New York City from above.

New York City from above. (caruba/flickr)

Battle of the Boroughs: Manhattan Throwdown

Friday, April 2, 2010

7:00 PM

Perform. Spectate. Party. Vote. Be there! New York has talent and WNYC’s new street-level performance space is the place to find it this year.

Join us on First Fridays in The Greene Space for a showdown series designed to bring out the best undiscovered bands and ensembles of all genres: instrumentalists, singers, DJs, spoken word artists and performance artists in the five boroughs.

Did we mention it’s also a party?

First Fridays in The Greene Space, MC’d by radio host Terrance McKnight, are a great way to start your weekend. Come out to discover new performers, support your local favorites — and enjoy beer, wine and snacks on the house.

Voting: The first round of voting will take place exclusively with our Greene Space in-house audience to determine the top five artists of the night.  The top five artist’s performances will be put online at www.thegreenespace.org and open voting will begin.  Only one vote will be permitted per person.  The winner of the Manhattan “Battle of the Boroughs” will be announced on Twitter, The Greene Space Facebook page, and on the official Greene Space website.

MANHATTAN LINEUP

Bebop Lives! will perform Jazz for the New Recession with artists Kat Gang (vocals), Joe Young (guitar), Kyle Nix (bass), Steve Marcelo (drums)

Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble will perform Ropartz Prelude with artists Karen Lindquist (harp), Bernard Tamosaitis (cello), Veronica Sala (viola), Bryony Stroud-Watson (violin), Sally Shorrock (flute)

Dujeous will perform Break Bread with artists Alex Gale, Aaron Jones, Eric Torrente, Guillaume Foss, James Miller, Loren Hammonds, Taylor Rivelli, and Tomek Gross

Genesis Briggs will perform No Sleep with artists Genesis (lead); Auzriel (singer); Nia, Devere Divers and Sara Divers (dancers); Isaac Teel (drummer) and Tollah (back up rapper)

The Hillary Step will perform In This Nowehere with artists Rob Schiffmann, Jon Rothstein, Ale Devries, Greg Hopkins, Deb Rabbai, Scott Janes, and Janice Friedman

NYC Subway Girl will perform Comin’ Back to Me with artist Cathy Grier aka NYC subway girl

PaperDoll will perform If Nothing Happened with artists Teresa Lee, Patrick Moloney, Chip Thomas, Steve Paelet

Source will perform Magali with artists Sylvain Leroux, Abdoulaye Diabate, Bailo Bah, Abdoulaye Alhassane, Mamadou Ba, Emi Yabuno, Sean Dixon

San Juan Hill will perform Latin Soul

Sarah DeLeo Quintet will perform Rockin' Robin

 

The Battle of Boroughs continues as follows:

The Bronx: April 30 (lineup announced April 19)
Staten Island: May 7 (lineup announced April 26)
Queens: June 4 (lineup announced May 24)

Ultimate Battle: June 18 (lineup announced June 7)

In partnership with


Asian American Arts Alliance Bronx Council for the Arts Brooklyn Arts Council Brooklyn Museum Bronx Indie Artists Council of the Arts and Humanities Staten Island Harlem Arts Alliance LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Queens Art Express Queens Council on the Arts Queens Museum

Hosted by:

Terrance McKnight