Instigated in 1997 by Good/Bad Art Collective in Denton, TX, the Rock Lottery has become a highly anticipated music event in Denton, Seattle and Brooklyn.
The Rock Lottery 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.
Julia Kent (Antony and the Johnsons)
Annie Hart (Au Revoir Simone)
Carter Yatsutake (Bad Credit No Credit / Midnight Magic)
Drew Citron (Beverly)
Brandon Welchez (Crocodiles)
Josh Sinton (Darcy James Argue's Secret Society / Ideal Bread / Nate Wooley Quintet)
Travis Morrison (Dismemberment Plan)
Rick Froberg (Obits)
Mauro Refosco (Forro In the Dark / David Byrne's Band)
Olly Peacock (Gomez)
Jesse Kristin (Jukebox the Ghost)
Ryan Jones (Mutilation Rites)
Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts)
Bob D'Amico (Sebadoh / Fiery Furnaces)
Eli Janney (Seth Meyers 8G Band / Girls Against Boys)
Maggie Carson (Spirit Family Reunion)
Ross Clark (St. Lucia)
Teeny Lieberson (TEEN)
Rob Pallotta (Tragedy: A Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond)
Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Drums & Drones)
MC'd by Tim Harrington (Les Savy Fav)
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