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Crescent Ballroom to Host First-Ever Phoenix Rock Lottery in February

If watching endless hours of Star Trek taught us anything -- other than how to proclaim "Qapla!" with the proper Klingon inflection -- it's that there's infinite diversity in infinite combinations. It's an axiom that's most definitely apropos to the music world, whereby mixing and matching different artists and performers yielded such projects as the Re:GENERATION, pairings both good (Alison Krauss/Robert Plant) and bad (Lou Reed/Metallica), and countless supergroups.

And it's something that's at the very heart of next month's Phoenix Rock Lottery, which will team up musicians handpicked from throughout the Valley scene in random fashion and see what results.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.