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‘Rock Lottery’ returns this year — 25 musicians perform together in Brooklyn Saturday

Rock Lottery

The Rock Lottery began in Denton, TX in 1997 (and in Seattle in 2006). This will be Brooklyn’s second annual Rock Lottery. The premise is simple, but effective. Twenty-five hand picked musicians meet at 10:00AM at the evening’s 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 goes down Saturday, 11/19, at Knitting Factory with names like Liam Finn, Britta Phillips, Yuki Chikudate of Asobi Seksu, Greg Saunier of Deerhoof, Dan Friel & Billy Jones. More listed below…


Arone Dyer – Buke & Gass
Arty Shepherd – Gay For Johnny Depp
Billy Jones – New Moods
Britta Phillips – Dean & Britta / Luna
Eli Pizzuto – Naam
Christian Gordy – Cheeseburger
Dan Friel – Parts & Labor
Greg Saunier – Deerhoof
Homer Stenweiss – The Dap Kings / Menahan Street Band
Joe Mcginty – Psychedelic Furs
Julian Fader – Ava Luna
Kotaro Tsukada – Peelander-z
Liam Finn
Matthew Miwanusa – Caveman
Mike Barron – North Highlands
Paul Duncan – Warm Ghost
Shannon Funchess – Light Asylum
Sonya Balchandani – The Big Sleep
Tim Fite
Yuki Chikudate – Asobi Seksu

MC’ed by Corn Mo.

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