Highline Ballroom

Lily Allen At Highline Ballroom, Thursday, May 15th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 16, 2014

Lily has gone on the record as not being entirely thrilled with Sheezus, but really, enough of this fucking English self-deprecation album. What is better? Prism? Lily has made three albums the equal of You Broke My Heart In 17 Places, what more do we want? Well, I’d rather not be called a misogynist but otherwise it is great to have Allen back.

Summerstage Showcase At Highline Ballroom, Thursday, January 10th, 2013 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 12, 2013

In a ridiciously smart and cutting edge evening of music, a handful of top acts wowed an audience, mostly there to see a rapturously received funk old time Shuggie Otis. If they’d arrived on time they would have also caught Kosher Rock, Interdisciplinary Indie rock, over the edge UK soul and a leader of rap

Ian Hunter And The Rant Band At the Highline Ballroom, Friday, September 14th, 2012 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 16, 2012

The music is a muscular hard rock with so many melodies and hooks, the man can let the music do the work for him, he doesn’t need to bother with the icing if he isn’t in the mood. He can pick and choose his moments.

David Johansen At Highline Ballroom, Saturday, May 26th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 28, 2012

At 62 years old, Johansen is slim, athletic, craggily and handsome. A pleasure to watch as always. I mean always.
I’ve seen him many times but not in a decade, and he has never not given a professional but yielding performance.

PS 22 At Highline, Saturday, April 24th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 27, 2012

Children are like farts, they are all nasty, smelly things except for your own. To quote Don Corleone, it doesn’t matter to me how somebody makes money as long as I don’t have to watch em for half an hour. Or something like that,

Sinead O'Connor At The Highline Ballroom, Friday, February 24th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2012

If that was the only problem with Sinead’s set at Highline Ballroom Friday night, the final night of a two coast four night mini-tour in support of her excellent new album How About I Be Me (And You Be You), I’d take a little Tourette’s Syndrime in return for the honor of her singing… it wasn’t.

Blondie's "Panic Of Girls" Tour Reaches the Highline Ballroom, Monday, September 12th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | September 14, 2011

a better band

Bobby Keys And Band 2 At Highline Ballroom, Friday, July 28th,2011

By Irene Diamond | July 31, 2011

Bobby Keys is leaving now

Bobby Keys And Band 2 At Highline Ballroom, July 28th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | July 30, 2011

No “Brown Sugar”

Must See Concert: Bobby Keys At Highline Ballroom

By Iman Lababedi | July 5, 2011

the Stones sax player of choice for decades

Brian Wilson At the Highline Ballroom, Monday, June 13th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | June 15, 2011

Wilson’s 12 piece band reminds me of the New York Philharmonic playing Schubert on a real good day… if Schubert showed up to join em.

Brian Wilson: 50% Off Today

By Iman Lababedi | June 13, 2011

I can afford it and half price…

Brian Wilson Prices Himself (Or At Least ME) Out Of Highline Gig

By Iman Lababedi | April 13, 2011

Highline isn’t a huge room, it fits 400 people