The Rock Lottery began in Denton, TX in 1997 (and in Seattle in 2006). This will be Brooklyn’s third annual Rock Lottery. The premise is simple, but effective. The musicians, hand picked from Brooklyn’s thriving indie music community, meet at 10AM, where they are organized into five groups through a lottery-based selection. These groups are then released to collaborate and practice at different locations, with 12 hours to choose a band name and write three to five songs (with a one cover-song limit). The groups will then perform the material as a band in front of a live audience on the very same night.