Rock Lottery
Knitting Factory Brooklyn (361 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn)
$15 in advance

It’s that time of the year…ROCK LOTTERY! For those of you that are not familiar with the event, see below. This is an event that is near and dear to my heart, and this year’s proceeds will be going to Rockaway Renegades to aid Hurricane Sandy Relief. Participants include:

Tom Blankenship (My Morning Jacket)
Craig Pfunder (VHS or Beta)
Franz Nicolay (Against Me! / Hold Steady)
Brian Betancourt (Hospitality)
Dave Harrington (Nicholas Jaar)
Chris Puidokas (Blonde Redhead / The Silent Years)
Johnny Rogoff (YUCK)
George Langford (Javelin)
Brian Quackenbush (Gang Signs)
Ian Young (M83)
Sara Lucas (Callers)
Jen Goma (People Get Ready / A Sunny Day In Glasgow)
David Sheinkopf (The Subjects)
Holly Miranda

Make sure to get your tickets early here. They are only $15 (and there is no guest list…IT’S FOR CHARITY). All proceeds are donated to Hurricane Sandy relief.

Rock Lottery began in Denton, TX in 1997 (and in Seattle in 2004). 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.

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