Upcoming Rock Lottery 04: Who’s in the Hat?
posted by February 13 at 13:38 PMon
Seattle’s fourth Rock Lottery was informally announced today, scheduled for
April 6th April 13th (sorry, the date was changed mere hours after my post) at Neumo’s. The concept: 25 hometown musicians meet in the morning, split into 5 bands—drawn from a hat, mind you—and get 12 hours to write and rehearse new material (and one cover) for a concert that night. Proceeds go to an arts-minded non-profit—in this coming iteration’s case, Arts Corp—but it’s not just for a good cause. As I wrote last July, the show is “an experience a lot like losing your virginity—part terror, part awkwardness, and a strange desire for more, more, more.”
But repeat entrants are strictly forbidden, which means organizer Chris Weber is on the lookout for fresh meat to fill the hat. He’s asking locals-in-the-know to send tips for quality entrants, stressing variety and adding this caveat: “Some of my favorite moments from past events have come from musicians who are not technically proficient and also from people who had to be convinced that they should participate and would have never volunteered.”
So I figured I’d open up that suggestion process to the Lines—who would you suggest around town for this show that is open to experimentation and able to deal with the stress of RL’s 12-hour struggle? Any suggestions beyond the city’s usual suspects are especially helpful, from DJs to 8-bit tinkerers to MCs to classically trained violinists to the tattooed guys who read Underground Magazine. Check the RL page to see who’s played already (and therefore ineligible).