Posted in music | pictures on December 9, 2013

Photos by Greg Cristman

Stop & Frisk / UNICORN CHOICE @ 2013 Rock Lottery

The 2013 edition of the annual Brooklyn Rock Lottery took place on Saturday (12/7) at Knitting Factory where members of various local bands -- including Walter Schreifels, "Delicate" Steve Marion, and Maria Minerva -- were thrown together randomly to form new groups, and then write and perfors new songs all in the course of 12 hours. Proceeds went to the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, a non-profit music and mentoring program that empowers girls and women through music education.

The bands met at 10 AM and were divvied up as follows:

Stop & Frisk: Maria Minerva, Jeff Curtin (Small Black), Steve Myers (The Afghan Whigs / Mighty Fine), Peter Hess (Balkan Beat Box / Slavic Soul Party / Barbez), Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft)

Black Purple: Zach Jaeger (Chron Turbine), Awkwafina, Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls / Violent Femmes), Stephen Brodsky (Cave In / Mutoid Man), Deron Pulley (Les Bonhommes)

UNICORN CHOICE: Andrew Keoghan (Lawrence Arabia / Lips), Christopher Todd (Sannhet), Steve Marion (Delicate Steve), Walter Schreifels (Quicksand / Rival Schools)

U.W.I: James Canty (The Make-Up / Ted Leo / Nation of Ulysses), Angus Tarnawsky (Apache Beat / Devin / Ef Es VII/2), John Stanesco (Friend Roulette), Corey Zaloom (Riverwild), Oliver Ackerman (A Place To Bury Strangers)

HXMXN PXXPLX: (L to R): William Kuehn (Rainer Maria / Shining Mirrors / The Prosaics), Alyson Greenfield, Christian Owens (Bad Girlfriend), Stuart Bogie (Superhuman Happiness / Antibalas / Fela! The Musical), Hanoi Jane (Onieda)

In addition to original songs, the bands threw in some covers as well. Stop & Frisk covered Prince's "Darling Nikki" and Black Purple covered the Beastie Boys "Sabotage." Pictures from the 2014 Rock Lottery are in this post.

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Stop & Frisk

Unicorn Choice

Black Purple


Hxmxn Pxxplx



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Posted by Trinidad Jackson | December 9, 2013 6:37 PM

I just hope the band with a flute didn't cover an Ian Anderson/ Jethro Tull song...

Posted by Rinjo Njori | December 9, 2013 6:42 PM

White hipsters calling their shit "Stop & Frisk" alluding to the NYPD's abuse of the practice, real cool. Fuck that shit.

Posted by D | December 9, 2013 8:25 PM

Unicorn Choice is an awesome name. Open your eyes and see the choice!

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Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 9:56 PM

Hey D,

Steve Myers, the dude on the mic, is black.

These musicians donated their time and effort and raised a load of cash for a really good cause on Saturday.

No more negativity, k?

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 10:15 PM

Jesus, does Walter age!??

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2013 12:54 AM

"Stop & Frisk" should have been called "Reduction of Crime in NYC".

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2013 9:43 AM

Walter the jew in a xmas sweater with a hippie haircut. Great stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2013 10:56 AM

The only reason Walter shreifels does well with the hipster crowds and can pull off the sensitive acoustic thing is because he still has nice hair
And is skinny

Most the old nyhc guys from the 80s are fat and bald

If Walter was bald I guarantee 20 something hipsters wouldn't like him
Nor would he be able to do all these shows

I won't lie he is a handsome fella
The dude must get mad pussy

Posted by Dave | January 4, 2014 6:20 PM

it's got a good of those good songs no matter what ethnics you are

Posted by Lucille | October 28, 2014 6:34 PM

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