Perhaps it is only a myth that
Steve and Marc met on a Newark-bound bus, both bearing guitars and their copies of Thomas
Pynchon's paranoid novella, The Crying of Lot 49. Or perhaps the rumors are true
that Jared and John shared a locker when they worked together in the East Lansing
sanitation department. Although Lot 49's early years are shrouded in mystery and
controversy, what is known is that today they are formidable purveyors of melodic pop
anthems, catchy harmonies, and music that both your little sister and your acerbic older
brother would like.
Their first gig was in the back
room of a Sam Ash Music store, where Steve Cannarelli impressed the staff by playing an
unprecedented number of notes. Since
then, they have moved beyond retail and have become regulars at such fine venues as:
CBGB's, The Luna Lounge, The Fez, Continental, Under Acme, CB's Gallery 313, The Lion's
Den, Arlene's Grocery, and The Baggot Inn.
The Band is comprised of:
Marc Dinkin: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Steve Cannarelli: Lead Guitar, Harmonies
John Zeman: Bass, Harmonies
Jared Nissim: Drums, Timpani
Band member emeritus Kenny
Dinkin founded LOT 49 with his brother Marc in the summer of 1995. He now lives in San
Francisco, where he plays with Michael Wyman and Joe Pettit in the band Yoyodyne. Look for
LOT 49 / Yoyodyne team-ups in the future.
Most interesting, perhaps is LOT
49's description of Thomas Pynchon's novel The Crying of Lot 49: "It's a
deeply weird book, [which] deals with anarchy and the mail system."
For information and booking,
call Marc at (212) 749-8944 or write to email@example.com
Famous New York performance artist Laurie Anderson
dedicated a song to Pynchon on her Mister
Believe it or not, she named a final album Gravity's
English hard rockers from Liverpool, they took
their name from a character in V.
Reggae influenced artist putting Pynchon's lyrics
An avant garde German group used Gravity's
Rainbow to tell a different tale.
The man who was the infamous stand-in
for Thomas Ruggles Pynchon.
They recorded Maxwell's Demon Box on
their album, Days Between Stations.
Another rendition of music devoted to the
Demon, and much more.
An long-time friend of Pynchon, this folkie named
an instrumental work after a Pynchon novel.
A New Jersey band sets a selection from V.
to music on their album Color Out of Space
Surely not Slothrop's band, this was a short lived
group which did, in fact, have a harmonica player.
Independent, highly experimental rockers and Pynchon
fans from the American South.
An instrumental pair with a piece called The Kirghiz
An early 90's band influenced by Pynchon, they
named a song Roger Mexico.
This jazzy, psychedelic group mined V.
for lyrics to The Eyes of a New York Woman.
AKA Pat Fish, who named a track Looking for
Lot 49 on his Fishcoteque album.
Pynchon himself wrote the liner notes for Spiked!
Mark. The Sultan of Swing sails to Philadelphia!
Weilding the Sjambok never felt so good!
This now retired hardcore outfit hailed from the
hometown of Spermatikos Logos' own Laurence
Indie NYC rockers named after Pynchon's second
A New York group whose liner notes were penned
by the Man himself.
A visit to San Narciso.
Wasthe famous tune Smells Like Teen
Spirit acutally inspired by a song from Gravity's
A "Rock Opera" filled with references
to Gravity's Rainbow.
Musical meditations on Eight Facts About
Ride The Rocket with the former frontman
of The Cars.
David Thomas' legendary, seminal band shows some
These literate Indies hail from Flordia, and have
a song about Wanda Tinasky which is highly recomm-ended!
This group from Champaign, Illinois, covers a
lot of Pynchon ground!
English art-rockers who incorporate many Pynchon
motifs into their work.
An offshoot of Zoviet France, Robin Storey's
group named Rapoon released an album
called The Kirghiz Light.
& Dietrich, Moore.
More liner notes written by Pynchon !!
Indie electro-rock futurists Six Finger Satellite
make a reference to Gravity's Rainbow.
Seminal "proggies," they recorded a
full-scale work called Esther's Nose Job
In memory of "the evil Spock," they
do homage to V.
A California metal group with a name taken from
Pynchon scholar, Web master, and MIDI Musician.
Sick Crew, The.
Purveyors of pirate folk-punk, truly a gang like
their Pynchon namesakes.
F. Thorendal, from praised thrash-heroes Meshuggah,
gets one in for the Vikings.
Making music indebted to The Crying of Lot
Related to New York's Lot 49, ths Florida
group also takes their name from Pynchon's work.
He recently released an album containing work
inspired by Pynchon.