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Registration is open for the
Best of 2010s Showcase
at Union Stage!
Here we are at the end of another decade of music. The shifting musical landscape can be hard to notice when it’s happening right under your feet, so come with us aboard the proverbial airplane and imagine 2010 to 2019 from 30,000 feet. There’s no doubt the last 10 years will be seen as an extremely rich and diverse time in musical history. The combination of recording equipment and streaming services increasingly at everyone’s fingertips made the last ten years a mammoth of quality musical volume. In a world where the corporate-funded pop star and the mom’s-basement experimenter had a similar toolbox, a seemingly endless well of great and undiscovered music always opened up for us with just a few clicks or a Pandora play. And even still, in an ocean of sound, there were a good handful of songs that cruised on the surface like mega-yachts. (It’s pretty crazy that both “Get Lucky” and “Happy” come to mind. Farrell is a hit machine!)
For this Flashband we celebrate the best songs of the decade. The songs that you think the 2010s will be most remembered for. Come join in for this unique moment in history before we turn the page to another decade!
Q: Will this be an all ages show?
Q: Can my band play a song I/we wrote?
A: As long as you wrote it this decade, sure! Creativity and originals always encouraged.
Q: Can I register even if I won't be at the Meet & Greet Jam?
A: No. If you won't be able to make it to the jam, please refrain from registering until post-jam when your registration will automatically route you onto the waitlist.
If you do register and can't attend the Meet & Greet Jam, you'll be manually bumped to the waitlist to make room for someone who can. Post-jam when the bands are formed, bands will then have the option to pull you off the waitlist to join them as an additional member. If no band adds you, you'll get a refund. Please also scroll up and read the cancellation policy.
Q: Why the rules? Wouldn't it be better just to let us play whatever we want?
A: Ever been to a theme party, and some people just showed up in plain clothes? What a bummer! Themes fuel creativity and are a big part of what make Flashband a good time for the participants and exciting and marketable to audiences. Give it a shot and be creative, and we know you'll dig working within the theme.
Music fans -- experience a Flashband showcase!
The next showcase is themed Best of 2010s and will be
December 14th at Union Stage.
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Flashband has had a huge impact on the music scene in DC, especially for the 7DC community! After its birth in 2012, Flashband has hosted over 50 showcases!
In May 2017, 7DrumCity acquired Flashband. We're psyched to be carrying the torch and continuing the Flashband tradition!