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Brooklyn Rock Lottery 7
Dec 3, 2016 @ 9:00 pm| $20
We’re excited to announce the 2nd round of participants for Brooklyn Rock Lottery 7, which includes members of the 8G Band from Late Night with Seth Meyers and MS MR! Grab your tickets now from the Knitting Factory Brooklyn website and join us this Saturday, December 3rd.
Aaron Moore (Volcano The Bear/ Gospel Of Mars)
Brian Kesley (Joseph)
David Lizmi (MS MR / You Won’t / Innov Gnawa)
Eli Janney (8G Band / Girls Against Boys)
Emily Lee (Shearwater)
Emma Witmer (gobbinjr)
Jay Heiselmann (GROOMS / Roya)
Kevin Moehringer (The Walkmen / Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra / Kevin Moehringer’s Slow Life / High & Mighty Brass Band / The Jelly House Band / The Clubs)
Kirk Douglas (The Roots / Dust Rays)
Laura Ortman (Stars Like Fleas / The Dust Dive / The Coast Orchestra)
Lindsey-Paige McCloy (Patio)
Luke Lalonde (Born Ruffians)
Mark Quinlan (Hop Along)
Matt Nelson (tune-yards / Battle Trance)
Mike Yannich (Worriers / The Ergs)
Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power / Beyoncé / Dumstaphunk)
T Bone Motta (Public Enemy)
Stay tuned for more names to be announed soon!
Each year Brooklyn Rock Lottery has donated 100% of their proceeds to a local non-profit that benefits youth and the arts (primarily music). They had chosen Feel the Music!, a New York based non-profit that brings music to children, families and adults impacted by trauma, loss or illness, to be the beneficiary of this year’s profits. However, in reaction to last week’s presidential election results, the committee decided to adjust their donation. They’ll stand by their commitment to Feel the Music!, who will receive 50% of all proceeds; the other 50% will now be divided equally between The Trevor Project, ACLU Nationwide, and Planned Parenthood Action.
Brooklyn Rock Lottery has always been based on community (local musicians, local vendors, local charities) and diversity (participants from all genres, race, sex, age)…and of course music. This year more than ever, I hope for us to create a night that celebrates these two core pillars—community & diversity.
The premise of the event is the same as before––twenty-five hand picked musicians meet at 10:00am at Knitting Factory. These volunteers are organized into five groups through a lottery-based chance selection. The five drummers are the captains to guarantee that each band includes a drummer. The five separate groups are then assigned designated rehearsal spaces near the venue. The musicians then have twelve hours to create a band name and three to five songs (with a one cover-song limit). The five new groups then perform what they’ve created that evening in front of a waiting audience beginning at 10:00pm. The twenty-five musicians included in this experiment are selected in an attempt to represent a wide variety of musical styles and to bring together many facets of the New York music community.