The Villalobos Brothers, winners of the 2013 Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs (Matthew Septimus)

Battle of the Boroughs: Manhattan

Friday, February 7, 2014

7:00 PM

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 Wes Jackson, executive director of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival; Caryn Havlik, producer of WNYC's New Sounds; and Lindsey Cook A&R Executive at RCA Records. 

Manhattan Battle Contestants:

  • Joe Stone (Country/Blues)
  • Matt Panayides Group (Jazz)
  • Preachermann and The Revival (Atomic Soul)
  • AYoinmotion (Hip Hop)
  • Léla Sophia (Indie/Pop)
  • Kavita Shah: "Visions" (World Music)
  • TriBeCaStan (World Music/Jazz/Americana)
  • 5j Barrow (Folk, Indie, Rock)
  • Sun Looks Down (Dream-Pop and Psychedelic Indie Rock)
  • Julie Hill and Element Ensemble (Chamber Pop)
  • Jeremiah Birnbaum (Rock)
  • MARTiNA (Singer Songwriter)
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    * SEE FULL LIST OF BOROUGH CONTESTANTS

    * MORE ABOUT 2014 BATTLE OF THE BOROUGHS