The Dunes

TO DO LIST: Flashband Project TOMORROW at The Dunes!

(Pictured above: Caleb Astey, Amanda Kirby, and Neal Humphrey, creators of Flashband Project.)

Want to attend a fun, one-of-a-kind show this weekend? Look no further than Flashband Project's "From Scratch" showcase tomorrow night at The Dunes!

Flashband Project is a DC-based organization started by musicians for musicians. It enriches the District's music scene by encouraging local artists to expand their networks, challenge themselves musically, and produce new material. For each showcase it hosts, the Project opens registration, connects participants at a meet-and-greet jam session, and encourages them to form bands with likeminded musicians. The new bands then write and practice together for about a month before taking the stage for a once-in-a-lifetime show.

Tomorrow night's show is Flashband's eighth since beginning in January 2012. Themes of previous showcases included "British Invasion," "Dance Party," and "Genre Mashup." This time around, Flashband requires all eight bands to perform fifteen-minute sets of original music in any genre. Among the bands performing tomorrow night are Better Than Craigslist, Reginald Broccoli, and The Excessive Machine. 

The Dunes' doors open tomorrow at 7 p.m. and the first Flashband takes the stage at 8 o'clock. Currently, tickets are only $6; the price increases to $8 the day of the show.

Interested in partipating in the next Flashband event? Registration for next month's "Americana Bandstand" is now open. 

TONIGHT!: Adrian Krygowski CD Release Show at The Dunes! (4/20)

DC transplant Adrian "Hardkor" Krygowski has spent the past few years travelling the country and gathering stories from the people he's encountered on the road. Now those experiences have been been poured out into his latest EP, Hope For Us, which Krygowski describes as a "reflection of the next generation of my music moving forward."

Tonight at The Dunes, Krygowski will be debuting songs from that effort that conjure the punk-inflected folk of The Avett Brothers and the “Americana Soul” of Delta Spirit", so when your done taking hits from your bong enjoying the beautiful weather that we're having in DC this afternoon, it's a safe bet that this show is where you're going to be wanting to spend your evening.