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Big Sam's Funky Nation and More Set for Highline Ballroom, Now thru 8/13

Big Sam's Funky Nation and More Set for Highline Ballroom, Now thru 8/13

The Highline Ballroom has announced its lineup for today, July 30 through August 13, 2012. The venue is located at 431 West 16th Street between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue.

The Highling Ballroom is a full-scale restaurant. It also has a full bar with all premier liquors and domestic and international cold beer, and we serve a full menu at all of our concerts. A $10 food and/or beverage minimum is standard for table seating during shows.

Unless otherwise noted, all shows are suitable for all ages and offer general admission seating. Seating for all shows is first come, first seated; the Ballroom does not take advance table reservations, except where noted as a condition of a VIP ticket. Highline Ballroom cannot seat incomplete parties. Standing room for all shows is available at the bar.

Tickets may be purchased through Ticketweb, online at ticketweb.com or at the Highline Box Office from noon until doors close at 866-468-7619. For further show information, directions to the venue and for the latest updates visit Highline Ballroom on the web at www.highlineballroom.com or call 212-414-4314.

SCHEDULE

July 31, 2012

Big Sam's Funky Nation

Tickets $18 in advance, $22 day of show
Concert starts @ 8:00PM, Doors open @ 6:00PM
Dinner menu available / General Admission Standing Room / Limited seating available / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / All ages

Big Sam’s Funky Nation is a driving force of urban funk. Ryan White, of the Oregonian, says the band is “tight enough (and hot enough) to turn coal into a diamond!” The band is led by trombone powerhouse, Big Sam Williams, formerly the trombonist for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, who the San Francisco Chronicle calls “the top man on the slide trombone in the birthplace of jazz.” Big Sam refuses to let the audience sit still. Between the band’s solos, Big Sam’s signature dance moves and his distinctive trombone riffs, the energy level is high voltage when this band takes the stage!

August 1, 2012 **SOLD OUT**

Parachute & The Cab
With special guest Katelyn Tarver

Tickets $16 in advance, $20 day of show
Concert starts @ 7:30PM, Doors open @ 6:30PM
Dinner menu available / General Admission Standing Room / Limited seating available / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / All ages
Parachute

Mixing full-throttle rock with dollops of blue-eyed soul, vintage R&B, and melodic pop radio anthems in the making, Parachute has arrived. The band's wide range of influences is reflected in the songs on the group's debut album, Losing Sleep (2009). Produced by Grammy winner John Shanks, the album crested at No. 1 on the iTunes and Amazon charts, driven by the success of the hit singles "She is Love" and "Under Control."

The Cab got its start while band members Alex DeLeon (vocals) and Cash Cooligan (bass) were still in high school. Panic! At the Disco's Spencer Smith got ahold of the group's demo and was so impressed that he helped the young crew ink a deal with Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen Records, which released The Cab's debut album Whisper War in 2008. Featuring singles "I'll Run," "One of Those Nights," and "Bounce," the disc impressed rockers and pop aficionados alike.

August 2, 2012

JSpace.com Presents
The Ultimate College Bar Mitzvah
With The Rooks
Special appearance by Talib Kweli

Tickets $15.00 per ticket / $25.00 per pair
Concert starts @ 8:00PM, Doors open @ 8:00PM
18+ for entry / 21+ to drink

The Ultimate College Bar Mitzvah... does it get any better than this? Featuring the Grammy-nominated, world-famous TALIB KWELI! More live acts and DJs to be announced. This is THE event for all interns and college students in the New York area. From 8-9PM, established professionals will work the room, looking to meet college students. Network for the beginning of the night, then spend the rest of the evening living it up at the trendy Highline Ballroom!

August 3, 2012

Verboten Presents
Josh Wink & Cajmere
Chris Love & AB Logic

Tickets $20-$30
Concert starts @ 11:00PM, Doors open @ 11:00PM
Visual by Walking Dream. Hosted by Rob Rewind / Ages 21+

In 1990, Josh met up with a kindred spirit, fellow Philly jock, King Britt whose interests also include rap and acid jazz. Pooling their interests and blending their differences, the duo waxed E-culture's "Tribal Confusion" for respected New York based indie label, Strictly Rhythm. The record was a surprising commercial success and established both DJs as artists to watch on the global dance music scene.

For an international audience reawakening to the influence of Chicago house during the 1990s, Curtis A. Jones acted as quite a renaissance leader. Besides donning his straightahead house guise Cajmere and a flamboyant, neon-haired acid-house alter-ego named Green Velvet for several of the most memorable underground house tracks of the decade (including “Preacher Man,” “Answering Machine” “Brighter Days” and “Flash”), Jones helmed the two most respected labels in the new school of Chicago house, Cajual and Relief.

August 4, 2012

Rocks Off Presents
Strung Out
Twisted in a Suburban Wasteland Tour
With Handguns

Tickets $18.00 ADV., $20 DOS
Concert starts @6:30PM, Doors open @ 5:45PM
Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing Room / Limited seating available / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / All ages

This summer, legendary punk rock outfit Strung Out will get Twisted in a Suburban Wasteland on a tour stretching throughout the US and Canada. The band will perform both of its most notable albums – Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues (1996) and Twisted By Design (1998) – in their entirety during each show. "It feels right to do one last retrospective before we head into the making of another album. I think people will really enjoy these older songs played back to back," says lead vocalist Jason Cruz.

August 5 + 6, 2012

The Zombies & The Left Banke

Tickets $45 ADV., $50 DOS
Concert starts @ 8:00PM, Doors open @ 6:00PM
Full dinner menu available / General Admission Seating / Limited seating available / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / All ages

Now in their 51st year together, The Zombies are regularly cited as one of the most influential UK pop rock bands of all time. The group first formed in 1961 in St. Albans, and led by Rod Argent on piano and Colin Blunstone on vocals, it scored US hits in the mid- and late '60s with "She's Not There," "Tell Her No," and "Time of the Season." The band's 1968 album Odessey and Oracle is ranked No. 80 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In a recent Top 100 British Albums chart featured by NME, Odessey and Oracle appeared at No. 32 and was fittingly described as "British psychedelia with a kaleidoscopic vision that rivals even The Beatles."

The Left Banke produced two of the most enduring and bittersweet songs of the 1960s – "Walk Away Renee" and "Pretty Ballerina" – which have been covered by everyone from Rickie Lee Jones to Alice Cooper. However, the group's impact goes far beyond its placement on the Billboard Top 20 charts. The band's pioneering use of classical string arrangements and lush vocal harmonies helped usher in the Baroque Pop movement, soon championed by The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Love, and Procol Harum.

August 7, 2012 **EARLY SHOW SOLD OUT**

IFC Presents
Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE!
starring Scott Aukerman and featuring Tim Heidecker and James Adomian.
With special guest Kurt Braunohler of BUNK

Tickets $25.00
Concert starts @ 8:00PM & 10:30PM, Doors open @ 6:00PM & 10:00PM
Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing Room / Limited seating available / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / All ages

Scott Aukerman’s Comedy Bang! Bang! is many things: A television show, a podcast, a live stand-up showcase, and a live tour! Watch the television version of “Comedy Bang! Bang!” on IFC – Fridays at 10pm/9c, and repeated throughout the week! Scott takes on guests like Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, & Seth Rogen in a talk show the AV Club calls “the welcome return of a surreal, silly comedic voice that hasn’t had a regular TV home since the heyday of Mr. Show.

August 8, 2012

Wu-Block Party
ft. Ghostface Killah & Sheek Louch
With Saigon & Krystyle

Tickets $29.50 ADV., $35.00 DOS
Concert starts @ 8:00PM, Doors open @ 7:00PM
Dinner menu available / General Admission Standing / Limited seats available / First come, first seated / $10 min/person at tables / All ages

A founding member of the seminal rap group the Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface Killah got his start serving as executive producer on many of the group's releases and rapping on its 1993 debut, Enter the Wu-Tang. After winning acclaim for his standout appearance on fellow Wu member Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (1995), he launched his solo career in 1996 with Ironman. Produced by ubiquitous Wu-Tang producer RZA, the album generated huge waves in the rap underground and debuted at No. 2 on the pop charts. Ghostface quickly won a reputation for his fast-paced flow and remarkable stream of consciousness narratives, eventually prompting several notable music publications to proclaim him among rap's finest storytellers.

August 8, 2012

PJ Morton
@ Canal Room

Tickets $20
Concert starts @ 8:00PM, Doors open @ 7:00PM

PJ Morton is living his dream of music without constraints. As a keyboardist and vocalist for Maroon 5, one of the most musically relevant bands of the 21st century, he has the rare opportunity to influence pop culture and perform for millions of fans. As a solo artist signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money imprint, he also has the ability to express his creativity and be appreciated for his "soulful pop" contribution, a genre he coined when describing his Signature Sound, which combines influences from Stevie Wonder and Sting to James Taylor.

August 9, 2012

Elle Varner performing songs off her debut album ‘Perfectly Imperfect’
[Available Everywhere Tuesday August 7th]

Tickets $22.00 ADV., $28.00 DOS
Concerts start @ 6:00PM, Doors open @ 5:00PM
Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing / Limited seating available / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / Age 16+

Elle Varner, born of two published songwriters, spent most of her childhood sleeping on studio couches, running around green rooms, and watching her parents struggle to make a name in the industry. Currently, Elle Varner is signed to MBK/J Records, a team that recognizes her many talents; from her unique voice complimented by her guitar strum to her potential of becoming one of music’s greatest songwriters. A little girl whose deepest comfort was once found in the vibration of the human voice will soon be comforting this world with her highly anticipated debut album.

August 11, 2012

The Cataracs
With special guest Shwayze
Opening Act(s): The Melker Project, GOLDHOUSE

Tickets $15.00 ADV., $20.00 DOS
Concerts start @ 6:00PM, Doors open @ 5:00PM
Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing / Limited seating available / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / All ages

You could describe the sound of The Cataracs using the familiar terms: "cutting edge," "universal," or "beyond category." And you wouldn't be lying. But save those clichés for a group who needs them. The Cataracs' music and buzz speaks for itself. This songwriting duo and production team of David Singer-Vine, (aka Campa) and Niles Hollowell-Dhar (aka Cyrano) has developed an electro pop sound that combines the dancefloor sensibilities of electronic music with pop melodies, a risqué edge, and Bay Area swagger. These divergent sounds converge effectively when brought together by The Cataracs' energy, sense of humor, and undeniably entertaining chemistry.

August 13, 2012

DerRick Wright & Driven
Opening Act(s): Amber Bullock

Tickets $15.00
Concerts start @ 8:30PM, Doors open @ 7:00PM
Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing / Limited seating available / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / All ages

DerRick Wright has been surrounded by music all his life. The son of the late gospel legend Rev. Timothy Wright, he remembers walking into his living room seeing artists like Kurt Carr and Hezekiah Walker singing with his father. Now, the renowned drummer returns to his gospel roots with his eponymous debut release with his New Group, Driven. Hailing from gospel music royalty, Wright is a talented musician in his own right. Currently, the Co-Music Director and drummer for mainstream Grammy Award-winning pop artist Adele and drummer for Grammy winner and R&B sensation Toni Braxton, Wright is known as a musician's musician.

 

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