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Battle of the Boroughs: Finalist from the Brooklyn Throwdown

Monday, March 15, 2010

Congratulations to My Cousin, The Emperor - your choice to represent Brooklyn in the Battle of the Boroughs' Ultimate Battle at The Greene Space on June 18.


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Check out the performance by My Cousin, The Emperor below

Congratulations to all of the Brooklyn contestants!  What an amazing line-up of excellence and funk all rolled into one night!  Check out the entire Brooklyn Throwdown below.

My Cousin, The Emperor (Jason Reischel, Terry Quire, Chris Gogan, and Alex Wyat)

My Cousin, The Emperor is the latest endeavor of Brooklyn-based via North Carolina singer-songwriter Jason Reischel. Following two national tours and two albums as a solo artist, Reischel re-imagined his southern-inspired sound and joined with some of NYC’s finest musicians.  In only a year and a half of existence MCTE has already been making a name for itself in NYC and beyond. Most recently, their song “A Long Way From Home” won the Independent Music Award for Alt-Country Song of the Year.


My Cousin, The Emperor be moving on to the Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs in June, but their contenders still await their battles:

Manhattan Throwdown: April 2
The Bronx Throwdown: April 30
Staten Island Throwdown: May 7
Queens Throwdown: June 4

Ultimate Battle: June 18


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

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Comments [5]

Mike from Brooklyn

They aren't a country music band, the song that was chosen just happens to be very country. If you listen to the rest of their album or see them live you'll see that they are an alt-country/indie rock/pop/americana mix.

If they REALLY wanted an accurate representation of the current Brooklyn music scene it would have been some bad noise rock band. So we should all be glad that wasn't the case haha.

Mar. 20 2010 08:29 PM
Alyona Makeeva from Brooklyn

I am not sure why this group was chosen,
there were a lot stronger contestants.
I don't think that country music is the best representation for Brooklyn.

Mar. 18 2010 05:53 PM
Johanna from Brooklyn

I disagree, not a disappointment! I think they are great. I have their cd. I bought it off iTunes after seeing their performance at The Greene Space.
Of all the songs we saw that night, theirs was the one that stuck in my head. I think we can expect great things from this band.

Mar. 15 2010 06:02 PM
Joe from Brooklyn

Not a disappointment at all!! GO MCTE!!!

Mar. 15 2010 05:59 PM

What a disappointment!

Mar. 15 2010 04:57 PM

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