Highline Ballroom Announces Their Monthly Schedule Of Upcoming Events


Highline Ballroom is located at 431 West 16th Street between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue. 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. We are a full-scale restaurant. Our menu is American Continental with a Southern flair. We also have 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; we do not take advance table reservations, except where noted as a condition of a VIP ticket. We cannot seat incomplete parties. Standing room for all shows is available at our bar.

For further show information, directions to the venue and for the latest updates visit us on the web at www.highlineballroom.com or call 212-414-4314.

All events are subject to change.


• HAVE A HEART FOR DENNIS - Fundraiser event - *open to the public* -
Wednesday, August 4 - DOORS @ 7:00pm

• MBK ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS - Elle Varner, Gabi Wilson, Jermaine Paul,
Livre & special guests! - Tuesday, August 10 - DOORS @ 7:30pm

• THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE - Friday, September 10 - DOORS @ 6:30pm

DOORS @ 6:00pm

• BRENDan James - Wednesday, September 29 - DOORS @ 7:00pm

Dana Fuchs - Friday, October 8 - DOORS @ 6:00pm

• CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - Sunday, October 10 - DOORS @ 6:00pm

• ERIN MCKEOWN - Sunday, October 17 - DOORS @ 6:00pm

• SENSES FAIL & BAYSIDE - Thursday, October 21 - DOORS @ 6:00pm

• DAVID CHOI - Saturday, October 23 - DOORS @ 6:00pm

• K-OS - Thursday, October 28 - DOORS @ 7:00pm

UPCOMING SHOWS - September 1-30

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

Sunday, September 5
with The Groggers
Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$15 adv, $20 at door
An eclectic blend of rock, indie, reggae, middle-eastern... One of Israel's finest exports! This show is the release party for their eighth CD titled "Dancing in a Dangerous World". Raised on the Moshav
Meor Modi'im, a musical village in the hills between Jerusalem 8pmand Tel Aviv, the three young men who make up Moshav -- Yehuda (vocals, percussion), Duvid (vocals, u8 guitar), and Yosef (bass) -- have learned and played music since childhood. Imagine the jamming of Phish
mixed with the vocal strength of Pearl Jam and the spiritual lyrics of U2 seasoned with a Middle Eastern influence, and you can begin to describe the unique sound of Moshav. It's not typical for a band that the mainstream rock world is not yet familiar with to make their first mainstream release a "Best Of" compilation but, for Moshav, already well-known and hugely successful in the Judaic market, it makes perfect sense. Although their music comes from and is steeped in the
Jewish culture of their upbringing, Moshav is as mainstream as any pop/alternative band.

Tuesday, September 7
DVD Release and Screening Party
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$20 ticket includes admission to screening and a BLOOD INTO WINE DVD
$30 ticket includes admission to screening and a BLOOD INTO WINE BLU-RAY
$15 tickets are for screening admission ONLY (no DVD)
Maynard James Keenan, internationally known as the front man for Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, is one of music's most mysterious figures. A multi-million selling artist, little is known about the reclusive rock star who often dresses in costume and rarely gives interviews. In the mid-1990's, on a whim, Keenan left Los Angeles and moved to an Arizona ghost town (population 300). A wine enthusiast, he began to envision a world class wine region on the Verde Valley's
craggy slopes and with wine mentor Eric Glomski (former David Bruce winemaker and current owner of the award-winning Page Springs Cellars), Keenan began the long road to bringing credibility and
notoriety to Caduceus and Arizona Stronghold Vineyards amidst wine industry prejudice and the harsh Arizona terrain. Blood Into Wine takes viewers into the struggles and triumphs with a unique blend of comedy and master storytelling. The DVD also contains extended interviews, alternate scenes, deleted scenes and never before seen concert footage. The DVD's will be distributed after the screening of movie. Wines from Caduceus Cellars will be served.

Thursday, September 9
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$25 adv, $30 at door
Jamey is the co-writer of the CMA and ACM 2007 Song of the Year "Give It Away," recorded by George Strait. Trace Adkins, George Jones and Joe Nichols have also recorded his songs. But instead of sitting at home counting his royalty checks, Jamey Johnson recorded more than 40 songs during the past year. Not content with providing hits for others, the singer-songwriter has a powerful drive to sing, record and perform. "We get people at the shows who have never heard this kind of country music, ever. We get up there and play and they go, ‘I've never
heard anything like that. That was incredible!' That's the good stuff. I like to share with somebody else the music that turned me on when I was young. And when they have the same reaction, it's like, ‘Oh, cool. I was hoping you'd like that, because I did.'" He has a place on his
wall for that Gold Record. He is proud of his CMA and ACM statuettes. He loves performing those sold-out shows. But you get the sense that what he's really excited about is that his album is now available on vinyl, as a double LP.

Friday, September 10
Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:00pm
$12 adv, $15 at door
The Birthday Massacre is from Toronto, Canada. Combining their interests in various musical and artistic styles, the band has successfully accumulated an impressive international fan base, press
accolades, and defied categorization with their unique sound and visuals. In the last few years, the band has been performing internationally, traveling extensively across Canada, the United
States, Mexico, Australia, the U.K. and Europe. They have become renowned for their high-energy live performances, drawing large, mixed crowds through their appeal to fans of a surprisingly wide range of genres. Equally comfortable playing intimate venues as they are on a
festival stage, the band's highly-praised performances will continue into the next year as they continue touring. Their fourth full length album "Pins And Needles" will be released on September 14th and will be accompanied with a release tour from Sept. 8-15th. Currently, the
band is on tour in the U.S. playing both headlining shows and shows with OTEP and they will also be returning to the U.K. in October.

Friday, September 10
BLOWOFF featuring the DJ sounds of BOB MOULD and RICHARD MOREL
Doors at 11:30pm, Show at 11:30pm
$15 adv, $20 at door
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 Washington, DC, BLOWOFF is an established event
in DC, New York, San Francisco, Provincetown, Chicago, and San Diego.
Maintaining the musical emphasis of the BLOWOFF parties, Mould and
Morel 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.


Sunday, September 12
with The Funky Knights
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$20 adv, $25 at door
The beginnings of The Alarm are rooted in the punk rock soundclash of
1977 when an impressionable Mike Peters began writing three minute
blasts of electric noise on a beat up white guitar. The energy of the
times has sustained Mike Peters ever since. Formed by Mike Peters in
1981, the early Alarm sound featured a daring mix of amped up acoustic
guitars, harmonica and passionate vocals that invited the enduring
description "Bob Dylan meets The Clash". This is the sound of The
Alarm that has been heard around the world ever since with 17 Top 50
UK singles, a host of successful albums and over 5 million sales
worldwide. (The Alarm's most recent chart success ‘Three Sevens Clash'
(Guerilla Tactics 2008), rose to number 3 in the Alternative US Radio
Charts). Since then Mike Peters has formed his own cancer charity Love
Hope Strength Foundation (LHSF) taking the fight against cancer to new
heights and leading a team of musicians to 18,500 feet on Mt. Everest
to break the record for the world's highest concert on land and help
build a cancer centre in Kathmandu, Nepal. Since then Mike Peters and
LHSF have hosted further ground breaking musical treks to Macchu
Picchu (2008), and the summit of Kilimanjaro (2009), providing much
needed cancer care for those in the developing world. LHSF is now the
biggest rock and roll cancer charity in the world, running hundreds of
DNA Saliva based bone marrow donor drives at music events all across
the USA and (after some powerful Mike Peters lead campaigns in
Parliament), now doing the same at home in the UK. This August, Mike
Peters will once again lead the LHSF team to Mt. Fuji in Japan to
further highlight the need for a global initiative in the registration
of bone marrow donors.

Monday, September 13 & Tuesday September 14
**at Hiro Ballroom**
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$25 adv, $30 at door
As one of Britain's most successful artists of the past decade, the
release of ‘The House' heralds a new phase in Katie's musical career.
Recorded at Air Studios in London, the new album is produced by
William Orbit and sees Katie writing on her own and with Guy Chambers,
Rick Nowels, Mike Batt and singer-songwriter and long-time friend
Polly Scattergood. The resulting album, entitled ‘The House' has been
described as sonically epic, adventurous and dramatic and, while
appealing to Katie's fans, also promises to draw a new audience. Katie
has already announced an extensive European tour 2010. She will also
be playing at festivals and outdoor concerts this summer.

Tuesday, September 14
with There For Tomorrow, The Graduate, Tommy and the High Pilots
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 6:30pm
Ludo is an alternative rock band from St. Louis, Missouri. In 2007,
they signed a multi-album deal with Island Records.

Wednesday, September 15
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$20 adv, $24 at door
Gaelic Storm announce the August 3rd release of their new album,
"Cabbage" as the band's fan base continues to multiply turning the
one-time-pub-band into one of the premier touring acts in the
Celtic/World music genre. Highlights from their decade-spanning career
include seven Billboard Chart topping albums, a DVD, a full-length
concert film featured on HD.net in 2007-2008, song placement on two EA
Sports Games, a 2008 Hallmark greeting card featuring their song "Kiss
Me I'm Irish", countless television and radio appearances. Gaelic
Storm is likely the most-seen Irish-influenced band in the world,
given their performance as the steerage band in the film 'Titanic.'
The band has sold out hundreds of theatres and performing arts centers
and has now played to audiences totaling in the millions. They have
previously toured alongside artists including Emmylou Harris, Lyle
Lovett, and The Barenaked Ladies, and will perform on the Sailing
Southern Ground Cruise with Zac Brown Band this fall.

Thursday, September 16
with Seven Nations
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$15 adv, $20 at door
The hard-rocking Irish band, the Young Dubliners owe everything to
their fans. "They keep us honest, expecting good music both on the
road and on the albums," mentions frontman Keith Roberts. After going
on a number of headlining and co-headlining US tours (Johnny Lang,
Collective Soul, Great Big Sea and others), the quintet settled down
to record Real World - an album influenced by their predecessors
(Waterboys/Pogues/U2/Big Country) and most importantly, life on the
road. From Irish-flavored anthemic rock to rowdy pub tunes, lead
singer Keith Roberts voice is stronger than ever and the songwriting,
performance, and production show a new maturity and artistic ambition.
Roberts notes, "Since Absolutely, we've become a much tighter band.
It's the first time we've had the same members for two albums in a
row, plus we've had the benefit of relentless touring. I think those
two factors have really come together to make us sound and write
better." During the interlude between Absolutely and Real World came
another event which drew the band in. Roberts underwent a throat
surgery which required months of vocal cord rehabilitation. "My
surgery made us all aware of how close we came to losing it all. Our
determination to succeed is even stronger than before," he reflects.

Friday, September 17
with Le Butcherettes
All tickets purchased for May 2nd will be honored for September 17th
Doors at 8:00pm, Show at 9:00pm
$18 adv, $20 at door
Omar Rodriguez Lopez of The Mars Volta will perform in select cities during summer 2010, utilizing a small core of players familiar to fans of the prolific guitarist. Joining him onstage as the Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group will be Juan Alderete de la Peña (bass) and Marcel Rodriguez Lopez (keys and percussion), both of The Mars Volta; occasional Volta drummer Deantoni Parks, renowned for his work with Elvis Costello, John Cale, and his own band, Kudu; and Grammy-nominated vocalist Ximena Sariñana Rivera, whose presence on recent Rodriguez Lopez albums such as Solar Gambling and Los Sueños De Un Higado has been met with acclaim from fans and critics alike. The band will perform tracks from the aforementioned albums as well as 2009's Xenophanes and selections from as-yet-unreleased records, such as Un Escorpion Perfumado.

Saturday, September 18
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$15 (Advance GA seats)
$20 (Day of Show GA seats)
$10 (SRO)
The UCBTourCo show lasts about 90 minutes and consists of two hilarious halves of the freshest longform improv the nation has to offer. The TourCo cast is hand-picked from the best improv comedians in New York City and Los Angeles - these performers are the "next wave" of comedy superstars from the theatre that brought you Amy Poehler, Horatio Sanz, Rob Corddry (The Daily Show), Ed Helms (The Daily Show, The Office), Rob Riggle (SNL, Daily Show), Paul Scheer & Rob Huebel (Best Week Ever), and many many more. Cast credits include Late Night with Conan O'Brien, MadTV, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Showbiz Show with David Spade, MTV's Boiling Points, VH1's Best Week Ever to name a few.

Monday, September 20
Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 9:00pm
$25 adv, $30 at door
It would be futile, at this point in time, to sing the praises of MAGMA; it has become a legend. In forming MAGMA in 1969, Christian VANDER initiated one of the richest creative efforts of the last 30
years. The group became successful in France very quickly and this fame soon spread abroad. One can ascribe this universality to the innate expressive force of MAGMA's music and to the  successive waves of exceptional personalities who brought so much to theendeavor...beginning with Christian VANDER, recognized worldwide as a ‘drum hero' and as a composer of the utmost originality and expressive force. Magma is a concept band whose albums explain the origins and
development of the new civilization on Kobaia, and their interactions with the people of Earth and other planets. All of their lyrics are sung in the language of the new civilization, 'Kobaian.' As one might expect, the music from Kobaia several hundred years from now is very
unlike what we are accustomed to on twentieth century planet earth. Magma's music is very strange, beautiful, and ultimately rewarding, but it does require an open mind on the part of the listener. It is music that must be experienced fully with body, heart and soul: not simply a cerebral performance of some kind of space opera by clever musicians, but a full blown spiritual experience with the music acting as the connecting vehicle between performer and listener.

Friday, September 24
Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:00pm
Griffin House is a singer/songwriter, born in Springfield, Ohio. House is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, having also lived in Cincinnati, New York City, and Europe. He describes his musical genre as rock / folk / punk. He mostly operates as an unsigned act, releasing his albums through Evening Records; the one exception to this rule is Lost And Found, his only widely-commercial release. He has been known to tour extensively, and recently completed a successful tour opening for Mat Kearney. House attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Friday, September 24
Justin D Presents:
ESCORT (live)
Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 10:30pm
$12 adv, $15 at door

Saturday, September 25
CD Release Show
Doors at 11:00am, Show at 12:00pm
$10 adv, $12 at door
Family 4-pack available for $30
Oran Ektin is both an internationally acclaimed jazz and world music artist, and the creator of the groundbreaking Timbalooloo method of enriching the musicality of young children that has been endorsed by parents of kids in Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo music classes including Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Harvey Keitel, Daphna Kastner Keitel, Ken Burns, Julie Burns and Edie Falco. Etkin's 2010 release, Wake Up Clarinet! features nine tracks by Etkin's working jazz group with soulful vocalist Charenee Wade and drummer Jason Marsalis as well as entertaining video from a Timbalooloo concert with Clara Net and Big Mama Tuba! Etkin was also a featured artist on Putumayo Kids' Jazz
Playground, winner of the Parents Choice Gold Award.

Saturday, September 25
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$30 adv, $35 at door
After extensive mid-'70s tours with reggae artists like Toots & the Maytals and Jimmy Cliff, Jeffreys jumped to Epic Records to record three more albums, 1980's Escape Artist, 1982's Rock'n'roll Adult, and 1983's Guts for Love; for a songwriter as prolific as Jeffreys, it was ironic that his only chart single from period was a cover of ? & the Mysterians' "96 Tears," which featured a pumping organ and a unique arrangement. After a long absence, he recorded his 1992 debut for RCA
Records, Don't Call Me Buckwheat, which offered such powerful statements about race matters and racism as "Welcome to the World." He followed with Wildlife Dictionary in 1997. A single-disc overview covering the years 1977 to 1983, Wild in the Streets, was issued by Raven in 2002. I'm Alive was released in 2006 by Universal International.

Sunday, September 26
Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$15 adv, $20 at door
The Yard Dogs Road Show is a hobo cabaret, a living patchwork of vaudeville and rock and roll. In the enchanting land of stage show entertainment theirs is both pleasant and formidable terrain. They require a sensitivity to the subtle and the absurd. They lead the modern hobohemian on a visual and sonic journey through part of history that may or may not have existed - followed by an ambitious return to the emotional challenges of our punch-drunk contemporary world. It's a true story on stage: sword swallowers, dancing dolls, fire eaters and sunset hobo poetry - all animated by the live sounds of the Yard Dogs cartoon heavy band. Yard Dogs Road Show is pure visual and sonic voodoo.

Monday, September 27
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$100 team ticket - Team ticket is good for 4 people
$10 per person to watch
Consider yourself a trivia genius? Are you and your friends those annoying people at the back of the bar during trivia night who win every time and piss everyone else off? Make it happen: The Big Quiz Thing, NYC's Live Trivia Spectacular, presents its first ever New York City Clash of the Trivia Champions. Teams of four will compete in six rounds of the world's greatest live quiz show for the chance at a tremendous cash jackpot, excellent prizes, and a really sweet trophy. Oh, and glory. Stay tuned for more details at bigquizthing.com. For more info e-mail: clashofthechampions@bigquizthing.com.

Wednesday, September 29
BRENDan James
with Jason Reeves
Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$14 adv, $16 at door
With his warm, rich tenor and emotionally powerful songs, Brendan James announces himself as an artist-to-watch on his dazzling debut album The Day is Brave. Rooted in the classic singer/songwriter tradition, the album is 11 tracks of stunning songcraft: elegant,
earthy, and displaying a total lack of artifice that is rare in the pop world these days. The musical narrative that runs throughout The Day is Brave has been years in the making for James, who grew up in Derry, NH. Though James was always told he had a powerful voice, he didn't begin writing songs until his sophomore year at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. James taught himself to play piano and took a year off from school to spend time in L.A. writing songs. "I
was so passionate about songwriting, I wanted to get involved in the music scene and start performing," he says. In 2002, he returned to Chapel Hill, graduated, and moved to New York City, where he toiled at Urban Outfitters by day and performed at open mics around Manhattan's East Village at night. To gain access to a piano to practice, James would sneak into hotel ballrooms around the city. "I'd dress to look like a guest at the Plaza Hotel, so I could walk in there unnoticed," he says. Hence, where the name of his 4 song EP - "The Ballroom Break-In."

Thursday, September 30
Chick Corea TRIO
Early: Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
Late: Doors at 10:00pm, Show at 10:30pm
After a banner year in 2008, this year Chick Corea has succeeded with another whirlwind of significant accomplishments. An NEA Jazz Master and a legendary pianist/keyboardist with an expansive résumé replete with musical triumphs over the course of his four-decade-plus career,
Corea has once again indefatigably distinguished himself. A prolific composer and innovative artist par excellence, Corea has explored an extensive range of music. Best known for his grand contributions to the jazz library (the full spectrum of idioms from acoustic to electric, bebop to avant-garde), he has also delved successfully into classical (including concertos with symphony orchestras) and Latin (winning a Latin Grammy for his collaboration with banjoist Béla Fleck, The Enchantment).

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