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).