Flash Concerts are back for their second year and they’ve already had a few this fall season. Have no fear, though — there’s still a few chances if you’re in a major metro in the near future…

Flash Concerts 2006

Nov 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon < – The Game Nov 24 - Chicago, IL @ Park West < – Lupe Fiasco Nov 27 - New York, NY @ The Hiro Ballroom < – Nada Surf Dec 1 - Miami, FL @ The Mansion < – Young Buck Dec 4 - Boston, MA @ The Paramount < – Von Bondies Dec 7 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero < – Lupe Fiasco Dec 11 - Las Vegas, NV @ The House of Blues < – My Chemical Romance Dec 14 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox < – The Ataris w/ Kill Hannah [via i guess i’m floating]

What are Flash Concerts, you ask?

“Hand Picked Artists / Free Concerts / Special Music Giveaways”

1. Look up your city code
2. Text that code to 35274 [flash]

You’re In! Stay tuned to receive “Flash Alerts” that include Flash Concert invites with your opportunity to attend free shows in select cities and Flash giveaways such as VIP passes, meet and greets and signed merchandise. Enter as many cities as you’d like.

Interesting concept that I’m slightly surprised they brought back…I’d like to see a little less hip-hop in the mix, too. Other than that, I think it’d be cool to have a chance to catch a really kick-ass band for free just by sending a text message. Also, they’ve got a blog and a podcast helping to promote the concerts. Smart move.

Flash Concerts 2006 [website]
Flash Concerts 2006 [MySpace]