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Event Archive - the fifty fifty arts collective's 13th annual ROCK LOTTERY!: Freak Heat Waves, Fountain, Zuzu's Petals, Golden Hand, Psychic Pollution, Wired to the Sky, Scars and Scarves, SURE, Chance Lovett and the Broken Hearted, Sealion, Du Nuit, Fantasy Creeps

Sat. August 13th 2016 - Sat. August 13th 2016 Logan's Pub (No Minors)
2100 doors at 2000
$8 at the door only.
One of The fifty fifty arts collective's most popular and long standing events THE ROCK LOTTERY is back August 13th at Logan's Pub. This is our 13th year hosting this event!!

Entry is only $8! You don't wanna miss this!!
all proceeds go to the fifty fifty music program

featuring members of formerly and present:

Zuzu's Petals
Psychic Pollution
Wired To The Sky
Golden Hand
Freak Heat Waves
Chance Lovett and The Broken Hearted
Du Nuit
Scars & Scarves
Sea lion
Fantasy Creeps
Special Agent Sunshine

++ many more!

How does it work?

On the morning of August 13th at 11AM all the 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 sponsors!
please email [email protected] 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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Fountain (Post-Punk)

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Golden Hand (psychedelic)

Musical Black Magic met Spiritual White Magic in the den near Osiris 5 and there combined their heat energies to manifest the oracle of the Golden Hand onto spheres that contain biological beings in need of guidance through the time space dimension they disturbingly abide within. more info

Psychic Pollution (electronic)

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experimental, synth, noise, ambient, kosmische, performance art from Victoria BC. more info

Scars and Scarves (psychedelic, drone pop)

Formed by Annalea & Garrett with the desire to write and perform music that distills their various influences, Scars & Scarves is all about minimalism as maximalism. Focusing on making their melodies as concise and as direct as possible, the band isn’t afraid to strip away chords, notes, “tricks” and arrangement. Yet the attention to soni... more info