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It wasn't a rock . . . it was a rock lotto!

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When I got up today I had an interesting Facebook invitation waiting for me, with the subject line "Have You Seen the Trailer for the Movie Son of Rambow?" I have in fact seen that trailer, but a question like that doesn't seem like it justifies an event invitation.

Turns out it wasn't actually a question--Have You Seen the Trailer for the Movie Son of Rambow? is the name of one of the bands playing the Girls Rock! Chicago Rock Lottery benefit show at the Abbey Pub on Thursday night. According to the GR!C Web site, "The Rock Lottery Benefit Show will feature seven bands comprised of local musicians who were grouped together through a random, lottery style drawing. Each band decided on a name at the drawing, and has just three weeks to prepare a set, including at least one original song." Given that the members of HYSTTFTMSOR are Jeremy Bolen and Bobby Burg (indie-rock men about town and bandmates in Chin Up Chin Up), Burg's girlfriend, and booking agent Mahmood Shaikh, I have to wonder if maybe they didn't game the selection system somehow.

Of course I can't actually go so far as to vouch for HYSTTFTMSOR (or any of the other one-off bands playing the benefit), but I do know that helping raise money for a girls' rock camp is a good thing. I encourage you to go. If I don't make it myself, you can tell me whether Jehovah's Wetness lived up to their name.

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