Time Out says
Posted: Wed Aug 18 2010
This West Side club, next to a Western Beef grocer, is perfect on paper: The sound is top-of-the-heap and sight lines are pretty good. The bookings are also impressive and often feature children's music acts.
Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St
What's on at Highline Ballroom
Country & folk, Alternative rock, Pop
Clear-voiced songsmith Priscilla Ahn shows off This Is Where We Are, an endearing, crafty set of whimsical folk-pop spiked with indie-friendly quirk.
Categories, Rock, Pop & Hip-hop
Longstanding Massachusetts jam crew the Rev Tor Band and friends re-create the Band's heartwarming 1976 last stand, as captured by Martin Scorsese, to benefit the Music in Common nonprofit.
Classic rock, Cover bands
Lez Zeppelin is a balls-out (probably some sort of pun intended), all-girl, in-your-face Led Zeppelin cover trio. Who knew a woman could so artfully mimic Robert Plant? Oh yeah, everybody.
Originals, Alternative rock
Carrie Manolakos made her name appearing in musicals (Mamma Mia!, Wicked) but is a pretty impressive singer-songwriter on the sly. If you're lucky, she'll pull out her elegant, stark take on Radiohead's "Creep" at this Highline Ballroom show.
- Critics' pick
The dub-ambient tunes of the Orb—basically Alex Paterson and a varied group of high-profile collaborators, including Thomas Fehlmann, Youth and Jimmy Cauty—croon on after 25 years on the scene.