Sign up is now CLOSED for this years Rock Lottery!!
Here's a short list of some of the bands our so far confirmed players are from.
Mr. Zoth and the Werespiders
PIGS: Canada's Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute
Did You Die
Fall Fair Car
The Half Moon Shine
What is Rock Lottery?
On the morning of August 4th at 11AM selected musicians gather at the fifty fifty arts collective's gallery (2516 Douglas St.) for bagels and coffee. At this time everyone's name is put into a hat. Team captains are selected, the names are drawn from a hat randomly and each person is assigned to their team aka new band!
Generally we put together 4 bands for the show but there have been 5 in the past. Depends on how many people sign up and are accepted.
After each team/band is created they then go off to their assigned jam spaces to come up with a 30min. set to practice and perform later that night at Logan's. The only rule is that there are no covers allowed. It must be original material and it must fit within a 30 min. set.
That's it! It's super fun. Over the years we've had 100's of local musicians participate and it's always a blast. The Rock Lottery helps us raise money for our music programming so we can continue bring interesting, avante garde and experimental music to Victoria.
We are always looking for more sponsors!
please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to assist us this year with prizes and/or if you have any questions about this event.
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Spaceport Union (Progressive Art Rock)
~Pink Floydesque sounds drifting through the atmosphere, blending their sound waves with Porcupine Tree, King Crimson, My Morning Jacket and Kate Bush, twirling the sound around Phish and early 70s Zeppelin, then hurtling the melded sonic vibration through a black hole at the speed of light until it returns as a unique and utterly heartfelt explosi... more info
The Half Moon Shine (Alt-country/doo-wop/surf rock)
When these four gals hit the stage, expect a heavy dose of endearing banter, a juggling act of trading instruments and magically appearing trumpets, and all the sweet harmonies you could ask for. They dance between genres from alt-country train beats, to classic doo-wop vocals, and twangy spaghetti western guitars, but the songs at their core are a... more info
Bučan Bučan (Balkan Brass Marching Party Band)
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Rugged Uncle (Stadium Rock)
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