Posted in music | tour dates on November 7, 2012

Rock Lottery

Please welcome the third annual Rock Lottery to Knitting Factory on December 1st:

The premise is simple, but effective. Twenty-five hand picked musicians meet at 10:00AM at the evenings performance venue. These volunteers are organized into five groups through a lottery-based chance selection. The five separate groups are then released to practice at different locations. The musicians have twelve hours to create a band name and three to five songs (with a one cover-song limit). The groups will then perform what they have created that evening in front of a waiting audience.
This year's event will be MC'd by Corn Mo (MC TBA) and performers (so far) include current/former members of My Morning Jacket, Against Me!, Blonde Redhead (who are playing Irving Plaza on NYE), Javelin, VHS or Beta, YUCK, and Hospitality (who have a Bowery show coming up). Lineup is below and tickets are on sale now.

2012 lineup for Rock Lottery and video from previous events are below.


Tom Blankenship (My Morning Jacket)
Craig Pfunder (VHS or Beta)
Franz Nicolay (Against Me! / Hold Steady)
Brian Betancourt (Hospitality)
Dave Harrington (Nicholas Jaar live band)
Chris Puidokas (Blonde Redhead / The Silent Years)
Johnny Rogoff (YUCK)
George Langford (Javelin)
David Moore (Bing & Ruth / Langhorne Slim)
MC'ed by Corn Mo.

S of So - Untitled 3 (Rock Lottery 11/20/11 @ Knitting Factory)
S of So = Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Nandi Plunkett (Pinegrove), Kotaro Tsukada (Peelander-z), Arone Dyer (Buke & Gase) & Liam Finn (Liam Finn)

Rainbone 'Sweat' - Live at Rock Lottery, Knitting Factory NY
Rainbone = Nate Smith (Shy Child), Jon Philpot (Bear In Heaven), Jonny Ollsin (Children / Family Band), Eric Biondo (Antibalas), Eleanor Logan (ADULT THEMES / HAPPY NEW YEAR).



Comments (9)

Members of Against Me? Franz Nicolay literally was a touring member for less than a year.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 3:27 PM

thanks roadie.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 3:38 PM

3:27 not only that, but that was like 2 years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 3:44 PM

And if you toured with Against Me! for "less than a year," I'm sure you'd never refer to yourself as a member.

Posted by Doc Brown | November 7, 2012 3:45 PM

This is a really cool idea and it also has a trainwreck factor that is intriguing

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 4:17 PM

One band did a song where they all made fart noises with their mouths, lol

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 4:41 PM

I was a touring member of Against Me! for 4 nights

Posted by Jay | November 7, 2012 7:12 PM

sounds awful. definitely not going

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 8:57 PM

Somebody went under the dock
and there they saw a lot
But it wasn't just a lot

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 6:01 PM

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