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Flashband IOTA

Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 7:00 PM

Event Details

DC Chapter

Meet & Greet Jam Details: Sunday, June 22, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Event Details: Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
IOTA Club and Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
IOTA Club and Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
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About This Event

Flashband will hold our first Showcase in Northern Virginia at the illustrious IOTA Club and Cafe. We'll have 40+ musicians form 8 temporary bands that each do a fifteen minute set. Don't know about the the Flashband Showcase concept? Read about it here

Want to be one of the musicians playing at the show? Sign up to perform by clicking the button in the upper right!

Songs of Summer

We held a vote, and 'Songs of Summer' is the winner for the theme of this Flashband showcase! Every band has to do their fifteen minute set, including at least one new, original song, around the theme. You can interpret it however you like - whether it's iconic summer music like The Beach Boys, or acoustic or metal songs with lyrics about summer, or music that makes you dance so much that it feels like summer no matter what the season.

Meet-and-greet Jam:

All participating musicians must attend the meet-and-greet jam, where musicians cycle through 3-4 concurrent jam sessions and play with all the other participants, and then begin forming their bands.

The meet-and-greet jam will be held at a house just a few blocks from IOTA, near the Clarendon metro station:


Flashband IOTA meet-and-greet jam

3111 9th Road North, Arlington Virginia

Sunday, June 22, 4pm-7pm


The Show

This show will be held at IOTA Club and Cafe, in Arlington Virginia.

2832 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Saturday, July 19


IOTA Club and Cafe


This Flashband event is presented by:

Innovation Station

Innovation Station Music is a one-stop-shop Recording Studio and Production Company, dedicated to delivering the highest quality recordings with a personal touch, and offering tailored music business strategies to help artists navigate the ever-changing music industry.  With a focus on artist/song development and producing fresh, innovative sounds, Innovation Station Music has amplified the careers of over 200 artists and bands from the DC area and beyond since 2006. 


Thanks to Innovation Station for partnering with us to put on this event!


Registered Bands (7)

* indicates band leader

The Attic

Set List: Boys of Summer and something other stuff...

The Vacuum Pact

We play pop music. Two originals and two covers: "Catch the Sun" by Doves, and "Summerfling" by KD Lang. 8-week band mascot single-elimination tournament currently underway.

The Flash Bandits

Original Tunage and a Medley! What more could you ask for?

The Residuals

Summertime Sadness - Lana del Ray; Drift Away - Dobie Gray; Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding; Summertime High - Christiana Vandermale and Dylan Joyce; Matches - Christiana Vandermale

Frosted Tips

Sugar Ray - Answer the phone; Better than Ezra - Good; Original - In the morning; Blink 182 - What's my age again; Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag.

Blue Shift

Three originals and a song you might know


Band mascot: https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/p526x296/1939874_10101524941032741_1670354380774929336_n.jpg

Message Board

If you are signed up for this event, use the message board below to communicate with fellow musicians. This is a great place to find bands, ask questions and make suggestions!

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Carlos Munoz
Jul 9, 2014 11:22 PM
We are looking for a drummer. Please contact me if you are interested.

Carlos Munoz
Jul 8, 2014 2:40 AM
Anyone looking for a bassist, guitarist, or vocalist?

David Rothman
Jun 28, 2014 3:21 PM
All,"The Most Badass Band Ever" (and most humble ever) needs a drummer! Any drummers need a group or looking to pull double? Hit me up!

Jack Bisase
Jun 25, 2014 11:00 PM
Much love, Rothman.

David Rothman
Jun 25, 2014 3:18 AM
I'm David Rothman and I endorse the fact that Jack is an awesome singer. You may remember us rocking out together in Flashband 90s.

Jack Bisase
Jun 23, 2014 2:45 AM
Sorry to have missed the Meet'n'Greet. If anyone needs an awesome singer, hit me up.

Jack Gregor
Jun 22, 2014 6:29 PM
Hoping to play Jake Owen's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," with folks! I play the bass but can do rhythm guitar and sing on it...

Matt Levy
Jun 22, 2014 4:32 PM
Hope some people like blues!

Jenny Thomas
Jun 22, 2014 2:46 AM
Looking forward to meeting everyone. If you're interested in loud 90's-inspired indie rock, let's play!

Ben Trajtenberg
Jun 20, 2014 4:02 PM
Darn! Really want to do this, but am away for a lot of the time between now and the show...

Patrick Curtis
Jun 18, 2014 10:08 PM
Just lost our lead guitar from our regular band. Want to jam with us this Saturday? I look forward to Sunday!

Jenny Thomas
Jun 13, 2014 1:56 AM
Excellent. Good to know. Thanks!

Cody Valentine
Jun 12, 2014 5:13 PM
Hey Jenny, your practice amp is ok for Flashband. We'll provide bass & guitar amps on the day of the show.

Jenny Thomas
Jun 12, 2014 1:05 PM
I have a practice (bass) amp, but need to get my bigger amp repaired. Can someone recommend a repair shop? Or is my practice amp ok?

Event Leader

Caleb Astey is leading this event. Have questions?
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