Rock Lotto: How Stella Got Her Groove Back

February 23, 2015 § Leave a comment


beautiful people.

What up, Missoula. I had a dream that this crazy thing called “Rock Lotto” happened, and a bunch of musicians all got together and made whatever kinda music they wanted to and because it was all “just for funzies” it was the least self-serious and best time. You are all so beautiful and shiny and wonderful. Let’s always put eyeliner on the men and underpants on the women and buy each other beers, yes? Everything ruled. The originals were really good! Two months of practice clearly paid off. But also I lost my flippin’ mind to the covers like “Rebel Girl” and “What’s Going On” and whatever that last Fleetwood Mac song was? We were moshing to Fleetwood Mac, there was no time for questions.

ALSO Rock Lotto helped raise almost $4,000 for the ZACC’s Girls Rock Camp, which is such an amazing cause to support and I am so glad that Missoula is a community that makes that kind of thing possible. And thanks to the inimitable Jason McMackin, who should really go into grant writing. (Sample quote from the McMackin School of Fundraising Requests: “This is a good cause. Give us money and get fucked.)

Oh, and here’s the list of bands, with some vague details that I might recall:

1) Dynamite Dave and the Exploding Pants Experience with Somebody’s Cellulite and the Shangrilas’ Tobiko Ministry, and Shane’s Bag of Baby Heads Sextet

Suspenders! Concrete Blonde’s “Joey”! Superb start.

2) Lady Trash

insert: Lady Trash happened at some point with a really marvelous version of “Magic Man.” When did that happen!??

3) The Improbability Drive

Wait. THIS was the trio with Jamie and Nate and a drummer, sorry drummer I do not know your name. Flippin’ killed X-Ray Specs.

4) Blind Felon

Also cannot remember/might have been working the door at the time.

5) Krappenstance

P.S., what I lack in ability to perform basic math, I make up for in my willingness to volunteer at the door when nobody else did.

6) Horsepower

“Rebel Girl.” Right?!? I think.

7) Weird Owl

All I remember is square sunglasses and a spoken-word cover of “Since U Been Gone.” Art school kids represent.

8) Love Puddle

4 Non Blondes, is that you?

9) Buttress and Her Dudies

We were all on a rocket to Mars at this point.

I wish I could more distinctly recount any details, but nope. I’ll try and put up a couple pics and videos later this week, perhaps.


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