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Rock Lottery 2013 begins this Saturday, Aug. 10th

Rock Lottery 2013 kicks off Saturday

As previously reported earlier this summer, Ideat Village may not be happening this year but Rock Lottery, one of the festival’s most popular (and now enduring) events, still is.

So what’s a rock lottery you ask? Well, as the name suggests, a collection of bands are formed at random from a pool of participants who then have two weeks to learn 2-3 songs to be performed live. In previous installments the bands were judged in several categories including ‘Best Merch’ and ‘Best Overall’ and awarded prizes donated from an array of local shops and artisans. The results have thus far been pretty spectacular, with at least one Rock Lottery band (2011’s Millionaires) going to actually become a band (Killer Kowalski). Several past participants whom we’ve talked to have also raved about the experience both as a means to meet other area musicians and also as a way to strengthen the existing musical community at large, not mention just being really darn fun.

This year’s drawing will be held this Saturday, August 10th at New Haven’s Anna Liffey’s, with the actual follow up show occurring on Saturday, August 24th at Cafe 9 (additional dates will be added if needed). Those wishing to participate can still do so by e-mailing ideat_village@snet.net with your name, contact info, and instrument of choice: vocals, guitar, bass, drums, or ‘other’ (i.e. keyboards, trumpet, kazoo, etc). According to event organizer Nancy Shea, this year’s Rock Lottery will be different in that anyone who wishes to participate will automatically be drawn into a band (in previous years some participants were excluded, purely by luck of the draw). So anyone who is looking for some rock n’ roll glory, here’s your chance.

In addition to the drawing this Saturday, local punk/garage outfits The Lost Riots (hot off their show on Aug. 9th at NYC’s Mercury Lounge) and The Gene Gnomes will be performing as well as NYC’s The Recordettes and Montreal’s Light Bulb Alley, surely adding to the night’s festivities.

Great music, Great friends, Rock Lottery, Anna Liffey’s, do we need to say more?

INFO:
Ideat Village presents The Rock Lottery Drawing
Saturday, August 10th
@ Anna Liffey’s
17 Whitney Ave. / New Haven
21+ / $3 cover / 8pm

featuring
The Lost Riots (New Haven punksters)
thelostriots.bandcamp.com

The Recordettes (Great garage-pop from NYC)
therecordettes.bandcamp.com

Light Bulb Alley (Great garage-pop from Montreal)
reverbnation.com/lightbulballey

The Gene Gnomes (Garage rock from New Haven)
genegnomes.bandcamp.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/142200992645177/

Those wishing to participate in the Rock Lottery please e-mail ideat_village@snet.net.



It Shook The World

Check out the new CT punk rock documentary ‘It Shook the World‘ now available online in its entirety. Conceived by local filmmaker Moe Porne of Drunk On VHS Productions, ‘It Shook the World’ documents the creation of the ‘It Came From Connecticut, Vol. 1‘ compilation, a 27 song, 13 band collection of original CT punk rock, hardcore, and garage rock. The entirety of the compilation was produced by Tom Bonehead at Cheshire’s Bonehead Studios and is modeled after the 1985 Incas Records punk rock compilation ‘Connecticut Fun‘, which Bonehead had participated in. Copies of the CD can be purchased directly from Bonehead Studios and, according to Moe Porne, DVD copies of ‘It Shook the World’ will hopefully be available in the near future. Rock on!



Die Hipster presents The Defcon Five, The Gr8 Space Coaster, Grammerhorn Wren, The Lost Riots @ Cherry St. Station, 4/20

Die Hipster presents The Defcon Five, The Gr8 Space Coaster, Grammerhorn Wren, The Lost Riots @ Cherry St. Station, 4/20

So we here at NHM were super-excited last month to hear that one Gr8 Space Coaster, quite possibly one of the best local bands we’ve ever set our eyes and ears upon, had been resurrected. Furthermore, and to our shock and amazement, shows had been scheduled, including their stop tomorrow night at Wallingford’s Cherry St. Station. This will mark only their second show in 12 years (their first show back happened at Elm Bar on March 29th – by all accounts a blowout). We had to go all the way back to 2001 to find the last reference to a GR8 Space Coaster show (at the Tune Inn, nonetheless). If our memory serves us right, those in attendance at tomorrow night’s show are in for a real treat. As stated on the show’s Facebook event page “there is no way to explain them. it is more of an experience.” Indeed, these guys need to be experienced for yourselves. Joining the Space Coaster are fellow New Haveners The Defcon Five (who are themselves in the midst of a now year plus resurrection), The Lost Riots (who have been EVERYWHERE as of late) and Northampton’s Grammerhorn Wren (garage rock from up top). Rock N’ Roll will ensue!

Specs:
Die Hipster presents
The Defcon Five (New Haven garage rock)
The Gr8 Space Coaster (New Haven legends return)
Grammerhorn Wren (Northampton garage rock)
The Lost Riots (Old school punk from New Haven)

Saturday, April 20th
@ Cherry St. Station
491 N. Cherry St. Ext., Wallingford
21+ / 9pm / $5 cover

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/144314989074637/