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members of The Roots, Hop Along, GvsB, Born Ruffians, Shearwater & more participating in Brooklyn Rock Lottery 7


The seventh edition of Brooklyn Rock Lottery happens Saturday, December 3 at Knitting Factory. If you’re unfamiliar, 25 hand-picked musicians will gather early that Saturday morning, put their names in a hat which will then be drawn to form “bands” who then must write songs, rehearse and perform them that night. Proceeds go to charity and the full list of musicians has just been released :

Aaron Moore (Volcano The Bear / Gospel Of Mars)
Brian Kesley (Joseph)
Cassandra Jenkins
David Lizmi (MS MR / You Won’t / Innov Gnawa)
Eli Janney (8G Band / Girls Against Boys)
Emily Lee (Shearwater)
Emma Witmer (gobbinjr)
Holly Miranda
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 / The 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 / Beyonce / Dumstaphunk)
T Bone Motta (Public Enemy)

More participating musicians will be announced soon and there will also be drawings at the show for all manner of cool prizes. This year proceeds go to Feel the Music, The Trevor Project, The ACLU and Planned Parenthood. Tickets are on sale now.

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