Benjamin Leatherman Bob Hoag ditched the dapper duds at Phoenix Rock Lottery and his band, hHamhawk.
Some say that Eric Clapton is God. Others say it is Kanye West who is a deity incarnate. Deadheads will clamor on about Jerry Garcia, while hip-hop heads will claim Biggie or Pac. I'm here to tell you they are all wrong; Bob Hoag is God.
This became clear at the Phoenix Rock Lottery on Saturday night at Crescent Ballroom. The event took two dozen or so musicians and randomly placed them into five separate bands, giving them just the space of one day to come up with a handful of original songs and one cover before the final concert at Crescent. Among the musicians in the rock lotto pool were a few members of Jimmy Eat World.
The bands ended up falling like this: ZERO F G with Zach Lind of Jimmy Eat World, David Cosme of Playboy Manbaby, Gabe Williams of Bears of Manitou, Mickey Pangburn of The Prowling Kind, and Robin Vining of Sweetbleeders/Jimmy Eat World.