Rock Lottery at Neumos –April 13–

12 Apr

10AM – 25 individual musicians… 10PM – 5 new bands…

The Rock Lottery 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 bands through a lottery based
chance selection. The five different 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 bands will then return to the venue and perform what they
have created in front of a waiting audience.

The twenty-five musicians included in this experiment are carefully
selected in an attempt to represent a wide variety of musical styles.
This event will bring together many facets of the music community that
may seem incompatible, as well as musicians whose interests may
conflict. The challenge for these participants is to try and go
beyond their personal and musical differences and work together to
create a unified group project that still contains the personal styles
of each of its members.

Participants include:
Paul Austin (Transmissionary Six)
Ty Bailie (Dept. of Energy, Mark Pickerel and his Praying Hands)

Mike Bayer (Amateur Radio Operator, Evangeline)
Larry Brady (Biography of Ferns, Shorthand for Epic)
T. Tacket Brown (Two Loons for Tea, Jonny Sonic, Hayley Sales)
D. Crane (BOAT)
Joel Cupland (The Hideous Thieves, Triumph of Lethargy)
DV One (Rock Steady Crew)
Jesy Fortino (Tiny Vipers)
Jen Gay (Kaliningrad, Minirex, Buttersprites)
Jorge Harada (Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers)
Jamie Henkensiefken (H Is for Hellgate)
Bill Horist (Master Musicians of Bukkake, Ghidra)
Laurie Kearney (Ships, Palmer AK))
Kevin Kmetz (God of Shamisen, Estradasphere)
Rory McAuley (Eastern Grip)
Tony Moore (Foscil, Scape)
Luc Reynaud (Luc Reynaud and the Lovingtons)
Paul Rucker (Paul Rucker LARGE Ensemble)
Whiting Tennis (Whiting Tennis)
J. Tillman (J. Tillman)
Tilson (The Saturday Knights)
Noah Star Weaver (USE)
Curt Weiss aka Lewis King (The Rockats, Beat Rodeo)

Brian Yeager (Elam, The Bromantics, Strap Straps)

The Seattle Rock Lottery is a benefit, with all proceeds going to Arts
Corps The musicians chosen to participate are unpaid volunteers. The
participants are chosen by the Rock Lottery participant committee
with suggestions from the staff of Arts Corps and other members of
Seattle’s music community.

Please visit: (click on the blog
entries to see past participants and the bands that they created.)


$10 admission, 21+. You can get advance tickets here.

Date & Time

Sunday, April 13th. Doors open at 8pm (1st band starts PROMPTLY at 10pm).

Neumos–925 East Pike Street Seattle, Washington 98122


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