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.

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ROCK LOTTERY LINEUP SO FAR
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).

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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
IT WAS A ROCK LOTTERY

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

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