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DJ Mark Farina is certainly no stranger to Washington, D.C.—-but the last place he spun in D.C. is a far cry from the venue he’ll play tonight, U Street Music Hall.
Farina, a disc jockey since 1986, is scheduled to headline a Halloween-themed party at U Street Music Hall. In the 1990s, he often appeared at “Buzz” events at Nation, on Half Street SE. Nation ended the weekly Buzz parties eight years ago after a drug bust—-four years later, the club shut down.
Tonight will be Farina’s first gig at the music hall, which opened earlier this year. During the show, which also includes D.C.’s Dimitri Max and Joe L., Farina plans to unveil material from his upcoming Mushroom Jazz 7 album, dropping Nov. 9. But while his new project is downtempo hip-hop and jazz, Farina said that he plans to rock D.C. with a blend of upbeat house music.
Farina’s show begins at 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here. U Street Music Hall is located at 1115 U St. NW. Photo taken by Shauna Regan