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Highline Ballroom Announces April Program Inc. RENT Stars' Concert and CHICK COREA

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Highline Ballroom Announces April Program Inc. RENT Stars' Concert and CHICK COREA

The Highline Ballroom has announced a program including Chick Corea and Sam Sparro for April.

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom:
The Rewind Show
with live performances and celebrity DJs
21 or over to enter
Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm
$20 at door
RSVP to info@4kent.com

About the show: "The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show."

More information: www.therewindshow.com

April 1, 2012
Dangerous Muse
With The Blush Response, Liquid Blonde, Zander Bleck, Huff This & Shadow Lover
Tickets $10 ADV, $12 DOS
Concert starts @ 8PM
Doors open @ 6PM
Full dinner menu available
General Admission Standing Room
Limited seating available
First come, first seated
$10 min per person at tables
All ages

About the show: "New York City-based electronica and rock duo Dangerous Muse formed when Mike Furey and Tom Napack met as students at Fordham University. Furey, a singer-songwriter trained in piano, wanted to experiment with a more electronic sound, and Napack, a musician-programmer, was looking to collaborate with a lyricist. The two's first recording, The Rejection (2005), caught the attention of legendary record mogul Seymour Stein, who offered the duo a demo deal with Sire Records and facilitated their signing to Cordless Recordings, a digital imprint of Warner Music Group. Soon after, the duo signed with former Warner Bros. Records Senior Executive, Craig Kostich of Operational Art, for management. Look for their hotly anticipated record to drop very, very soon."

April 2, 2012
Rachael Yamagata
Opening Act(s): Madi Diaz
Tickets $25.00 ADV, $25.00 DOS
Concert starts @8PM
Doors open @ 6PM
Full dinner menu available
General Admission Standing Room
Limited seating available
First come, first seated
$10 min per person at tables
All ages

About the show: "Praised by critics for her intimately confessional songwriting and arrangements, Rachael Yamagata emerged in 2005 when songs from her first full-length album Happenstance (2004) and her self-titled debut EP (2003) turned up in such films and television shows as Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), In Her Shoes (2005), Prime (2005), How I Met Your Mother, Nip/Tuck, One Tree Hill, and The O.C. The album's single "Worn Me Down" was a Top 5 Hit on AAA Radio. Songs from her second album, Elephants, appeared in various television programs and films, including Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Brothers & Sisters, and more. She also made an appearance in the season finale of 30 Rock in 2009."

April 3, 2012
Mumiy Troll
Opening Act(s): Hess is More, Xander Smith
Tickets $35.00 ADV, $40.00 DOS
Concert starts @ 8PM
Doors open @ 6:30PM
Full dinner menu available
General Admission Standing Room
Limited seating available
First come, first seated
$10 min per person at tables
All ages

About the show: "On its way from Vladivostok to the world, Mumiy Troll (pronounced Moo-me Troll) is undoubtedly the most significant band that modern Russia has produced since the fall of the Soviet regime. The group has made its mark with startling albums and live performances that are bursting with energy, combining warmth and total debauchery. What exactly does the band sound like? Consider the term "rockapops." Band founder and frontman Ilya Lagutenko has defined his group's music style "rockapops" just to avoid pointless Russian media debates on the definition of what is rock and what is pop. The band has tailored this musical synthesis to become the leader of an entire new musical trend, copied now to greater or lesser degree by a large number of Russian wannabes and mainstream artists."

April 4, 2012
Where's My Money Tour
Andre Nickatina
With Fashawn & MUMBLS
Tickets $17.00 ADV, $20.00 DOS
Concert starts @ 9:00PM
Doors open @ 7:00PM
Full dinner menu available
General Admission Standing Room
Limited seating available
First come, first seated
$10 min per person at tables
All ages

About the show: "Born and raised in the Fillmore District of San Francisco, Andre Nickatina has been a hip-hop luminary since the release of his critically acclaimed debut The New Jim Jones (1993). A favorite at public venues and on college campuses, he continues to sustain a loyal fan base, while engaging new supporters throughout North America. Nickatina's longevity speaks for itself. An award-winning emcee and producer, his vision has expanded beyond the almost 20 albums (and hundreds of thousands of sales) that he has executive-produced. Also a diverse artist, he has gained critical acclaim for his work and vision as a filmmaker, with more than seven films to his credit as either a director, co-director, executive producer, producer, or actor.

"Without saying so, for over two decades Nickatina has had his finger on the pulse of what is raw, uncut and capable of capturing the mind and ears of listeners. Never one to follow or ride trends, Nickatina is a rare breed of artist… one of the last original trend setters. His reputation in the hip-hop community is legendary, as an artist who was not only present during the golden era of hip-hop, but is also one of the few musicians who has helped the music grow and who has remained ultimately relevant with each successive album he has released. His relevance continues with his Where's My Money Tour, which celebrates the release of his brand new mixtape of the same name, out March 11th."

April 5, 2012
Chick Corea
Solo Performance
Performing 2 Shows
Tickets $47.00 ADV, $52.00 DOS
Concerts starts @ 8PM & 10:30PM
Doors open @ 6PM & 10:00PM
Full dinner menu available
General Admission Seating
First come, first seated
$10 min per person at tables
All ages

About the show: "A prolific explorer of jazz and classical music, the 2010 DownBeat Artist of the Year, a member of the DownBeat Hall of Fame, a 16-time Grammy winner, and an undisputed keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after four decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. From straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, and children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Corea has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career, all while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Corea continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process. A full slate of activities scheduled for 2012 will surely keep this ever-evolving artist at the forefront of the jazz world and beyond."

April 6, 2012
David Johansen
Tickets $25.00 ADV, $30.00 DOS
Concert starts @ 8:00PM
Doors open @ 6:00PM
Full dinner menu available
General Admission seating
First come, first seated
$10 min per person at tables
All ages

About the show: "Originally influenced by Mick Jagger and by Rob Tyner of MC5, David Johansen began his career as the singer of the protopunk band the New York Dolls in the early '70s. Johansen wrote the bulk of the material for the band, along with guitarist Johnny Thunders. In the late '80s, belated commercial success came Johansen's way under the pseudonym Buster Poindexter, appearing as part of the house band on Saturday Night Live. After the success of Poindexter, in the late '90s Johansen turned his attention in yet another direction, this time to country blues with the release of David Johansen and the Harry Smiths (2000). In addition to his work with the new edition of the Dolls, he continues to host David Johansen's Mansion of Fun, a weekly radio show on Sirius."

April 6, 2012
Blowoff
Featuring the DJ Sounds of Bob Mould & Richard Morel
Tickets $15.00 ADV, $20.00 DOS
Concert starts @ 11:30PM
Doors open @ 11:30PM
General Admission Standing Room
21+

About the show: "Bob Mould and Richard Morel's Blowoff is a DJ event that has become a premier destination for a wide cross-section of appreciative music fans. Originating in 2003 in Washington, DC's Velvet Lounge, Blowoff started as a musical collaboration between Mould and Morel. The two DJ in tandem, laying down a signature mix of indie rock, electro, and house, accented by a series of artfully eye-popping vignettes projected throughout the club. With the focus firmly on cutting-edge music, dazzling live visuals by Nick Lopata, and stunning poster art by Baltimore-based artist Linas Garsys, the party has grown quickly and is now an established event in New York, San Francisco, Provincetown, Chicago, and San Diego. The Blowoff artist CD was also released in 2006 on Full Frequency Music."

April 7, 2012
Theo Bleckmann
The Music of Kate Bush - Hello Earth! CD Release Show
Tickets $15.00 ADV., $20 DOS
Concert starts @ 8:00PM
Doors open @ 6:00PM
$25 VIP Reserved Seating available in the 1st row
Full menu available
General Admission Seating
First come, first seated
$10 min per person at tables
All ages

About the show: "A jazz singer and new music composer of eclectic tastes and prodigious gifts, Grammy nominee and ECHO Award recipient Theo Bleckmann makes music that is accessibly sophisticated, unsentimentally emotional, and seriously playful. Tonight he celebrates the recent release of his latest project, Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bush."

April 8, 2012
Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80
Opening Act(s): Zozo Afrobeat, DJ Rich Medina
Tickets $25.00 Adv, $30 DOS.
Concert starts @ 8:00PM
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

About the show: "Born in 1983, Seun Kuti first began performing with Egypt 80, the extraordinary combo first fronted by his father Fela, at age nine, warming up audiences with renditions of his father's songs. After Fela's death in 1997, Seun stepped up to the front of the band, leading the celebrated combo as both lead vocalist and saxophonist. Kuti is determined to speak to the new generation of young Africans born after his father's glory days. If he learned but one lesson from Fela, it is that that no one has greater impact on hearts and mind than the true artist. As such, the powerhouse protest music found on From Africa with Fury: Rise serves as a kind of musical antidote to the corporate pop that he feels is polluting Africa's airwaves, distracting its citizens from the things that truly matter. "Music has great impact on people's feelings," he says. "That's what music should be. Pop music today is all about me, me, me. Nobody is singing about we. But nothing can change if we don't look out for our Brothers and Sisters.""

April 9, 2012
Bombino
Tickets $15.00 ADV. $17.00 DOS
Concert starts @ 8:00PM
Doors open @ 6:00PM
Full dinner menu available
General Admission Seating
First come, first seated
$10 min/person at tables
All ages

About the show: "Over the course of a life that has seen him experience brutal government oppression through two separate Tuareg rebellions, life in exile, and numerous other incredible hardships, Bombino has developed a truly unique style of music that carries a powerful message. His electrifying jams capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré, not to mention rock and blues icons such as Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker, and Jimmy Page."

April 13, 2012
Adam & Anthony Live
starring Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp
Tickets:
$100 VIP Seating includes reserved table on floor and post-show meet and greet
$55 GA Table Seating (on side wings and balcony)
$35 Standing Room Only
Concert starts @ 7:30PM
Doors open @ 6:00PM
Full dinner menu available
General Admission Seating
First come, first seated
$10 min. per person at tables
All ages

About the show: "Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, the iconic stars of RENT, bring their acclaimed concert show to the Highline Ballroom for one performance only. Adam, currently starring in Broadway's Memphis, and Anthony, star of his autobiographical solo off-Broadway hit Without You, join forces for an evening of solo songs (Adam's re-imagined Broadway songs "Maria," "Sunday," and "What I Did For Love," and Anthony's rock classics "Creep" and "Losing My Religion") and duets, including the RENT hits with which the two are synonymous. The performance will simply be a night of great songs performed by two friends."

April 17, 2012
Atari Teenage Riot
Opening Act(s): Otto Von Schirach
Tickets $22.00 ADV, $25 DOS
Concert starts @ 8:00PM
Doors open @ 8:00PM
Full dinner menu available
General Admission Standing Room
Limited seating available
First come, first seated
$10 min per person at tables
All ages

About the show: "In the late '90s, German outfit Atari Teenage Riot (ATR) emerged from the electronica genre to subvert all rules of rock and techno music. The band was originally conceived by Alec Empire, and when Hanin Elias, Nic Endo, and Carl Crack joined him on stage, the mixed-race, mixed-sex image of the band provoked people before they even heard the music. This seminal band was too radical in its views and statements and simply too loud and noisy to fit neatly inside any genre. With Elias screaming about police violence and revolution, ATR opened many doors for female artists to follow."

April 21, 2012
Sam Sparro
Tickets $15.00 Adv. $15.00 DOS
Concert starts @ 7:00PM
Doors open @ 6:00PM
Full dinner menu available
General Admission Standing Room
Limited seating available
First come, first seated
$10 min. per person at tables
All ages
About the show: ""Damn, that white boy can sing!" declared Chaka Khan about Sam Sparro, circa 1994. Born and raised in Australia as the son of a gospel singer, Sparro got his start singing in church before moving to Los Angeles with his family at age 10. After a period of traveling and trying unsuccessfully to launch his music career, he released his six-track EP Black and Gold in late 2007 on the independent Modus Vivendi Music label. The title track, and Sparro's popularity, quickly exploded in the United Kingdom, prompting critics to compare Sparro to legendary artists like Prince, The Gap Band, and Basement Jaxx. He quickly signed to Island Records, which released his self-titled debut album the next year, featuring the tracks "Cottonmouth" and a re-release of "Black and Gold." The album reached the top five on the UK Albums Chart, selling over 100,000 copies. "Black and Gold" also received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording.

"The next few years saw Sparro tour as a part of an inaugural Wonky Pop tour, collaborate with Basement Jaxx on the single "Feelings Gone," and work with the collective Chauffeur (featuring Theophilus London and Mark Ronson) on the cut "Soles on Fire." He has also released a new track of his own, "Pink Cloud," which featured a video directed by artist and designer Franc Fernandez, and recently collaborated with Adam Lambert on Lambert's upcoming release Trespassing. Sparro is currently putting the finishing touches on his own sophomore album Return to Paradise, due for release this spring."

April 22, 2012
Washed Out
Tickets $18.00 Adv. $20.00 DOS
Concert starts @ 8:00PM
Doors open @ 7:00PM
Full dinner menu available
General Admission Standing Room
Limited seating available
First come, first seated
$10 min. per person at tables
All ages

About the show: "Long adored and critically lauded in the blog world, Atlanta-based songwriter and producer Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out, first came to prominence in the summer of 2009 after unassumingly posting a handful of bedroom-recorded tracks to his Myspace page from his family home in the seclusion of the tiny rural city of Perry, Georgia. "I'd been writing music on my own for three or four years previous to that," Greene explains, "mostly as a way to experiment with songwriting processes. Those were just the first I ever shared."

"2011 saw Green release his debut full-length album, Within and Without. Featuring standout tracks like "Eyes Be Closed," "Amor Fati," and "You and I," the album garnered a 9 out of 10 rating from Spin Magazine, earned Pitchfork's coveted Best New Music tag, and was profiled by The New York Times. The disc peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard 200 chart."

April 25 + 26, 2012
Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik
Tickets $45.00 Adv., $50.00 DOS.
Concert starts @ 8:00PM
Doors open @ 6:00PM
$65 VIP Reserved Seating available
Full dinner menu available
General Admission Seating
Limited seating available
First come, first seated
$10 min. per person at tables
All ages
Suzanne Vega

About the show: "Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world's best-known halls. In performances devoid of outward drama that nevertheless convey deep emotion, Vega sings in a distinctive, clear vibrato-less voice that has been described as "a cool, dry sandpaper-brushed near-whisper" and as "plaintive but disarmingly powerful.""

"Duncan Sheik broke through in the late '90s with his Top 20 single "Barely Breathing," off his Gold-certified eponymous debut album (1996). After this runaway success, he spent much of the subsequent decade taking a breather from the usual rock singer-songwriter rituals. His focus was on albums that broke with pop music conventions, including Humming (1998), Phantom Moon (2001), Daylight (2002), and White Limousine (2006). Together with Steven Sater, he also penned the music for the Broadway sensation Spring Awakening, which won him two Tony Awards and a Grammy. Tonight, he performs with neo-folk legend Suzanne Vega, with whom he collaborated on the 2011 theater production Carson McCullers Talks About Love."

April 28, 2012
Ludo
Tickets $15.00 Adv. $15.00 DOS
Concert starts @ 7:00PM
Doors open @ 6:00PM
Full dinner menu available
General Admission Standing Room
Limited seating available
First come, first seated
$10 min. per person at tables
All ages

About the show: "Trying to get a handle on Ludo's music is a little like forcing six blind men to describe an elephant having felt just one side of it. Listen to "Whipped Cream,” the first single from the band's 2010 Island Records/Island Def Jam Music Group release Prepare the Preparations, and you hear what co-founding member, vocalist and songwriter Andrew Volpe, dubs "'70s butt-rock," delivered with a deadpan, tongue-in-cheek irony even Weezer would appreciate. Perhaps that's the best way to describe Ludo: simple, genuine and down-to-earth, but smart. This band can be funny, but also dead serious about its craft – in all, a rock 'n' roll band for the post-modern 21st century."

April 29, 2012
The Songs of Leonard Cohen
Conspiracy of Beards
30-Member A Cappella Male Choir
Opening Act(s): David Tobocman
Tickets $15.00 Adv. $20.00 DOS.
Concert starts @ 1:00PM
Doors open @ 12:00PM
$25 VIP Reserved Seating available on the floor
Brunch menu available
General Admission Seating
First come, first seated
$10 min. per person at tables
All ages

About the show: "San Francisco's Conspiracy of Beards is a 30-man choir that performs gritty, original arrangements of the songs of Leonard Cohen. Formed in 2003 thanks to the inspiration of the late Peter Kadyk, this a cappella group has become known for its live performances at Bay Area venues such as the Cafe du Nord, the Great American Music Hall, and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, as well as in bars, bookstores, hospices, and various other community centers. The choir has also been featured on National Public Radio's West Coast Live on KFOG, KPFA, and WFMU, on the PBS television station KQED-TV. The group made its East Coast debut in the spring of 2008 at the the Highline Ballroom, Bowery Poetry Club, and other venues.

"Transforming Cohen's simple melodies into complex four- and five-part harmonies, Conspiracy of Beards achieves a sound that is both robust and tender, creating unique arrangements tinged with influences of indie rock, jazz, gospel, barbershop, classical, and doo-wop. Using the genius of Cohen's words, the Beards inspire audiences to ponder romance, politics, sex, longing, and spirituality, all amid laughter and cheers."

April 29, 2012
The Motet
Plays Funk is Dead!
Opening Act(s): heylady
Tickets $15.00 Adv. $20.00 DOS.
Concert starts @ 8:00PM
Doors open @ 7:00PM
Full dinner menu available
General Admission Standing Room
Limited seats available
First come, first seated
$10 min. per person at tables
All ages 

About the show: "Founded and led by drummer Dave Watts, The Motet began blending afrobeat with jazz and electronica over 10 years ago and hasn’t let up since. Featuring complex compositions written and arranged by Watts himself, the music tells a story through syncopated rhythms and melodies. As music and technology evolve at an astounding rate, so too has The Motet pioneered its unique sound while continuing to defy categorization. With roots in jazz, afrobeat, funk, salsa, and samba, the band keeps its audiences in a dancing frenzy by layering house and techno rhythms into a style that is uniquely its own.

"The Motet is a world-class ensemble that whips audiences into a whirlwind using sheer impromptu force. The rhythms are spontaneous and textured and the beats are hard driving. The band uses this energy to create a rapport with the audience that is rarely seen in today's world of manufactured rock, consecrating the ground on which dance music meets free-form improvisation. From years of incessant touring and with a rich legacy under its belt, The Motet’s “resolve to evolve” has made the band indispensable in the East and West Coast groove circuits.

"The Motet boasts a string of strong releases, including Dig Deep (2009), the band's sixth and most recent effort. With this disc, the band once again proves its commitment to exploring and pushing the sonic envelope, while still remaining dedicated to the musical traditions that have defined its sound. In that same vein, tonight's show - The Motet’s first show in New York City in more than four years - will feature the band paying tribute to the music of one of the most influential rock bands of the last 40 years: The Grateful Dead! How does the Grateful Dead’s sound fit into the energy and vibe of a Motet show, you ask? Well, with that challenge in mind the band is taking the challenge of reworking those epic and timeless songs with the energetic afro-funk grooves that fans have come to expect from The Motet."

More information and tickets: http://highlineballroom.com/

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