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