Where people meet, join together to form a short-lived band, practice, and then perform in front of a live audience with other bands at a showcase event.
A friend from my flag football team played in one such flashband, and we snuck in for a peek.
This showcase, dubbed 80’s Dance Party, took place at Club Heaven and Hell. Once a bastion of the Thursday night 80’s DJ Party hosted by The Angel.
The bands were surprisingly solid at reliving 80’s classics given they had only practiced together a few times.
The band we were there for, Where’s the Beef?, was an all women band, fronted by a former pop-singer from Russia, along with said friend on the bass. They came close to stealing the show outright, but the bands Those Loud Mother F***ers (rocking Crazy Train and Cult of Personality) and The Big Band Theory (dropping crowd pleasers like Separate Ways and Hit Me With Your Best Shot) deserve to be part of the conversation. I saw five of the seven bands.
As an experiment in having fun, it seemed to work. All the band members were enjoying themselves and there was dancing and singing along from the respectable sized crowd.