Big Sam's Funky Nation and More Set for Highline Ballroom, 7/30-8/13

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The Highline Ballroom has announced its lineup for 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 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 or call 212-414-4314.


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

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 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."

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