Alec Spiegelman Cuddle Magic
Ben Wareham Brooklyn Wind Symphony / MS 50
David Castillo Primitive Weapons / Co-owner of Saint Vitus Bar
Elliott Skinner Thirdstory / Chance The Rapper
Jaleel Bunton TV On the Radio
Jesse Krakow Shudder To Think / The Shaggs
Jim White Dirty Three / Xylouris White
Jon Herington Steely Dan / The Jon Herington Band
Kolin Zein Rocket Silence
Leesa Harrington Lez Zeppelin
Lenny Kaye Patti Smith Group
Mackenzie Scott Torres
Matthew Katz-Bohen Blondie / Broadway's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" / Sharon Needles / Pastel Confession
Max Clarke Cut Worms
Mireya Ramos Flor de Toloache
Paul Lizarraga Honduras
Ruben Sindo Acosta A Bunch of Dead People / Afuche
Ryan DeRobertisSkylar Spence
Sal Principato Liquid Liquid / Fist Of Facts / 178 Product
Sarah Goldstone Ex Reyes / Kiyo Cato / Merrily James
Travis Swinford New Love Crowd
Brooklyn Rock Lottery has always donated 100% of our proceeds to a local non-profit that benefits the Brooklyn community. This year, we have teamed up with PLOT, a mentoring program for at-risk youth between the ages of nine and twenty-one living in Brooklyn, New York; many of their mentees were involved, or are at risk of becoming involved, in the juvenile or criminal justice system. We will be donating 50% of all proceeds to PLOT, but also feel it is important to donate the remaining 50% to United For Puerto Rico in an effort to provide aid and support to those affected in Puerto Rico by the passage of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane María.
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, we hope to create a night that celebrates these two core pillars---community & diversity.
Twenty-five hand picked musicians meet at 10am at the event's venue. 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 10pm.