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From Scratch

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 12:00 AM

Event Details

OTHR Chapter

Meet & Greet Jam Details: Sunday, September 8, 2013 12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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Event Details: Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
The Dunes
1402 Meridian Pl NW Washington DC
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About This Event

------signup now closed, come out to the show on October 12!!------
Get your tickets here - $6 presale, $8 day of show:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/466788

Flashband From Scratch will feature 6-7 bands playing sets of entirely original tunes. A main purpose of Flashband is to challenge musicians to create new music together and help them learn and grow. While past events have had the requirement of at least one original song, this event requires that all Flashbands must play a set of all original music. Musicians choose the style and genre they want to play, find kindred musicians at the meet-and-greet, and come back one month later with 15 minutes of original music. 

The Location:
The Dunes
1402 Meridian Place NW, Washington D.C.
Saturday, October 12, 2013, doors at 7pm

The rules:
- We'll have 35 musicians in 6-7 bands that first formed just one month before the show. Each band must do a 15 minute set. 

- Any genre/style

- Bands must perform an all-original set

- No fully-formed pre-existing bands

In addition to the standard meet-and-greet jam, we plan to have some optional activities and suggestions on song-writing techniques to help your band in the songwriting process. 

Want to participate?
Create an account or sign in, and then click the signup button on the upper right. Make sure you're available to attend the two mandatory events: the meet-and-greet jam on Sunday, September 8 at 6pm, and of course the show itself on Saturday, October 12! Signup is open to musicians of all types and genres. Musicians just need to have a sense of adventure and be willing to play some new music!

Registered Bands (8)

* indicates band leader

Avi's Band

Flashband Platinum Award Winners

Evan's Band

Flashband Platinum Award Winners

Reginald Broccoli

We bonded over Star Trek

The Excessive Machine

A funky rockin' foursome! Vocals, guitar, bass & drums. Sex appeal with a codeine habit and a backbeat!

Caesar Raps

Funk, metal, rapping, vocal harmonizing, loud noises.

Dr. Ka

Electric guitars in 6/4 time. Alan Guitar David Drum Kurt Vocal Raycheal Bass

Group Couch

Let us tell you how we feel.

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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Guye Turner
Sep 7, 2013 4:02 PM
I just got off the waiting list. Anyone need a singer? I can send some clips of my work if you are interested.


Josh Taylor
Sep 5, 2013 5:09 PM
Had to opt out. Father in Law's 80th has been moved to that date. Sorry to miss but he is that awesome.


David Rothman
Sep 3, 2013 5:52 AM
Hey so I'm new to this, are you supposed to bring your instrument to the meet and greet? Ie, is it actually a jam or just a social event?


Anastasia Tsyganok
Aug 22, 2013 6:12 PM
@Nick's Band Do you need a singer (lead or back up). I can also play guitar and keyboard if needed.


Len Goff
Aug 14, 2013 8:20 PM
I can't make the meet and greet, but I'd love to be an alternate if somebody needs to bow out later on.


Event Leader

Caleb Astey is leading this event. Have questions?
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