Chick Corea, David Johansen and More Play the Highline Ballroom in March & April

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The Highline Ballroom has announced upcoming shows for March 12th through April 12th. All shows will take place at the Highline Ballroom 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. For further informaton, visit www.highlineballroom.com.

 

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

The Rewind Show feature 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 operates as a high-end night club to let people experience the show. (http://therewindshow.com/)

March 12, 2012

Lunasa
Tickets $20.00 Adv, $20 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

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental band of recent times. Its members have helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade. The band's self-titled 1997 debut became an immediate bestseller in Ireland, and since its release the group has become one of the most sought-after bands on the international Celtic music scene.

March 13, 2012

Vetusta Morla

Tickets $30.00 ADV. $40.00 DOS

Concert starts @ 8:00PM / Doors open @ 6:00PM

Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing Room / Limited seating available / First come, first seated / $10 min/person at tables / All ages

Hailing from Tres Cantos in Madrid, Spain, alternative rock outfit Vetusta Morla formed in the summer of 1998. The band achieved success quickly, recording its first award-winning demo in early 2000 and making it to the finals of Moratalaz's Rock Contest in 2001. After several lineup changes and additional demos, the band completed its first EP, Mira ("Look"), at Heatroom Studios in Madrid in 2005. Vetusta Morla has never been one to adhere to convention, and this disc represents an intriguing next step in the evolution of this chart-topping band.

March 14, 2012

The Drunk Diet: Book Release Party

With The Rock 'n' Roll Review, featuring The Dirty Pearls, Brian Newman, and Lüc Carl & Breedlove, Kelle Calco & The Boys, host Georgie Seville, emcee Murray Hill, door bitch Niko, DJs Ian Eldorado, Steve Shout, and Omri S. Quire, and live go-go girls!

Tickets $7.00 ADV. $10.00 DOS

Concert starts @ 10:30PM / Doors open @ 10:00PM

General Admission Standing / Limited seating available / First come, first seated / $10 min/person at tables / All ages

Join Lüc Carl as he celebrates the release of his new book The Drunk Diet, with music by The Rock 'n' Roll Review, featuring The Dirty Pearls, Brian Newman, and Lüc Carl & Breedlove, as well as a performance by Kelle Calco & The Boys. The show will be hosted by Georgie Seville and will feature emcee Murray Hill, door bitch Niko, DJs Ian Eldorado, Steve Shout, and Omri S. Quire, and live go-go girls. And of course, the rock 'n' roll dress code will be strictly enforced: dress sexy!

Not your ordinary diet book, The Drunk Diet is simply a year in the life of author Lüc Carl. His memoirs of a year in which he went from being an out of shape, bloated asshole, to the sexiest, most delightful man on the planet. You will not find any "do this, don't do that" in The Drunk Diet. This is simply one ordinary rock 'n' roller's story, filled with awe-inspiring, hilarious accounts of his day-to-day life.

March 15, 2012

The Give a _____ Committee and 826NYC Present

The Match Game '12

With special guests Jon Benjamin, Wyatt Cenac, Kristen Schaal, and Jon Glaser, plus music, groovy prizes, and more!

Tickets $25.00 ADV., $25 DOS

Concert starts @ 8:00PM / Doors open @ 6:30PM

Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing / Limited seating available / First come, first seated / $10 min. per person at tables / All ages

The Give a _____ Committee and 826NYC present The Match Game '12! This event will feature special guests Jon Benjamin, Wyatt Cenac, Kristen Schaal, and Jon Glaser, with more to be announced, plus music, groovy cool prizes, and more! All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit 826NYC.

826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. The group's services are structured around its belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind, 826NYC provides drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-school tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications.

March 16, 2012

Gregory Porter
Tickets $12.00 ADV., $15 DOS
Concert starts @ 7:30PM / 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

In the short time since Gregory Porter exploded onto the international music scene with his debut album Water (2010), he has racked up a continuing stream of accolades and awards. His first release garnered a Best Jazz Vocal Grammy nomination (a rare feat for a debut recording), rocketed to No. 1 on both iTunes and Amazon in the UK, made significant sales inroads, and soared on to be included on an international array of year-end Best of 2010 lists in several genres. The happy result is that, in less than two years, these successes have created a formidable draw for Porter as an international touring artist.

March 16, 2012

Desilicious
10-Year Anniversary Bash
Featuring Bollywood dance beats by Ashu Rai
Giant screen Bollywood visuals by Neeraj
Midnight performances
Tickets only available with cash at the door: $20 cover ($10 before 11:30PM)
GA Standing / Limited seats available / First come, first seated / $10 min/person at table / 21+

Join us in celebrating 10 years of groundbreaking, hip-shaking Bollywood decadence on March 16th! Our roving Bollywood bash that took Manhattan by storm back in 2002 will be taking over Highline Ballroom for a magical night of desi-queer fab fun with beats by Ashu Rai, giant screen visuals by Neeraj, live dance performances on stage, and nonstop Bollywood beats.

March 17, 2012

Megafaun
With William Tyler
Tickets $15.00 ADV, $17 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

The trail discovered by 2008's Bury The Square, blazed by 2009's Gather, Form & Fly, and tended by 2010's Heretofore has run into a wide and rushing river. The band we know as Megafaun, born alongside Bon Iver in the ashes that rose from DeYarmond Edison (Brad Cook, Joe Westerlund, and Phil Cook's former band with Justin Vernon), has woven years of writing, touring, and living into a new sonic language. Critically praised and publicly loved for its ability to speak in the many tongues of American musical history – all while blending it with its own energetic and personal form of rock – Megafaun has staked a claim. But the lay of that land the band calls its own – the hills, valleys, and caves beneath – is just revealing itself in the sunrise. This is the band we know, but in a new light. This is Megafaun.

March 18, 2012

HaYehudim
Tickets $45.00 ADV, $50 DOS
Concert starts @ 9:30PM / Doors open @ 7:30PM
At the door:
$40 for Students, $40/person for groups of 10 or more
Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing Room / Limited seating available / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / All ages

HaYehudim (The Jews) was founded in 1995 by vocalists Tom Petrover and Orit "TT" Shachaf. Considered among the best and most successful rock bands in Israel, the band has released four studio albums, a double live album and DVD, and a unique unplugged live performance recorded at the world-famous Philharmonic concert hall of Tel Aviv. One of the group's releases has been certified Platinum and four others Gold, including the band's latest album Forte (2007).

Achieving fame thanks to a wide base of fervent fans who follow it everywhere, HaYehudim is best known for its intense and energetic live shows. HaYehudim combines both Hebrew and English lyrics in its repertoire, with songs ranging from soft ballads to energetic hard rock fury. Through nonstop touring and constantly maintaining its artistic integrity, the band has managed to build its artistic foundation and reputation to become one of the biggest and most respected musical entities in Israel today.

March 19, 2012 **SOLD OUT**

Diggy Simmons
Tickets $20.00 ADV, $25 DOS
Concert starts @ 8:00PM / 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

Growing up as the son of Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons from the legendary Run-DMC, Daniel "Diggy" Simmons is proud to be a Simmons, but he wants to be known as Diggy, the fashion and shoe designer, trendsetter, and rapper in his own right. The charming middle son on MTV's Run's House who grew up with America watching, he now has members of the hip-hop community on the edge of their seats, anticipating what's to come from what many are calling "the next hottest thing." After inking a deal with Atlantic Records on his 15th birthday in March 2010, Diggy garnered some serious attention with "Just the Beginning," his sharp, ambitious take on Drake's "Over." His next effort, "Flow Stoopid," a freestyle track over Nas's "Made You Look," received instant co-signs from rap giants ranging from Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West to Common and Talib Kweli, becoming an instant viral sensation.

March 21, 2012

AYO: The Billie-Eve Tour
Produced by Jill Newman Productions
Tickets $20.00 ADV, $25 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

With the release of her first chart-topping single "Down on My Knees" in 2006, Ayo's fresh and powerful melody instantly won over the heart of the public. Born in Germany with Nigerian origins, Joy Olasumibo Ogunmakin was musically reborn in France, gaining instant fame as Ayo. While happily combining mixed legacies, with musical influences such as Bob Marley and Donny Hathaway, she was immediately spotted as a one-of-a-kind artist in the 21st century. After a brief stint in a girl band, she moved to Hamburg in 2000, where she recorded the first version of "Down on My Knees" using a cupboard as a sound studio. During the recording, she prophesied to her friend that the song would appear on her debut album.

March 22, 2012

Katie Herzig
Opening Acts: Andy Davis, Bison
Tickets $13.00 Adv. $15.00 DOS
Concert starts @ 7:30PM / 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

Katie Herzig has steadily become a fixture in Nashville's up-and-coming indie music scene. She's spent the last few years touring the US, sharing the stage with artists like Brandi Carlile and The Fray, and she's been a part of the Ten Out of Tenn and Hotel Cafe tours. In 2008, after her song "Heaven's My Home" was nominated for a Grammy, Herzig was featured in Billboard Magazine’s "Now Hear This" section, and she was named one of Paste Magazine's 25 "Best of What's Next" artists. Her songs have been featured on NPR and KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, and in several television shows and films, including Grey's Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, Going the Distance, and the Sex and the City movie.

March 23, 2012

David Choi
Opening Act: Mree
Tickets $12.00 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

David Choi is not only a musician, but a social media experience. His original songs and covers on YouTube have been viewed over 100 million times, and his YouTube channel ranks as the No. 66 Most Subscribed-To All-Time, with over one million subscribers. Choi's creative YouTube videos have been re-tweeted by Twitter power users Ashton Kutcher, Ryan Seacrest, and Nick Jonas. He is a singer-songwriter and producer formerly signed to Warner/Chappell, where he wrote 100 songs. His original recordings have aired on NBC, VH1, MTV, E!, the Travel Channel, PBS, FOX, and the Food Network, and in television commercials in the US and overseas.

March 23, 2012

Ott With Filastine
Tickets $15.00
Concert starts @ 11:00PM / Doors open @ 10:30PM
General Admission Standing Room / Limited seating available / First come, first seated / $10 min. per person at tables / All ages

British producer Ott got his start working as an engineer in several studios around North London. Working obsessively, 18 hours a day, seven days a week for almost 10 years, he began developing the skills that would eventually allow him to work with artists who inspired his foray into music in the first place – Brian Eno, The Orb, Youth, African Head Charge, Steve Hillage, and On-U-Sound. Buoyed by the success of this initial release, the following year Ott gathered together and released his earlier sonic experiments as the album Blumenkraft (2003), which was also very well received and attracted a great many listeners around the world.

March 24, 2012

Dave Barnes
Andrew Ripp
Tickets $18.00 Adv. $20.00 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

As an artist who embraces everything from Stevie Wonder to Steely Dan and seemingly everything in between, Dave Barnes creates music marked by both depth and groove – songs that are both thought-provoking and dance-inspiring. Dave Barnes had landed songs on television and in films and was well known to thousands who'd discovered his soulful, supple way with a melody, wrapping itself around a lyric that sneakily burrows under the skin. Although Barnes is currently preparing to release his hotly-anticipated next album Stories to Tell (due out March 13th), it might surprise listeners to know that he never made a conscious decision to arrive where he is today.

March 25, 2012

Kyle Eastwood
Tickets $25.00
Concert starts @ 8:00PM / 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

Growing up as the eldest son of actor Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood enjoyed a childhood that had jazz as its soundtrack. Although he initially studied film, he soon realized that jazz was his true passion. After years of paying his dues gigging around Los Angeles and New York, he released his debut album, From Here To There, on Sony in 1998. He didn't give up on film, however, and demonstrated his prowess as a composer with a contribution to the score for the Academy Award-winning film Mystic River (2003).

Eastwood's next record, Metropolitan, was released in the US in June 2009. Co-produced by Erin Davis (son of Miles) and Eastwood's longtime writing partner Michael Stevens, the album captured the attention of the jazz world with its forward-thinking style and the gathering of some of the cream of today's jazz musicians. Last fall, Eastwood celebrated the release of his latest album, Songs from the Chateau (2011), at the Blue Note jazz club. Conceived in the fabulous 15th-century Château Couronneau in Ligueux, France, the album features an all-star band that includes Martyn Kaine (drums), Andrew McCormack (piano and keyboards), Graeme Flowers (trumpet and flugelhorn), and Graeme Blevins (soprano saxophone). With production by Crofton Orr and sound engineering by Simone Griva, the album may well be Eastwood's best release to date.

March 26, 2012

KoleXXXion Album Release Party
DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles
With special guests M.O.P., Heather B, Big Shug of Gang Starr Foundation, and O.C., plus host Flavor Flav and DJ Kid Capri
Tickets $15.00 in ADV., $20 DOS
Concert starts @ 9:00PM / Doors open @ 7:30PM
$40 VIP Tickets available: Includes a meet and greet with Premier and Bumpy, an early release copy of the new KoleXXXion album, and early entry into the venue (6:30PM)
Dinner menu available / General Admission Standing / Limited seats available / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / All ages

What do you get when you combine DJ Premier, the track master Rolling Stone dubbed The Greatest Hip-Hop Producer of All Time, whose productions appeared on hip-hop's most important records, including those by his own group Gang Starr, Nas's Illmatic (1994), The Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die (1994), Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt (1996), and Mos Def's Black on Both Sides (1999), with underground hip-hop legend Bumpy Knuckles (aka Freddie Foxxx), whose album Industry Shakedown (2000) still resonates within the industry? You get 17 premier produced tracks of pure hip-hop magic called The KoleXXXion. Don't miss the release party for this soon-to-be legendary record from Premier and Bumpy, with a little help from a few friends like host Flavor Flav, who raps on the first single, 'Shake the Room.'

March 27, 2012

An Evening With HAPA
$40 VIP Reserved Seating (1st 2 rows)
Tickets $18.00 Adv. $20.00 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

Like the Hawaiian Islands themselves, HAPA's pan-Polynesian music is an amalgam of influences ranging from ancient genealogical chants to the strummed ballads of Portuguese fisherman, Spanish cowboys, and the inspired melodies and harmonies of the traditional church choirs of the early missionaries. Add to this a dose of American acoustic folk-rock, and you have what has been described as the “most exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows!" (Maui Times).

March 28, 2012

Hideki Togi with Iwao Furusawa
1400-year heritage of Japanese gagaku meets violin and piano
Tickets $30.00 / $50 VIP Reserved Seating available
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

Overseas, Togi has performed with the Belgian Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and in Russia, Cambodia, Italy, China, Spain, Thailand, and more. He has also served as an ambassador of goodwill to both France and Thailand. Tonight, he performs with violinist Iwao Furusawa and pianist Atsushi Abe in a unique concert. A portion of the proceeds from the performance will be donated to relief efforts for the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.

March 29, 2012

Dom Kennedy
This is Dom Kennedy Tour
With Opening Act: Kids These Days
Tickets $15.00 Adv. $15.00 DOS.
Concert starts @ 9:00PM / Doors open @ 7:00PM
Full dinner menu available / General Admission Seating / Limited seating available / First come, first seated / $10 min. per person at tables / All ages

In 2010, Kennedy exploded onto the national hip-hop scene with From The Westside With Love, a free download that plays like a true studio album. This release legitimized his fan base across the US, receiving over 100,000 downloads. Bolstered by the success of the record, Kennedy became a mainstay on the independent hip-hop circuit, touring the country and cutting music videos for tracks like "1997," "Locals Only," and "The 4 Heartbeatz." He released his fifth project, The Original Dom Kennedy, in 2011.This is Dom Kennedy headlining tour, which will stretch from late March to late April and will see him perform in Houston, Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Portland, San Francisco, and right here at the Highline Ballroom in New York City.

March 31, 2012

CEG Presents
Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett
The Guitarists of Little Feat
Opening Act(s): Walter Finley
Tickets $35.00 Adv. $45.00 DOS.
Concert starts @ 7:00PM / Doors open @ 6:00PM / Full dinner menu available / General Admission Seating / First come, first seated / $10 min. per person at tables / All ages

Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett are guitar players. In fact, they're the guitar players with the legendary band Little Feat. Now they've joined forces to form an acoustic duo that will quite frankly blow you away, performing songs from their Little Feat catalogue and more with a decidedly different twist.

Fred Tackett became a member of Little Feat in 1987 just before the making of Let it Roll (1988), but in a sense he has been a member for a whole lot longer. He has been writing songs for and playing on recordings with Little Feat since 1972 as one of the leading studio guitarists in Los Angeles since moving there in 1967. He brings multifaceted talents of guitar, mandolin, and trumpet to the table with Mr. Barrere's guitar and voice in a much more intimate rendering of songs and stories from a well-traveled road.

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

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

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

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

Without saying so, for over two decades Andre 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. 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.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 start @ 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

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

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+

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

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, leading his work to be described as "from another planet" (New York Times), "magical, futuristic," (All About Jazz), "limitless" (Citypaper, Philadelphia), "transcendent" (Village Voice), and "brilliant" (New York Magazine). 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

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. 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.

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

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.

2012 ANNOUNCED SHOWS

*Every Saturday night – The Rewind Show*

March

6 – The Moth GrandSLAM XXIV Hosted by Dan Kennedy **SOLD OUT**

7 – Soulfarm & Moshav Band – A Purim Party

8 – Big K.R.I.T – Official 4evaNaDay Release Concert

9 – Legendary Rolling Stones Saxophonist BOBBY KEYS & THE SUFFERING BASTARDS,

Leroy Justice, ft. Members of Georgia Satellites, Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd & John Fogerty **SOLD OUT**

9 – The Polish Ambassador, Stephan Jacobs, Alpha Data

10 – David Johansen

11 - Legendary Rolling Stones Saxophonist BOBBY KEYS & THE SUFFERING BASTARDS,

Flannel Church, ft. Members of Georgia Satellites, Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd & John Fogerty

12 – Lunasa

13 – Vetusta Morla

14 – The Drunk Diet: Book Release Party

15 – The Match Game ’12 with special guests Jon Benjamin, Wyatt Cenac, Kristen Schaal, Jon Glaser and more!

16 – Gregory Porter

16 – Desilicious 10-Year Anniversary Bash ft. Bollywood dance beats by Ashu Rai and Giant Screen Bollywood visuals by Neeraj

17 – Megafaun with William Tyler

18 – HaYehudim

19 – Diggy Simmons

21 – AYO: The Billie-Eve Tour

22 – Katie Herzig, Andy Davis, Bison

23 – David Choi, Mree

23 – Ott, Filastine

24 – Dave Barnes, Andrew Ripp

25 – Kyle Eastwood

26 - KoleXXXion Album Release Party - DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles with special guests M.O.P., Heather B, Big Shug of Gang Starr Foundation, and O.C., plus host Flavor Flav and DJ Kid Capri

27 – HAPA

28 – Hideki Togi with Iwao Furusawa

29 – Dom Kennedy, Kids These Days

31 – Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett - The Guitarists of Little Feat with opening act Walter Finley

April

1 – Dangerous Muse with The Blush Response, Liquid Blonde, Zander Bleck, Huff This & Shadow Lover

2 – Rachel Yamagata, Madi Diaz

3 – Mumiy Troll, Hess is More, Xander Smith

4 – Where’s My Money Tour…Andre Nickatina with Fashawn & MUMBLS

5 – Chick Corea Solo (TWO SHOWS)

6 – David Johansen

6 – BLOWOFF Featuring the DJ Sounds of Bob Mould & Richard Morel

7 – Theo Bleckmann: Music of Kate Bush

8 – Seun Kuti & Fela’s Egypt 80, Zozo Afrobeat, DJ Rich Medina

9 - Bombino

13 – Adam & Anthony Live starring Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp

14 – Garland Jeffreys & The Coney Island Playboys

17 – Atari Teenage Riot, Otto Von Schirach

21 – Sam Sparro

22 – Washed Out **SOLD OUT**

25 + 26 – Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik

28 – Ludo

29 – The Songs of Leonard Cohen…Conspiracy of Beards…30-member A Cappella Male Choir (Early)

29 – The Motet, heylady, Funk is Dead (Late)

 

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