Battle of the Boroughs: Staten Island Throwdown

Friday, May 7, 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 Staten Island “Battle of the Boroughs” will be announced on Twitter, The Greene Space Facebook page, and on the official Greene Space website.

Staten Island Lineup

Orchard will perform “Darwin's Birds” with artists Nicholas Fevelo, guitar and vocals; Daniel Rufolo, keyboard and piano; Emil Rufolo, drums; and Adrian Moring, bass

Omnia will perform "Slow Down"

Izzi Ramkissoon will perform "Sub-ter-ain Frequencies"

Soloist will peform “She’s bad” with artists Alex Zurita and Robert Ortiz

Barbera Takiguchi Jazz Duo will perform “Moanin” with artists Richard Barbera and Toru Takiguchi

Christina Kay will perform “The Lonely Man”

City Side Up will perform "Cross You Fingers" with artists Andrew Orlandi, bass, harmony, and vocals; Steven Olsen, lead vocal and guitar; and Andrew Messina, drums

It's Not Over will perform “Kiss Kiss (Break-Up)" with artists Michael Giordano, Josh Cronopulos, George Thomas and Matt Cabello

Paul Strayfer will perform “From Water to Wine”

The Rabbits will perform “Mechanical Animals” with artists Adam Ferretti, Chris Taillie, Rory Merola and Matt Wilson

The Battle of Boroughs continues as follows:

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