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Battle of the Boroughs

Thursday June 13 2024 • 12:47am - 12:47am ET

The Mike Bono Group performs during the Queens Battle of the Boroughs

UPDATE: Representing Queens at the Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs March 27: Addi & Jacq!

Which of these undiscovered musical acts should be crowned Queens’ best band?

The Greene Space’s Battle of the Boroughs 2015 continued on Friday, February 20 with a showcase of the borough’s most exciting musical talents. Seven acts representing the energy and diversity of the Queens music scene competed. The audience’s votes are in…and here are the three finalists!

Watch their performances, then vote for your favorite by Monday, February 23 at 11:59pm ET.

Queens Finalists:

Text your vote with the codes below, or use the online form at the bottom of this page. 

Jack Spann Band
Text QN1 to 69866
From the band’s Brechtian chord choices to Spann’s vivid, macabre lyrical storytelling, the audience and judges alike want this songwriter to keep being himself. Quoting Jack Spann’s lyric, Helga Davis instructed him to “Continue to walk that crooked path all the way home.”

The Mike Bono Group
Text QN3 to 69866
We could tell these Berklee grads did their composition homework, and their jazz smarts made their ensemble and solo performances all the more engaging. Soul queen and judge Tamar-Kali found their second piece especially otherworldly and magical, and Helga Davis agreed that piece had a bit of “weather-report-weird in it.”

Addi & Jacq
Text QN4 to 69866
This dynamic vocal and harp ensemble “Came out like Sirens pulling Odysseus’ ship,” according to judge Alicia Olatuja. Their performance skill engaged judge and audience alike, their lyrics were clever, and their vocals were funky, sassy and sexy.


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