Highline Ballroom Announces monthly Schedule Of Events For July

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.


· BASIA - late show just announced! - Wednesday, June 2 - DOORS @ 10PM

· JAY ELECTRONICA - Tuesday, June 29 - DOORS @ 7PM


· DIRTY PEARLS - Friday, July 9 - DOORS @ 7PM


· THE CRINGE - Tuesday, July 27 - DOORS @ 6PM


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.

Thursday, July 1
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$20 adv, $25 at door
Emmanuel 'Manu' Katche was born in St Maur des Fossés, near Paris, in 1958, though his family roots go back to Africa's Ivory Coast. He studied piano from the age of 5, switching to drums at 14 and studying classical percussion at the Conservatoire National Supérieure de Musique de Paris. He has often said that his drum style is essentially an amalgam of African rhythm concepts and classical drumming, illuminated by the in-the-moment interaction of jazz. "When I play jazz I get called a 'rock drummer'. When I do rock projects, critics write about 'the jazz drummer Manu Katché'. But I'm just being myself, trying to be innovative as the music is played, and I guess that is more of a 'jazz' attitude."

Friday, July 2
with DJ Mike Simonetti
Doors at 10:00pm, Show at 10:00pm
$13 adv, $15 at door
Glass Candy is an American electronic band from Portland, Oregon that formed in 1996. The band consists of female vocalist Ida No and guitarist/synthesist/general producer Johnny Jewel. While the band's early work blends noise rock with electropop, their later work incorporates Italo disco. The band is known for evolving through the years since their original collaboration, and experimenting with various musical genres.

Tuesday, July 6
THE B-52s
with Supercluster
Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 9:00pm
$55 adv, $60 at door
The first of many acts to cement the college town of Athens, GA, as a hotbed of alternative music, the B-52's took their name from the Southern slang for the mile-high bouffant wigs sported by singers Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson, a look emblematic of the band's campy, thrift-store aesthetic. The year 2008 found the band responsible for "Love Shack" returning with a new album for the first time in 16 years. Released by Astralwerks, Funplex, was a slick, synthesizer-driven effort produced by Steve Osborne.

Wednesday, July 7
CONCERT FOR UGANDA: Featuring The Kin, Dan Torres & Caleb Hawley
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 7:30pm
$12 adv, $15 at door
Uganda is a country in central Africa that has been plagued by HIV/AIDS, a vicious Civil War, and extreme poverty. LEAD Uganda (www.leaduganda.org) locates the best and the brightest children living on the edges of this society- AIDS orphans, former child soldiers, child laborers and sex slaves. They are put in the best schools in Uganda and given all the necessary support and encouragement to become the next generation of indigenous leadership in the country. LEAD Uganda is unique in its approach to improving The Situation in Uganda. By using an African, not Western, approach, the children are taught skills to help them change the future. Instead of creating a dependency, the children are taught how to improve their country with their own ambitions and skills. This August, a group of 14 volunteers are traveling to Uganda to assist LEAD Uganda in its mission to mold these children into leaders. Not only will they be helping the kids to reach their full potential, they are helping Uganda to break the cycle of dependency on foreign aid and leadership. This benefit will help the team of volunteers raise money for this trip, as well as awareness of the troubles Uganda are currently facing. If you would like to learn more on how to help this wonderful organization, please visit www.leaduganda.org.

Friday, July 9
with Sweet Cyanide, Stoned Fire & Soul on Fire
Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
See The Dirty Pearls for big arena-sized vocal melodies with dirty, blues-based guitars and a machine shop back beat!

Tuesday, July 13
LEE ROCKER of The Stray Cats
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$20 adv, $25 at door
In the early 1980s, Rocker, with The Stray Cats, helped reintroduce rockabilly to a mass audience. His solo recordings continue igniting the roots music fire. Rocker's powerful, original songs, amazing musicianship, and passionate and vibrant vocals, bring depth and substance to a style of music noted for its ability to get people up and dancing. And when Lee and his band perform live, they leave audiences begging for more. Since the release of his Alligator Records debut Racin' The Devil, bassist/vocalist/songwriter (and Stray Cats co-founder) Lee Rocker's solo career has been skyrocketing. Publications from USA Today to Billboard and The New York Times raved about the undeniable power and foot-stomping fun of Rocker's Americana-based roots rock.

Thursday, July 15
Featuring: L.I.E., Lauren Legato & Takemia Haze
Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
GA tickets $20 adv / $22 at doors
VIP tickets $25 adv / $27 at doors
Booth tickets $30 adv / $32 at doors (*must buy entire booth)
Lost In Eternity, is a multi genera trio out of New York offering a fresh feeling and balance to the current music landscape. Positioned to change the perception of music, introducing "hip rock" to the masses, L.I.E. is taking music making and performing to another stratosphere. Lauren Legato, a Long Island native, is one of those all too rare artists that arrives on the scene as a total package possessing a unique and exhilarating excitement that is simply undeniable. A refreshing break from the norm, Lauren is truly a thoughtful singer/songwriter, that completely ROCKS OUT with a unique edge that embodies individualism and self assurance. Takemia Haze is a bright young R&B/Hip Hop artist out of Brooklyn, NY.

Friday, July 16
with Rosi Golan
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
William Fitzsimmons is one of the oddest people you will ever meet. Born the youngest child of two blind parents, William was raised in the outskirts of the steel city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Due to the family's inability to communicate through normal visual means, William's childhood home was filled with a myriad of sounds to replace what eyes could not see. The house was suffused with pianos, guitars, trombones, talking birds, classical records, family sing-a-longs, bedtime stories, and the bellowing of a pipe organ, which his father built into the house with his own hands. When his father's orchestral records were not resonating through the walls, his mother would educate him on the folk stylings of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Simon & Garfunkel. By the completion of his youth and schooling, Fitzsimmons had become well-versed at a variety of instruments, at the minor expense of social standing, interactional skills, and a knowledge of proper shaving technique. William draws from those early folks stylings of his mother's music, and the embellished instrumentation of his father's. He is often compared to contemporaries Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine, and the late Elliott Smith, not only for his unique style and skill in writing and proclivity to deal with substantive and evocative subject matter, but also for his use of organic and colorful melodies and arrangements.

Saturday, July 17
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$25 adv, $30 at door
The special show, which has been titled "An Evening With David Johansen," will present the singer-songwriter side of this multi-faceted entertainer, featuring songs from the NEW YORK DOLLS both old and new, his solo records with THE DAVID JOHANSEN BAND, BUSTER POINDEXTER, THE Harry SmithS, and even a few choice covers.

Wednesday, July 21
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$25 adv, $30 at door
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY's eighth studio album, HOW BIG CAN YOU GET? A Tribute to Cab Calloway, captures the essence of an American icon in a rowdy celebration of musicianship, mischief, genius, street smarts, and fun. It's also possibly the timeliest and most welcome album of the year -- bringing a much-needed high-voltage jolt of winning, feel-good energy to a country slogging through tough times that may be getting tougher...exactly the way that Calloway's music did in the Depression-era America of his own youth. Longtime fans of "America's favorite little big band" will immediately recognize the album as a milestone in Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's multi platinum-selling sixteen-year career.

Friday, July 23
with Outernational
Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:00pm
$17 adv, $19 at door
GBH is celebrating 30 years of glorious punk rocking together. They've never stopped touring, recording, saying how it is and having fun. With their newest release, PERFUME AND PISS, expect another year of great recording and a year of non-stop touring!

Saturday, July 24
Doors at 11:00am, Show at 12:00pm
$10 adv, $12 at door
Justin Roberts is truly one of the "all-stars" of the indie family music scene. He logs thousands of miles on the road each year, leading some to call him the hardest working man in children's show business. With numerous national awards and recognition and a devoted fan base, Justin and The Not Ready for Naptime Players dish out unexpectedly intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents.

Monday, July 26
Diana DeGarmo
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$15 adv, $20 at door
DeGarmo was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but was raised primarily in Snellville, Georgia, where she attended Crews Middle School. DeGarmo sang publicly from a young age, including at the 1997 Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards and in stage productions of Annie and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Atlanta. As a third grade student, she was a Coca-Cola Kid during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. The next year, she sang at Opryland USA during the Christmas holiday season. In 2002, she was named Miss Teen Georgia and was a finalist on the NBC talent search program America's Most Talented Kid. At ten years of age, DeGarmo was one of the "Cartoon Network"'s Cartoon Gang and appeared in various segments for the network, discussing cartoons. She also appeared in various telefilms during her childhood. DeGarmo is niece to Eddie DeGarmo of DeGarmo & Key.

Tuesday, July 27
with The Cringe, Grey Zone
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 7:00pm
$12 adv, $15 at door
Dennis Padula is the immensely talented singer/songwriter at the heart of the Dennis Padula Band. He commands the stage with a fervor rarely seen since the golden age of soul and funk. His lyrics have sex appeal. His songs are a celebration of love and life. His voice can make you cry but also get your ass on the dance floor. The band takes his energy and amplifies it to 11! Combining musicians of various musical backgrounds, the experience of seeing The Dennis Padula Band is a beautiful union of soulful R&B/Pop and high energy showmanship. Its intoxicating!

Thursday, July 29
Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:00pm
$12 adv, $13 at door
Gotham Rocks is New York City's premier modern rock showcase series. In 2009 alone, Gotham Rocks put on over 40 live shows with over 100 bands, in front of more than 10,000 fans in and around NYC. We put some of the best new local, regional and national bands into packed houses in front of fans and industry alike. We give people who live and breathe rock music a chance to hang out, connect and build together- all while catching some of the best bands and performances to be seen in NYC.

Friday, July 30
with Crime In Stereo, The Wonder Years, Dan Potthast
Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
$19 adv, $22 at door
Seven guys, seven different musical backgrounds, seven different personalities, one band, one unique and unmistakable voice. Formed four years ago in New Jersey as an ad hoc group intended to put out one album and disappear, one thing lead to another and within a few months of their debut release, Everything Goes Numb, Streetlight Manifesto were officially a full time touring band, traveling the world, spreading their infectious and energetic tunes to all who would listen. One part rock, one part ska, with influences from latin, klezmer, folk, world, funk, jazz and classical thrown in, the band redefined what most people expected from a "ska" band. Three albums later, and after countless worldwide tours, the guys are still at it, still performing live to sold out shows filled with sweat drenched fans, all dancing and singing along at the top of their lungs. And the Streetlight boys wouldn't have it any other way.

Saturday, July 31
with special guest opener JOHNNY DICKINSON
Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$18 adv, $22 at door
Andy McKee is one of the world's finest acoustic soloists. After receiving over 20 million views collectively for his Youtube videos which were posted by the independent record label "Candyrat", Andy's success is a testament to the changing nature of the music industry as well as people's desire for something new and interesting to listen to. At one point, Andy held the #1, #2 and #3 positions for Top-Rated Videos of All Time on the hugely popular website. His videos are still among the highest rated on Youtube. Consequently, Andy has performed to sold out shows in all over the world. While there are countless amazing guitar players in the world, it is Andy's attention to song structure and melodic content that elevates him above the typical guitarist.

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