Seattle Rock Lottery

The Crocodile Presents:

Seattle Rock Lottery

Sat, April 26, 2014

9:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$10 Adv.

This event is 21 and over

Seattle Rock Lottery
Seattle Rock Lottery
TThe Rock Lottery premise 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 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 at 10:00PM that evening in front of a waiting audience.

The twenty-five musicians included in this experiment are selected in an attempt to represent a wide variety of musical styles. This event intends to bring together many facets of the Seattle music community that may seem incompatible as well as musicians whose interests may conflict. The challenge for these musicians 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 the participants.

Instigated in 1997 by Good/Bad Art Collective music coordinator Chris Weber in Denton, TX, the Rock Lottery has become a highly anticipated music event in the North Texas, Seattle and Brooklyn areas. In its eighteen-year history the Rock Lottery has featured over six hundred individual musicians from some of these area's most acclaimed acts (A Place To Bury Strangers, The Afghan Whigs, Antibalas, Aqueduct, Asleep at the Wheel, Balkan Beat Box, The Baptist Generals, Bear in Heaven, Bedhead, Brave Combo, Built to Spill, Centro-matic, The Dap Kings, Deerhoof, Dresden Dolls, Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes, Harvey Danger, Les Savy Fav, Lift to Experience, The Long Winters, The Make-Up, Midlake, My Morning Jacket, M83, Maktub, The Marked Men, Mother Love Bone, Murder City Devils, Oberhofer, Parts & Labor, Pedro the Lion, Peelander-z, The Polyphonic Spree, Quicksand, Ra Ra Riot, Rainer Maria, The Riverboat Gamblers, The Saturday Knights, Slobberbone, Small Black, Smoosh, Tiny Vipers, The Toadies, U.S.E. and YUCK, among many others)

The Seattle Rock Lottery is a benefit, with all proceeds going to The Vera Project.
The Vera Project fuels personal and community transformation through collaborative, youth-driven engagement in music and art.
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121