The Dirty Gems, winners of 2013 Queens Battle of the Boroughs

Battle of the Boroughs: Queens

Friday, March 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 Leital Molad, producer of WNYC's Studio 360; rock guitarist Tamar-kali; and singer Alicia Olatuja, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir soloist.

WATCH THE SHOW LIVE AND VOTE HERE

Queens Battle Contestants:

  • Tati Ana  (Electronic, Rock, Indie)
  • MONECO (Cumbia)
  • Annika (Singer/Songwriter)
  • Born of Scars (Hard Rock)
  • Nick Moran (Funky Blues)
  • 85th (Hip Hop)
  • Tarantinos NYC (Instrumental Surf Rock)
  • Jeneen Terrana (Folk Rock)
  • Jim Wilson’s Ticket (Rock)
  • A Hypocrite & Slanderer (Rock)
  • Jessica Rowboat (Acoustic/Folk Rock)
  • Chris Shamkin (Singer Songwriter)
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    * SEE FULL LIST OF BOROUGH CONTESTANTS

    * MORE ABOUT 2014 BATTLE OF THE BOROUGHS