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80s Dance Party

Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 7:00 PM

Event Details

DC Chapter

Meet & Greet Jam Details: Sunday, January 11, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Event Details: Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Club Heaven, 2327 18th Street NW, Adams Morgan, DC
Club Heaven, 2327 18th Street NW, Adams Morgan, DC
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About This Event

This New Year, spin back the clock 30 years to the decade of synths, drum machines, with bands from MJ and Madonna to R.E.M and Run-DMC. Dance the night away to old hits, forgotten B-side gems, and original music inspired by the 80's. 

Flashband Showcases bring together a group of musicians who form new, temporary bands. After a short period of rehearsal, we put them on stage for a one-night only show. For this special Flashband showcase, musicians will put together a full set of music based on the 80s Dance Party theme. At least one of the songs must be an 80's-inspired original song written by the band since forming.


Band order to be announced soon, see below for band members and descriptions. Get your tickets now: 

Pre sale tickets closed but we will have tickets at the door!


The Show

Club Heaven & Hell

2327 18th Street NW, Washington DC

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Doors 7pm, first band at 8pm

$10 at the door


This show will be at Club Heaven & Hell in Adams Morgan. It’s a lively venue with tons of room for dancing and partying.

Registered Bands (8)

* indicates band leader

The Big Band Theory

This is our set: Seperate Ways/Final Countdown--Journey, Billie Jean--MJ, Hit me with your best shot--Pat Benatar, Original

What's Their Names?

Flashband Platinum Award Winners

October Surprise

Flashband Platinum Award Winners

One Night Stand

Narrowed our songs down to: Rio, I Hate Myself for Loving You, Rock the Casbah and our original, "Ode to Gen X"


Billy Idol - White Wedding; Blondie - Call me; New Order - Blue Monday; Originals.

Where's beef?

These girls definitely just wanna have fun! They LOVE rock'n'roll and often sing about tainted love. The performance may or may not include 99 red balloons so get ready!

Those Loud Mother F***ers

We're gonna be loud. Think Living Colour, Guns and Roses, a little Ozzy thrown in.... We will definitely be doing Cult of Personality

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Daniel Gage
Jan 27, 2015 7:23 PM
Patrick - it is a 21 and up club.. but you can email them and see if they'll let you. INFO@heavenandhellclub.COM

Patrick Ryan
Jan 27, 2015 1:16 AM
Anyone know if under-21 are allowed in? I want to bring my two teens.

Chris Wesley
Jan 14, 2015 4:04 PM
Living Colour - Thursday, February 12, 2015 08:30 PM Tally Ho Theatre, Leesburg, VA $29

Steve Andersen
Jan 11, 2015 4:01 PM
I was at a store the other week and they had racks of Members Only jackets on sale... could come in handy

Mike Phillips
Jan 11, 2015 1:38 AM
Throw in some Faith No More - Epic, killer 80's Funk Metal set

Mike Phillips
Jan 11, 2015 1:34 AM
Living Colour - Cult of Personality would be fun.

Mike Phillips
Jan 11, 2015 1:33 AM
RHCP- Higher Ground, Knock Me Down, Fight Like a Brave, Me and My Friends, Backwoods

Liora Valero
Jan 11, 2015 12:40 AM

Chris Wesley
Jan 10, 2015 10:09 PM
Fairfax/Loudoun County musicians needed for MEETUP.COM/DCROCKERS recurring events in Sterling and McLean! (especially keys, bass & drums...

Chris Wesley
Jan 10, 2015 10:04 PM
ROCK(VHalen,BIdol,BJovi,Lvrboy,Poison,Sprngsteen,Triumph,Ratt,Scorpions,AC/DC) POP(FlckSeagulls,NakedEyes,ThmpsnTwins,INXS,Hall&Oates,disco

Randy Pate
Jan 10, 2015 6:26 PM
Some ideas in case I get un-wait listed: Under Pressure (Queen/Bowie), Michael Jackson, Talking Heads, Cameo...

Randy Pate
Jan 10, 2015 6:15 PM
I'm on the wait list too...should I still come to the meet and greet?

Steve Andersen
Jan 10, 2015 5:57 PM
wait listed :-(

Nithin Prabhu
Jan 10, 2015 10:37 AM
I think I heard someone mention 'Love Song' by The Cure, count me in! Or really anything by The Cure =)

Daniel Gage
Jan 10, 2015 3:13 AM
I don't know if I'm actually up for playing it in public yet. But I would try if the band wanted

Daniel Gage
Jan 10, 2015 3:13 AM
Imm throw this out there. I haven't played Sax in about 20 years... but got one for Christmas

Daniel Gage
Jan 10, 2015 3:08 AM
Make sure we meet up on Sunday

Daniel Gage
Jan 10, 2015 3:07 AM
Mike --- you mentioned the magic Word.... Living Colour.. I have been dying to cover Cult of Personality for decades..

Bart van Liebergen
Jan 9, 2015 7:59 PM
Won't be able to make it to the Meet and Greet, but if you need a guitar player (I've played aerosmith,u2,police,rhcp etc) let me know!

Ned Reddrop
Jan 9, 2015 7:42 PM
Anyone know German? 99 Luftballons would be a jam. But it's gotta be in Deutsch for sure.

Liora Valero
Jan 9, 2015 5:37 PM
Definitely RHCP! Ramones anyone? The Smiths!

Mike Phillips
Jan 9, 2015 1:18 AM
80's Aerosmith

Mike Phillips
Jan 9, 2015 1:09 AM
As a drummer, I want to play something loud! Maybe some Ozzy? Old School RHCP? Whitesnake? Living Colour?

Patrick Ryan
Jan 8, 2015 11:39 PM
"Love Song" is a great Cure song. Instrumentally, it's all about the bass and keyboard.

kevin Brown
Jan 8, 2015 9:40 PM
The Cure - Love Song ... that's a good tune ...

Andrew Gebhardt
Jan 8, 2015 8:31 PM
I am up for some GN'R or even AC/DC if there are singers and guitarists that are game.

Mike Phillips
Jan 8, 2015 7:05 PM
I think it would be fun to do a compilation of genres, 80's hair metal, country, rap, dance, etc, but depends on the band.

Liora Valero
Jan 8, 2015 2:57 PM
Someone trip this out with me! Love singing it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv5qN4Qn9ss

Patrick Ryan
Jan 7, 2015 11:52 PM
Here's a spotify list of most of the songs in the list I posted a few days ago -> https://play.spotify.com/user/imageryan/playlist/72Dj27JYY

Nevin Sastry
Jan 7, 2015 4:10 PM
Spotify has a good playlist to prep the mood called "80's dance party, dance around the room"

Mike Phillips
Jan 6, 2015 11:33 PM
Its not an 80's party without something from The Uplift Mofo Party Plan

Patrick Ryan
Jan 6, 2015 3:28 PM
Cult "She Sells Sanctuary", Cure "Just Like Heaven", Police "Mesg in a Bottle"

Patrick Ryan
Jan 6, 2015 3:27 PM
Billy Idol, "White Wedding" or "Dancing with Myself", REM "Radio Free Europe", INXS "Don't Change"

Patrick Ryan
Jan 6, 2015 3:25 PM
Here are a few classic 80's songs that are pretty easy to play:

Daniel Gage
Jan 6, 2015 2:18 PM
What are a couple of songs everyone wants to jam with?

kevin Brown
Jan 6, 2015 3:47 AM
Gotta make a pickup from the airport and will miss the meet and greet ... but I wanna play bass! Let me know if you need a bassist ...

kevin Brown
Jan 6, 2015 3:46 AM
Gotta make a pickup from the airport and will miss the meet and greet ... b

joel lopez
Jan 6, 2015 12:26 AM
80's rock? gnr, Motley crue?

Jack Bisase
Jan 5, 2015 8:21 PM
I won't be able to make the M&G, but you guys know my style. If you're looking for a vocalist after, hit me up.

Eric Agner
Jan 5, 2015 1:26 AM
People dance to anything. I'm not planning to stick to "dance" music per se.

Patrick Ryan
Jan 4, 2015 10:26 PM
I love U2 but the theme is 'dance party'. That narrows our choices a bit.

Daniel Gage
Jan 4, 2015 9:50 PM
So much awesome music from the 80's it will be hard to choose

Andrew Gebhardt
Jan 3, 2015 10:20 PM
U2 and Police content are a great choice.

Daniel Gage
Jan 2, 2015 4:14 PM
Patrick - Good List...

Patrick Ryan
Dec 31, 2014 8:02 PM
My big list of 80's songs -> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZfMvxsCKjHnmDGu5_9IMQctnEkycA0dIXPbaK8F58pM/pubhtml

Eric Agner
Dec 30, 2014 11:05 PM
I'm interested in 80s college rock. REM, Replacements, Elvis Costello, XTC, etc

Daniel Gage
Dec 30, 2014 6:29 PM
I would like to do at least one song from The Police..... :)

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