10:00AM – 25 Musicians… 10:00PM – 5 Bands.
The Crocodile (2118 2nd Ave, Belltown)
Saturday, February 7, 2015
A Benefit for The Creative Advantage
Doors open at 9pm, show starts promptly at 10pm
$10 advance / $15 at door (21+)
Seattle, WA (January 21, 2015) – 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 groups are released to practice at different locations. The musicians have twelve hours to agree upon a band name and create three to five songs (with a one cover song limit). The bands then return to the venue and perform what they have created in front of a waiting audience.
Confirmed participants include:
Erin Austin, OK Sweetheart
Adra Boo, Fly Moon Royalty
Lace Cadence, The Flavr Blue
Kate Finn, Katie Kate
Robert Gomez, Ormonde
Nikolay Grachev, Juliana & PAVA
Gretta Harley, These Streets, We Are Golden
Andrew Joslyn, Passenger String Quartet
Stormi King, Skates!, Jen Wood
Greg Kramer, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kore Ionz
Whitney Lyman, Pollens, Seattle Rock Orchestra
Josh McClung, PICO BLVD
Arran McInnis, LESBIAN, Fungal Abyss
Terri Moeller, The Walkabouts, Transmissionary Six
Tomo Nakayama, Grand Hallway
John Ramberg, The Tripwires, The Model Rockets
Kelton Sears, Kithkin
Adrian Van Batenburg, Gems, Ganges River Band
Anna Vo, Anna Vo
Selena Whitaker-Paquiet, NighTraiN, Chocolate Fruit
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 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.
The musicians chosen to participate are unpaid volunteers. The participants are chosen by the Rock Lottery participant committee with suggestions from past Rock Lottery participants and other members of Seattle’s music community.