Watch performances from the borough’s best up-and-coming musicians, then vote for your favorite act!
It’s the Battle of the Boroughs, and it’s back for a fifth season. We’re on a quest to find 2014’s best undiscovered performer from across all genres in New York City — soulful hip-hop acts, instrumental ensembles, pop-rock bands and more.
Come out for a party, hear great music and inspiring stories, then vote for the act you want to represent the borough in the Ultimate Battle. Emceed by WQXR’s Terrance McKnight and featuring guest judges Eren Cannata, producer/singer/performer; Helga Davis of Philip Glass' Einstein on the Beach and a Q2 Music contributing host; and LaRonda Davis, president of the Black Rock Coalition.
Staten Island Battle Contestants:
Tom Cintula & The Buffalo 24 (Acoustic Pop Rock)
Leila Hegazy (Singer Songwriter)
Aerial Marie (Alternative Pop / Rock)
Mike Fuego (Hip Hop)
Giga Herbs (Mystical-Mythical-Indie-Space-Rock)
Audiometry (Rock Instrumental)
Canvas Radio (Acoustic Folk Rock)
Sara J (Pop/Folk)
Frank Schiazza (Soul/Pop)
Rising Sun All Stars (Soul/Hip Hop)