The Lottery League talks Lottery League Showcase at the Rock Hall – August 28th, 7pm


  Our friend John Petkovic of the Plain Dealer (who Cleveland music lovers know from so many great bands such as Cobra Verde, Sweet Apple, Scarcity of Tanks, and of course the legendary Death of Samantha) wrote about the upcoming Lottery League Showcase  at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum featuring 2013 Cleveland […]

August 28th Lottery League Showcase at the Rock Hall!


    We are very excited about the 2013 Cleveland Lottery League bands Queen of Hell, Douglas Adams Family, Dinosaur Coffin and Psychic Thrills all being on a bill together for the the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s great FREE summer shows, “The Summer in the City Series“, and to have this […]

Lottery League 2013: Tony Erba and his Midwestern Electric bandmates are ready to put a charge into ‘The Big Show’


By Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer April 07, 2013 It’s raw, it’s nasty and it’s a strangely melodic sonic onslaught, unleashing a full-frontal assault of screaming vocals, chunky and distorted guitar chords, machine-gun bass lines and sweaty, mortarlike drum beats. Midwestern Electric is exactly what a rock band should be. And it’s all by accident. […]

Lottery League 2013: National expansion plans are on the wish list for organizers


By Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer April 07, 2013 The Lottery League is all Ed Sotelo’s fault. Sotelo, according to his friend and fellow co-founder of the Lottery League’s Council of Chiefs, Jae Kristoff, posted a drunken rant on MySpace saying that all of Cleveland’s many bands should just break up and start again. “MySpace” […]

Big Show 2013 Schedule


Now in its third season, bigger and better than ever. The Lottery League brings its “Big Show” to the world-famous Agora on Saturday, April 13th, FREE to all! All 42 newly drafted bands of the 2013 Lottery League will perform for the first time ever on three stages within the Agora. 2013 Lottery League Big […]

Lottery League 2013: Tony Erba and his ‘new’ band, Midwestern Electric, writing and rehearsing for ‘The Big Show’


By Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer “This is the band I’ve wanted to be in my whole life.” Jack Storey, sweat beading on his forehead and breathing heavily, had just finished belting out the lyrics to “And What If Kevin Chang Scares the Success Out of You,” one of the driving songs he and Midwestern […]

Lottery League 2013 reaches halfway point and picks time slots for ‘The Big Show’ on April 13 at the Agora


By Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer It’s a good thing the 169 musicians who are participating in Lottery League 2013 are so good at singing and playing; almost to a person, they stink as bowlers. That was evident Thursday night at Madison Square Lanes in Lakewood as the league held its “Slot Selection” night for […]

Stirring the city’s rich musical pot… wait.. what?


Chuck Yarborough for the Plain Dealer who will be reporting on the 2013 Lottery League throughout the two month journey to the Big Show, and specifically participant Tony Erba and his newly formed band, has just posted his write up for about last night’s Draft. So if you love stories about genius ideas, the […]

Lottery League 2013 Draft Night Video


Want to relive the 3 hours of the 2013 Lottery League Draft Night all over again? Well, good news! Just posted on youtube by Peter Beurmann (the man behind all the live stream tech for the Beachland and the Lottery League) is your dream come true. It’s just like being there live on Draft night, […]

Trailer for Lottery League 2013


Lottery League from Lauren Voss on Vimeo.

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