ANIMAL stopped by Brooklyn’s third Rock Lottery last weekend, an event that brings together 25 musicians from all over the city, who pick names out of a hat to form five impromptu supergroups. With just one day to write and rehearse a set of material, all of the bands performed to a capacity crowd at the Brooklyn Knitting Factory Saturday night, with all proceeds going to the Rockaway Renegades, a hurricane relief direct action group.
In the interest of posterity, we’re presenting these straight-from-the-board recordings of our favorite songs from four of the five bands (unfortunately, we missed the final set of the night).
Jazz Karate: Franz Nicolay of the Hold Steady/Against Me!, Tom Blankenship of My Morning Jacket, Kenny Bernard of Ra Ra Riot, Pamela Martinez of Teletextile, singer/songwriter Matt Singer
Sounds like: Springsteen gone acoustic, complete with ripping violin solo.
Jeff Goldbloom: Craig Pfunder of VHS or Beta, Nick Sylvester of Mr. Dream, Lua Rios of Gold Lake, Noah Kardos-Fein of Yvette
Sounds like: Droney, dreamy, shoegaze goodness with solid pop hooks. Our favorite band of the night.
Fish: Jonny Rogoff of Yuck, Brian Betancourt of Hospitality, Bryan Quackenbush of Gang Signs, Dave Harrington of Nicholas Jaar’s live band, Leo Maymind of Spanish Prisoners
Sounds like: Earth meets Neu! meets Zappa. Doomy instrumental metal with a splash of psychedelia.
Hardcore Lørd: Christopher Puidokas of Blonde Redhead’s touring band, Oliver Chapoy of Certain Creatures, Michael Sheffield of Sweet BuAlan Watts / Heaven’s Gate, Sara Lucas of Callers
Sounds like: Synth driven, spaced-out krautrock. Gang gang trance.
(Photos: Irina Dvalidze/ANIMALNewYork)