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tiller2

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Washington DC

May 28th, 2015 09:23 PM        

Hey folks, I've not yet investigated DC venues because of travel last week that continues till this weekend. Frankly, my summer is now pretty tightly scheduled for me to be putting a lot of time into planning a jam at this time. <br /> <br /> I am interested and willing to work on a DC-area jam in the future, however, as it seems there is some real interest, even if I floated the idea too late in the season. If others want to whip up a quick jam, I might be able to attend.



2leftthumbs

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Silver Spring Md

Jun 3rd, 2015 11:32 AM        

I dunno....no booze!?!?<br /> <br /> Jumbo Jimmy's was good but kind of a long haul



sjerome

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Jun 5th, 2015 09:10 PM        

Depending on timing I'd consider it.



SteveCarlo



USA Virginia

no... but if you hum a few bars....
Aug 6th, 2015 06:49 PM        

none of the bars I reached out to have responded<br /> <br /> but I have since been to an event at the rock shop<br /> not a bad place



gmanNJ



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the only cure is more OTL Horns!
Aug 8th, 2015 09:20 AM        

not meaning to cross post or hijack but the NJ Clamfest is Oct 3rd. A lot of you VA/DC/MD guys are close enough for a Jersey Shore event



SteveCarlo



USA Virginia

no... but if you hum a few bars....
Aug 9th, 2015 04:38 PM        

we're preplanning for those cold and dreary nights in May 2016 when there is no Spring ClamFest ;-)<br /> <br /> or maybe just for February when Football is over and Irish music for St Patrick's hasn't really kicked in yet



thisismike



Lancaster County Pa

Dirty Thieving Gypsy
Sep 6th, 2015 12:46 AM        

Self DOB<br />



tiller2

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Washington DC

Oct 3rd, 2015 10:47 AM        

I am bumping this up, after the bad news about Clamfest 2015. I have sent an e-mail inquiring about availability, to the Electric Maid, a venue in Tacoma Park NW DC. I asked about a Saturday in Feb.<br /> <br /> Should I contact the Rock Shop, or do you want to, SteveCarlo?<br />



SteveCarlo



USA Virginia

no... but if you hum a few bars....
Oct 3rd, 2015 05:21 PM        

I can do it. and I'm going to an event at 7 drums studios tomorrow. I haven't been there before but Flashband uses it for meet-up jams so I'll do some scouting



SteveCarlo



USA Virginia

no... but if you hum a few bars....
Oct 4th, 2015 07:53 PM        

I went to this place today. (first time I used a jamb hub... Really cool!!!!)<br /> <br /> they have several very small rooms which won't work but the performance room can hold 15-20 people (they say up to 30 but that would be tight) it has a raised stage and seating area. Drums keyboard, bass & guitar amps. <br /> it is in the city, there is ample parking across the street (usually free during the day on weekends. if the place next door isn't having an event) <br /> there are a few bars very close by and they will let us bring in food & beer (with in reason I suppose....as long as we don't gum up the gear.<br /> <br /> it is normally $30/hr but the owner said if we want a 4-5 hour block he could drop that to $25/hr<br /> <br /> so if we can get 10-20 people the cost would be nominal<br /> <br /> Pete spoils us with the deal he gives at OTL, but this is in line with other rehearsal spaces I've rented<br /> <br /> I'll check the rates for the rock shop<br /> <br /> it is larger, more room to sit and bigger stage area, and probably cheaper since it isn't downtown.<br /> but parking is a bit of a hassle and it is less convenient for folks from MD<br /> <br /> <br />



tiller2

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Oct 6th, 2015 04:44 PM        

I heard from The Electric Maid, which is a funky, storefront collective in Takoma Park, DC, which hosts bands and open mics regularly. They would rent the place to us for 8 hours for $150 total, on a SUNDAY, but not Saturday. We could use their sound system for an additional $50 (operated by their sound guy only), or use our own system. <br /> <br /> Alcohol would be okay but has to be "low key and in cups and kept out of sight (we are an all ages space and cannot be seen as serving nor facilitating), we are in DC which is VERY retentive and political, on alcohol enforcement." <br /> <br /> I guess that means we could have a keg or two and cups. Catered food is okay, too. Seems like a good possibility if we don't need the venue to be fancy.<br /> <br /> I have asked them to give me the room and stage dimensions and people capacity...<br /> <br /> [UPDATE:] Room is 900 square feet, stage holds rock band of 5 or 6, room holds 48 people officially but 80 have been squeezed in. <br /> <br /> It seems we have a couple of options now. Is anyone getting interested?



tiller2

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Washington DC

Oct 6th, 2015 04:55 PM        

Possible dates for a DC jam (for me, that is) before St. Patrick's Day on March 17.<br /> <br /> February 27-28<br /> March 5-7<br /> March 12-13<br /> <br /> Is there demand for this?<br /> <br /> [Edited to eliminate Super Bowl Weekend.]



2leftthumbs

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Silver Spring Md

Oct 22nd, 2015 06:13 AM        

I'd be interested in a local MD jam!



tiller2

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Washington DC

Oct 22nd, 2015 07:00 AM        

I've only heard 3-4 voices in support, so far, but maybe people's focus is on the Nov. makeup jam in New Jersey. If some of the FDP's popular jammers get behind the idea, this might happen. <br /> <br /> I'm new at helping organize a jam, so what do you think is the minimum committed number of players to make an FDP jam successful? I'm thinking 12 or 15...



gmanNJ



I got a fever and

the only cure is more OTL Horns!
Oct 22nd, 2015 09:00 AM        

Andrew the number varies. I believe it is dependent on the size of the venue. A basement jam cant support more than the basement can hold or people will have to wait outside of the basement for their turn and not be able to enjoy the jam. Likewise the OTL is huge and can support many people.<br /> <br /> The other factor is how long the jam is for. Obviously the more time (= more songs) allows more people to play.<br /> <br /> for what has been described here- a bar/restaurant with a back room I think you are correct in the 12-15 head count<br /> <br /> if I am available I will be there <br /> Let me know if you want/need any help from me on the administrative end.<br /> <br /> g



tiller2

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Washington DC

Oct 22nd, 2015 01:49 PM        

Thanks, g. Have fun in Jersey.



tiller2

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Washington DC

Dec 16th, 2015 10:51 AM        

I'm keeping an eye here, to see if there is enough interest in a DC/MD/VA event in 2016, but am relaxed about it...



gmanNJ

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Joisey

Dec 18th, 2015 12:08 PM        

Build it and they will come.....set up a month and see who is available and what date to get a head count. If the place you are looking at is a pay to play (studio) get an approx cost. So you can give an approx donation amount.<br /> <br /> I will show up if available. I will also offer to run the google docs site and make the books. That administrivia can take time but if you have done it a while like I have you get the process down :)



tiller2

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Washington DC

Dec 20th, 2015 08:58 AM        

We're looking hard at Saturday, March 5, 2016. <br /> <br /> A 6-hour jam that day would take the chill off of winter. It gives us enough advance notice to do right by the music. Yet is before DC Shamrockfest and well before St. Patty's day.<br /> <br /> I am checking out a promising venue this week, and--if all goes well--will announce in a new thread soon...



gmanNJ

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Joisey

Dec 21st, 2015 06:49 AM        

an early March Jam sounds tasty!<br /> right now the calendar is clear so count me in<br /> <br /> will be looking for the new thread soon



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