Battle of the Boroughs

The Dirty Gems let loose into the music world
The Dirty Gems let loose into the music world
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 5/04/2013 at 10:09AM

Starting off with covering everything from Lady Gaga to No Doubt, to now evolving into their own unique sound, The Dirty Gems are taking the stage to show everyone that they’re ready to let loose. The pop-rock-soul band started off as part of a school course at Hofstra University in 2007 when Raycee Jones (vocals), [...]

Borough’s talents battle it out
Borough’s talents battle it out
News Alexa Altman 3/07/2012 at 1:36PM

Emerging musicians, turn on your amps and start your engines. The search for the city’s best new artist has begun. The Battle of the Boroughs, a city-wide competition, spotlights unknown musicians in the hopes of giving one his break. Every fall, local musicians submit original pieces of work for consideration for a spot in the [...]

Astoria musician is aiming for infinity
Astoria musician is aiming for infinity
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 2/22/2012 at 6:09AM

Tatiana Kochkareva scrolled through lists of albums on iTunes, searching for the perfect one – the first one she would ever buy. She came across Fiona Apple’s When the Pawn… Something about it stood out. She clicked “download” and pushed “play” on track seven, “Fast as you can.” Orchestral and biting, the song dazzled her. [...]