Around Town: Insomniac Events Acquires Echostage and Soundcheck

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Glow President and CEO Pete Kalamoutsos (Photo by Doug Van Sant)

EDM and dance enthusiasts, rejoice! It seems a sure bet that two of DC’s top DJ venues are set to survive the pandemic.

Insomniac Events recently announced the acquisition of electronic music event promotions company Club Glow and iconic venues Echostage and Soundcheck in Washington, D.C.

The deal, which concluded in February 2020, pairs global promoter Insomniac Events with Pete Kalamoutsos, whose Club Glow is a power player in the DC electronic music scene, as Insomniac expands its reach on the East Coast while aligning itself with a longtime industry vet.

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Live Review: CloZee @ Frederick Fairgrounds — 10/23/20

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CloZee performs at Frederick Fairgrounds on Oct. 23, 2020. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Baltimore Soundstage and All Good Presents recently featured CloZee with Memba at Frederick Fairgrounds as an entry in their socially distanced drive-in series. After many months of not going to any shows live, enjoying and living the ambience of a show was one of the best feelings. And CloZee didn’t disappoint as she DJ’ed a two-hour set with new music for everyone to enjoy.

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Snapshots: The Chainsmokers @ Capital One Arena — 10/15/19

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The Chainsmokers were on fire at Capital One Arena, Oct. 15, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Grammy Award-wining EDM-pop DJ duo The Chainsmokers put on a blazing hot show at DC’s Capital One Area recently with a stage performance accented with pyrotechnics and open flames. The performance was part of the duo’s 2019 World War Joy North American Tour.

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Preview: Moonrise Festival @ Pimlico Race Course (Baltimore, MD), 8/10-8/11/19

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Illenium (Photo courtesy Capitol Music Group)

Steez Promo and Club Glow present the Mid-Atlantic’s premier music event, the sixth annual Moonrise Festival, which returns to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11.

The two-day festival features four stages in total. The Stellar Stage features headliners such as Tiesto, Seven Lions, and Illenium, and the Lunar Stage hosts dubstep and deep house artists Excision and Zhu as well as hip-hop and pop acts like 21 Savage and blackbear.

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Snapshots: Masego @ U Street Music Hall — 10/18/18

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Masego performs at U Street Music Hall on Oct. 18, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Masego played two sold-out shows recently at U Street Music Hall, and now you know why you saw massive lines streaming down U Street on Thursday. The Newport News native’s debut album, Lady Lady, was released in early September, and it is a blend of jazz, R&B, and EDM-trap music.

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Music Park: Tom Morello @ The Miracle Theatre — 10/6/18

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Tom Morello billed at The Miracle Theatre on Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

A movie theater is an unusual place to hold a concert, but very little of what happened Saturday night was traditional. Less than a week in advance of the release of his new album, The Atlas Underground, Tom Morello brought an entirely new type of show to The Miracle Theater, a venue where Tom joked about receiving second billing on the marquee to Ant-Man and Hotel Transylvania 3.

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Don’t Miss: Tom Morello @ The Miracle Theatre, 10/6/18

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Tom Morello (Photo courtesy Mom + Pop Music)

Guitarist Tom Morello will release a solo album, The Atlas Underground, featuring songs like “We Don’t Need You” featuring Vic Mensa and “Battle Sirens” featuring Knife Party, on Oct. 12. But first, Tom performs at The Miracle Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 6.

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DJ Park: Alison Wonderland @ Echostage — 9/1/18

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Alison Wonderland (right) and Trippie Redd (Photo by Jeffrey Zoss)

Hello Everyone and WOW what a show we have to share with you today! We recently traveled to one of our favorite playgrounds in Echostage to witness the beautifully talented Australian called Alexandra Sholler, better known as Alison Wonderland.

The block was flooded with people ready for the artist to take them on a journey as hundreds of fans eagerly awaited entrance into the venue as the bass bumps through the streets of Queen Chapel. It should be no surprise then that this was the second SOLD OUT night at this venue for the final show of her “Awake” Tour on Sept. 1.

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Don’t Miss: Alison Wonderland @ Echostage, 9/1/18

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Australian DJ Alison Wonderland, born Alexandra Sholler, released Awake, her second studio album, in April via EMI Music. It of course hit #1 on the US Top Dance/Electronic albums chart. This weekend, Alison Wonderland will perform two nights at Echostage. The first night is sold out, but tickets are still available for Saturday, Sept. 1.

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