By Jim Schutze
By Rachel Watts
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
By Anna Merlan
By Lee Escobedo
By Alice Laussade
By Scott Reitz
"I guess the first one did relatively well, and the second one that I know of, no one really came, and there wasn't an original song among all the bands," Weber says, mystified. "All covers. I try really hard to get lots of people from lots of different types of music, and they ended up with all the people that play at Curtain Club. Corn Mo was the only one that kind of stood out."
And Weber is smart enough to realize that the Rock Lottery idea might not work everywhere. After all, it's an event that requires ample rehearsal space, willing musicians, and an audience prepared to follow the whole thing from haphazard beginning to what-the-fuck end. The man who used to know every member of every band in Denton, and quite a few in Dallas and Fort Worth, now lives in a city where he doesn't know anyone. Until he does, Rock Lottery will remain a Denton project.
"Rock Lottery is one of those things that you need to know about the music community, and I don't have a clue," he says, laughing. "New York is really hard. There's not really a scene. There's like millions of scenes, and there's lots of bands that don't belong to any of them. It's hard to figure out what's going on. Eventually I would like to do it. In Denton, it's relatively easy, because there are places to practice and all that stuff, everything I need." He sighs. "Here, it'll be tough."
Find everything you're looking for in your city
Find the best happy hour deals in your city
Get today's exclusive deals at savings of anywhere from 50-90%
Check out the hottest list of places and things to do around your city