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From Scratch 2014

Sunday, Jun 8, 2014 12:00 AM

Event Details

DC Chapter

Meet & Greet Jam Details: Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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Event Details: Sunday, Jun 8, 2014 12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Sixth & I Downstairs, 600 I St., NW, Washington DC 20001
Sixth & I Downstairs, 600 I St., NW, Washington DC 20001
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About This Event

Music comes from the heart. We all have something to express. For From Scratch 2014 we’ll have 30+ musicians in 6 temporary bands playing all original music that they wrote together as a band in the one month before the show. 

Don't know what Flashband is? Flashband Showcases bring together a group of musicians who form new, temporary bands (Flashbands). After a short period of rehearsal, we put them on stage for a one-night only show. Find out more


Want to come see the show? Tickets are available at the show, or pre-sale through the 6th & I website

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Earlier this week, we stopped by one of the band's practices. Check out a preview of what one of the bands is working on for their set: 


The rules:

We'll have 40 musicians in 7 bands that first formed just one month before the show. Each band must do a 15 minute set. 

  • All originals.  No covers are allowed for this performance.  
  • No pre-existing bands


The Location:

Sixth & I Downstairs

600 I St., NW, Washington DC 20001

Sunday, June 8th, 5pm 


This showcase will be at Sixth & I Downstairs.  



We've had over a dozen Flashband shows so far, and every show each band has to write at least one original song - although this time it's a whole set! Check out some videos of past bands performing here:

Group Couch – Text Me Back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADkWIiyJl8g

Liverpool Party – Get Away: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a85agCBzi0c 

Backroom Secrets – What Have You Done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu-7ZkdtmG8 

Woo Woo Moon Pie – A Song About Beverages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIWc8avj4do 



Meet-and-greet jam:

The whole thing started off with a meet-and-greet jam. It was held on May 11th at House Studios in Hyattsville, MD.  Voted Best of DC 2012-2014, we were out at their TreeHouse studio, which as they say is “built for the creative!"

House Studios


House Inc

5149 Frolich Ln. 

Hyattsville MD 20781

Sunday May 11th, 1pm – 4pm


Registered Bands (6)

* indicates band leader

To Be Determined

Will write description after another practice.

The Lightweights

A unique blend of musical stylings from Classic Rock to Soul to Blues garaunteed to move you and make you move!

Fuel for Fire

Tiny crunching sounds conglomerated underfoot...with each step we knew, it was good.

Figuring it out

Flashband Platinum Award Winners

House Of Sparrows

Folky Songs, Earthen Chanties & Latin Excursions about Salvation, Redemption & making it through the trying times in Life & Love! This is wine drinkin' music; music for the slow nights of reflection and remembrance - played on Violin, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitars, electric Bass.

The Combustibles

featuring the song writing talents of Matt Bogoshian.

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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Todd Daniels
Jun 2, 2014 2:11 AM
If anyone needs piano, guitar, trumpet, etc. (see profile), give me a holler. I could practice this week. Quick learner.

Dan Shim
May 30, 2014 12:37 AM
If any bands needs drums, give me a shout. I could rehearse in the evening and be around for Sunday's gig!

Jordan Estevao
May 19, 2014 7:17 PM
Hey, bass player here looking for a band. I've done Flashband several times.

Todd Daniels
May 19, 2014 2:27 AM
I want to lead a group. Looking for a gigantic mash of genres/rhythms to try out aleatoric writing. Seeking the adventurous, confident type.

Patrick Curtis
May 14, 2014 8:55 PM
Got an email from Arthur Sanzo saying he was trying to sort out 2 new bands. Anything come of this?

Carlos Munoz
May 12, 2014 6:37 PM
Anyone need a bassist or guitarist?

Drew Hagstrom
May 10, 2014 5:17 PM
Hey, if I could get a ride, that would be great. Anyone carpooling? I live in Brookland, just off the red line.

Gregg Hammond
May 9, 2014 9:24 PM
Rock Rock who's there? Guitarzan will be!

Eric Taylor
May 8, 2014 3:05 PM
Can't make meet-and greet, but if you need an MC/drums pick me up :) Was in from scratch, hiphop, funk shows

Ammar Zakiullah
May 8, 2014 2:36 PM
Would love to get a ride myself from DC! Carpooling anyone?

Rob Russo
May 5, 2014 9:18 PM
Looking for a ride, originating in arlington, thx !

Neal Humphrey
May 5, 2014 5:48 PM
We'll be helping coordinate anyone that can't do the meet-and-greet to find band mates, just let us know

Neal Humphrey
May 5, 2014 5:47 PM
Sorry to all about the Mothers Day meet-and-greet, it's the only day we could get to work with the day we could do the show at 6&I!

Jeremy Padow
May 5, 2014 1:58 AM
The date of the meet and greet is a little difficult, it's Mother's Day.

Andrew Mina
May 2, 2014 7:27 PM
Anyone from DC metro area driving to the meet and greet?

Nick Depinto
May 1, 2014 8:48 PM
I cannot make it to the meet n greet. (I picked up a gig after I registered). Pity me & put me in your band anyway? :)

Ben Trajtenberg
May 1, 2014 4:45 PM
Shucks! I won't be able to make the Meet & Greet, some sibling time out in Denver, but can't wait to jam and write some stuff with you!

Elyse Franko-Filipasic
Apr 30, 2014 5:34 PM
I'll have to miss the meet and greet as I'll be in NC, but I've got a few songs in the works at the mo. Hit me up!

David Rothman
Apr 29, 2014 11:20 AM
Hey everybody, I probably have to miss the meet'ngreet due to travel plans. I'm up for playing any style! PS I was in that Star Trek band

Fabiola Delgado
Apr 29, 2014 1:12 AM
I'm probably gonna need a ride to the meet and greet. Who wants to volunteer? :) (I live in Brookland)

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