Rock on

Chris Weber comes back to Denton to try his luck with Rock Lottery

"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.

Rubber Gloves co-owner and Mandarin guitarist Jason Wortham is one of the 25 musicians involved in this year's Rock Lottery.
Nancy Newberry
Rubber Gloves co-owner and Mandarin guitarist Jason Wortham is one of the 25 musicians involved in this year's Rock Lottery.

"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."

« Previous Page
 |
 
1
 
2
 
All
 
My Voice Nation Help
0 comments
 
Dallas Concert Tickets

Concert Calendar

  • October
  • Fri
    31
  • Sat
    1
  • Sun
    2
  • Mon
    3
  • Tue
    4
  • Wed
    5
  • Thu
    6
Loading...