hospital bills, his fellow DJs are hosting a special fundraiser at U Street Music Hall. The lineup is as diverse as Stereo Faith's record collection: Baltimore Club maven Scottie B is on tap for house and disco, Will Eastman of Bliss will be dropping indie rock and post-punk, rising local hip-hop star Tabi Bonney is set to spin hip-hop, Tittsworth will head back to his roots with an all-drum 'n' bass set, and Dave Nada will carry the torch for Baltimore Club -- and then there's Jerome Baker III and Trevor Martin.
There's no set cover charge, but all money collected at the door and a percentage of food and drink sales will be donated to Stereo Faith. Guests are asked to give at least $5, and if you can dig a little deeper into your pockets, it will be appreciated.
-- Fritz Hahn (August 2, 2010)