The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY
Twenty-five hand picked musicians meet at 10am at the event's venue. These volunteers are organized into five groups through a lottery-based chance selection. The five drummers are the captains to guarantee that each band includes a drummer. The five separate groups are then assigned designated rehearsal spaces near the venue. The musicians then have twelve hours to create a band name and three to five songs (with a one cover-song limit). The five new groups then perform what they've created that evening in front of a waiting audience beginning at 10pm.
Andrew Wolfson // Active Bird Community Brandon Asraf // Brick + Mortar Bridget Kibbey Donnie Doolittle // Dreamy D Ian Devaney // Nation of Language Josh Karpeh // Cautious Clay Justin Frye // PC Worship Kirk Schoenherr // Nick Murphy / Casual Male Lani Combier-Kapel // Weeping Icon Madison Velding-Vandam // Bodega / The Wants Maia Friedman // Dirty Projectors / Uni Ika Ai Mattin O'Sullivan // Haram Matt ‘Maffyu’ Byas // Phony Ppl Matt Torrey // Jets To Brazil / Brooklyn Wind Symphony Sean Hutchinson // Bleachers Sebastian Thomson // Baroness