It is the 6th anniversary of Brooklyn Rock Lottery on December 12th at Knitting Factory. Rock Lottery’s premise is the same as years past. Twenty-five hand picked musicians meet at 10:00AM at Knitting Factory. These volunteer participants are organized into five groups through a lottery-based chance selection. The five separate groups are then released to practice at different locations throughout the neighborhood. The musicians have twelve hours to create a band name and three to five songs (with a one cover-song limit). The groups will then perform what they have created that evening in front of a waiting audience.
All proceeds from Rock Lottery go to a local charity––this year proceeds from Brooklyn Rock Lottery 6 will be donated to Daniel’s Music Foundation, a non profit organization that provides recreational music programs to individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, ages three to adult in the NYC area.
Previous Brooklyn Rock Lottery participants have included members from Antibalas, Antony & The Johnsons, Asobi Seksu, Au Revoir Simone, Awkwafina, Bear In Heaven, Buke & Gass, Cave In, Caveman, Cheeseburger, The Dap-Kings, DARKSIDE, Deerhoof, Delicate Steve, The Dismemberment Plan, Dresden Dolls, Drive Like Jehu, Fela! The Musical, Freelance Whales, Gomez, Hospitality, Javelin, Les Savy Fav, Liam Finn, Light Asylum, Liturgy, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, M83, The Make-Up, My Morning Jacket, NAAM, North Highlands, Northern State, Oberhofer, Oneida, Parquet Courts, Parts & Labor, Peelander-Z, Porcelain Raft, Psychedelic Furs, Quicksand, Ra Ra Riot, Rainer Maria, Small Black, St. Lucia, Suckers, TEEN, VHS or Beta, Violent Femmes, White Rabbits, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and YUCK…among many others.